National Youth Icon Award winner Monika Ingudam from Manipur has been appointed as the Ambassador for India Volunteers.
Ingudam was appointed on Monday on the India Volunteer Day at New Delhi by Manoj Kumar Dash, the CEO of the Integrated Volunteer Network, in recognition of her contribution to the society as a volunteer.
The 25-year-old volunteer from Wangkhei Konsam Leikai in Manipur and daughter of Abujam Babita Devi, was also felicitated on the occasion.
Ingudam has been appointed to support and advance the core Mission of India Volunteers in securing 2 human hours of contribution per volunteer per week and 100 human hours per volunteer per year, to save and help in the growth of the nation.
India Volunteers Day is observed and celebrated on January 13.
This day is dedicated to all India volunteers who have been voluntarily contributing to help and save the prospective development of the country to make a resilient India.
The Integrated Volunteers Network (IVN) observed January 13, 2020, as the India Volunteers Day at Deshbandhu College, Delhi University to mark a new dawn in the aspect and ethics of volunteerism in India.
Each India volunteer is committed to plant a tree every year, stop pollution – says no to plastic, stress on yoga and nutrition for resilient health, save energy – save water and electricity, build peace and harmony by respecting child, women, old age people, animals, and the environment.
A development professional, Ingudam is currently working at ActionAid India.
She has been working towards attaining UN SDGs for the last 5 years.
She is a climate action fellow of YouthKiAwaaz.
Ingudam has also been serving as the Youth Ambassador for India with the International Youth Society.