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National Youth Awards 2020

VT Seva started the year 2021 with great energy and poised to focus on Youth empowerment more than ever. There was no better time than this to celebrate considering the amazing work done by our Youth volunteers in the year 2020 when the world has been grappled in the pandemic. They showed compassion, leadership through several virtual workshops, seminars, Health camps, sports events planned and executed by the youth with the help of VT Seva Leadership Team.

There were 82 nominees for five categories from various branches and the selection process was meticulously planned engaging external judges.

VT Seva empowers youth with volunteerism and philanthropy and everyone putting in their time to help each other is a winner to begin with. The nominees made the job of our panel of judges very hard but, it is a nice problem to have. Without further ado, the winners are -

Most Active Rookie of the Year

A volunteer who recently joined VT SEVA is considered a rookie

The winners are

Runners Up: Aditi Anakala, and Varshita Parupudi,

Nominees: Sumana Chilakamarri, Chinmay Dongari, Sreeja Sappati, Mehar Nemani, Aaditya Shivapooja, Hiba Zyna, Shrikha Atchutuni, Risha Narayanan, Siddharth Thirumala Kanduri, Kartheek Mukkavilli, Srisamhita Ponnapalli, Srinithya Tirumala, Yashwanth Piratla, Laya Dhilip, and Amogh Desai.


Rising Star of the Year

A volunteer who started to show a lot of initiative and commitment this year

The Winners Are

Runners up: Sriram Vennamaneni, Keerthana Noru,

Nominees: Charishma Bijum, Rikhilsai Duvvuri, Sanjana Veerapaneni, Srimayi Kakkadap, Trisha Vemulapalli, Ritika Vemulapalli,Siri Chandana Arkatala, Pranav Arkatala, Lohith Manthena, Manasvini Gudibandi, Arnav Senapathi, Rashmitha Raghunathan, Saisha Srivatsan, Veeraj Sirivolu, Shreyas Bharath, Dev Shashank, Aditya Manthena,Akshaya Manthena, Ananya Suthram, Aakarsh Dhilip


Most Initiative Driven Volunteer

Volunteer who has demonstrated lot of initiative in ever Activity they did for VT SEVA in either generating funds, doing unique initiatives, or bring more youth to join VT SEVA .

The Winner is



Runners up: Rohitha Sanka, Lakshman Vennamaneni

Nominees: Adya Ganti, Aayush Kumar, Nikhilesh Edara, Nitya Hosur, Blivanilay Vakulabharanam, Abhishek Sambaraj, Aditya Agarwal


On the beautiful evening while celebrating our awesome youth volunteerism, wanted to provide motivation and inspiration and that's exactly what our esteemed Chief Guest and Key Note Speaker did.

Padma Bhushan Pullela Gopichand (Indian Badminton Player), Dronacharya and Arjuna Awardee, addressed the group encouraging the youth and sharing inspirational experience of his journey, the inspiration our scriptures provide and the importance of including them as default curriculum for the benefit of youth.

The Keynote Speech was delivered by Major Nikhil Kesiredddy (United States Marine Corps) who enunciated values like discipline, focused efforts, mindfulness and Goal oriented approach.

Both gentlemen appreciated VT Seva’s efforts and initiation in giving back to the community.

The evening continued with recognizing volunteers in two more categories.

Most Creative Volunteer

Volunteer who has demonstrated a lot of creativity in either generating funds, doing unique initiatives, or bringing more youth to join VT SEVA or etc. Creativity is identifying unique ways to create value for VT SEVA, its pillars and its communities.

The Winner is



Runners up: Sahana Peechara, Anish Immadi

Nominees: Nikhila Mannepalli, Manasi Oleti, Parth Garg,Thanuj Desu, Sribhavita Nekkalapudi, Anjali Alishala, Shrija Cheetypalli, Trisha Chinnimeni, Varshini Vakulabharanam, SaiVachan Ponnapalli, Samhita & Vedanth Jonnalagadda, Oviya Jaisankar.


Most Valuable Volunteer

This Volunteer has contributed at various levels - as a leader, as a participant, helper, mentor, initiator etc.

The Winners Are


Runners up: Shreya Bandi, Adarsh Nallapa

Nominees: Adithya K Upadhayula, Sri Chandrika Changavala, Aaditya Malapati, Shreya Bandi, Kaavya N Srikarnati,Harish Jaisankar, Rahul Rajulu

Our panel of judges did an amazing work and they were present at the event to witness and congratulate the volunteers in person, well virtually. We thank our judges panel for their time, effort and encouragement to all the nominees and winners.

Panel of Judges:

  • Ms. Usha Ravilla, Youth Chair of NJ Telugu Association, Worked with the Vegesna Foundaiton and The Hunger Project Initiative

  • Mr. Samir Shah, Lead, Shrimad Rajchandra Love and Care.

  • Ms. Sangeetha Chowhan, VP Project, Small Steps Foundation, Volunteer/Coach and Judge for Odyssey of the Mind,

  • Ms. Ceeilia Jackson, Founder/Executive Director of Youth Leadership Development Program, Bharatanatyam Teacher,

  • Ms. Rajani Veeramachaneni, Mentor for Sfeteens Online, TEDx Youth Programs, Judge for American Business Awards

  • Ms. Sunitha Cheruvu, President of Frisco Education Foundation, Mayoral Ad-hoc Frisco Inclusion Committee, Frisco ISD Diversity Task Force

“Because of the service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work , there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.”

Gillian Anderson

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