Plan India Impact Awards

Shabana Azmi speaking at the occasion


Plan India’s programmes are driven by empowered youth, community leaders and Frontline Workers who work tirelessly to fulfil our Country Strategic Plan 2020. They bridge gaps between communities and service providers, catalysing remarkable social and behavioural change countrywide. National recognition of these outstanding functionaries will give them impetus, reinforce best practices and spread awareness for enhanced programme management.


A multilingual (Hindi, English) event took place at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on August 18, 2017, to honour high-performing community champions across Plan India intervention states. Awards were given out in eight cateogories comprising of Anganwadi Workers, Anganwadi Helpers, Accredited Social Health Activists, Auxiliary Nurse Midwives, Outreach Workers, Community Volunteers and Youth Champions, in addition to two special recognition awards as well. Nominations were received from 13 states that Plan India works in. Shabana Azmi, veteran actress and noted women's rights activist was the chief guest at the occasion and handed out the awards. Other delegates to grace the occasion were Plan India Board Members, including Chair Emeritus, Govind Nihalani, Chairperson, Rathi Vinay Jha, Udayan Sen, Balvir Arora (who launched the new Plan India website), Atul Kirloskar, Minty Pande, Ranjan Chak, JVR Prasada Rao, S. Parasuraman and former board member, Arti Kirloskar.

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Shabana Azmi with Mehrunisa (left) and Impact Award winners

List of Award Winners

  • Anganwadi Worker - Madina
  • Anganwadi Helper - Seema Devi
  • Accredited Social Health Activist - Vinita Negi
  • Auxiliary Nurse Midwife - Meera Devi
  • Ahana Worker - Sharif Uddin Tapadar
  • Outreach Worker - Basanti Jarika
  • Community Volunteer - Bhagaban Mohanta
  • Youth Champion - Shalini
  • Special Recognition - Bharati Biswal
  • Special Jury - Sanjay Murmu

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