The 10th Annual Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, hosted by Pramerica Life Insurance Limited, felicitated 30 school students for their extraordinary efforts in the area of community service at a ceremony in Delhi. These finalists were selected from over 3,200 applications received from a nationwide search for the country’s top student volunteers. Anand Kumar, Founder of the ‘Super 30’ programme was the Chief Guest at the event.
The top honours in the Individual Category went to Aranyo Ray, class XI student of Kalyani Public School, Kolkata, for his innovative project ‘NanoCide and Soyasafe’ (Two safe pesticides to help jute and soybean farmers defend their crops from pest and fungal diseases) and Vaishnavi Pandey, class X student of Tagore International School, Delhi, for her project ‘flawless flaws’ (a campaign to support acid attack survivors and ensure equal opportunities for them in the society).
A group of students from Children’s Academy School, Bombay, were declared as the winner in the Group Category for their project on ‘saving injured birds’.
14 other well-deserving finalists in the Individual Category and Group Category received certificates of achievement and silver medals.
Addressing the finalists, Anoop Pabby, MD & CEO, Pramerica Life Insurances said, “I am honoured to be in the company of young volunteers like you, who have shown passion, courage, and conviction to make a positive difference in your communities. You have taken the initiative to find causes to support and have not let age come in the way of your contribution. Each of you has done an outstanding job that has impacted the lives of many. I congratulate you on your incredible achievements and hope you will continue to do good work and inspire countless others to follow your example.”
Chief Guest, Anand Kumar, said, “The kind of work these young volunteers are doing to bring change in society is very commendable, and I am happy that there is a platform like the Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards to acknowledge their efforts. I am genuinely impressed by the enterprising ability of the applicants to start these community projects. Their hard work and dedication is an inspiration for other children and I wish them the best for their future.”
Aranyo Ray and Vaishnavi Pandey will now travel to Washington, D.C. in May to be a part of the gala award ceremony held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.Posted in Events, News