Sana Mittar from New Delhi has been honoured with The Diana Award for her outstanding contribution in advancing the UN SDGs and empowering young changemakers, in light of Princess Diana's 60th Birth Anniversary.
Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Award is given out by the charity of the same name and has the support of both her sons, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex.
Sana Mittar is a first year undergraduate student at the University of Warwick. A youth leader, activist, changemaker, and social entrepreneur who wishes to use her knowledge to empower others, propagate inclusivity and break stigmas of society.
Witnessing discrimination on the basis of her gender, and watching youth voices being marginalised, Sana resolved to change the way the world looks at young people. At the beginning of the pandemic, Sana coordinated a digital campaign and worked with 150 volunteers to fundraise Rs500,000 for vulnerable communities. Sana has also raised funds for 40 disadvantaged children to buy mobile phones, so they could continue learning from home during lockdowns. A strong leader and self-starter, Sana recently started her own social enterprise, bringing in the first cohort of volunteers in April 2021. She also initiated a Covid Relief Response during the second wave of Covid. Her team at GVAN helped 5000+ people with resources and medical supplies during the most difficult times.
She has worked to foster active citizenship for the past 3 years in different capacities. Through her engagements with organizations such as The Global Education & Leadership Foundation, Instagram, Young Leaders for Active Citizenship, and the United Nations, she has focused on issues like gender equality, peace and security, mental health, education, covid pandemic relief, and environmental sustainability.
Due to her proactive humanitarian efforts, she has been awarded the 'Making A Difference in the Community' Award by the University of Warwick, as well as the prestigious Diana Award.
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