A prominent young environmentalist teenager Arushi Madan (student of Delhi Private School-Sharjah) has been awarded the prestigious International Diana Award for her outstanding , sustained and selfless contribution to the community towards environment protection. She has been bestowed with the attached Diana Award certificate signed by the British Prime Minister Mr. David Cameron.
International Diana award , in memory of Princess Diana , is a prestigious global award that appreciates and celebrates the work which young people make to society - especially those who are young ambassadors, young leaders, young humanitarians, , environmental campaigners, and those who inspire others as Princess Diana did. This award appreciates and encourages inspirational young people who work selflessly for benefit to society , community or environment . It awards the outstanding achievements of such young people .
British Council UAE Director Marc Jessel congratulated Arushi on this momentous achievement. Picture attached –Arushi with Marc Jessel (British Council UAE Director).
On her splendid accomplishment , Arushi was invited to Indian Embassy , Abu Dhabi by Ms Neeta Bhushan -Deputy Chief of Mission & Head of Chancery , Indian Embassy and wife of Consul General Mr. Anurag Bhushan. Mrs. Bhushan appreciated Arushi’s work towards environment protection , applauded her as role model for today’s youth and encouraged her to continue working for such causes. Picture attached –Arushi with Ms Neeta Bhushan in Indian Embassy , Abu Dhabi.
Arushi also won in 2013 prestiguous UAE National award “Sheikh Hamdan Award for distinguished student” , Outstanding Environment Student award SEAA (Sharjah Environment Awareness Award) in 2014 , “Green Star UAE” title and award in 2014 , the best Environment Ambassador award by Tunza Eco-generation and many other awards and accolades. Recently in end March , she also won Sharjah award for Educational Excellence. Earlier in Feb 2014 Arushi was invited at Seoul , South Korea as representative of UAE for Global Youth Eco Leadership Summit.
Arushi is the President of youth community group “Students for the Earth” . Arushi is also an Environment Ambassador to the Middle East-by Tunza Eco Generation (venture between Samsung Engineering and UNEP).
Arushi has been conducting various environment campaigns , event , activities and awareness sessions for various segments of society like she did an awareness session exclusively for labourers and one exclusively for women as she believes “If you educate a man , you educate an individual but if you educate a woman , you educate two generations”.
She also set up a waste segregation system and Energy saving system for her building . She believes in actions more than words and works at grassroot level and sets examples for others to follow. She has been a source of inspiration to many youngsters but for herself she feels her school Principal Ms Vandana Marwaha and Environment Co-ordinator Ms Anjum Hasan are her big source of inspiration and guidance. Arushi has been constantly supported by her parents without whom she feels she won’t have been what she is today.