Apeejay Surrendra Group announces the Winners of the ‘Apeejay India Volunteer Awards 2011’ on 25th Sept

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YOUTH VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR  
Sunil Gupta
Merely 17 years old, this self motivated first year college student of University of Delhi is driven by inner will and passion to make a contribution to India. An NSS volunteer and a member of ECO CLUB of his education institution Sunil believes that animals too have same right to live a good life as Humans.
He is associated with Red Paws Rescue, an NGO working for rescue and rehabilitation of stray and abandoned dogs in New Delhi. A lover of painting and gardening, he has started volunteering with SVCT (Siddhartha Vashishta Charitable Trust) and The Earth Saviours Foundation and is now trying to focus on how he can work for the education of inmates of Tihar Jail.

Vaishnavi Srinivasan
A Business Analyst with Fidelity with a Masters in Financial Economics from Madras School of Economics , Vaishnavi's involvement in the community grew from the social activities and camps at school which helped her see the vast gap that exists in different stratas of society. She joined Bhumi in Chennai and working with them only made this perception stronger.
From doing financial audit for organizations to creating the concept of Open House, she has through her innovation and enterprise encouraged cross-project observation and feedback mechanism that urges volunteers to visit centers of other programs, observe different aspects of the classes and capture their observation. A girl who once aspired to join the Armed Forces and realised soon that one doesnt need the Uniform to serve the nation is doing her very best at such a young age.

Gaurav Gursahani
Gaurav is a Commerce Graduate and works in the PR team of The PRactice Strategic Communications. His keen bent of mind towards using available digital communication channels led to Protsahan India Foundation presence on and support from Social Media Platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
Protsahan Foundation caters to improving the lives of street children and by giving this infant organization positive visibility he has broadened their support base leading to involvement of more likeminded volunteers and fund mobilization. Social Media can be used for many things but it's selected few who use it effectively. If Gaurav had not volunteered to take over this aspect, Protsahan may have taken that much more time to reach the base it has today or may have done so diverting the NGO's attention from the implementation of its mission which would have been detrimental to its core growth

Kush Kalra
A BA LLB Hons student at Rajiv Gandhi National university of Law, Patiala ,Punjab Kush is a human rights activist. He has filed RTIs on issues of Ragging, Vacancy of Judges, Environment and Education of environment in schools and colleges and pushed authorities to take action. His passion is law and that particularly Human rights law and environmental law.
He started an awareness compaign at his own college and has covered more than 28 schools and colleges in just a span of two years volunteering for these activities as he pursues his regular course and an undergraduate specialization in Human rights. He has pushed for Ban of poly bags in Patiala, Punjab and for his work has been recognised by many institutions. Kush was also finalist for Global Young Achivers Award for Environment, 2009 and also Regional Finalist of International Climate Champion, 2009 organised by British Council.
 
     
     
 
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