Bangalore, 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.
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 are working tirelessly across the length and breadth of India to create social innovations with the aim of making a difference. "
The winners of the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards 2018-19 are:
Platinum Award Winners, each team receiving prize money of Rs 30 lakhs
Silver Award Winners, each team receiving prize money of Rs 15 lakhs
Bronze Award Winners, each team receiving prize money of Rs 10 lakhs
Jury Special Mentions, each team receiving prize money of Rs 5 lakhs