GOLD AWARD WINNERS


Akshaya Patra Foundation

Mr. C. P. Das, Vice-Chairman, Akshaya Patra Foundation receives the Gold Award from Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson, UIDAI, GOI

For pioneering an innovative model to serve hot, freshly cooked meals, all six days of the week to over a million children.

The Foundation under its vision-‘no child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger’, has designed and deployed a technology- driven model, coupled with best management practices and scalability to 17 locations and replicability across 7 states of India , becoming a role model for the mid-day school meals programme.

Aravind Eye Care System

Dr. Kim Ramasamy, Program Director, Aravind Eye Care System receives the Gold Award from Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson, UIDAI, GOI

For its innovative remote-diagnosis system structured to provide timely and affordable specialized eye screening for prevention of diabetes triggered vision loss.

The Aravind Eye Care System bridges, hitherto found insurmountable, accessibility and economic gap between specialists and patients thereby making high-quality eye surgeries accessible at affordable costs to ma much larger population.

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam

Mr. L. Chuaungo, Managing Director, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam, receiving the Gold Award from Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson, UIDAI, GOI

For their innovative approach that has enabled Gujarat to become the first state in India to achieve 100% electrification of villages.

The Jyoti Gram Yojna’s approach of segregating rural power feeders into agriculture and non- agriculture consumers has succeeded in providing 3-phase, 24-hour; uninterrupted power supply to all the 18,065 villages and also to 9,680 suburbs attached to these villages. Achieved in a record time of 30 months, this unique time-bound initiative has given a tremendous fillip to the rural economy.

Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)

Dr. (Mrs) C.T. Misra, Member Secretary, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), receiving the Gold Award from Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson, UIDAI, GOI

For their innovative initiatives in restoration, preservation and enrichment of India’s diverse cultural heritage embedded in communities and simultaneously improving the living conditions of communities.

INTACH’s, initiatives preserve and enrich Indian heritage by synergising the programme through networking communities, agencies and structures that create and develop ‘culture niche’ areas to promote cultural heritage tourism thereby not only revitalising the heritage but also making the process economically sustainable.

Madhya Pradesh Forest Department

Mr. Anil Oberoi, APCCF(IT), Madhya Pradesh Forest Department , receiving the Gold Award from Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson, UIDAI, GOI

For designing and successfully implementing an innovative system that represents a paradigm-shift in forest management.

By integrated use of multiple technologies like MIS, GIS, Space, Mobile Computing, EDUSAT, Web etc., in management and conservation of forests and wildlife, the Department of the most forested state of India has shifted forest management from wire to wireless, from the desk to the palm and from the stationary to the mobile with a built-in-responsive administration and transparency.

Nagpur Municipal Corporation

Mr. Rizwan Sidique, Dy. Commissioner, Nagpur Municipal Corporation, receiving the Gold Award from Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson, UIDAI, GOI

For their innovative deign and use of information technology to provide one point multiple health care services to citizen.

The Municipal Corporation’s IT enabled health care services model, that integrates a number of services on one IT enabled platform, from running free ambulances, SMS information of blood volunteers, telephonic consultation about diseases, to call center helplines is an outstanding success model of e-governance for delivery of much needed citizen services.

Pratham India Education Initiative: Read India - A Movement

Dr. Rukmini Banerji, Program Coordinator, Pratham India Education Initiative: Read India - A Movement, receiving the Gold Award from Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson, UIDAI, GOI

For developing an innovative approach to children’s learning through intensive and extensive field and its delivery based on mobilizing people’s involvement to provide quality education to underprivileged children.

Pratham’s flagship programme ‘read India’ delivers effective learning to almost 11 million children in 11 states implemented as a citizen’s movement with the help of school teachers. Anganwadi workers and volunteers mobilized and trained by pratham teams and networked with state governments. In enhancing children’s learning, the programme marks a significant stride over other conventional approaches.

Samtel Display Systems

Mr. Rajiv Sethi, General Manager Operations, Samtel Display Systems, receiving the Gold Award from Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson, UIDAI, GOI

For their innovative towards indigenization of high-technology display products.

From the concept stage to indigenous development of the ruggedisation technology and straddling it across the entire value chain from design, development, manufacturing, testing, qualification, repair & maintenance to obsolescence management of avionics products and equipment; Samtel has succeeded in establishing a complete indigenous system for products suitable for both commercial and military conditions- a system much needed by the country yet avoided by most industry players, thereby filling a key gap in Indian High-tech- Complex System Designing and Integration.

SPECIAL COMMENDATION

Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan, Director-Eminent Scientist, Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, receiving the Award from Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson, UIDAI, GOI

For their innovative institutional model for demonstrating contemporary and expanding relevance of India’s medical heritage through systematic research.

The Institute for the first time enables systematic explorations at national level of organic links between India’s heritage of medical knowledge and modern medical knowledge by bringing both on a common and integrated research platform. The concept of integrative medicine pivoted on Ayurveda embedded in the initiative will  have a far-reaching  impact on medical systems.

 

Rashtriya Sarvangin Gramvikas Sanstha

Mr. Anil Vyas, Director, Rashtriya Sarvangin Gramvikas Sanstha, receiving the Award from Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson, UIDAI, GOI

For their initiative of empowering underprivileged students using an innovative and ‘democratic ‘education system of participatory video making activity.

Their educational programmes are anchored on participatory production of video programme by combining learning, creativity, teamwork and fun. Under the slogan ‘By the students, For the students’ Sanstha’s approach to education empowers underprivileged children to self –expression and generates confidence in them  to strive  for realising their potential while simultaneously the self – organized team work experience inculcates democratic functioning in them.

Society for Rural Industrialisation

Dr. A.K. Basu, Chairman, Society for Rural Industrialisation, receiving the Award from Mr. Nandan Nilekani, Chairperson, UIDAI, GOI

For their innovative model of self-reliant energy and self –sufficiency in villages.

Their Integrated Appropriate Technology Management System (ATMA) ensures. Through its association of more than 200 field level organizations, that  science and technology application actually reach the villages thereby making a large number  of villages independent of  the commercial energy sources as far as possible– a testimony to their model.