About ten young people and five collectives were awarded the Youth Prize for their merits in academic, cultural, sporting, ecological, social and human rights activities.
As part of the celebration of the “International Youth Day”, the head of government, Miguel Angel Mancera, said that in the country a quarter of the population is made up of 15 to 29 year olds.
In Mexico City there are two million people who have that condition and, without a doubt, they are the most valuable asset, he stressed.
The president congratulated and recognized each of the award-winning young people, as he said, his example and dedication is an inspiration, not only for his family and community, but for all who inhabit this capital.
“We want to congratulate all the young people, all the young people who today receive these awards, their families, thank you very much for the support that we have here today,” he said.
The public recognition is added to a stimulus equivalent to 525 thousand pesos for the 15 winners of the five categories. The first places were credited to 60 thousand pesos, 30 thousand seconds and 15 thousand third places. It is worth mentioning that in this edition, the average age of participation was 24 years; The Iztapalapa, Benito Juárez and Tlalpan delegations concentrate the largest number of winners with three each.
The rest of the winners come from Álvaro Obregón, Miguel Hidalgo, Magdalena Contreras, Iztacalco, Azcapotzalco and Cuauhtémoc. There were 95 applications, 48 women and 47 men.
Mancera Espinosa mentioned that this prize is intended for more young people to practice and become ambassadors for the defense of the principles of the capital, such as tolerance, democracy, solidarity or respect for freedom of
While the director general of the Institute of Youth, María Fernanda Olvera Cabrera, coincided with Mancera saying “we want these benefits to be transferred to other states.”