Why Raju B from Chitradurga was shocked to receive the award!
“Whenever I remember myself about the way I was before I joined LEAD in the year 2016 and compare the way I’m now, I can realize the transformation in myself and I feel proud to have started this transition within me,” says Raju from Bapuji Degree College, Challakere. He briefs that the LEAD platform has made him realize the needs and problems of society and find effective solutions.
“I have heard a lot from the time I had joined LEAD about all the events conducted for students. And I always wished to attend each and every event. 10th Yuva Summit was a great experience for me,” he says. His project getting selected for showcase was his first surprise. He exclaims,”It was really a good opportunity to explain about the projects to the prominent personalities and the students who attended the Summit.”
After the project showcase, he expresses that the sessions with great role models, LEADers and Alumni was inspiring and motivational. Each and every life story taught him a positive lesson. Watching the LEADers speak about their journey with LEAD inspired him to think of working more hard and make an attempt to share his wonderful story with the audience in the next coming Yuva Summit.
Evening with legends was also an amazing session to attend. Every talent showcased was beautiful and had it’s hard work enlightened. During the award ceremony, it was really a great moment to watch LEADers receiving appreciation for their efforts. “The moment my name was called out, I was in shock and surprised,” exclaims LEADer Raju. He was awarded for his Ashakirana project as Best project award. Ashakirana is a project in which he adopted a school and taught them. Around 100 students were benefited and he had received gratitude from students, their parents as well as teachers. Check the link below to read about his impactful project.
He was at the peak of his happiness while he received the award in presence of great personalities, Dr. Gururaj Deshpande, Mr. T. V. Mohandas Pai, Mr. Ajai Chowdhary, Mr. Rajiv, Mr. K. Annamalai and Mr. Vivek Pawar.
It takes a lot of courage to speak in front of thousands of people! Raju said that every person is provided with opportunities in life, but how you utilize them to the best is what defines you. He created an amazing impact on all LEADers when he was given a chance to speak during the award ceremony.
Here is a glimpse of the pride moment, click and watch it.
He is in a plan of working on more projects that will help the people who need them. He wants to find new and comfortable ways to help school students, especially those who go to government schools. We, LEAD Family, appreciate him and wish him good luck for his next project and his future.
Written by : Priyanka Kammar