Vol IX, Issue 16                            The Award Weekly                            19 April 2017 There exists within everyone a grand passion, a


Vol IX, Issue 16                            The Award Weekly                            19 April 2017


There exists within everyone a grand passion, an outlandish thirst for adventure, a desire to live boldly and vividly through the journey of life.

Kurt Hahn


Camping Expedition


Tirthan Valley at the Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh, India

The beauty of this place will just mesmerise any trekking enthusiast and it is simply breathtaking.

Forty-five Bronze and Silver participants of Bawa Lalvani Public School, Kapurthala (Punjab) accompanied by five mentors trekked to the Great Himalayan National Park from 31st March to 6th April 2017.

The entire trek was really beautiful and serene. Close to the base Camp Himalayan, the participants experienced the natural beauty of the 'Jhoi' waterfall and trekked and manoeuvred through the crystal clear, flowing River Tirath. The camping experience helped the participants to introspect and develop a perspective to engage in more adventures in the times ahead. Besides trekking the participants also did the different Adventurous Journey related activities too. Splashing under the waterfall was a memorable experience for the entire team.

Thanks to the local guide at Camp Himalayan, who arranged a trek to the Jalori Pass through a small village, Banjar, inhabited by very friendly and courteous folks. This pass is situated at a height of 10,575 feet. Trekking on this beautiful trail led to the mesmerising places like Shoja, Serolsar lake, Sakiran Lambri and the Great Himalayan National Park! Click here for the pictures


The International Gold Event (IGE) 2017

IGE 2017 Selected Logo RGB

25th October – 30th October 2017 at Prague, Czech Republic

The International Gold Event (IGE) has evolved over the years into an advanced training programme on soft skills, service projects and cultural exchange events, and now focusing on leadership development for its delegates.

This year, this much-awaited event, IGE-2017 will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on the theme of “Engaging a younger generation in our sustainable future”.

The Foundation is working on creating a provocative programme, planning field visits to provide delegates with the opportunity to discuss the challenges faced by young people, and deciding the effective application of the Award for a sustainable future within their local, national, regional and global communities.

Gold Award holders are encouraged to plan their applications to participate in this mega event. Application form is available here. More details on IGE-2017 can be obtained from www.intaward.org.


Explore Spiti, be a part of Solar Conservation Project 2017

 Registrations Closed


Youth Engaging Society (YES)

YES Centres in India are strategic allies in promoting the all-inclusive growth of The Award. Click for updated list


Events in Focus - Contact the Programme Team for details

27th - 28th April 2017: Award Leader Training (YES) Workshop at Award Training Centre, New Delhi
2nd May 2017: Award Presentation & Orientation for students and teachers at Birla Vidyamandir, Nainital
6th May 2017: Award orientation for students and teachers at Father LeBlond School, Darjeeling.
8th May 2017: Award orientation for teachers at GEMS Academia International School, Thakurpukur
26th - 27th May 2017: Award Leader Training (YES) Workshop at Him Academy Public School, Hamirpur
2nd - 17th June 2017: Seventh Solar Conservation Project 2017 - Residential Project and Adventurous Journey for Gold Participants at Spiti, Himachal Pradesh
4th - 6th September 2017: Asia Pacific Regional Conference, London
25th - 30th October 2017: International Gold Event (IGE) at Prague, Czech Republic.


Partners / Trained Activity Provider Update

The aim of partnering is to harness the potential and to encourage young people to grow from their own strengths. Individuals and organisations are welcome to partner with the Award Programme Foundation, and help develop the Programme. Click to visit the Partners page

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