Two Indians Kartik Sawhney (21) and Neha Swain (28) are among the 60 others who have won the Queen’s Young Leaders award in the UK for their exceptional work in transforming the lives of others and making a lasting difference in their communities.
- The award will be presented by the British monarch at a gala ceremony in Buckingham Palace in June 2016.
About Indian winners
Kartik, who was born blind, has been acknowledged for his exceptional work highlighting universal access to education for all.
Neha, a youth facilitator and co-founder of NGO Rubaroo provides an inclusive space for young people, irrespective of their socio-economic background, to develop their leadership skills through interactive workshops.
- Her team provides workshops to schools in India free of charge and has so far worked with nearly 2,000 young people in the city of Hyderabad.
About Queen’s Young Leaders award
Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust presents the award to recognise young people from across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.
- The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme was established in 2014 by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in partnership with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society in recognition of the Queen’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.