Jamshedpur, June 24: Sixteen fellows have been selected for the Tarapore School Young Leaders Fellowship Programme 2019, a four month programme run in association with XLRI.
16 chosen fellows are given a chance to and create a visible change in society by identifying a problem and implementing an achievable solution.
After its successful debut in the year 2018, where 16 chosen fellows worked on three successful projects associated with Rural Education, the programme has returned this year to initiate change in a different sphere and build leaders of tomorrow yet again.
The first round of selection was held on the 5th of May, 2019 where over 200 students participated in a written round and a group discussion. After this, the top 45 candidates were chosen to attend a personal interview with the XLRI student partners – SIGMA. SIGMA is a group of energetic students who work towards a number of social causes each year.
Team SIGMA interviewed these candidates and selected 25 deserving candidates for the final, formal interview round. These candidates were interviewed by Prof. Pingali Venugopal, Chairperson, International Relations, XLRI, Niroop Mahanty and Rupa Mahanty of RM Associates.
At the end of the three rigorous rounds, a total of 16 candidates were selected to be a part of the programme.
These fellows will now spend the next four months learning about problems based on a given theme, attending sessions and workshops, meeting stakeholders from society and working on the field to implement a solution that they have identified.
The final 16 candidates selected as fellows for the Tarapore Young Leaders Fellowship Programme for the year 2019 include Adena Xiao from Loyola School, Aditi Kabra from Kerala Samajam Model School, Apurba Ranjan from DBMS English School, Devansh Tiwary from Hill Top School, Gauransh Chhabra from Carmel Junior College, Hridhima Dabhade from Little Flower School, Kriti Kakani from Loyola School, Megha Chakraborty
from Gulmohur High School, Misal Gupta from Carmel Junior College, Prakash Kumar from SDSM School for Excellence, Pratik Dev Das from Tarapore School, Rishika Agrawal from Kerala Samajam Model School, Soumya Mishra from J. H. Tarapore School, Svarnim Samant from DBMS English School, Tanay Ranjan from Carmel Junior College and Tiksana Ghosh from J. H Tarapore School.