He's working on bringing the Vellore project back in focus which has been inactive for the past 2 years. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Audacious Dreams Foundation.
The Audacious Academy for Sports and Social Development has launched a Vocational Training Institute which is providing diploma courses to rural and marginalized adolescent women. This is a highly noble cause as many young women in the region are forced into marriage at an early age and made to drop out of school.
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He has also been a Member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly for three terms.
He attended The Doon School and graduated from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi with B.A. (Hons.) History.
He reads in his pastime and loves to travel, having visited France, Indonesia, Italy, Thailand, U.S.A to name to few. He's also fond of sports.
He's a true Gold Award holder as he continues to serve the society and the nation at large...
Youth engaging society for The Gold Award Holders' Society
Youth engaging society for The Gold Award Holders' Society
EDUCATION = SERVICE+SKILLS+SPORTS+STUDY
The YES Way Workshop at schools, work places, and anywhere empower you to:
- use your existing curriculum in the youth work setting
- assist young people to identify and plan their challenges
- assist and support young people in enhancing their skills
- work within operational and administrative guidelines
- understand the available opportunity for youth in your community
- build relationships to the different levels
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The YES Way for youth development www.inyouth.org
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- International Award Network and Opportunities
- How to set up an Alumni/Award Holder Association
- Life after Gold-Engagement
- Life after Gold- Advocacy
- Life after Gold- Events
We are most delighted to welcome Apula Singh who has so kindly joined the GAHS Team.
She will be the Hon. Exec. Secy. and will be connecting with all the members and partners.
Apula will be at the GAHS Office every Saturday from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm, to assist our members and help in the development of GAHS as a major partner in YES (Youth Engaging Society) Projects.
Key areas of work for Apula:
All GAHS members and Award participants doing the Gold can participate in the workshops and events. The Youth Leadership Week scheduled for Sept. 2012 and the Spiti Gold Solar Project 2013 are now our annual events, do sign up fast as we only take limited numbers. In addition you can also participate in the Youth Empowerment & Leadership workshops of our partner YES.
Connect with Apula:
The office numbers are +911126493400 or +911126497154
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APAC Region and the IAA
Dear James and all the key allies for the GAHN Workshop,
Much appreciation to the NYAA of Singapore, the APAC Region and the IAA for hosting the GAHN Singapore Workshop in the coming week.
Happy to share our Alumni website and all the resources for the forthcoming GAHN workshop.
We are sending two of our finest young leaders Rohit Saxena and Devanjali Dutt for the GAHN Workshop and are certain they will add value to your efforts to help develop the GAHN Network. The delegates have many of the resources and formats in soft copy and have access to our data online too. They have both worked hard for the last few months and contributed a great deal to the GAHS and IAYP in India. Further most of the delegates attending the GAHN Network are on our social network and have followed us closely too. All this would not have been possible without the active support of the IAA and the IAYP India management, and for this we are most grateful to them.
Wish you all the best,
For and behalf of THE GAHS Executive Team
We are committed to working for youth empowerment and support The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award as an alumni body.
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International Spiti Gold Solar Project 2013 (third year) Please find herewith the form for signing up.
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A BIG THANK YOU TO NIVEDITA SAMANTA
The National Award Authority along with Award family express our wholehearted thanks to Ms. Nivedita Samanta for all the great work she has done in the last few years. Nivedita had consistently shown herself as a hard working integral part of the team, and a good friend. With her ability to communicate being a Communications Manager, she helped in the overall execution of the Award's public relations, communications, and development strategy. She was immersed in a media relations and a dynamic internal communication environment. We appreciate the amount of efforts that Nivedita put into the job during her tenure since 2010. Nivedita, as an Award Volunteer, will continue her support to the Communications team, as she was doing earlier and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. We wish all the best for Nivedita's new career and hope that she will achieve greater heights in her life.
---- From Award Weekly of 8th August 2012
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Well done Welham Boys School, Dehradun India!
Look forward to building the event of major significance and have the international community work with us for our YES (Youth Engaging Society) Projects. The office of GAHS India is at New Delhi and the President of GAHS is the spirit behind Ecosphere (the partners for the Spiti Gold Solar Project 2013).
