‘Diana Award’ for Indian-origin teenager
A teenager of Indian origin will be awarded the 'Diana award' for her “voluntary and selfless work” within the community of Leicester, a British town comprising a sizeable population of ethnic Indians.india Updated: Jun 24, 2008 03:31 IST
A teenager of Indian origin will be awarded the 'Diana award' for her “voluntary and selfless work” within the community of Leicester, a British town comprising a sizeable population of ethnic Indians.
Kalpreet Kau Aulakh, 16, will be presented the award by Manjula Sood, the Indian-origin Lord Mayor of Leicester today, in recognition of her “selfless community work, compassion and work to improve people's lives”.
The award recognises the time, effort and voluntary work done by Kamalpreet for her community.
Aulakh's work includes services as a volunteer at the LOROS charity shop and participation in a youth programme aimed at imparting human values to youngsters, with an emphasis on how to incorporate them in their lives.
She has also carried out fundraising activities for the youth group 'the Good Values Club' and charity 'Wishes 4 Kids' and has helped in serving food at a local communal hall, besides organising cultural evenings and inter-faith events for youngsters.
"I am honoured to be presenting this award to Kamalpreet. She is a fantastic role model and an inspiration to others in the community," Sood, who nominated Kamalpreet for the award, said.
"I am delighted that she has been publicly recognised for her community and volunteering work for the Diana Award," she added.
The award, named after the late Princess Diana, recognises young people aged 12 to 18 years, who have made outstanding and selfless contribution to their communities.
Award winners are then able to access a lifelong development programme to support their personal growth.