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Announcing the BITSAA International Volunteer Awards: Part 3

Monday, September 08, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kaushik Balasubramanian
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Announcing the BITSAA International Volunteer Awards: Part 1

Dear BITSian

In the past two weeks we brought to you the BITSAA International Awards 2014 - our tiny way of appreciating the excellent work put forth by our volunteers. We outlined the different categories, and announced the winners of the Most Successful Team award. In the Marketing & Communications team we missed out two stars - Shwetha Kailash and Vinayak Agarwal. A delayed congratulations and humongous thank you to Shwetha and Vinayak for their part in creating the Most Successful Team....
This week we bring to you some more winners. As you all know we are an organization run purely by volunteers - by their sheer dedication and passion for their alma mater. To top it all, we are a virtual organization. The success and sustenance of such an organization depends to a large extent on the quality of leadership exhibited by each volunteer within the organization. These two qualities - volunteerism and leadership - are what we celebrate in this week's Awards, through the Exceptional Leadership and Outstanding Volunteerism categories. 
The Exceptional Leadership award is given to the individual(s) who has proven to be an exceptional leader. S/he has proven integrity and interpersonal skills, while doing an excellent job setting goals for their team, and carrying the team along with him/her. This category is intended for Managers and above, but exceptions are made if there is sufficient justification.

The Outstanding Volunteerism awards is given to the individual(s) who put in efforts outside of their stated project tasks. The individual has excellent communication skills, and is result driven. This category is open to all Volunteers and Team leaders.

Without much adieu, I bring to you the recipients of Exceptional Leadership and Outstanding Volunteerism awards! 

Exceptional Leadership:
Sravan Menta, Chapter Relations; "Built Ch-R team in India from ground-up....Instrumental in Ch-R BGM 2014 deliverables...Perfect Succession Planning"
Suhas Kashyap, Career Center; "Career Center was a failed BITSAA project before he took charge....he would be a great asset to the organization down the road"
Aditya Garg, Chapter Relations; "Exceptional contribution to Chapter Relations. Established e-Store as vibrant portal"
Outstanding Volunteerism:
Priya Yedlapalli, Scholarships; "...a very enthusiastic person, always keen to take up more tasks. She will soon be a great leader in the Scholarships Team"
Sumit Kumar, People Strategy; "Amazing commitment...Super responsive"
Rohit Agarwal, Chapter Relations; " Momentum for BITSAA Database project for 1 year"
Sowmyavadhana V, Scholarships​; "Sowmya has been a great asset to the team in the past one year, right from the time she joined the team"
Congratulations Sravan, Suhas, Aditya, Priya, Sumit, Rohit, and Sowmyavadhana! I am proud to have had a chance to work with you in BITSAA International. 

We are where we are because of the exceptional and outstanding work done by stellar volunteers who came before us. I look forward to even more excellent work from volunteers who are with us now and who will come after us.


Anitha Alappat
Vice President
People Strategy, BITSAA International

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