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Youth are the change drivers for any country,” says Youth Icon, Ms Agatha Sangma- Minister of State for Rural Development during the finale of Amity Youth Power 2009-10

Youth Power takes the youth by storm. Amity Youth Envoy of the Year Simran Sachdeva awarded an internship with an international NGO in a South East Asian country, fully sponsored by Chairperson Amity schools Dr Amita Chauhan.

Amity’s Newspaper for the Youth ‘The Global Times’ organized the Grand Finale of Youth Power 2009-2010 at Amity University, Uttar Pradesh on January 21, 2010 to identify Youth Leaders. The magnificent quest for an ethical Youth Leader that comprised of VI intensive rounds, included introspection exercises, group discussions, experiential learning, seminars, camps etc. Ten Finalists from 35 schools pan India, shortlisted from amongst 400 participants, who reached the grand finale, shall take up cudgels against social evils plaguing the society and bring about positive changes.

The occasion also marked the felicitation of the Chief Guest for the day, honourable Ms Agatha Sangma, Minister of Minister of State for Rural Development with a citation by Dr Mrs Amita Chauhan, Chairperson Amity Schools. Youth icon Ms Sangma, the youngest minister in the parliament, avowed the spellbound audience of 700 comprising dignitaries, guests, parents, teachers and students with her unassuming persona, yet stimulating words. She opined, “Our education system must concentrate not on making children just intelligent but also wise and good human beings. Youth empowerment has to be implemented. The ability of youth must be diverted into positive and creative energy. And just as today’s ‘Youth Power’ highlights, the process of realizing that energy has already begun.”

The finalists showcased their work on various topics as education, health and hygiene, substance abuse, etc in the form of presentations, which were adjudged by two exemplary judges-Ms Anupama Pandey, Director, Chintan-Environment, Action and Research Group and Dr Abha Adams, a pioneering educationist. After a rigorous gruelling session, Simran Sachdeva from AIS Pushp Vihar and Ashwini Vaidialingam of Sanskriti School were announced as the Youth Envoys of the Year. Amity Youth Envoy Simran clinched an internship with an international NGO in a South East Asian country, fully sponsored by Chairperson Amity Schools Dr Mrs Amita Chauhan, along with the winner’s trophy and certificate.

Founder President Amity Universe Dr Ashok K Chauhan lauded the efforts of the students and urged them to lead the change, “Youth Power is the biggest power in the world. I’m confident that Amity students will lead the country through change to make it a superpower.” Chairperson Dr Amita Chauhan extended her heartiest congratulations to the winners encouraging them with her inspiring words, “I’m happy that what began as a dream, ‘Youth Power’ has reached so many schools all across India. I’m confident that today’s Youth Power shall be the change and bring change.”

Eminent dignitaries who graced the occasion included Mrs Pooja Chauhan- Vice Chairperson, Amity Humanity Foundation, Mrs Urvashi Khemka, Mrs Gowri Iswaran, Ms Annapurna Sehgal-Head HT Pace, besides principals of Amity schools and heads of institutions from Amity university.

Results:
Youth Envoys 2009-2010: Simran Sachdeva from Amity International School, Pushp Vihar and Ashwini Vaidialingam of Sanskriti School
First Runners Up: Saksham Agarwal, AIS Gur- 43 and Riya Saxena of Vivek High School, Chandigarh
Second Runners Up: Anantdeep Singh of AIS Noida and Aryaman Anand of Shri Ram School, Moulsari
Finalists: Jigyasa Chauhan (AIS Saket), Sanchit Kumar (AIS Vasundhra), Chirag Ginglani (Dev Samaj Modern School) and Radhika Arya (Spring Dales, Dhaula Kuan).

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