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Queen’s Young Leaders award goes to two indians

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Two Indians are among 60 people across the Commonwealth selected for the Queen’s Young Leaders award for their work in transforming the lives of others and making a lasting difference in their communities. These two Indians are Kartik Sawhney, 21, and Neha Swain, 28. The awards will be presented by Queen Elizabeth in June.

Born blind, Sawhney has been acknowledged for his exceptional work highlighting universal access to education for all. Swain is the co-founder of the NGO Rubaroo, which provides an inclusive space for young people, irrespective of their socio-economic background, to develop their leadership skills through interactive workshops. Those chosen for the award are aged between 18 and 20 years. The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme was established in 2014. The award does not include a cash prize but each winner benefits from bespoke mentoring and online learning provided by the University of Cambridge.