1. Limca Book of Records
2. India Book of Records
3. Indian Book of Records
4. Assist World Records
But we will not celebrate this. We will celebrate only when blood reaches all needy Indians and after seeing millions of smiles.
The rewards are global recognition within the United Nations, invitations to the WSYA Winners events in Mexico and networking contacts on a global scale. Those who rely on the web for creating culture, overcoming gender inequality, lack of education and access to clean water or to address hunger, poverty, disease and environmental degradation, were asked to take part in this contest.
The winners will showcase their projects to government and business leaders, representatives of civil society and the international community. All the 612 projects were evaluated in a three-round judging process by an international jury of 20 experts in the fields of youth engagement, new media and social entrepreneurship.
The Winners were:
Category 1: FIGHT HUNGER, POVERTY & DISEASE!
Also among the Top 5 are the Runner-Ups...
- "mPedigree" by Ashifi Gogo (28), Ghana
- "Friendstosupport Organisation" by Shaik Shareef (28), India
Winners in Other categories:
Category 2: EDUCATION FOR ALL!
The Runner-Ups in this category are...
- "Youthinfo" by Antoaneta Ivanova (30), Macedonia
- "Shilpa Sayura Project" by Dhanajaya Subash (26), Sri Lanka
Category 3: POWER 2 WOMEN!
The Power 2 Women Runner-Up is...
- "Yemeni Feminist Activists" by Amal Al-Ashtal (23), Yemen
Category 4: CREATE YOUR CULTURE!
Another three Runner-Ups (equaly graded) are...
- "Strengthening Networks in Turkey :Young Human Network" by Basak Saral (28), Turkey
- "Youth Culture Portal HC.LV" by Deniss Fedotovs (30), Latvia
- "Facebook Application 'Intercultural'" by Stephan Hamberger (21), Austria
Category 5: GO GREEN!
The three Runner-Ups (equaly graded) in this category are...
- "Effects of Climate Change on the Environment" by Abe Fergusson (18), Trinidad & Tobago
- "MRP Green Project" by Jessie James Marcellones (22), Philippines
- "Green Bulgaria" by Julian Kuntorov (14), Bulgaria
The school students --17 girls and 15 boys -- carried flags of www.friends2support.org and distributed pamphlets in Telugu and English requesting the people enroute to register themselves on the website so that they can donate to any one who needed blood in emergencies. They shouted slogans `Donate Blood Save Lives’; `Raktha Daanam Cheyyandi - Moodu Jeevithalunu rakshinchandi’.
Students well-wisher and a mathematics teacher Swarna Kumar flagged off the rally from Syamalanagar and the students returned to the same spot at 6.30 p.m. Making stops at Collectorate Junction, Brodipet 14/4 junction, Sankar Vilas Junction, Lakshmipuram Mother Teresa Statue junction and a NTR Stadium in Brundavan Gardens before winding their way back to Syamalanagar via Gujjannagundla.
The students said their final examinations were over, so they did not want to waste their time by just going round without purpose and took up this cause to spread awareness among people on need for voluntary blood donation. Students led by Saketh, Chaitra, Rachana, Abhishek, and others began the cycle journey from Pattabhipuram Rythu Bazar on the Ring Road, came into Brodipet 14th Lane and pedaled their way upto Sankar Vilas Junction and stopped at a couple of places to distribute pamphlets to bystanders.
Scarcity of voluntary blood donors is a common phenomenon in India with someone requiring blood every two seconds.
Spreading awareness on need for donating blood voluntarily and to have a comprehensive `Registry’ of Blood Donors is of prime importance today, said the friends2support volunteers.