A New Youth Icon

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 | 8:03 PM

Sanjay Ramakrishnan

Several months ago MTV India called to tell us that nominees for the 2007 Pepsi and MTV Youth Icon award included Abhishek Bachchan, Rang De Basanti, Multimedia Cell Phones and, of course, You. After thousands of votes, we recently learned that we won -- and we just couldn't wait to tell you! Aside from this accolade being a great line to drop at cocktail party, being the Youth Icon confirms that orkut is important to India's youth -- and that makes us feel all warm inside :) We were overwhelmed to see such wonderful support from all of you who have always cheered us on. And with such close competition from fabulous co-nominees, we are pleased and humbled to be chosen as the Youth Icon of 2007.

Over the years, you have shared your beliefs and values, and we have tried to foster a positive environment on orkut for you to do so. Because of you, orkut is a living community, and we constantly adapt based on your needs and feedback. We're excited to see that you use orkut to communicate through scraps and personal messages, discuss and debate through our community forums, and maintain and create new connections through profiles and photo albums; and that these tools continue to serve you as you take the wonder of human interaction to a whole new level-- online!

We have created a special orkut community where you can tell us all about yourself, chat with MTV VJs, vote in different polls, participate in contests and win exciting prizes. Please visit orkut.com/MTVYouthIcon to learn more and tell us why orkut is your youth icon. It is YOU who drives us forward and YOU who helps us Stay Beautiful!