Champions of Change (award)

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Champions of Change
Sponsored byGovernment of India
Presented byInteractive Forum on Indian Economy

Champions of Change is an Indian award, for promoting Gandhian values, (Swachata), community service and social development.(in Aspirational district in india), selected by constitutional jury members headed by K. G. Balakrishnan Former Chief Justice of India and Former Chairman NHRC. Established in 2018 by the Interactive Forum on Indian Economy and its media house Power Corridors and Panchayatitimes, it is given annually in four categories, and usually presented by the President, Vice president, Prime Minister of India or a leading figure.

The foundation, currently headed by Nandan Jha, was created in 2011. The award ceremony takes place every year in the month of December.[1]

The award is being given under the Transformation of Aspirational District program, in the district declared Aspirational by Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi in January 2018.[2]

The programme identifies the progress of 115 'aspirational' districts whose development is being monitored by the NITI Aayog.[3] Nandan Jha is the chairman of the 'Interactive Forum on Indian Economy'.

The award comprises a certificate and a gold medal. It is given in four categories, namely:

  • Constructive Work in 115 Aspirational districts in India.
  • Application of Education, Helthcare, Science and Technology for Rural development.
  • Outstanding contribution for the Development and Welfare of Women and Children (115 Aspirational districts )
  • Outstanding contribution in Swatch Bharat Abhiyan
  • International Award for promoting Gandhian values outside India.



2018 Awardees[edit]

Champions of Change Awards 2018 distributed at Vigyan Bhavan New Delhi.


  1. ^ "Manipur CM Biren Singh gets 'Champions of Change' award". The New Indian Express.
  2. ^ "PM addresses Young CEOs at the "Champions of Change" initiative organised by NITI Aayog".
  3. ^ "VP Naidu confers 'Champions of Change' award to Manipur CM". Th Week.
  4. ^ "VP Naidu confers 'Champions of Change' award to Manipur CM - Times of India". The Times of India.
  5. ^ Livecities, Team. "बिहार की इस महिला मुखिया को मिला 'चैंपियंस ऑफ चेंज' अवार्ड, उप राष्ट्रपति ने किया सम्मानित".
  6. ^ "Srinubabu receives 'Champions of Change' award". Business Standard India. 27 December 2018.
  7. ^ "एसपी चंबा डॉ मोनिका को चैंपियन ऑफ चेंज अवार्ड- Amarujala". Amar Ujala.