YPS Awards Ceremony 2020

YPS hosted their final online event for 2020 – the YPS Awards Ceremony 2020 to officially confer the Young Leaders Award 2020 to Dr Yarjan Abdul Samad from the University of Cambridge (UK) who was selected to receive this year’s inaugural award.

The Young Leaders Award is a prestigious award that will be presented annually to an outstanding young individual for outstanding achievements and contributions to the field and the impact and sustainability of the work.

Dr Nasar Ali, chair of YPS, opened the meeting and after welcoming everyone gave an introduction to YPS, its objectives and outlined the society’s different activities.

Dr Afzal Khan MP, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons was the chief guest and officially announced Dr Yarjan Samad as the winner of this year’s inaugural award. Dr Afzal Khan spoke about the importance of encouraging young leadership and gave good advice to youngsters about life and the need for them to play different leadership roles in order to be successful and to better serve others.

Professor Waqar Ahmed, President YPS, spoke about the importance of leadership in youngsters and how YPS placed a special focus on leadership and in trying to help youngsters to develop true leadership skills to become successful professionals.

Professor Ahmed spoke about a new YPS Leadership Programme, which is a new initiative of YPS that will be rolled out during the start of 2021 and is designed to help young professionals become strong leaders through interactions with senior serving and successful professionals in different fields such as politics, finance, legal profession, academia etc.

Dr Yarjan Abdul Samad gave his award-winning presentation on “Nanotechnology for Future Space Applications”. Dr Samad presented work relating to nanotechnology and its applications to space science and technology.

The presentation attracted considerable interest from the audience who joined the Zoom meeting and also from all those that joined the live facebook steaming and there were plenty of interesting questions for Dr Samad, which he answered considerably well.

Dr Nasar Ali gave the concluding remarks and congratulated Dr Samad on receiving the award and thanked once again Dr Afzal Khan and everyone else who joined the meeting.


To watch the recording of the YPS Awards Ceremony click here

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