The Lalit Narayan Mishra New India Change-maker Award, 2018 is to recognize an individual who is committed to and engaged in creating positive change in different dimensions of the society. This Award highlights and rewards a young change-maker whose idea, innovation and work is helping in poverty alleviation, livelihood generation and leads to socio-economic upliftment & community development.
We are pleased to share the final five nominations shortlisted after a rigorous evaluation process:
- Bharti Singh Chauhan, Founder & Chairperson of PraveenLata Sansthan, a Jaipur based NGO that aims to achieve behavioral, social and economic transformation of girls and women by providing community based solutions in the area of education, health and sustainable livelihood. Please check the website to know more about her work (https://praveenlatasansthan.wordpress.com)
- Prahalathan KK, Co-founder of Bhumi, an independent youth volunteer non-profit organisation that provides youngsters a platform to serve the society and bridges the gap between the educated and the uneducated. Volunteers of Bhumi are involved in educating and mentoring children from orphanages, slum and village community centres across the country. Please check the website to know more about his work (http://www.bhumi.ngo)
- Vaibhav Lodha, Co-Founder of FTCash, envisions empowering micro-merchants and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through financial inclusion using digital payments and loans. Please check the website to know more about his work (http://www.ftcash.com)
- Vinod Shankar, Chief Operating Officer of Global Incubation Services (GINSERV), a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) and a business accelerator operating from Bangalore, which provides incubation and knowledge support to start-ups and entrepreneurs. Please check the website to know more about his work (http://www.ginserv.in)
- Yogesh Chaudhary, Managing Director of Jaipur Rugs is growing a family business that combines the pursuit of profit with the spreading of kindness in a way that benefits all of the stakeholders involved. They reach out to remote rural areas and establish bonds with the village communities, enabling them to start weaving not just rugs but also their own lives. Please check the website to know more about his work (http://www.jaipurrugsco.com)