Two students from LSR College and Jamia Millia Islamia have been awarded the prestigious Diana Award
The Diana Award for 2021 was given to two students from Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College and Jamia Millia Islamia for their contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Devanshi Ranjan, a final-year LSR student, has been recognised for her efforts to assist impoverished youngsters, particularly female pupils, with their education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a university release, Kaif Ali, a fourth-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) student at Jamia Millia Islamia, won the award for creating a sustainable housing that helps prevent coronavirus transmission. The prize, named after Diana, Princess of Wales, is the "highest distinction" a young person can get for social action or humanitarian activities. It is distributed through the same-named charity, which has the backing of both of her sons, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex.
"Ali designed a prefabricated sustainable structure that would not only assist prevent virus transmission but could also accommodate refugees worldwide in the future," according to the Jamia statement. His idea is currently being implemented in Lagos, Nigeria, and has been recognised by the Indian government, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the United Nations as one of the top 11 rising innovative start-ups addressing climate change, according to the statement. "I found out that I will be honoured with the Diana award on May 5," Ranjan, who has been working with NGO Ladli Foundation Trust, told PTI.
The Diana Award, which is granted to youngsters between the ages of 9 and 25, was given to 400 people around the world.
"We congratulate all of our new Diana Award honorees, who are changemakers for their generation, from the United Kingdom and around the world. We are confident that earning this honour would encourage more young people to become involved in their communities and embark on their own journey as active citizens "Tes said