Riverside, CA Harsimranjit won the position of the Speaker of the House of NYLC
Students who show the potential to be great leaders
Los Angeles, April 08, 2011
Gary Singh, LA/ Romi Agarwal
NRI media group of US is proud to announce Harsimranjit ‘s recent win in the National Young Leader’s “Speaker of the House of NYLC.”
How does this work?
The National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC) offers top-notch students from around the country the opportunity to attend special functions in the nation’s capitol, including hearing speakers on the floor of the House of Representatives, a panel discussion with prominent journalists at the National Press Club, to discuss current events and issues with top policy makers in Washington, D.C., analyze concepts and then put them immediately to work. This dynamic program features creative decision-making simulations that challenge young minds to solve problems and lead their peers through role-playing exercises in an energy-charged environment far from the traditional classroom experience.
Each session of the National Young Leaders Conference is designed to educate, inspire and motivate students by giving them the confidence and leadership skills that will take them into a successful future. Nominations are extended to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who have demonstrated these abilities. To be eligible for the program, applicants must be at least 16 years of age at the time their appointment begins, be in their junior year of high school. Harsimranjit was representing Congressman Ken Calvert from District 44 who was elected to his 10th term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The conference was held this year in late March and draw more than 200 students. Harsimranjit is one of the 5 Indian American students who participate in this event
Simranjit is an extremely intelligent young boy who has consistently demonstrated academic success.
In press release, he describe:
- I met Congressman Ken Calvert and we discussed the workings of a government. I was nominated by one designated school teacher.
- We ran an Executive Branch simulation in which we were role playing different Jobs of the Executive Branch to find a solution to the problem given to us
- We learned of the Physical Attributes of a leader Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE) welcomed us onto the Floor of the House of Representatives as we got to ask him questions about politics. He also showed us how the floor of the house works, how congressman vote and the inner workings of how all of the representatives work together
We got a chance to see many locations such as the Lincoln Memorial the Washington Monument, The White House, The Capitol Building, The House of Senate, Floor of the House of Representatives
- We went into the National Press Club and got a chance to ask questions to some of the most experienced journalists
- We ran a Supreme Court simulation in which we role played the different parts
- We also had debates on many important issues, which included immigrants. I gave many stories about Indian families who came to America and worked hard to build a secure future for their upcoming generations. I also included stories of my father, Parmjit Singh, who worked hard in this country to provide me a better future. The audience really enjoyed my input as several of the scholars got emotional as they heard of my families struggles in the United States.
- One of the Biggest things we did was that we ran a Model Congress Simulation in which one student would be selected after elections and a series of interviews to become the Speaker of The House, which was also the Biggest leadership opportunity offered at NYLC. I was nominated and I went through the interviews, after 2 interviews the decision was given and I had won the position of the Speaker of the House, i had received the opportunity to represent my state and my culture through the biggest Leadership Opportunity offered.
- We held the model congress inside of the U.S. Department of the Interior. In the Model Congress we debated many different caucuses and amended them into the bill and we worked as Republicans and Democrats in order to pass a bill that would satisfy both parties. During this simulation i was put in charge and i was holding the floor as the Speaker of the House.
- Along with this tremendous experience i got a chance to meet many different students from around the United States, a perfect opportunity to learn of the diverse culture we hold in the United States. I learned a lot from every different person i encountered, all highly talented and educated. …Harsimranjit Singh Bohgunh
Harsimranjit Singh Bohgunh is a son of Parmjit Singh Bohgunh from Riverside, California. Being a Chairman of local Gurdwara, Parmjit Singh is well known entrepreneur, philanthropist, involved in a wide variety of community organizations and down-to-earth person.