Young person from Canada is honored with The Diana Award for going above and beyond in their daily life to create and sustain positive change
Sukhmeet Sachal aged 24, from Canada has been recognized with the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts – The Diana Award. This year The Diana Award celebrates its 20th anniversary year.
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.
LOTUS SPEAKING AND WRITING_BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA_AGE 24
At the age of seven, having moved from India to Canada, Sukhmeet had already found his passion for creating change. Now aged 24, Sukhmeet is a philanthropist, public speaker and public health advocate and the Co-Founder of Break The Divide, a not-for-profit organization connecting young people worldwide. Sukhmeet has been around the world engaging and inspiring other young people to create change. He has campaigned and raised funds for worthy causes, establishing lasting projects in areas including mental health, climate change, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, homelessness and domestic violence. For all his work Sukhmeet was recently awarded the ‘Emerging Leader for British Columbia and the North’ by the Government of Canada.
Tessy Ojo, CEO of The Diana Award, says:
“We congratulate all our new International Diana Award Holders who are change makers for their generation. We know by receiving this honor they will inspire more young people to get involved in their communities and begin their own journey as active citizens. For over twenty years The Diana Award has valued and invested in young people encouraging them to continue to make positive change in their communities and lives of others.”
About The Diana Award
The Diana Award develops and inspires positive change in the lives of young people through three key programs which include; a mentoring programs for young people at risk, a youth-led anti-bullying ambassadors campaign and a prestigious award which publicly recognizes young people – The Diana Award.