Wockhardt Foundation announces ‘Youth Popular Awards’ winners on International Youth day

A program of honoring the youth for their achievements and contributions to nation building

India CSR News Network

MUMBAI: Wockhardt Foundation, a not-for-profit organization engaged in social service and human welfare activities, is promoting the young population for the good work in their respective fields by honoring them with  ‘Youth Popular Awards’.

India of the twenty first century is a nation with a predominantly young population. Variously termed as Gen-X-Y or millennial. The youth is dynamic, progressive, tech-savvy and icon-loving. In keeping with this trend, Wockhardt Foundation has taken a step to promote the growth of these youths by honoring them for their achievements and contributions to nation building by instituting Popular Youth Awards on International Youth Day, 12th Aug 2016.

Youth Popular awards has various categories like popular authors, doctors, entrepreneurs, social workers, actors, directors, dancers, sports person, fashion designers etc.

Dr. Huz (Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala), CEO, Trustee, Wockhardt Foundation said, “Praising and promoting good work always have a positive effect. Our young population is the bright future of tomorrow. Through Youth Popular awards we are enhancing their motivation to do their best.”

Popular awards are the awards that the awardees are identified and voted for, not by a jury constituted by a few select persons, but by people at the community at large, through the medium of the internet.

Below are the winners of the Youth Popular awards:

  • Author: Nikita Singh
  • Chef: Shipra Khanna
  • Choreographer: Sneha Kapoor
  • Doctor: Dr. Pramod Tripathi
  • Classical Dancer: Harinie Jeevitha
  • Entrepreneur: Aditya Motwane
  • Educationist: Saritha Dattatreya
  • Fashion Designer: Priyanka Ella Lama
  • Film Actor: Deepika Padukone
  • Film Director: Anurag Kashyap
  • Lawyer: Safir Anand
  • Media-Anchor: Arnab Goswami
  • Model: Gauhar Khan
  • Photographer: Nirvair Singh Rai
  • Politician: Jyotiraditya Scindia
  • Painter: Praful Sawant
  • Classical Singer: Rahul Deshpande
  • Popular Singer: Shreya Ghosal
  • Social Worker: Sonam Dumbre
  • Sport Icon: Mary Kom
  • Theatre Artist: Saran Dhok

To see the scoring of Youth Popular Awardees, please visit


Wockhardt Foundation is a national, not-for-profit organization engaged in social service and human welfare activities. Its 9 programmes have made perceptible change in its areas of operations to the lives of the underprivileged. Mobile 1000, its flagship programme, aims at operating 1000 Mobile Health Vans in rural India and administering free primary healthcare to 2.5 million Indians every year. As of date, there are 91 Mobile 1000 Vans operating in 18 states and doing yeoman service to rural India.

Its other programmes like Little Hearts, Pronto Toilet, Pronto Bio-Toilet, E-Learning, Khel Khel Mein, Wockhardt Skills Development Institute, SHUDHU water purification tablets and Adarsh Gram Yojana have made significant impact and it continues to expand its social coverage in areas where the need is the most. Says it’s Trustee & CEO, Dr. Huz (Dr. Huzaifa Khorakiwala) -“Wockhardt Foundation operates its social programmes based on the 3 B’s – Big, Best and Bold. The Big ensures scale, the Best ensures quality and the Bold ensures need.” Wockhardt Foundation is governed by a simple philosophy -“where every smile counts”.