A Thank you note from Surya Pahal, Gold Awardee, G D Goenka World School, Gurgaon
I, along with the other Awardees, am immensely proud to completing the Award journey and receive the Gold Award from Padma Shri Hari Dang and the National Director Kapil Bhalla. The Award gave me an opportunity to engage and acquire new skills first hand through participation in the four sections. I got the liberty to design my own programme and to set my own goals by challenging my boundaries. The most powerful impact the Award has had on me is my increased participation in civic life through my increased involvement in volunteering and community outreach activities. The National Award Ceremony was a big platform for me to interact with many other Gold Awardees from various schools, backgrounds, abilities and circumstances, which made me realise how we all in spite of our differences are the same and how we all enjoyed the last few years doing the Award. I want to take this opportunity to thank my Principal, Dr. Neeta Bali and the Award Coordinator for supporting, guiding and giving me the opportunity to engage myself in this moral enhancement of an activity. I also wish to thank the National Award Authority Team for organising the GOLD AWARD ceremony and making it very special for all the Awardees.