The eighth edition of Adolescent Leaders Connect saw hundreds participate in the event aiming to hear and learn from some of the brightest minds in the nation, especially from the Northeast. Fittingly, the particular conclave ended with recognising and rewarding some associated with the brightest minds who have not only made the Northeast proud but have also contributed immensely to capacity-building and employment generation opportunities across the region.

The eligibility criteria specified that the particular winners must be domiciled in Northeast India plus between 18-45 years.

Here are the winners :


Dr Parveez Ubed : Founder & MD, ERC Eye Care

Dr. Parveez Ubed is an ophthalmologist from Assam with a mission to provide inclusive, affordable, and accessible eye care in order to all, primarily to the particular underserved community. Dr . Parveez Ubed is the Founder and Managing Director of ERC
Eye Treatment, a sustainable enterprise dedicated to providing quality, affordable plus accessible vision care solutions for the rural population in Northeast India. Doctor. Ubed graduated from Guwahati Medical College, one of the oldest and most prestigious colleges within the North East Indian state associated with Assam , where he excelled at his specialization in ophthalmology.


Roshan Farhan : Creator & CEO, GoBillion

Roshan Farhan is the Originator and TOP DOG at Gobillion – a YCombinator-backed, pioneering B2C social e-commerce platform for the next 400 million customers spread across tier-2+ cities in India. Gobillion enables customers to buy together socially inside groups and unlock great deals across products in groceries and other daily usage categories. In his leadership capacity, Roshan is responsible for overseeing
the overall organizational growth and business strategy which includes fundraising, investor relations, finance, operations, sales plus marketing, supply chain, and customer development.

Roshan Farhan


Pooja Elangbam : IAS

Pooja Elangbam is an IAS Officer from Manipur who cleared UPSC CSE 2017 securing All India Rank 81. She shares her journey to IAS, her inspirations, strategies, success mantra, reading habits plus her latest initiative Imphal Book Club that focusses on building and improving book- reading through habits of the youths today.

Pooja Elangbam

Media & entertainment

Andrea Kevichusa : Indian actor and Model

Andrea Kevichusa is definitely an Indian model and acting professional from Nagaland. She made her acting debut with Anek in 2022 alongside Ayushmann Khurrana. Kevichüsa has worked with fashion designers like Sabyasachi Mukherjee and several other notable
brands. She has also worked for Katrina Kaif’s cosmetic line, Kay Beauty, and has been featured within editorials associated with magazines such as Vogue India, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Femina, Grazia, and on the cover of Filmfare. In 2022, Kevichüsa produced her film debut along with Anek. The particular film will be written and directed by Anubhav Sinha. Kevichüsa plays the role
of a North East Indian boxer.

Andrea Kevichusa


Jeremy Lalrinnunga : Indian weightlifter

Jeremy Lalrinnunga is an Indian weightlifter from Aizawl, Mizoram. He represented Indian in the particular 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. This individual won the gold medal within the Boys’ 62kg category weightlifting with a lift of 274kg (124kg in snatch plus 150kg within clean and jerk). It was India’s first gold medal in the Youth Olympics Games. Jeremy won silver medal inside Asian weightlifting championship. At the 2019 World Weightlifting Championships, Lalrinnunga finished at 21st rank at the Men’s 67 kg event. He won gold within the 2022 Commonwealth Games, in the 67 kg category, with a game record lift associated with 140kg in snatch plus 160kg in clean and jerk.

Jeremy Lalrinnunga


Sidharth Yonzone : Principal of Eklavya Model Residential School, Gangyap

Siddharth Yonzone may be the principal of Eklavya Model Residential School, Gangyap. Eklavya Design Residential Schools were started in 1997-98 to impart quality education to Scheduled Tribe children in remote areas in order to enable them to avail associated with
opportunities in high and professional education courses and get employment in various sectors. Sidharth Yonzone has been in the particular teaching profession for 20
years now. He was conferred with National Teachers Honor 2022.

Sidharth Yonzone

Social Innovation

Rida Gatphoh : Co-founder, Dakti Craft

Rida will be the co-founder of DakTi based in Meghalaya. Dakti presents an unique range of hand crafted products made from natural materials; these products are handmade impressions of our artistic expressions. They work towards design minimalism,
emphasis on recycling, avoidance associated with waste inside production plus packaging, creating a geographical identification for the products. Dakti was awarded the Wipro- Nature Forever Society Sparrow Awards in 2016, The Telegraph Northern East Excellence
Prize 2017 and the National Entrepreneurship Award 2019.

Rida Gatphoh


Jimu Mele : Advisor, Emudu Trekkers

Jimu Mele is an advisor to NGO Emudu Trekkers Organizing treks in Dibang Valley Arunachal Pradesh. He or she has already been working tirelessly in bringing tourism to Dibang Valley in the particular limelight. His aim is usually to Make Dibang Area the Trekking hub of North East. We want to make sure every household earns through tourism. Jimu wants in order to do this simply by exploring High altitude Lakes and by setting the right spirit of trekking in unexplored Arunachal Pradesh

Jimu Mele

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