List of SAARC Youth Award

The SAARC Youth Award is awarded to outstanding individuals from the SAARC region. The Committee for the SAARC Youth Award selects the best candidate based on his/her merits and their decision is final.

  • 1997: Outstanding Social Service in Community Welfare – Mr. Md. Sukur Salek (Bangladesh)
  • 1998: New Inventions and Discoveries – Dr. Najmul Hasnain Shah (Pakistan)
  • 2001: Creative Photography: South Asian Diversity – Mr. Mushfiqul Alam (Bangladesh)
  • 2002: Outstanding contribution to protect the Environment – Dr. Masil Khan (Pakistan)
  • 2003: Invention in the Field of Traditional Medicine – Mr. Hassan Sher (Pakistan)
  • 2004: Outstanding contribution to raising awareness for TB and/or HIV/AIDS – Mr. Ajij Prasad Poudyal (Nepal)
  • 2006: Promotion of Tourism in South Asia – Mr. Syed Zafar Abbas Naqvi (Pakistan)
  • 2008: Protecting the Environment in South Asia – Ms. Uswatta Liyanage Deepani Jayantha (Sri Lanka)
  • 2009: Outstanding contribution to humanitarian works in the aftermath of Natural Disasters – Dr. Ravikant Singh (India)
  • 2010: Outstanding contribution for the Protection of Environment and mitigation of Climate Change – Ms. Anoka Primrose Abeyrathne (Sri Lanka)
  • 2011: suitable recognition to extra-ordinary young talents and encourage the overall development of the youth in the region.


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