Thursday, April 14, 2011

Award news

Photo exhibition- 24th Nov,

Asia Pacific region 'Youth and Sports' photo exhibition unveiled at the British Council 24th November

The opening reception of the Youth and Sports photography exhibition by Ms. Ruth Gee, Regional Director-British Council India & Sri Lanka was a success. The photographs showcase the core values of Humanity, Equality and Destiny that help inspire and unite millions of young people participating in the International Award across the Asia Pacific Region. Youth programmes and social inclusion go hand in hand and sport is the excellent medium that facilitates development of talent. As aptly put by Ruth, the photos show the diversity of talent through different sports, indicate high qualitative participation and interaction in local communities. See what Ruth had to say about the photos and the Award. Present at this exhibition were Dr. Sanat Kaul, Managing Trustee-Award Programme Foundation, Yogender Chaudhary-Member of the Governing Council among other friends of the Award.

One Young World meeting,

National Director attends One Young World 2011 VIP Evening Reception

1st September 2010 Hyatt Hotel, Delhi

One Young World is the premier global forum for young people of leadership calibre. It manifests the reality of common humanity and the shared existence of all peoples over the world. With the purpose to bring together the youngest and the brightest to ensure that their concerns, opinions and solutions are heard and taken into account by those in power whether it is the government, business or any other sector.

This special evening marked the first showing from the One Young World 2010 Summit with interactions with all concerned stakeholders of young people.

HRH visit

Analjit Singh hosts dinner in honour of HRH The Earl of Wessex Prince Edward

17th Oct 2010, 15 Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi

In honour of the royal visit of HRH Prince Edward, who was in India for the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2010, the Award Programme Foundation Trustee (APF)- Mr. Analjit Singh, Chairman Max India Ltd, hosted dinner at his residence. This raising profile event successfully introduced the Award Programme to diplomats, officials and entrepreneurs who are considered potential 'friends of IAYP India'. Present were our eminent Trustees- Mrs. Naina Lal Kidwai, Chairperson APF, Mr. Ishaat Hussain, Dr. Sanat Kaul and our host Mr. Analjit Singh in addition to Sir Richard Stagg- the British High Commissioner, Mr. Vipin Sondhi-MD JCB India, Mr Sanjay Singh-VP Public Affairs, Tata Services Ltd.; Ruth Gee- Cultural Minister, British Council; Dr. Peter McLaughlin-Headmaster, The Doon School; Mrs. Lata Vaidyanathan-Principal, Modern School; Dr. Babli Saraf Maitra, Mr. Yogender Chaudhary, among others from the business, education, government and social sectors.

HRH Prince Edward, himself a Gold Award Holder, is the current Patron of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and is a Trustee of The International Foundation, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award International Association and has chaired the International Council for the last 17 years. His address to all attendees at the dinner reflected how wonderfully the Award fits into existing HR development initiatives for young employees in companies, extra-curricular activities in schools and universities and in skills and leadership development projects of social organisation all across the world. The Award's international framework just strengthens the Award Brand to "Equip for Life".

Much appreciation to the Max India Team and our Trustees for hosting a great raising profile event. We hope to partner with many more enthusiastic leaders to engage, equip, empower and reward young Indians in the days to come!

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