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Young Change Maker- Paridhi Puri

#YoungChangeMaker #SDGYouthAmbassador Paridhi Puri, aged 19, from New Delhi has been recognised with the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action & humanitarian work – The Diana Award. She’s been included in the Roll of Honour for 2021.

Award recipients have been put forward by adults who know the young people in a professional capacity and recognise their efforts as positive contribution to society. Through a rigorous nomination process, these nominators had to demonstrate the nominee’s impact in five key areas: Vision, Social Impact, Inspiring Others, Youth Leadership, and Service Journey.

Paridhi is a passionate advocate for body positivity and better wellbeing. She has raised ₹35,000 for mental health and cancer charities as part of her three-month participation in ‘Young Leaders for Active Fellowship’, created a social media campaign using infographics and art to share messages around bullying, body positivity, mental health &digital safety, reaching 10,000 students. Collaborating with UNICEF, Paridhi boosted their campaigns on Sustainable Development Goals by speaking at national events and on television. Her role as the President of School Enterprise Club bagged her the prestigious World Enterprising Student Award from 80000+ students around the world, by the UK educational charity Teach a Man to Fish. She loves engaging with people with diverse perspectives and says that acknowledging her own privilege has helped her to uplift others.

TessyOjo, CEO of The Diana Award, says:

“We congratulate all our new Diana Award recipients from the UK and all over the globe who are changemakers for their generation. We know by receiving this honour they will inspire more young people to get involved in their communities and begin their own journey as active citizens.For over twenty years The Diana Award has valued and invested in young people encouraging them to continue to make positive change in their communities and lives of others.”

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