La Trobe University, Australia announces Winners of “1st Thought Leadership Award, 2016”

This Award aim to recognise outstanding students from across India’s secondary school whose ideas and talents show remarkable thought leadership potential

Online PR News – 16-March-2016 – New Delhi, March 15, 2016 – La Trobe University is a multi-campus university in Victoria, Australia and has been one of Australia’s pioneering universities for nearly 50 years. The University encourages students and staff to gain international experience and develop a curriculum and research programs of International Standards.
To that end, the “Thought Leadership Award” was launched by La Trobe Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar,in October 2015 during his visit to India.
The award is run by La Trobe International and aims to recognise outstanding students from across India’s secondary school system whose ideas and talents show remarkable thought leadership potential.
The initiative has fostered strong partnerships between La Trobe andschoolsacross India and will be held every year.Given its success the University is looking to expand the competition in Sri Lanka later this year.
Sixteen students from eight schools in Northern India participated in the award. Theywere asked to write an essay on any one of La Trobe University’s key focus areas which look at the pressing challenges facing society and the world today.
• Building Healthy Communities
• Securing Food, Water, and the Environment
• Sport, Exercise, and Rehabilitation
• Understanding Disease and finding the Cure
• Transforming Human Societies

It was a tight and talented field of candidates and the competition was a resounding success. The Directors of La Trobe’s five Research focus areas and La Trobe International chose the winners listed below:-
Name School Award Amount (Rs.)
Ms. Vrinda Sharma Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad Winner 1,00,000/-
Mr. Adhikalra Shashank Cambridge Public School, Delhi 1st Runner Up 75,000/-
Mr. Samiran Mishra Gyan Mandir school, Delhi 2nd Runner up 50,000/-

La Trobe University also has further strengthened ties with India after committing to continue a 20-year relationship with a leading education institution, Lady Shri Ram (LSR) in New Delhi. La Trobe University has worked closely with LSR College for Women in New Delhi since 1996.
About La Trobe University
La Trobe University is multi-campus university based in Victoria, Australia. Named after the first Lieutenant Governor of Victoria, La Trobe University has been at the forefront of higher education in Australia for the past forty seven years. La Trobe is renowned for its academic excellence and research achievements. It has five campuses in Victoria, in the south-east of Australia. More than 140,000 students have graduated from La Trobe University and have gone on to achieve great things in all walks of life, giving La Trobe its well-deserved reputation.

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