This ‘Young Achievers’ event in Pondy will recognise social changemakers

One of the winners of the TYCL Young Social Changemakers Award in 2017

This ‘Young Achievers’ event in Pondy will recognise social changemakers

The term ‘Young Achievers’ has been going viral this week after a front page advertisement published in the Bangalore edition of a national newspaper received flak on social media for being elitist and sexist. The ad for the Young Achievers Matrimonial Meet placed ‘beautiful girls’ under the eligible criteria and was planned for International Youth Day which falls on August 12.

But in Pondicherry, young achievers of a different sort have been recognised and awarded on International Youth Day for the past 3 years.  Trust for Youth and Child Leadership (TYCL) instituted the ‘Young Social Changemaker Award’ in 2015 too recognise and promote the efforts of  young people who have made a positive change in Puducherry, Villupuram and Cuddalore.

The organisation has invited applications for the 4th year of this  award. The last day to send in your applications is July 31.


Do You Qualify?

  • If you are of the age between 18 and 35
  • If you are from the union territory of Puducherry or the districts of Cuddalore or Villupuram
  • If you have exhibited leadership in community development or social change
  • If you can commit one year to work on pressing challenges in any of the districts mentioned above.


Send in your application or nominate someone you know for the award by filling this form here.


The awards will be presented on Youth Day celebrations on August 11 at Hotel Vijayentra.

A short film ‘Ratham’ and a book and a book, ‘An Inseparable Love’ will also be released at the event.

For more details, contact: 073392 22100












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