The first batch of Youth Citizen Service volunteers aged 18-25 year olds have been selected from across the country and the final 23 represent 12 states.
1. Shivi Vijayvergiya, MP
A practicing lawyer, YCS is her journey to self discovery.
2. Archana, Delhi
A youth volunteer for whom YCS meant greater exposure to development.
3. Jasmin Khan, Delhi
A keen learner built her experience of working with people from diverse communities.
4. Mehul Veland, Gujarat
A social entrepreneur deepened his knowledge of the development sector through YCS.
5. Moumita Das, West Bengal
A final year arts student believes that her YCS experience has made her a better development worker.
6. Kumar Gaurav, Haryana
Mr. Adaptable feels that YCS is his first baby step to pursue social work.
7. Pranoy Paul, West Bengal
To make new friends, get meaningful experience and explore new horizons is YCS to him.
8. Ghanshyam, Delhi
A human rights fellow sharpened his development skills through volunteering with YCS.
9. Kambuimei Phaomei, Manipur
An artist who wants to give back to the society saw YCS as her medium.
10. Chandrashekhar, Karnataka
An athelete who is excited to have done some bit for people in need.
11. Dinesh Singh, Uttarakhand
His passion for social work and desire to share pulled him towards YCS.
12. Sana Mahatab, Karnataka
A young activist whose interest in working with diverse communities and cultures brought her to YCS.
13. Sudhir Kumar Dash, Orissa
A former volunteer believes he developed his leadership abilities at YCS.
14. Suhas.B.K, Karnataka
YCS for this civil engineer is a platform to test innovative ideas to tackle poverty.
15. Dipanker Bhuyan, Assam
Someone who works with farmers back home was looking for a great volunteering experience.
16. Sourabh Sakalaya, Assam
An assistant cameraman who felt YCS was an intercultural experience with exciting possibilities.
17. Yaseer Arafat, Karnataka
He applied for YCS to understand the dynamics behind poverty and unemployment in practice.
18. Arvind Mamgain, Assam
Strong desire to interact with the development sector and communities spurred him to join YCS.
19. Mehafuj Middya, West Bengal
YCS is a step ahead for this farmer’s mission to learn to empower communities.
20. Mithalaj TM, Kerala
A student of TISS, Mumbai felt YCS was his introduction to the on ground experience of addressing poverty through education.
21. Swarna Prava Barik, Orissa
Her desire to break out of conservatism and explore social issues got her to YCS.
22. Mira Roy, West Bengal
An enthusiastic inspired with YCS would like to do more volunteering work.
23. Tripti Poddar, Jharkhand
A lawyer, a researcher with the World Bank gained field level development experience with YCS.
See photos of these YCS volunteers in the PDF version of this newsletter