The 2021 list of Congressional Gold Medal awards honors Indian Students among others. The non-partisan program remains congress' only charity program where children enroll themselves when they turn 13 ½ years and complete their activities by their 24th birthday.
The program involves the completion of four areas where children are challenged with activities including Voluntary Public service, Personal Development, Physical fitness, and exploration. The program is inclusive in nature without any disparity on the basis of economy, race, gender, and disability. Students are allowed to choose an advisor who would guide them towards achieving their goals and a validator to certify the performed activities and they are in turn recorded in the record book.