Eight social innovators awarded INR 2 Crore for groundbreaking innovations in healthcare, education, and women empowerment.
Bengaluru, India – August 23, 2023
Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys, today announced the winners of the third edition of the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards. These awards, established in 2018, aim to recognize and reward individuals, teams, and NGOs for creating pathbreaking solutions for social good, benefiting the underprivileged in India.
This year, Infosys Foundation recognized winners across three categories: Healthcare, Education, and Women Empowerment. The winners were shortlisted from a pool of over 2,400 submissions and evaluated by an esteemed jury comprising:
Awarded INR 50 lakh each in prize money, the winners, across categories, of the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards 2023 are:
Salil Parekh, Chairman, Infosys Foundation, said, “Tough real-world problems can only be solved with purposeful innovation. The Aarohan Social Innovation Awards not only celebrate such innovations but empower social innovators by helping them scale-up and impact more lives. We commend the participants and congratulate the winners for their contributions in healthcare, education, and women empowerment – themes that are central to Infosys Foundation’s efforts to move us all forward towards an equitable future.”
In addition to the category winners, the jury recognized five exciting social innovations and awarded their creators prize money of INR 10 lakh each. The Jury’s Special Award-winning innovations are:
Sumit Virmani, Trustee, Infosys Foundation, said, “We laud all the participants and winners who have worked so ardently to create a better future for those in most need of the support. We hope that several others are inspired, by the Aarohan Social Innovation Awards, to contribute and make a difference. The high caliber of social innovations competing for the third edition of Aarohan Awards deeply impressed the jury members and led us to introduce the ‘Jury’s Special Awards’ to support these innovators and bring much-needed impact to more people and communities.”
For more information about 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.
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