Varun Agarwal
is Young Achiever 2012.

Vijayalakshmi and Adil Arif
receive special awards.


The results of the Brigade Group Rotary Bangalore Midtown Young Achiever 2012 were announced at the awards’ function held at the Sheraton Bangalore Hotel on 13 January 2013. Sugata Srinivasaraju, editor, Vijaya Karnataka, was the chief guest, and presented the Young Achiever 2012 trophy and citation to Varun Agarwal, author-entrepreneur and a multifaceted achiever.

M. R. Jaishankar, CMD, Brigade Group, presented the Young Achiever a cheque for Rs 1,00,000. Special mention awards, with a citation and cash prize, were also presented to Adil Arif, Animal rescue and welfare activist, and to V. Vijayalakshmi, a visually challenged musician and online teacher.

To read the profiles of the awardees, click here.

The Young Achiever Award, now in its eighth successive year, is a state-wide search to identify young achievers in different spheres of activity. The Award was instituted in 2006 by Brigade Group, in association with Rotary Bangalore Midtown, with the objective of recognising and encouraging the efforts of young achievers in Karnataka. The selected individual or team receives a citation, trophy and cash prize of Rs 100,000.

Who qualifies as a Young Achiever?
The achievers can be male or female, an individuals or team. Interested youngsters can apply directly or be nominated by others. The only restriction is that candidates are between 16-28 years of age and residents of Karnataka.

What are the areas of activity?
The areas include community service, social work, agriculture, environmental awareness, communication, film, fine arts, literature, music, dance, theatre, sports, science, innovation, entrepreneurship, sports.

The selection process
A jury of eminent persons, from different walks of life, will evaluate the short-listed entries. The most important yardstick for selection is obviously the actual achievement. However, the jury also considers what it took to achieve the goal, the applicant’s commitment to his or her field of endeavor and evidence of a continual pursuit of excellence.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend a personal interview with some or all jury members in Bangalore, at which they will be required to make a short presentation about their achievements. The jury will make its final recommendations based on this personal interview. Results will be announced at an Awards Ceremony conducted in Bangalore.

The Young Achiever 2013 programme will be announced in AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2013.

Everything has beauty
but not everyone sees it.
Sachin Tendulkar
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