Monika Devi Ingudam from Manipur was among the 79 young leaders from across the globe who were honored National Youth Icon Award 2019 by International Youth Committee, New Delhi on September 27.
The National Youth Icon Award is the premiere and the highest youth award in India for Excellence in Development Work aimed to raise the profile of young people and highlight the contribution they are making towards developing a fairer, sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for the nation.
The award give international, regional and national recognition and support to the young men and women who have demonstrated young people’s capacity and potential to make positive contributions to their communities, nations and the world at large.
Among them, Monika Ingudam was one of the awardees in recognition of her contribution towards attaining United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in India. Monika is a development professional, currently working at Action Aid India. She is an agriculturist by training. Since the last 4 years, she has been working with more than 10,000 farmers in the country to promote sustainable agriculture and entrepreneurship.
Monika has represented India at many international youth platforms as a youth delegate: IYC World Youth Conference 2016, UNESCO World Youth Conference on kindness 2019, Global Changemakers – Global Youth Summit 2018, Commonwealth Model Conference 2017, SRCC Global Sustainability Summit 2017, Asia’s Livelihood Summit 2017, South Asian Young Women Leadership Conclave 2018, etc.