Mumbai: The State Bank of India has launched its ‘YONO 20 under Twenty’ initiative to recognize and reward young achievers below 20 years of age across 10 diverse fields.
The young achievers will be selected across categories such as sustainability, performing arts, acting, entrepreneurship or innovation, sports, global Indians and disability champions.
The campaign was kicked off in October 2018 with the identification of 100 young individuals by a jury panel of 8 eminent personalities, including Bollywood actresses Soha Ali Khan and Dia Mirza, sports journalist and author Boria Majumdar and Sashi Sreedharan, MD, Microsoft India.
The jury shortlisted six names (3 males and 3 females) in each category. A winner from each category will now be picked by an online public voting process that will be open from January 14- January 27, 2019. People can cast their votes by logging on to www.yonosbi20under20.com.
The 60 chosen nominees include Bollywood actors Faisal Khan and Zaira Wasim, athlete Hima Das, cricketer Prithvi Shaw and global Indian Sparsh Shah, to name a few.
The winners will be honoured on February 4 in Bengaluru.
“YONO 20 Under Twenty is SBI’s endeavor to strengthen bank’s appeal and connect with the youth and we are very excited to host this unique concept. We believe these winners would positively influence, encourage and motivate the youth of India to dream big and become great innovators,” Arijit Basu, MD, Corporate Client Group & IT, SBI, was quoted as saying in an official press release.
YONO is a comprehensive digital platform offered by SBI that offers lifestyle and banking services targeted towards the youth of India.