Siddhant Sarang

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Born (2000-07-21) July 21, 2000 (age 23)
Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India
EducationB.A. (Hons.) in History
Alma materSatyawati College, University of Delhi
OccupationClimate activist
OrganizationYouth Frontliners
  • Santosh Sarang (father)
  • Rinku Kumari (mother)
FamilyNaina Suhani (Sister)
AwardsThe Diana Award

Siddhant Sarang is an Indian climate activist. He is also an ambassador for One Young World, a UK based not-for-profit organization that gathers young leaders from around the world to develop solutions to the globe’s most pressing issues. As of 2019, he is pursuing Bachelor of Arts from Satyawati College, University of Delhi in History.[1]

Siddhant came in the limelight as he won The Diana Award at the age of 18 years old recognizing his work for social action and humanitarian approach to conserve our mother nature.[2][3][4][5] He is the first and only Indian to win The Queen's Commonwealth Trust Scholarship, and also the youngest winner in all.[6] The scholarship is given in partnership with One Young World to connect young leaders driving positive social impact in the Commonwealth with the opportunity to attend One Young Summit.[7]

Early Life

Siddhant was born to Santosh Sarang and Rinku Kumari in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar. He did his matriculation from DAV Public School, Malighat and intermediate from Premier Academy in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. Then he moved to New Delhi to pursue graduation from University of Delhi. His father is journalist working as Sub-editor at Prabhat Khabar and founder of Appan Samachar, an all-women news program. He was awarded Citizen Journalist award by CNN and IBN7 in 2008.


After the 2008 Bihar Flood he founded a youth-led organization Youth Frontliners with his classmates to work for environmental concerns.[8] He has generated awareness against the dreaded diseases amongst masses as per the guidance of the World Health Organization and has raised substantial donations for cancer patients in India with Cancer Aid Society. He appeared in documentary films in Discovery Channel's India My Way show and DD National's Yeh Hai India Meri Jaan show.[9] He writes for websites and national newspapers for the causes such as women's empowerment, climate change, sustainable development, and international relations etc.[10][11][12]

Youth Ki Awaz and United Nations India's office invited Siddhant in 'Destination Climate Action Summit' with UN Deputy Secretary General Amina J Mohammad in New Delhi in September, 2019.[13] In October 2019, he represented India in One Young World 2019 Summit in London among 53 commonwealth nations of the world on sustainable development issues.[14][15][16] In 2020 during COVID-19 outbreak, Pakistani government refused to airlift Pakistani students from Wuhan, China who were stuck there due to lock down, Siddhant wrote a letter to India's Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. S Jaishankar to airlift Pakistani students from China and send them back to Pakistan as a gesture of peace and humanity.[17]


  1. "Bihar teenager to be honoured with 'The Diana Award'". Latest News Today, Breaking News from India & World. 2019-07-08. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  2. Kaushik, Puja (2019-07-13). "Meet Siddhant Sarang, an 18 year old to receive Diana Award". PatnaBeats. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  3. "Roll of Honour 2019". The Diana Award. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  4. "शहर के सिद्धांत सारंग का डायना अवार्ड के लिए किया गया चयन". Dainik Bhaskar (in हिन्दी). 2019-07-04. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  5. "मुजफ्फरपुर के सिद्धांत को मिलेगा इंग्लैंड की महारानी डायना की याद में दिया जानेवाले अंतरराष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार डायना अवार्ड". Prabhat Khabar - Hindi News (in हिन्दी). Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  6. "One Young World: Introducing QCT's 2019 cohort!". Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  7. "Queen's Commonwealth Trust Scholarship to send 53 young leaders to One Young World 2019 Summit | One Young World". Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  8. "Power to Change". 2019-07-22. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  9. "Siddhant Sarang". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  10. "Environment Day: How Climate Change Opened the Door for COVID-19". Latest News Today, Breaking News from India & World. 2020-06-05. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  11. "As US Stalls, China is Eyeing for Global Leadership". Latest News Today, Breaking News from India & World. 2020-05-27. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  12. "प्रवासी पक्षियों के लिए तरसती बिहार की प्यासी झीलें". India Water Portal Hindi. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  13. Chaudhary, Santosh (2019-09-06). "मुज़फ़्फ़रपुर के लाल को UN के उप महासचिव के संवाद कार्यक्रम में किया गया आमंत्रित". MUZAFFARPUR NOW. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  14. "hl publications". Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  15. "Meghalayaguardian2019-9-30meghalayaguardian". Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  16. "शहर के सिद्धांत ने वर्ल्ड समिट में दिया प्रजेंटेशन". Dainik Bhaskar (in हिन्दी). 2019-10-30. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  17. Chaudhary, Santosh (2020-02-03). "मुजफ्फरपुर के छात्र ने चीन में फं'से पाकिस्तानियों के लिए लिखा पत्र". MUZAFFARPUR NOW. Retrieved 2020-06-13.

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