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Naga student bags Young Global Leader Award 2011


Indian Activist and Social Entrepreneur Ngul Min Thang, from Nagaland, currently a student of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, has been awarded the YGL Awards 2011 which was nominated by the British Council through their Global Changemakers Programme. Thang, a Global Changemaker representative of Singapore, has been with the YGL team for the past two years. He has succeeded in many of his projects in the African and Latin American Countries. Among his many projects his 'Picture it' project received tremendous response across Latin America and India.
Nominated under 40, these young leaders are proposed through a qualified nomination process and assessed according to rigorous selection criteria that creates a diverse and truly representative body, while accepting only the very best leaders who have already demonstrated their commitment to serving society at large.
Out of the thousands of candidates nominated each year, between 100 and 200 extraordinary individuals are honoured each year with the title “Young Global Leader” at which time they are invited to become Active Members and sign the YGL Charter of rights and responsibilities.
The YGL class of 2011 is composed of 190 Young Leaders from 65 countries and all stakeholders of society (business, civil society, social entrepreneurs, politics and government, arts and culture, and opinion and media). The new class represents all regions: East Asia (50), South Asia (18), Europe (42), Middle East and North Africa (13), sub-Saharan Africa (14), North America (36) and Latin America (17). This year’s selection has more gender parity than ever, with 44% women.
The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, multistakeholder community of more than 700 exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to shaping the global future. Young Global Leaders represent the future of leadership, coming from all regions of the world and representing business, government, civil society, arts & culture, academia and media, as well as social entrepreneurs.