KUALA LUMPUR: Raja Muda Selangor Tengku Amir Shah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah advised youths in the state to step out of their comfort zones and take control of their lives, saying that complacency would not bring any positive change to the country’s future and youth.
“If you concentrate on only one thing, it is going to be tough.
“Youths are full of energy and ideas. You must discover, develop and fine-tune your talents and passions. It may be arts and culture, music, entrepreneurship or sports.
“Be confident and believe in everything you do.”
He said this at a plenary session entitled “Bridging the Social Divide” at the SAY Ignite 2017 event held at the Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre here yesterday.
Other speakers included CIMB Group Holdings Bhd group chief executive officer Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz and PurelyB chief executive officer Raja Jesrina Azlina Raja Arshad.
The like-minded Tengku Zafrul agreed, saying youths should not be afraid to make mistakes.
“People aged between 20 and 35 can afford to fall and pick themselves up again.
“Failure is not the opposite of success. It is a learning process to improve yourself and achieve better things.”
Raja Jesrina reminded youths to have a well-balanced life.
“Whether you are studying or in the workforce, always be a well-rounded person by taking part in a variety of activities. By doing so, you get to build a network, which will benefit you.”
The SAY Ignite 2017 event was attended by over 200 youths.
It was one of many initiatives planned and organised by the Selangor Youth Community (SAY) to foster interest and increase youth participation in community-based activities, including arts, culture, health and sports.