On 22nd-23rd May 2014, National Award Authority (NAA) organized an Award Leader Training Workshop (YES Workshop) at Award Training Centre, New Delhi. Nine Award leaders from six different institutions participated in the workshop. Ice breaking session was the curtain raiser for the workshop; it was led by our National Director Kapil Bhalla who also gave an introduction on the Award. The next session was led by Bivujit Mukhoty (Programme Manager) who shared details related to the Award philosophy and Award framework. One of our newest member of National Training Panel (NTP) Gyanendra Tewatia delivered session on one of the four pillars of the programme i.e. Service. Mr. Tewatia started the session with an activity which helped participants to get the feel the importance of this section. Post lunch session was assigned to Skills and Adventurous Journey sections which were led by Bivujit Mukhoty. Kapil Bhalla also gave a session on volunteering which is considered an integral part of the programme. The day ended with the presentation of IAYP India movie, "Why Not You?”.
Second day started with the last pillar of the Award i.e. Physical Recreation. The session began with some on-the-spot physical activities and then moved onto the requirements and importance of Physical Recreation. This was followed by covering Residential Project which is part of only Gold Award programme. Some details regarding the technical aspect of the Award such as risk management were also discussed, which concluded the pre-lunch session. Post-lunch session started with Pallavi Gill (Gold Award Holder) talking about the benefits of Award. Pallavi also shared her Award Journey experience and the benefits of the Award. Penultimate session was on the Web Resources and Online Record Book (ORB) which was led by Priyank Kumar Gupta (Head YES Communication Project & NTP Member). Mr. Gupta’s session was about details regarding International Award for Young People website and the presence of Indian Award at different social media platform. Priyank Gupta also talked about one of our new innovations related to the programme, that being Online Record Book (ORB). He shared details on ORB process and the rollout plan for ORB. The final session of the workshop was the review session, where the gist of the workshop was covered and doubts of the participants were cleared. The workshop was concluded with an appreciation note from Kapil Bhalla followed by certificate presentation to our new Award leaders.