Indians Win Queen’s Award in UK

Neha Swain, 28, and Kartik Sawhney, 21, from India are among 60 others who won the Queen’s Young Leaders award 2016.

They have won the Queen’s Young Leaders award in the UK for their exceptional work in transforming the lives of others and making a lasting difference in their communities.

Awards will be presented by the British monarch at a gala ceremony in Buckingham Palace in June next year.

Kartik, who was born blind, has been acknowledged for his exceptional work highlighting universal access to education for all.

Neha, a youth facilitator and co-founder of NGO Rubaroo provides an inclusive space for young people, irrespective of their socio-economic background, to develop their leadership skills through interactive workshops.

The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme was established in 2014 by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in partnership with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society in recognition of the Queen’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.