Raghav Sehtia, grade 12, has been honored with the prestigious Blue Diamond Award from the Second Harvest Food Bank. The award was handed to Sehtia from Kathy Jackson, CEO of Second Harvest, during the food bank’s recent 21st annual recognition event held at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts.
This award is the food bank’s highest level of award, and is normally given to corporations and organizations. Sehtia stood out as an exception in receiving this award as an individual. Previously, Sehtia was recognized for his efforts to fight hunger by being named a 2011 Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Regional Honoree. He also received the Platinum Award last spring from the Second Harvest Food Bank for his work in organizing food drives for the past four years.
“Using birthday money along with the proceeds of bake sales held during the school year and at assorted school breaks, Raghav raised nearly $3200 for Second Harvest Food Bank over the past year. I was delighted to present him with a Blue Diamond Award at our recent Freedom From Hunger awards. Raghav’s determination to support the hungry in our community is truly inspiring,” said Jackson.
“I want to convey my heartfelt thanks to the whole Harker community in motivating and inspiring Raghav in one way or the other,” said Arvind Sehtia, his father.
Sehtia has called volunteering a passion of his. To read more articles about his volunteer efforts with the Second Harvest Food Bank and other organizations, click on the links below: