Yuva Chetana Awards 2016 was a runaway success.
11 Awardees. 6 categories. One Winner – Warriors of Change campaign.
The concluding award ceremony of Youth for Seva’s Warriors of Change campaign was held at BNM institute of technology, 19 March 2016. The event, which saw a crowd of 600 people gather, was presided over by former DRDO director, PadmaShri Awardee, Dr. Prahlada Rama Rao. BNM institute’s secretary B Narayan Rao Mane was present at the event too.
This year’s campaign saw 8 individuals and 3 groups, from across India, felicitated for their continuing noteworthy service to the society. Winners took away Rs. 15,000(Individual) and Rs. 25,000(group), to be utilized in their work to the society.
The campaign, to identify youth involved in social service, began in November last year.
105 nominations were received, having reached out to 200+ colleges across India over a three months’ period. The nominations were allowed to be filed by individuals themselves or any other person, as a nominator. First stage of screening involved telephonic interviews of the nominees that led to short listing of 43 applicants for the second round. Subsequent panel interviews organised in Bengaluru on 21 February 2016 and 6 March 2016 saw a list of 11 winners emerge. The awardees this year were identified as Most Impactful, Most consistent, Most Innovative, Best Visionary and Best Organised group of Volunteers.
Working with cancer affected children, lighting up unelectrified households and villages, massive sapling plantation drives, mass education drives and protection of Indian heritage and awareness drives were some of the areas of service that got highlighted this year.
The Awards played host to one of our returning winners from 2014, Tejas R., who performed free style football stunts to enthral the audience to something that was probably less witnessed before.
Yuva Chetana 2016, has now grown into an All India level campaign, to unearth some precious little gems each year and showcase their work to the world, for age being no bar to serve the society. These warriors have begun their beautiful journeys early. It is never too late for any of us to join the bandwagon. Let’s give back more than what we reap from the society. Be good. Do good.
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