VOSAP Essay Competition found 3 winners…same age of 19 years! What a great future India has with such compassionate youth who are writers, innovators and socially responsible!
Participants were from US, UK, Canada, Japan and India – Srinagar to Guwahati to Anjar to Bangalore to Ahmedabad with age varying from 13 to 35, background from researchers/PhD to technocrats of Silicon Valley to students in social service from Gujarat Vidyapeeth – with or without disabilities! Eminent Jury of 5 members (VOSAP appreciates their volunteer contribution despite of extremely busy schedules), rated every essay entry to arrive at top 40 contestants who further went into popularity round and volunteering work to achieve their dreams in order to be the winner!
Subjects? Fresh, futuristic on Inclusive society, Accessible city! Dreams of our youth is expressed…
This innovative, highly engaging and inspiring initiative of VOSAP was greatly appreciated by our visionary leaders, who endorsed, supported VOSAP mission and graced VOSAP Award Ceremony, delivered inspiring speeches, made key announcements and signed MoUs with VOSAP for long term transformation impact.
1. Shri O. P. Kohli ji, Governor of Gujarat
2. Dr Thaawarchaand Gehlot, Hon. Minister, Ministry of Social Just & Empowerment, Govt. of India
3. Ms Shakuntala Gamlin, Hon. Secretary, DEPwD, MSJE, Govt. of India
4. Shri Prabodh Sheth, Hon. Joint Secretary, DEPwD, MSJE, Govt. of India
5. Shri. D. N. Pandey, Hon. Commissioner of Disability, Govt. of Gujarat
6. Dr Kiritbhai Solanki ji, Hon. Member of Parliament, Loksabha (Indian Parliament)
7. Shri Ramanbhai Vora, Hon. Ex speaker of Gujarat State Assembly
8. Shri Vikrant Pandey, Hon. Collector of Ahmedabad
9. Shri Piyushbhai Desai, Chairman of Waghbakri Tea Group
10. Shri Jaimin Vasa, President of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industries
VOSAP also thanks 700 invited guests who came to the event.
–> VOSAP volunteers are highly inspired with written message for this event from Hon. Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi.
Inspiring speeches (VDO), encouraging written messages of the leaders who graced the occasion (souvenir booklet), vivid pictures etc. are available on www.voiceofsap.org and VOSAP mobile app.
VOSAP congratulates all winners for inspiring thousands of other youth volunteers. Per suggestion from both Hon. Minister and Hon. Governor of Gujarat, VOSAP will release a book compiled of the selected essays.
This event successfully demonstrated a functional model – representatives on the dais – NRI, Corporate leader, Elected leaders, Govt officers and youth winners who came together with deep commitment of transforming India’s disability sector, creating inclusive and accessible society of 21st century India.
Exemplary commitment, tremendous hard work was done for last 5 months by volunteers of Ahmedabad under guidance of Shri Rohitbhai Shah and Shri Bhushan Punani ji (BPA). Ashish Deliwala, Hardip Dave, Manisha Pathak, Amit Parikh, Rajesh Jasoria, Girish Soni, Atul Soni, Jeet, Pinkesh Shah, Ashish Madhu, Ankit Parmar, Shardaben, Zakirbhai, Jeevanbhai and many others took the ownership for the success of Essay Competition and Award Ceremony.
VOSAP shares deep feeling of gratitude to Shri Piyushbhai and Waghbakri Tea Group, our event sponsor who made this event a reality. VOSAP also thanks our 40+ sponsors and Collector office of Ahmedabad, who joined our mission and ensured its success.
Voice of SAP congratulates winners of VOSAP Essay Competition 2018!
First Prize winner of Rs 50,000: Om Shah, Ahmedabad, age 19
Second Prize winner of Rs 25,000: Mohd Faiz, New Delhi, age 19
Third Prize winner of Rs 10,000: Harsh Aghera, Ahmedabad, age 19
Additional 15 winners of Rs 1,000 each.
Hiral Shah, Naliya, age 20
Saumil Vadodaria, London, age 33
Neha Zala, Ahmedabad, age 26
Rajesh Kumar, Delhi, age 24
Arun Kumar, Delhi, age 23
Aniket Meeruty, Vadodara, age 23
Dhawal Gandhi, Ahmedabad, age 34
Krutika Patel, Ahmedabad, age 21
Manushree Desai, Los Angeles, age 18
Sachi Shah, Surat, age 19
Sikhya Babu, Ahmedabad, age 28
Sapna Khatter, Rajkot, age 33
Maitri Katta, Rajkot, age 22
Dhairya Parikh, Mumbai, age 26
Urmila Vaghmashi, Surat, age 24