Bengaluru, February 27, 2019: Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys, today announced the winners of Aarohan Social Innovation Awards, 2018-19. The Aarohan Awards were established with a vision to recognize and reward individuals, teams or NGOs that are developing unique solutions for the social sector that have the potential to positively impact the underprivileged in India, at scale.
The Foundation identified winners across six award categories: Healthcare, Rural Development, Destitute Care, Women’s Safety & Empowerment, Education & Sports and Sustainability. The winners were selected from a pool of more than 900 submissions by a distinguished jury comprising Prof. Trilochan Sastry, former Dean, IIM Bangalore; Padma Shree Mr. Arvind Gupta, an Indian toy inventor and science expert; Prof. Anil Gupta, visiting faculty member, IIM Ahmedabad, a globally renowned scholar of grassroots innovations and founder of the Honey Bee Network; Prof. GVV Sharma, Faculty member of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Coordinator, Teaching Learning Centre, IIT Hyderabad; Mr. Sumit Virmani, Senior Vice President and Global Head – Marketing, Infosys, and Infosys Foundation Chairperson and renowned author Mrs. Sudha Murty.
The winners of the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards 2018-19 are:
Felicitating the winners, Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, said, “The Aarohan Social Innovation Awards were conceived as a means of creating impactful change at scale, by encouraging people to address social challenges in India. All the winners have showcased this spirit at the core of their creations and we are proud to recognize their efforts. I would like to congratulate not just the winners, but each and every one of the 906 participants who is working tirelessly across the length and breadth of India to create social innovations with the aim of making a difference. Infosys Foundation is committed to providing continued encouragement for such innovations and helps scale their impact to change the lives of those in need.”
Furthermore, to help incubate and scale their innovations, the platinum and gold award winners are also eligible for an 8-week residential mentorship at IIT Hyderabad, costs of which will be jointly sponsored by IIT Hyderabad and the Infosys Foundation.
For more information on the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards and the winner’s stories please visit: www.infosys.com/aarohan
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