The Stars of North East India (SONEI), a charitable public trust, organises knowledge-sharing talks at regular intervals under its programme, “Star Talks.” The 11th talk under the series was organised in Guwahati on Sunday. Reshma NC Shah, a leading education consultant and motivational speaker, delivered a talk on “Changing mindsets: a personal journey.” She said that we human beings are often biased and form negative opinion about people because of what we see outwardly. But in reality, such people could be wonderful human beings, friendly and helpful to everyone around them. The talk was followed by an interactive session, engrossing and enlightening. A bouquet of flowers was presented to the speaker by Anisul Hoque, founder & creative head, Resonance Brand Communications.
Two special guests, Shamim Ara, social media influencer, and Shaheen Akhtar, upcoming poet were welcomed by Nazneen Zaffar and Abu Zakaria respectively. A poetry reading session followed in which both established and emerging poets read out their self-composed poems. The participants were Farnaaz Islam, Sabah Al Ahmed, Shaheen Akhtar, Nurul Laskar, and Zerin Wahid.
The Guwahati launch of the book “Beyond Soft Skills” authored by Nurul Laskar was also held on the occasion. Babiba Sultana, marketing consultant, read out excerpts from the book that dealt with “how to take criticism” to mark the occasion.
Habiba Ullah, a member of SONEI, who was given the “Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) Women’s Motivation Award 2021” received her certificate and trophy from the hands Subhankar Banerjee, founder & director of Seven Sense Communication.
Dr Shabnam Choudhury offered the vote of thanks at the end of the meeting. Samima Sultana Ali and Sharique Hussain were thanked profusely for hosting the meet. The event was extended logistic support by Adv A Sabur Tapader of Unity Education Foundation.