Ten social innovators awarded a total prize money of INR 1.50 crore for their breakthrough innovations
Bengaluru – February 19, 2020
Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys, today announced the winners of the second edition of the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards. These awards were established in 2018 to recognize and reward individuals, teams, and NGOs for creating innovative solutions to support the underprivileged in India, at scale.
This year, Infosys Foundation identified winners across four award categories: Healthcare, Rural Development, Destitute Care and Sustainability. The winners were shortlisted from a pool of over 1,700 submissions and evaluated by a distinguished jury comprising:
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Limited Liability Partnership (DTTI LLP), are process advisors for the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards.
Felicitating the winners, Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, said, “This is the second edition of the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards and we have been able to create significant impact by encouraging people to showcase their innovation, and address some of the greatest social challenges in our country today. I believe that innovation can and should create inclusive, cost-effective and sustainable solutions. I would like to congratulate the winners who worked tirelessly on path-breaking solutions to create a better future for India, and wish that many more individuals are inspired through this program.”
Furthermore, as part of this recognition, to help incubate and scale their innovations, the Gold Award winners will also be offered an 8-week residential mentorship at IIT Hyderabad.
For more information on the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards, and the winners, please visit: www.infosys.com/aarohan.
Established in 1996, the Infosys Foundation supports programs in the areas of education, rural development, healthcare, arts and culture, and destitute care. Its mission is to work in remote regions of several states in India. The Infosys Foundation takes pride in working with all sections of society, selecting projects with infinite care, and working in areas that are traditionally overlooked by society at large. For more details, please log on: https://www.infosys.com/infosys-foundation
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