Hon'ble Vice President of India, Shri Hamid Ansari- Patron of The International Award for Young People in India Awarded 44 Gold participants, from across the country, for their active engagement and successful completion of the Gold level of the Award at the annual Ceremony on June 24, 2010.
This year, the Annual Ceremony will be hosted at his residence on 6 Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi at 1730 hours. This Ceremony provides young Gold Awardees hailing from diverse backgrounds a recognition for challenging themselves to participate in the Award Programme.
As the Vice President aptly said in his address to the Awardees last year, “Our future lies with our young people and a self-development Programme like IAYP equips youth with life skills thus making them ‘Fit for the Future’. This is a great step to a vibrant society.” Through the Award, we hope to see most of these young people becoming Leaders and Volunteers; sharing their experiences to promote the Award in their schools, localities. The effort put in would allow more young people to go on self-discoveries, think beyond academics cherishing the importance of small things.
The Award is for all and discriminates against none. Whether a student is from elite schools like Modern School, DPS RK Puram in Delhi; Jamnabai Narsee School, The Cathedral & John Connon School in Mumbai; Good Shepherd International School, Ooty; Bhaktavatsalam Vidyashram Korattur and PSBBSS School,Chennai; La Martinere Girls School Kolkata or those from disadvantaged backgrounds like the Sarada Math, Sir Syed Group of School and the Blind Boys Ministry in West Bengal, the Award Ceremony successfully bridges gaps and brings together young people of a multifaceted India.
Much appreciation to the our Hon'ble Vice President and his Secretariat for supporting us!