Nagpur: Siddharth Roy, a young author from Nagpur, has been honoured with National Youth Award for the year 2018-19. Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, conferred the National Youth Awards for the years 2017-18 and 2018-19 in a ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, on Friday. As per the citation for the prestigious award, Siddharth Roy is a young author and a dedicated social worker.
He is the author of the book ‘The Special Fish’. He used the earnings from the book for farmers in Vidarbha region. His another book ‘Rise in Love’ deals with the life of a rape victim in the Indian society. Roy has directed short movies for social awareness. He has been associated with various schools and NGOs for imparting education to kids.