Congratulations to Rohan (Year 11) who has been awarded a British Citizen Youth Honours (BCyA). This commendation recognises the individual endeavours of young people who are positively impacting their communities, helping charities or undertaking exceptional activities in support of others.
During lockdown Rohan created and shared cricket and fitness videos across multiple social media platforms. His aim was to promote healthy living for all, to inspire, encourage others to keep fit and develop their cricket skills during isolation. Sport plays a vital role in promoting physical and mental health.
His YouTube channel continues growing subscribers and has generated over 250,000 views. His commitment to keeping active and his love of sports shines through in the videos. Rohan's videos are informative containing tips and help with starting out and continuing in the sport of cricket. Having a global reach through YouTube, those viewing are able to ask Rohan questions and interact about the sport.
I am deeply grateful to have been selected as one of this year's BCyA medalists. It was a huge honour to receive this recognition. It was an incredible experience and inspiring to be amongst fellow BCyA recipients. I will continue to inspire people to keep physically and mentally healthy.
Rohan (Year 11)
Rohan helps others develop in confidence with his good communication skills and is comfortable interacting with people from different walks of society. His keen interest in sport has given him the opportunity to become the youngest board member on the Chance to Shine Youth Advisory Board, a national cricket foundation. In this volunteering role, Rohan is responsible for assisting the foundation in promoting cricket as a national sport, helping it to be inclusive and to reach out to as many young people around the UK as possible.
Rohan was among 24 young people from across the UK presented with this years British Citizen Youth Award Medal of Honour. The medal presentation took place at the Palace of Westminster and after the ceremony Rohan was invited to 10 Downing Street.
Once again, congratulations to Rohan on this fantastic achievement!
The young people receiving The British Citizen Youth Award medals will, I am sure, inspire other youngsters to emulate their good work and embody the spirit of transparency, integrity, determination and achievement, that define these awards. These unsung heroes are the rising stars of the future – let us shine a light on them and celebrate!
Dame Mary Perkins, Patron, The British Citizen Youth Award