JCI Mauritius TOYP History

JCI Mauritius TOYP History

The JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World Program (JCI TOYP) is the result of similar programs run by affiliated National Organizations of JCI. The original program was developed by Durwood Howes, President of The United States Junior Chamber of Commerce during 1930 – 1931. He conceived the idea of recognizing outstanding individuals by publishing a yearbook entitled “America’s Young Men” which highlighted the work of twelve exemplary leaders each year.

The United States Junior Chamber officially adopted the program in 1938. Since 1952, numerous JCI National Organizations have established their own Outstanding Young Persons Programs. Past recipients of national awards include such well-known personalities as Orson Welles, Howard Hughes, Nelson Rockefeller, John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, Gerald Ford, Benigno Aquino, and many more, all named before the age of 40 and before they had achieved national or international prominence.

In 1983, JCI officially adopted the JCI Ten Outstanding Persons of the World Program. Since then, JCI has honored hundreds individuals from more than 50 nations. Each JCI TOYP honoree has shown commitment to the motto, reminding all of us that, with creative enterprise and hard work, no problem is too difficult to solve. Each honoree is a living example of JCI’s belief that:

“Earth’s great treasure lies in human personality and that service to humanity is the best work of life.”

The Prides of Mauritius since 1986 are as follows:
1986 Eddy Yeung
1987 Raj Dayal
1988 Soorya Gayan
1989 Claude Wong So
1991 George Chung Tick Kan
1992 Patrick Athaw
1993 Eric Leclezio
1995 Patrice Leclair
1996 Vijay Poonoosamy
1997 Georges Tang
1998 Coomaravel Pyaneeandee
2000 Jose Therese
2002 David Li Yuen Fong
2003 Dr Mookund Krishna Hoolun
2004 Olivier Bancoult
2005 Dr Romeela Mohee
2006 Issack Santally
2007 Eyaz Kinno and Nivedita Nathoo
2008 Gowtam Raj Chintaram
2009 Vikash Tatayah
2010 Mervyn Anthony
2011 Dalilah Kalah
2012 Billy Ng
2013 Priya Issuree
2014 Dean Rungen
2015 Yasseen Edoo
2016 Vivek Urjoon
2017 Sarvesh Lutchmum

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