It’s hard to believe but it’s true! UK Prince Harry launched Queen’s Young Leaders Award in 2014. Rourkela born Neha Swain is not one from Odisha but also from India along with Kartik Sawhney to win Queen’s Young Leaders Award in UK and received the award from Queen Elizabeth herself in 2016. The Carmelite Neha Swain has worked as a youth facilitator for five years. Two years ago, she co-founded an NGO called Rubaroo, which aims to provide an inclusive space for young people, irrespective of their socio-economic background to develop their leadership skills through interactive workshops.
Neha is also having a team in UK which 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.
“Once again 60 incredible young people from around the Commonwealth have shown strength, leadership, empathy and drive.
“Some of our winners are just embarking on their leadership journey and others are more established. Either way, we recognise not only what these amazing young people have achieved, but also their potential in changing people’s lives for the better in the countries and communities in which they live,” said Astrid Bonfield, chief executive of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.
All We need to say is keep up this noble work for the people of your country!
Source: Rourkela Shines