Plan India Impact Awards is a Plan India initiative to celebrate the exemplary work of community Frontline Workers and volunteers in helping achieve national development priorities.
Building on the first ever Plan India Impact Awards in 2017, this year’s edition seeks to nationally recognise the efforts of outstanding functionaries, highlight the best practices and reinforce their contributions as a primary source of support in the field.
Partnering and inspiring us on this journey are the Frontline Workers and Community Volunteers who reach the most vulnerable and affect remarkable change in the uptake and delivery of much needed services at the village, district, state and national level.
The Plan India Impact Awards is a one of a kind platform in India that recognises and awards grassroot champions that have battled the odds to be champions of change in society.
Gracing the occasion will be our esteemed Chief Guests Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog and Ms. Shabana Azmi, veteran actress and social activist.
Upscaling from 13 intervention states last year to 22 states this year, the Impact Awards 2018 will celebrate contributions of powerful community leaders in the following award categories:
Anganwadi Worker/Anganwadi Sahaika (Integrated Child )
Winner – Kanaklata Raula, Mayurbhanj, OdishaRead More
Accredited Social Health Activist/Auxiliary Nurse Midwife
Winner – Anupam Singh, Ambedkarnagar, Uttar PradeshRead More
Outreach Worker (All thematic areas)/Frontline Worker/PPTCT Outreach Worker/Swachhagrahi
Winner – Pitabas Majhi, Mayurbhanj, OdishaRead More
The Plan India Impact Awards 2018 is a comprehensive two months process that includes a series of stages:
Partner Nominations – Partners from 22 Plan India intervention states sent their best nominations for each category
Knowledge Partner Review – PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) (process advisor) randomly selected some of the intervention districts/states for ‘hygiene checks’ to validate that the process was conducted in a free and fair manner. A parallel sample check for submitted nomination forms was also conducted to ensure that they have been appropriately filled
Regional Jury Deliberation – The regional jury convened in three regions: North (New Delhi), South (Hyderabad), East and North East (Bhubaneswar) to identify the outstanding nominees for each category. In total, three top nominations from each category were shortlisted by the regional jury panel. These were then presented in front of the national level jury panel
National Jury Selection – The national jury panel reviewed top three nominations for each of the seven categories. Based on the evaluation criteria provided by PwC, 1 national level winner from each of the seven categories was determined
Plan India has forged some key media partnerships for this year’s Impact Awards. Dainik Bhaskar is the print media partner. Go News and Big FM are on board as the electronic media partners. The Better India and Women’s web are covering the event over the digital space.
There were 3 regional jury deliberations and 1 national deliberation to determine the seven winners for Impact Awards 2018. The jury composition included academician, I/NGO chief functionary, social activist/writer/journalist, CSR head/representative, bureaucrat/secretary/deputy secretary of a national level ministry.
|Prof Nil Ratan||Professor (Social Sciences) & Registrar||AN Sinha Institute of Social Studies|
|Ms. Poonam Sinha||Program Manager (Child Protection)||State Child Protection Society, Government of Bihar|
|Dr. Meeta Singh||Ex- Head Gender Resource Unit||Gender Expert and Social Activist, Jaipur|
|Puneet Kumar Mishra||Joint Director and state nodal office-ICPS||Women and Child Development Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh|
|Dr. Neena Pandey||Associate Professor||Department of Social Work, Delhi University|
|Ms. Sudha Murali||Development Professional with 28 years’ experience in gender and protection||Former UN representative|
|Mr. Suresh||Trustee||Manchi Pusthakam Publications|
|Ms. Hymavathi||Chairperson||State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Andhra Pradesh|
|Dr. Geeta Balakrishnan||Former Principal||College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan|
|Mr. Rahul More||Divisional Deputy Commissioner||Women and Child Development Department, Konkan Division, Government of Maharashtra|
|Dr. Syeda Sakira Sahin||Faculty, Women’s Studies||University of Guahati|
|Dr. Brogen Singh Akoijam||President||Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) Manipur chapter|
|Mr. Sasanka Kumar Padhi||Freelance Consultant|
|Mr. Debasis Rath||Director||RUSH and Child line|
|Mr. Harihar Naik||State Mamber – Odisha||Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (OSCPCR)|
|Dr. Nalini Gangadharan||Chairperson||CAP Foundation|
|Ms. Stuti Kacker||Chairperson||National Commission for Protection of Child Rights|
|Ms. Geetanjali Goel||Additional District & Sessions Judge/Special Secretary|
|Ms. Poonam Malhotra||Publisher||Full Circle Books|
|Ms. Smita Bharti||Lead||Sakshi NGO|
|Mr. Gyanendra Pandey||Editor||Dainik Bhaskar|
|Mr. Lov Verma||Union Secretary (Retired)||Empowerment of People with Disabilities|