Naga Sravan selected for National Youth Award
Naga Sravan selected for National Youth Award

Kilaru Naga Sravan, has been striving hard for youth to get involved in politics since 2014 through various campaigns and workshops. He has been selected for the prestigious ‘National Youth Award’ recently. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India distributes this award every year for people who work hard for the upliftment of youth in a country’s development.

He regularly conducts ‘Mock Parliaments’ to explain youth about how it runs. He is also working on ‘Young Parliamentarian’ initiative to engage more people to take up politics. He said that there is only 2 percent of people aged below 30 were representing parliament             

“I have received the information of being selected for this National Youth Award on December 21 through the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Every year, the central Government presents this award to youth who work hard for the empowerment of youth and social upliftment,” said Kilaru Naga Sravan.

This year, the award will be distributed on National Youth Day (January 12, 2018) at National Youth Festival at Jaipur, Rajasthan. Sravan also participated in the United Nations Youth Assembly recently and discussed the importance of youth in politics. He represented India in many youth activities all over the world.

Sharing his happiness for getting the prestigious award, Sravan said “This is the highest honour given to a youth by Government of India every year. This award inspires me to do hard work. I was selected for the award for my activities in youth empowerment and social upliftment,”

He filed many RTI requests to save people’s money. “I completed my Engineering in Bengaluru. There was a 20-acre lake beside my college and it was forgotten. I went to that lake and found that the officials used the funds of the lake to build a shopping complex. Then I filed an RTI application to know whereabouts of the funds. Later, the officials started cleaning the lake,” he shared.                                                             
He regularly conducts ‘Mock Parliaments’ to explain youth about how it runs. He is also working on ‘Young Parliamentarian’ initiative to engage more people to take up politics. He said that there is only 2 percent of people aged below 30 were representing parliament.             

Heconcluded, “The State and Central Governments must set up the‘State and National Youth Counsels’ to indulge youth in politics. Youth involvement in government policies helps the countries development,”

By V Sateesh Reddy