With six epic days of unending fun, capacity building and brainstorming workshops, leadership, entrepreneurship creating projects, creative youth activities and social service joint ventures, the South Asian Youth Conference 2012 came to an end on Saturday. It was indeed a great privilege for me to be a part of such a grand event being one of the delegates from Pakistan. The SAYC 2012 was one of the most unforgettable learning experiences for me. The beauty of the conference lies in the fact that it was successful in gathering youth from all the SAARC states on a single platform. I was quite glad to see that the delegates comprised of age group from 18-30. Most of them were talented professionals, students, social activists and people from varied fields, like business, law, academics, fashion etc which added multi dimensional flavor to the conference. The grand opening ceremony was held at Pak-China Friendship Centre Islamabad. The conference provided the SAARC youth the opportunity to understand each other and build close interactions among SAARC states. It left deep marks on my mind, I made new wonderful friends across borders, I learned about new cultures. I cherish all the splendid memories and joyous moments of the conference but one thing I can never forget was the notion with which we all departed, yes! We the youth of South Asia are the ones who have to turn the theories into practices, the dreams into realities. AYMEN IJAZ, Islamabad, November 11.