Report by Sunil Pawar, Gold Award Holder (OAC Participant)
My journey with The International Award for Young People, India has been an unparalleled experience that has enriched my life in countless ways. The programme has allowed me to challenge myself in ways I never thought possible and has helped me grow into a more confident and well-rounded individual. The diverse range of activities and tasks included in The Award Programme, from voluntary service and physical recreation to developing new skills and exploring new environments, has given me endless opportunities to explore my interests and passions.One of the most valuable aspects of this Award Programme has been the support and guidance of my leaders. Their unwavering encouragement and belief in me have helped me overcome obstacles and achieve personal milestones. The sense of community I have experienced with my peers has been truly inspiring and has taught me the importance of teamwork and collaboration.
The memories I have gained through this programme are truly unforgettable, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to embark on this life-changing adventure. Whether it was pushing myself to complete a challenging city expedition or volunteering at an NGO, each activity has provided me with new perspectives and valuable life skills.
Sunil receiving the Gold Award at the National Award Office from Mr. Bivujit Mukhoty (Programme Manager, The International Award for Young People, India) and his Award Leader, Ms. Ankita Gera (Programme Officer - North, The International Award for Young People, India)