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The Indian Himalaya in Himachal Pradesh.
Route: Delhi - Manali – Spiti – Manali – Delhi
Maximum Altitude: 5000 mts.
Key features: Volunteering on projects mitigating the impacts of climate change, Homestays, weekend excursions
During this journey you will be assisting the local community in construction of a solar bath. The volunteers will participate in the actual construction of the solar bath and the set up of a solar water geyser (Evacuated Tube Condenser) and will be assisted by a dedicated team of a qualified mason and representative from Ecosphere. The activity will entail physical work. The construction period will be 7 to 8 days. The trip is intermixed with work and pleasure. During this trip you will also be visiting some of the highest villages in the world, going on a high-altitude trek, visiting some ancient monasteries dating back to over a 1000 years and take a yak safari and mountain bike if interested. Traditional homestays further enrich the experience by giving one an authentic understanding of the life and culture in a Spitian home.
Significance of this Tour
The construction of a solar bath is of great significance in this region as great amounts of fuelwood, coal and wood is burnt for heating water which contributes to CO2 and black carbon emissions. The latter having far more damaging affects on the melting of glaciers and snow on a local level. Through the set up of a solar bath which includes both a passive solar structure as well as a solar water heating system, we enable the people to cut down on emissions (especially reducing black carbon) as well as enable them to have better hygiene through regular availability of hot water.
Costs and more...
This is conducted in association with Ecosphere and EBD Educational Pvt Ltd, the cost for Indian Nationals is Rs. 36.000.00 thousand (from Delhi to Delhi). Foreign Nationals pay $ 750.00 (form Delhi to Delhi)
- All accommodation starting Day 2 to Day 15
- Meals starting Day 4 dinner to Day 14 dinner
- All bus/ jeep transfers Day 1 (with bus to Manali) to Day 15 (bus to Delhi)
- Project support
- Support staff on days required
Mineral water and beverages (other than those provided), Monastery Fees, Tips, Insurance and expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances
a) This is a carbon neutral trip. It is Ecosphere’s endeavour to generate minimum emissions on this journey and whatever emissions that we do generate are calculated and offset through investments in our in-house renewable energy projects within the region. These include construction of passive solar houses, green houses and investing in other sustainable renewable energy alternatives such as solar water heating systems, solar cookers, solar lighting, etc.
b) A different kind of holiday - Ecosphere is a social enterprise and your travel with Ecosphere will contribute to the development and conservation of the region. Insights into the local development and conservation issues and a peep into Ecosphere’s initiatives
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Associate members, sponsors and individuals are welcome to sign up for the membership of The Gold Award Holders Society.
Lifetime membership has a down payment of Rs. 10,000.00 (rupees ten thousand).
Sponsors and partners pay Rs. 25,000.00 per annum
Gold Holders pay a joining fee of Rs. 1000.00 and then pay an annual fee of Rs. 500.00 per year.
The funds are invested in projects and for doing youth development work.
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GOLD AWARD HOLDERS TO REPRESENT INDIA
AT THE GAHN SINGAPORE WORKSHOP
We are excited to have Captain Rohit Saxena (founding member of GAHS) and Devanjali Dutt (India Youth Rep) attend the forthcoming Global Award Holders Network (GAHN) Singapore Workshop being held 16 to 20 August 2012. We wish them all the best!
The programme will build on the work of the 2011 IGE/Youth Forum and work towards key outcomes. These will include looking at how GAHA’s around regional and international communities can interact together to support the growth of the Award. The participants will work on developing a 'how to' guide on ways to start an alumni association and connect with Awardees from other countries.
The 15 day Gold Solar project took off on 9th June 2012 from Shimla. The groups were randomly divided into two groups to increase interaction among them. After 3 days of travelling the participants settled into the Keyh monastery for the next 2 weeks.
On 13th June 2012 the participants started the first day of work. They were divided into groups and each group was given a separate task everyday which included farma work, mud work, path work, tank work and tractor duties. The groups were so formed that participants from different institutions were clubbed together in a group to enhance inter-regional interaction.
