A former student at Richmond, The American International University in London, Vedica Podar has become a judge for The Diana Award, which is the only charity set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales and her belief that young people have the power to change the world. Vedica was part of the panel of judges & chaired her group for the Award which reviewed entries for the award.

With the support of both sons of Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles, the charity’s mission is to foster, develop and inspire positive change in the lives of young people.

In 2019, Vedica was awarded the Diana Award in recognition of her outstanding work in championing the cause of raising awareness of issues relating to mental health and wellbeing as well as better education for girls in rural Rajasthan in India.

Over the years, Vedica has worked towards spreading awareness towards causes which she values such as mental health, girls’ education, welfare with the local communities in rural Rajasthan through her social causes like ‘Change for Change’.

Vedica graduated from Richmond in 2015 with a BA in Business Administration (International Business) and a minor in Psychology with Summa Cum Laude Honours. Vedica has also just completed a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Richmond with Distinction.

Vedica said, “I am honoured to have become a judge for the Diana Award. A lot of the work I’ve done has focused on giving something back and this Award is no exception. I’d like to do anything possible to help inspire a new generation of young people and make a difference to their lives – they are the future changemakers and leaders of our world.”