With an aim to mould self-motivated youth into becoming leaders of tomorrow, Piramal Foundation has announced the call for applications for Gandhi Fellowship. Under the Fellowship program, people will get an opportunity to work at the grassroots of India and acquire an in-depth experience across areas of Public Health, Education, Climate Change and Digitisation.
With 27.2% of the population being under the age of 29, India has the largest young population in the world (as per the Report of Technical Group on Population Projections, 2020, constituted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare). Utilising this enormous youth population is a crucial part of Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to see India become a developed country by 2047.
Aditya Natraj, CEO, Piramal Foundation, shared his thoughts on the Gandhi Fellowship – “We started 10 years ago when there was no other fellowship in the country to really get involved in building self and building the nation. Recruiters want to recruit Gandhi Fellows because they are ethical, grounded, know how to influence government, know how to get things and know how to lead people. So, that’s the brand we would like to build for the country.”
The 2-year Fellowship program will not only help the youth in identifying their existing skills and competencies, but to customise them to the aspirational path identified. Furthermore, it will enable the Fellows to realise their aspirations on the firm foundation of on-ground and grass root public realities.
The last date to apply is 31 March 2023. For more information and registrations, candidates may log onto www.gandhifellowship.com or send their queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.