KARNATKA HIGH ON TALENT:
YOUNG ACHIEVER 2010 AWARD
–Achala Paani, young and fiery 25- year old Animal Welfare Activist
Bangalore: This year, the annual Young Achiever Award, founded by Brigade Group & Rotary Bangalore Midtown, saw a flock of talent whose efforts could just not go unnoticed. Thus, Young Achiever Award 2010’s winners were the most talented, brilliant, sensible, gifted and young winners of Karnataka.
The winners of the Young Achiever 2010 award were announced at the function held at the MLR Convention Centre in J.P. Nagar on the 20th of November 2010. Chief Guest Mr Prakash Padukone (former Badminton World champion) , M.R. Jaishankar, CMD, Brigade Group, and District Governor, RID 3190, Rtn MN Suresh presented trophies , cash prize and citations to joint-winners Suraj Narredu, Rakesh Manpat, Pavithra YS and Achala Paani. The prize money for the award was Rs 2,00,000/- this year.
Achala Paani is the Founder and Managing Trustee of Let’s Live Together, Bangalore. She has been an animal welfare activist for the last ten years. Her tremendous strength, love and compassion for animals help her breathe life into the organization ‘Let’s Live Together’, for the welfare of homeless animals in Bangalore.
The organization’s initiative Project -‘Life on the Street’ promotes the concept of people adopting homeless puppies instead of buying dogs. This project has been responsible for over a 1000 adoptions, which has considerably helped solve the street dog issues.