Kohima, December 3 (MExN): The Young Leaders Connect on Thursday announced an award platform called Northeast Young Heroes Awards 2020.
The Northeast Young Heroes Awards 2020, powered by the news and content platform of North East –Eastmojo, will celebrate achievements of individuals from the region striving for excellence in various fields, the organizers informed.
With the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic still not over, the award will be a virtual one, they added.
“We will involve communities to participate, nominate their heroes and vote for them. This is a first of its kind award where an eminent jury and the people of the North East get to choose the Young Heroes who have made a difference in 2020,” the Young Leaders Connect stated.
The various categories of the awards are: Healthcare, Administration, Tourism, Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Music and Entertainment, Education, Sports, Sustainable Development, and Global Northeast Indian.
Leaders Connect has invited nomination of a Northeastern for the award or register to be part of the awards by logging on to www.neyoungheroes.com.
Young Leaders Connect is an initiative of YouthNet that provides a common platform for young leaders and achievers from the North-East, launched in 2011 in Kohima. It is an annual conclave where young change makers and leaders from diverse fields come together to plan where they would like to see India vis-à-vis North East in the future, plan a roadmap, and strategize on interventions at the grassroots and policy level.
This year, Leaders Connect informed that it is honoring people who in their specific line of work “excellently continued to inspire leadership, instill hope and faith for the society amidst the pandemic situation.”