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Posted at: Oct 10, 2018, 12:42 AM; last updated: Oct 10, 2018, 12:42 AM (IST)

Innovate for society, get rewarded

Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys, has announced the launch of  Aarohan Social Innovation Awards, to catalyse social innovation in India. The objective of these awards is to accelerate innovation in the social sector, and provide a platform to help these solutions scale.

The Aarohan Social Innovation Awards seek to recognise and reward individuals, teams or NGOs that are developing unique solutions for the social sector. These solutions have the potential to positively impact the underprivileged in India at a large scale.

Infosys Foundation Chairperson, Sudha Murty said, “As part of this endeavor, we are setting aside a sum of Rs 1.5 crore this year. We will reward deserving social innovators in India whose solutions have the potential to make a difference.”

The awards will accept submissions across six categories including healthcare, rural development, destitute care, women’s safety & empowerment, education & sports and sustainability.

The submission process for the first edition of these awards would commence on October 15, 2018, and will continue up to December 31, 2018. Entries are open for adults (above 18 years) residing in India.

Aarohan Social Innovation Awards will also offer winners an opportunity for residential technical mentorship at IIT Hyderabad for up to 12 weeks at its campus to help them further develop solutions and rapidly scale these for social impact. 

— TNS

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