On 17th the teams left for a 4 day trek early in the morning. The first day was an 8km uphill trek to a village called Komik. It was indeed a difficult task for the participants as it took some time to acclimatise to high altitude. After an overnight stay in Komik, the teams left for Demul the next day. This was a 12km uphill as well as downhill trek and they reached Demul late in the evening. The next day, participants trekked upto the highest point called Bhalari. Later in the day, the villagers had organised a cultural event for all the participants. After staying overnight, teams left for Lalung, a downward trek and visited the Sarkang temple also. Later they left for the Key monastery.
The last two days during the stay at the monastery the teams did the plastering and painting and setting of the solar panel. This, according to the participants, was the fun part of the work. The completed Solar Bath was inaugurated by the King of the Spiti Valley in a ceremony held at the monastery. Later, the participants performed various skits and songs as a part of the “closing ceremony”.
As reported by Surabhi Vaidya - volunteer and intern at IAYP
The day plan:
27th Sept 2012 - arrival day, reach Purkal in Dehradun by 7.00 PM positively
28th - Workshop day- Youth Leadership today
29th - Training for the Adventurous Project
30th - Journey to Kalyani camp at the base of Dodhital in Garhawal Himalaya
1st - Trek to Camp
2nd - Day at Dodhital
3rd - Descent to road head
4th - Return Journey to Dehradun and closing ceremony at Purkal, celebration evening
5th Oct - Departure day, starting 5.00 am
Gold Award Holders and Award Participants pay Rs. 10,000.00 each. Volunteers and all who feel young post 30 years of age pay Rs. 12,000.00 each.
For more call Devanjali on +91 9811133430
Details for making payments:
Name of Bank : State Bank of India
Bank Account Name : Gold Award Holders' Society
Bank Account No : 31130205363
Bank IFSC Code : SBIN0007407
26 young people complete the 2nd Gold Solar Project with Ecosphere in the high altitude region of Spiti
Gold Award Participants and Gold Holders from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and India-Welham Girls' School-Dehradun, Good Shepherd International School-Ooty, The Scindia School- Gwalior, Ansal Institute of Technology-Gurgaon, Open Awards Centre enjoyed the 2nd Solar Project in the cold desert of Spiti, Himachal Pradesh while building a Solar Passive Bath at the Kee Buddhist Monastery.
We are happy to announce The 3rd Gold Solar Project for 2013, get set for more!
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Observers: Programme Manager- Mr. Bivujit Mukhoty
Special Invitees: Mr. Ajeet Bajaj- Gold Holder and Adventurer
- About GAHS and 50 years of The International Award in India
- Approval of the Minutes of the last meeting held on 16th May 2011 at Lok Kala Manch, New Delhi
- Reappointment of the auditor and approval of audited statement
- Any adoption or amendments of Rules and Regulations of the Society, if necessary
- Any other matters- Introduction of Special Invitee and his address to the GAHS members about the importance of Gold Holders to be role models as committed citizens
2. Nivedita proceeeded to read the minutes the last meeting held on 16th May 2011 at Lok Kala Manch, New Delhi. Anwesha Ghosh proposed approval of the minutes and was seconded by Ajeet Bajaj.
3. Sunil Trehan, Sunil Trehan & Co. Was approved and re-appointed as auditor for GAHS by GAHS members Dinesh Gajendran and Juzer Shaikhally. Audited statements read where the income for the GAH is only through membership fees and training expenses of members is the primary expense.
4. Members are free to apply as ad-hoc Executive Committee members by sending in a formal request with their resumes to Nivedita@dofe.in The Applications received so far are:
- Anwesha Ghosh
- Dinesh Gajendran
- Ankit Durga
- Shreya Ghosh
- Shubhankar Chaudhary
- Devanjali Dutt
- Shubhda Hirawat
5. Any other matters:
- Calendar of Events available on website www.iayp.in, GAHS Members welcome to attend any event of their choice
- Mr. Ajeet Bajaj was introduced as Guest Speaker for the evening. His biography is attached as an appendix to these minutes. (present in the Blog archives)