British Council Future Leaders Connect Final Heats held at Saveetha

British Council Future Leaders Connect Final Heats held at Saveetha

Saveetha School of Law, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS) hosted BC Future Leaders Connect Final Heats at SIMATS Poonamallee campus on 25th July, 2019. The judges of the programme were Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, SIMATS, Ms. Janaka Pushpanathan, Director British Council, South India, Mr. Ravi, Editor-in-chief, The Hindu, and Gaurav Somwanshi, BC Future Leaders Connect Winner 2018. Last year BC Future Leaders Connect was organised in Delhi.

SIMATS Chancellor Dr. N.M. Veeraiyan said that this "BC FLC Final Heats 2019 programme at Saveetha will be beginning for more collaborations with British Council." Vice Chancellor of SIMATS, Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma said that " new ideas to upgrade the policies presented by the finalists were inspiring." 

Eleven finalist from Mumbai, Ranchi, New Delhi, Bangalore, Lucknow and Srinagar presented their ideas. Thousands of SIMATSians attended and few posted questions after each presentation. Based on Audience Polling, "Favourite Contestant" was recognised.

The winners of British Council Future Leaders Connect 2019 selected by panel of judges were Hasiba Begum, Kajri Babbar and Shambhavi Singh. Audience Favourite Contestant was Shreya Juneja. The winners get to travel to the UK for ten days of advanced policy and leadership development programme at Moller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge.