Sarika Katoch is based in India and she is the Asian Regional Chairperson of the Commonwealth Youth Caucus and Coordinator of the Commonwealth Youth Policy Group on Climate Change. For the past 15 years, Sarika has given vision and leadership to the Indian Youth Community and across the Commonwealth, and worked for a number of International and National Non Government Organizations and government bodies. In recent years, Sarika founded the voluntary group-Trigarta Vasundhara Rang Manch. Sarika has traveled widely around the world, on Youth Regional Advisory Board Meetings, workshops on Climate Change in Singapore, the 7th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting at Colombo, Sri Lanka, and has participated in Commonwealth Election Observer Group in Ghana’s Parliamentarian and Presidential elections in 2008. She was part of the Hundred Member Indian Youth Delegation to China supported by both Governments of Indian and China. In response to her achievements in youth work, Sarika was honoured as Young Champion on the occasion of 60th anniversary of Commonwealth in London in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth. Sarika has also received several other national awards, including best National Service Volunteer of State for the year 2002 , ‘Youth Star’ by BBC World Service Trust for exemplary work and also appreciation award from the Red Cross Society. Sarika is now focusing on leaving a legacy for youth engagement in tackling Climate Change around the Commonwealth. She was a member of the Planning Team of the Young Commonwealth Climate Change Summit 2009. Sarika is also pouring her heart into creating resourceful youth network designed to engage the Commonwealth Youth caucus.
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I believe in coming forward to extend the hands in sharing responsibilities rather than blaming different sections of society. This philosophy of my life has really inspired and taught me
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i am a social development activist. I am passionate about working for responsible development in rural and interior areas where taste of development has not reached.