Two tribal students of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) here are among the 17 young social innovators selected by ‘Ashoka Innovators for the Public, India, Youth Venture’ programme as role models for the youth.
The two, Shanti Murmu (18) and Dharamananda Bhoi (19), were selected on the basis of their passion and commitment towards social change and leadership potential, Yashveer Singh, Director, Youth Venture of Ashoka South Asia and Achyut Samant told reporters here today.
It is for the first time that two tribal teenagers from India figure in the list of Youth Venturers, said Singh adding the 17 young social innovators were recently selected as role models for the youth, from across India within the age group of 12 and 20.
The ‘Youth Venture’ aims at transforming the youth culture across the country by enabling teenagers to lead change.
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