Kashmir youth selected for 100 Young leaders award

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net

Srinagar: Bringing laurels to the valley,  a youth from Baramulla district, Amood Gulzar, has been selected for 100 young Leaders Award 2017 by Indian Youth Forum.

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A social activist and worker, who is currently pursuing masters in commerce from the Aligarh Muslim University, Amood has been working as the member of Aligarh based non-government organisation ‘Soch–beyond the imagination’ through which he has been instrumental in providing social interventions back in Valley and elsewhere.

He has worked for slum rehabilitation and has participated in natural disasters like Kashmir Floods, Nepal earthquake, Chennai floods and has actively worked during Muzaffarnagar riots for maintaining communal harmony.

“Getting your work recognised gives you a boost to keep continuing and putting in more efforts. This award has motivated me to keep doing the social work,” Gulzar told TwoCircles.net.

Indian Youth Forum is a youth network founded in order to meet people and inspire them to participate in the nation-building process. Creating India’s largest online platform for young people to express themselves on issues of importance,  IYF finds and tell stories of people doing good to inspire global action.

Top 100 young leaders Awards is recognition for all those who have brought a change to the society through their actions. Every year IYF has a selection panel of about 5 people, drawn from all over India, consisting of the people of India from all walks of life and 2-4 past awardees. The names of selection committee members, along with their profiles,  are put up on IYF platforms.

The award is strictly based on merit- by recommendation, nomination, and selection. The awardees will be given a trophy and a citation.

The award ceremony will be held on 15 January 2017 at FLYP, Connaught place, New Delhi.