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Pavitra Aran wins WA Young Achievers Awards

Pavitra Aran has won the inaugural SDERA Health and Wellbeing Award in the 2017 WA Young Achiever Awards. Pavitra was presented with the award by Anne Miller at the gala presentation dinner held at the Pan Pacific on Friday 12th May. Pavitra won the award from a strong field of nominees including Cory Payne, Jennifer Edwards and James Fazio.

Later in the evening, Pavitra Aran was also announced as the winner of the prestigious WA Young Achiever of the Year Award for 2017. Pavitra was chosen from the eight category winners. The Honourable Peter Tinley AM MLA, Minister for Housing; Veterans Issues and Youth, representing The Honourable Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of WA presented her with the award.

Pavitra Aran, 26 of South Perth is completing her Masters of Clinical Psychology. Pavitra volunteered for Zero2Hero, a youth suicide prevention group and delivered 30 school workshops. She was a delegate at the WA Catalyst Youth Summit. Pavitra founded a social media project; Young Refugees of WA, creating positive media about young migrants and refugees. She is an active speaker and panellist, and the recipient of a Highly Commended Outstanding Contribution to Multiculturalism Award.

Pavitra received a $2,000 Bartercard account, $2,000 cash and two magnificent trophies.

Cory Payne, a SDERA Health and Wellbeing Award finalist was also selected as the winner for the Catholic Education WA People’s Choice Award winner. Cory received an Apple Watch Series 2.

Congratulations Pavitra and Cory!

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