Aarya Vishwanath Hallikeri a mechanical graduate from VTU, Belagavi. Aarya joined LEAD Program as a LEADer in 2012, his outstanding leadership and commitment to community development immediately shown through. His efforts allowed him to receive the BEST LEADer Award for “Leadership Transformation and Community Development Initiatives” from Mr. T. V. Mohandas Pai during the 2014 Yuva Summit. He has also worked with TATA Hitachi as an intern. Upon graduating from the KLE Institute of Technology as a mechanical engineer, Aarya knew he wanted to continue his LEAD journey. Therefore, he joined the LEAD Team as social media Intern and later became a part of LEAD program. In this role, he has initiated a “Skill Development Wing” at the KLEIT College and built a social media team of 30 members to support him. When he isn’t sharing LEAD with the world, Aarya enjoys interacting with people of different backgrounds, networking with them and being the treasurer of his local youth club.