LEAD Valedictory 2016 – Belagavi
|Dignitaries visiting the project showcase|
On 23rd April, Belagavi’s LEAD Valedictory 2016 was hosted at KLES Belagavi. The event included guest speakers, a project showcase of 36 of the year’s top projects, student story sharing, and 8 awards presented to deserving students. Over 100 students and faculty attended the event.
During this event, Mr. Naveen Jha (CEO, Deshpande Foundation), Dr. S. V. Divekar (Dean of Infrastructure, GIT College), and Mr. Yuvaraj Patil (Lead Ambassador, VSMIT Nippani and Gram Panchyat Vice President, Nitawade, Kolaphur District) presided over the celebration.
LEAD Valedictory is also the time to start thinking about the year to come. 19 LEADers were promoted to Master LEADer in order to start their journey in promoting LEAD throughout their colleges and helping to unleash the leadership potential in those student around them. Four students were promoted to LEAD Ambassador, the next step in the LEAD levels and a great achievement.
|Deshpande Foundation CEO Mr. Naveen Jha present token
of recognition to unrecognized woman Ms. Chougala
As the theme of the event was “Recognizing the Unrecognized”, LEAD also recognized a woman in the community whose valuable work goes unseen. Special guest Ms. Madhavi Chougala, a cleaning lady at Maratha Mandal Engineering College. This act is a continuation of the successful International Women’s Day project taken on by LEADers across the country.
One of the major components of the Valedictory is providing recognition and congratulations to the top LEAD students of the year from the respective area. Below are the winners of the 8 awards presented at the Belagavi Valedictory 2016.
Best Initiative Social Project – Divya Hiremath
Best Fundraiser: Vedanth M, GIT Belgaum
Most Active Prayanee: Vaishnavi Hatrote, KLECET Belgaum
Best Awareness Project: Suyash V, JCE Belgaum
Most Initiatives Taken: Chetan Kulkarni
Most Active Volunteer: Arpan Sathapathy and Manish Noola
Best Creative Team: KLECT Belgaum
Best Initiative in Education: GIT Belgaum