Queen’s Young Leaders Award for 2017 Current Affairs
Anti-hunger activist Ankit Kawatra has been awarded the Queen’s Young Leaders Award for 2017 by Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony in the Buckingham Palace.
The Queen’s Young Leaders Award recognises exceptional work towards solving hunger and malnutrition in India.
Ankit Kawatra is the founder of Feeding India, an organisation which works towards eradicating hunger and food wastage in India. The organisation which was established in 2014 functions across 43 Indian cities with the help of 4,500 volunteers serving 8 million meals to the needy.
Queen’s Young Leader Awards
The award was established by The Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Trust, the Royal Commonwealth Society and Comic Relief. The awards mark the Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years on the throne and over six decades of service to Commonwealth nations.
The award highlights the importance of solving the problem of hunger and take action towards “725 million people around the world who do not even have basic food and nutrition.”
The award identifies and supports 60 exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth, aged 18-29 who have made a lasting difference by transforming the lives of others.