New Delhi (India), March 20: Yuva Unstoppable founder Amitabh Shah and SGS organised a delegation of philanthropists
and corporate leaders to meet and interact with Union Cabinet Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying – Shri Parshottam Rupala, on March 4, 2023, at P.G.D.A.V. Senior Secondary School, Patel Nagar, New Delhi. The interaction was arranged to mark and celebrate 4100 schools transformed by Yuva Unstoppable through its ‘School Transformation Program’. The 20-member delegation team got the opportunity to hear from the Hon’ble Minister on programs and initiatives close to his heart, government development plans that have been recently announced and how collaborative efforts will go a long way in reaching scale and impact for these plans.
One such focus plan that Shri Rupalaji brought up and discussed with Amitabh Shah’s delegation was the Government of India’s recently announced Vibrant Villages Program (VVP). The program envisages comprehensive development of villages on the Northern border that have limited connectivity & infrastructure and often get left out of the country’s progress story. The proposed financial allocation of Rs 4800 crore will create essential infrastructure and livelihood opportunities across 46 border blocks covering 4 states and 1 union territory over phases. “Improving the quality of life in these distant villages will encourage locals to stay in their native locations and remain connected to their roots and history. This will also ensure the country’s safety and economic development happens through local resources, encouragement of local art & culture, tourism and skill development & entrepreneurship for women and youth” – Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.
Support and development of youth in these areas brought forth the dynamic journey of Amitabh Shah started Yuva Unstoppable. An NGO dedicated to providing opportunities and resources for youth to encourage them to become successful and contributing citizens of India. Yuva Unstoppable’s programs support these future leaders through various development programs spread across 14 states that focus on their education & literacy, providing them access to smart classrooms & technology and provision of education scholarships ensuring a reduction in dropouts. “I believe in the power of youth to propel India’s growth story further. We at Yuva Unstoppable want to maximise their potential by providing them as many opportunities as we can to nurture this force. I am humbled by Shri Parshottamji’s commitment towards the development and are privileged to work with him under his guidance and support towards a more vibrant India” – Amitabh Shah, Founder – Yuva Unstoppable. The Hon’ble Minister heard the story and journeys of 2 Yuva Unstoppable scholarship students who despite difficult circumstances, are continuing their education and on the path to achieving their dreams. Rupalaji encouraged the children to believe in themselves, dream and aspire to be successful and contributing members of society.
Appreciating the zeal and dedication of Amitabh Shah, Rupalaji felt that focusing on the real issues and coming up with practical and sustainable solutions is the key success area matrix for Yuva Unstoppable. He appreciated the efforts put in by corporates such as SGS through their CSR programs to work towards a more developed India. The delegation feeling both inspired and motivated to work towards the initiatives and suggestions put forth by the Hon’ble Minister ensuring a more vibrant and developed India.
The SGS team shared their vision and future plans with the Hon’ble Minister. Mr Shashibhushan Jogani – Managing Director, SGS India said “Our effort is to drive social change through the provision of WASH facilities and smart classrooms across schools with our partnership with Yuva Unstoppable. We are not only committed to this from a CSR perspective, but also find tremendous value add for our staff that volunteer their time and talent to the children and schools. We seek the blessings of Rupalaji and hope to take this journey further ahead”.
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