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Indian Youth Uday Bhatia and Manasi Gupta Receive ‘Diana Memorial Award’

Diana Memorial Award

  • Uday Bhatia and Manasi Gupta from India were honored with the prestigious ‘Diana Memorial Award’ on 14 March 2024.
  • Along with them, a total of 20 people from around the world were honored with the ‘Diana Memorial Award’.
  • This award is given every two years in memory of Princess Diana.
  • It recognizes exceptional youth for their social work or humanitarian services.
  • The Diana Award charity, established in memory of the late Princess of Wales, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Prince William Presents the Awards

  • Uday Bhatia and Manasi Gupta received the award from Prince William at the awards ceremony at the Science Museum, London.
  • Prince William is the elder son of the late Princess Diana.

About Uday Bhatia

  • Uday Bhatia is an inventor from Delhi.
  • His company, Uday Electric, founded by the 18-year-old, is headquartered in Delhi.
  • Uday’s low-cost invention can provide relief from power cuts.
  • He started mentoring 16-year-old school students in a slum in Uttar Pradesh, where he found that power cuts were hampering their education.
  • His invention provided uninterrupted lighting for 10 hours during power cuts, benefiting 950 families and increasing their education and employment opportunities.

About Manasi Gupta

  • Manasi Gupta is a mental health campaigner from Haryana.
  • The Huesothemind Foundation, founded by Manasi Gupta, is headquartered in Gurugram.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, the 24-year-old’s mental health services were appreciated, and she received recognition.

About Princess Diana

  • Princess Diana was the daughter-in-law of the British royal family.
  • She died on 31 August 1997 and was buried a few days later, on 6 September 1997, at the age of 36.
  • Despite her short life, she became the most popular woman in the world.
  • Diana broke the image of the royal family, broke barriers, and created her own identity, ultimately suffering a painful death.

The ‘Diana Memorial Award honours the legacy of Princess Diana and recognizes the exceptional contributions of young individuals like Uday Bhatia and Manasi Gupta, who are making a positive impact on society.

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