India’s youngest chairperson of BDC among Top 30 Under 30 at HT Youth Forum 2017
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India’s youngest chairperson of BDC among Top 30 Under 30 at HT Youth Forum 2017

In the run-up to its sixth edition of Top 30 under 30, Hindustan Times profiles 30 young achievers who will be felicitated at its flagship event on May 26. They are from fields ranging from the forces, academics and art to entertainment and sports. Among them is Prajwal Busta.

ht youth forum 2017 Updated: May 26, 2017 11:29 IST
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Progress in a block: Prajwal Busta, 22, Jubbal Kotkhai

The youngest chairperson of a block development committee (BDC) in India, 22-year-old Prajwal Busta from Jubbal Kotkhai in Shimla, makes success seem like a cakewalk. But delve a little deeper and you realise it’s success born out of sheer hard work and a strong desire to work for her constituency.

Secret sauce: Give 100% to the work at hand. “Also, I don’t sweat small stuff and keep a positive attitude.”

Inspiration: The voice of her conscience.

Challenges facing India: Its burgeoning population with a huge disparity between the rich and poor; corruption in public life, and medieval attitude towards women.

Uplifting feature: “We are the most democratic and heterogeneous society in the world. And our demographic dividend (60% of our population is young ) gives us an edge over other countries of the world.”

As an agent of change: Busta says she can do it in her present role by ensuring that all the development schemes reach the people of her region.

The road ahead: Bustawants to start a NGO for development work in the region.

By the way: She enjoys reading, dancing and meditating. All for inner peace.

To know more about the other achievers click here

First Published: May 24, 2017 20:59 IST