SAARC Youth Award

SAARC Youth Awards

The SAARC Youth Awards Scheme was instituted in 1996 to provide recognition to extraordinary young talents and encourage the overall development of the youth in the region. The Scheme is also aimed at encouraging the South Asian youth to excel in various fields and to realize their full potential.

The SAARC Youth Awards Scheme is open to nationals of SAARC Member Countries, who are within the age group of 20-35 years at the time of nomination. The Award consists of a citation in English; a Gold Medal; and a cash prize of US$ 3000.

The SAARC Youth Awards have so far been presented on the following themes :

Year

Theme

Name of Winner

Country

1997

Outstanding Social Service in Community Welfare

Mr. Md. Sukur Salek

Bangladesh

1998

New Inventions and Discoveries

Dr. Najmul Hasnain Shah

Pakistan

2001

Creative Photography: South Asian Diversity

Mr. Mushfiqul Alam

Bangladesh

2002

Outstanding contribution to protect the Environment

Dr. Masil Khan

Pakistan

2003

Invention in the Field of Traditional Medicine

Mr. Hassan Sher

Pakistan

2004

Outstanding contribution to raising awareness for TB and/or HIV/AIDS

Mr. Ajij Prasad Poudyal

Nepal

2006

Promotion of Tourism in South Asia

Mr. Syed Zafar Abbas Naqvi

Pakistan

2008

From Himalayan glaciers to verdant plains to coral reefs – protecting the Environment in South Asia

Ms. Uswatta Liyanage Deepani Jayantha

Sri Lanka

2009

Outstanding contribution to humanitarian works in the aftermath of Natural Disasters