The annual Gold Award Ceremony was organized on July 5, 2022, at the India International Center, New Delhi. The National Award Authority (NAA) took huge pride in congratulating the Gold Award Achievers, Award Leaders, and Volunteers. Twenty-three Award participants were chosen for the acknowledgment at this function, and received their Gold Award. The Gold Award Ceremony is committed to valuing the achievements and the responsibility of every member. The day was devoted to celebrate, appreciate and esteem their accomplishments with their companions, family and members of The International Award for Young People, India.
We were privileged to have General MM Naravane - Former Chief of Army Staff, to grace the occasion as the Chief Guest and felicitate the Gold Awardees and Award Leaders. Mr Kapil Bhalla, National Director, honored the Chief Guest General MM Naravane -Former Chief of Army Staff, Mr Himmat Sher Singh Kalsia - Trustee Chairman, Award Programme Foundation, and Dr Sanat Kaul, Honorary Advisor, Award Program Foundation. The Principals and Directors of various YES Centers were invited by the National Award Authority to attend the function.
The ceremony began with a Solo Classical dance by Award Participant Vironika Rupesh of Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar followed by a Group Yoga Dance by Award participants of Sri Sarada Math, Kolkata, West Bengal. Both performances were mesmerizing and memorable.
Gold Award Holders Puja Mondal from Sri Sarada Math and Udayveer Singh Shergill from Y.P.S. Patiala shared their experience with the Award Programme.
National Director Mr. Kapil Bhalla addressed the audience, sharing information about the progress of the Award. He outlined the importance and significance of the Award with its salient features that develop the young participants to be "World Ready". The National Director's speech was followed by the Award Presentation Ceremony where the Chief Guest General MM Naravane handed the Gold Certificates to the Gold Award achievers.
Award Leaders and Volunteers were recognized with the Outstanding, Valuable and Special Service Meritorious Certificates. In addition, YES Centers were recognized for their outstanding contribution towards Voluntary Service and exceptional work during COVID-19.
The Chief Guest congratulated all the Awardees and Award Leaders for their success. He also shared how important it was to volunteer for community service, to learn and develop valuable lessons acquired through life for dedicating yourself to your work.
The International Award for Young People thank the Chief Guest, Award Holders, Award Leaders, Principals, Directors, Parents, Grand Parents, Guardians and our Trustees for being there to make this Gold Award Ceremony a huge success.