Plan India Impact Awards 2021
Building on the success of previous editions, the Plan India Impact Awards 2021 reinforced key learnings and greater participation from across the country to recognise community frontline workers, youth and volunteers who drive uptake and delivery of much-needed services at the village, district, state and national level.
Given the pandemic situation this year, for the first time the entire process has been done virtually including the filing of nominations, evaluation and the award ceremony. The scale and scope of the categories were also increased to 10 with the addition of one special category for the last mile champions and another for recognising the efforts and contribution of Self Help Groups. The criteria for shortlisting the nominations also looked upon the support extended during COVID-19.
In the spirit of recognising the contributions of all last-mile champions, the Awards exceeded beyond Plan India’s intervention areas to involve expert Civil Society Organisations that are working on various verticals and themes and contributing to the national development agenda.
The winners were rewarded with a sum of INR 10,000 and the runner-ups with INR 7,000 for each category. The Awards also benefited from strategic partnerships with several notable organisations and entities committed to advancing the development agenda. These include United Nations Global Compact, Women’s Web, The Good Sight and Josh Talks.