Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Young Achiever Award, now in its seventh 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.Last date for receipt of applications: 10 OCTOBER 2012


Rotary International

Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards. Today, 1.2 million Rotarians belong to over 32,000 clubs in more than 170 countries. Since 1988, Rotarians have given more than half a billion U.S. dollars and invaluable time in voluntary services. One of the leading services rendered by Rotary International, is the effort to eradicate polio through their "PolioPlus" program.

Since 1947 over 35,000 students, the world over, have had the opportunity to study in countries other than their own as Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars. Rotary's Group Study Exchange has helped young professionals explore careers in other countries. Seventy World Peace Scholars graduate annually in the field of international relations. For more information, visit: 

Rotary Bangalore Midtown

Rotary Bangalore Midtown, chartered in 1977, has over the past 30 years rendered notable yeoman service to the community. This includes: providing 10 life-saving ambulances, including the first ever Mobile Limb Ambulance for use in rural areas; building over 127 homes under its "Shelters" project; providing free medical care at its charitable dispensary to over 15,000 patients each year; and providing infrastructure at its adopted rural Govt. schools that educate more than 1,500 children. Also, Rotary Bangalore Midtown is the first 100% Paul Harris Club in Karnataka. For more information, visit:

Brigade Group

Established in 1986, Brigade Group is a multi-domain organisation, headquartered in Bangalore, whose areas of operations include property development, property management services, hospitality and education. Its portfolio covers luxury apartments, integrated enclaves, state-of-the-art software and retail facilities, offices, serviced residences, clubs, a convention centre, resorts, spas, hotels and schools. 

In an effort to be an active part of the development of the city and the environment, and as an extension of its corporate philosophy of "for a better quality of life", Brigade Group has initiated many socially purposeful projects. It has also set up the Brigade Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable trust, which runs The Brigade School. For more information on Brigade Group, please visit the website

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