Anti-hunger activist Ankit Kawatra is all set to receive the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award with 60 others from all 53 Commonwealth countries.
Kawatra will be honoured by Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony to be held in the Buckingham Palace on 29 June 2017.
Kawatra quit his corporate business job in 2014 and founded a not-for-profit organisation Feeding India that works towards solving problems of hunger, malnutrition and food wastage. The organisation distributes extra food from restaurants, canteens, households, corporates to help people in need.
The activist started working for the cause after witnessing massive amount of extra food being thrown away in a wedding.
At present, Feeding India works in 43 cities with 4500 volunteers and has served more than 8.5 million meals to vulnerable individuals such as children, women, old age citizens, disabled people et cetera.
About Queen’s Young Leaders Award
• Queen's Young Leader Award is an annual award given in recognition of leadership skills by young people between the ages of 18 and 29.
• The award is open to selected Commonwealth of Nations to recognize exceptional people or organizations who are making a difference in improving other citizen's lives.
• The program was established by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, in partnership with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society.
When: June 2017