Karmaveer Puraskaar

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The Karmaveer Puraskaar are National People's Awards for Citizen Social Justice and action instituted by the citizens and people of India. These awards are instituted by iCONGO (a confederation of NGOs), a public-private partnership in association with other partners from industry, media, government, students, SMEs and other sectors as a part of the Right every Wrong Movement. All the awardees are dubbed Noble Laureates. These awards seek to celebrate and inspire individual citizen social responsibility, justice' and action initiatives and are held every year on 26 November, the day the Indian Constitutional Pledge was signed.

Awards for real-life unsung heroes[edit]

"In a country of almost 1 billion Indians, we have many awards for movie stars and other achievers launched by tobacco, FMCG, media, and beverage brands as marketing campaigns but we are yet to recognise the real-life unsung heroes who believe that it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness by leading a change.Karmaveer Puraskaar is given to change dreamers and doers who practise philanthropy for social justice"-Jeroninio Almeida, founder and chief volunteer, iCONGO.

For the first time, these awards are for individual citizens from various sectors, for excellence and best practices in promoting social justice & action in their sector. Citizens are nominated and selected in the corporate, government, media, SME, students & other sectors, who have contributed to social justice & action. The award is given to citizens individually for their contribution in leading change and is not for any organization.

Karmaveer Puraskaar Noble Laureates, 2012[edit]

Award Category Awardee
Global Citizen KVP 2012 Ms.Nida Shams

Mr.Michael Norton Obe

Global Indian KVP 2012 Ms.Carmen Miranda

Mr.Vijay Mehta

Lifelong Fight For Social Justice KVP, 2012 Mr.Shahid Azmi
Lifelong Fight For Social Justice KVP, 2012 Ms.Geeta Venkadakrishnan
Real Wealth Creator For The Communities KVP, 2012

Mr.Nand Kishore Chaudhary

Government Citizren KVP,2012 Dr. S.Y. Quraishi
Ms.Chhavi Rajawat

General Vinod Saigha

Media Citizen KVP, 2012

Filmmaker- Contemporary Issues - Mr.Hansal Mehta
Print Journalist – Ms.Tithiya Sharma
Print Journalist - Mr.Shahid Siddiqui

Corporate Citizen KVP 2012 Corporate Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar-Executive - Mr.Frederick G Mendonca

Corporate Citizen For Holistic CSR Initiatives- Chairman - Mr.Karan Paul
Corporate Citizen For Holistic CSR Initiatives- Initiative Head - Ms.Renu Kakkar

Civil Society Citizen KVP, 2012 Animal Welfare - Mrs. Jyotsana Sharma


Mr. Sunish Subramanian Kunju

Civil Society KVP Wildlife Conservation - Mr.Nirmal U Kulkarni

Health - Mr. Arun Nevatia
Education - Prof. M.S. Pillai
Gender Issues - DR. NAYREEN MOZAM DARUWALLA, Mrs. Hema Deshpande
Social Entrepreneurship/Transformation - Mr. Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya
Trafficking, - Ms.Hema Bedi
Human Rights, 2012 - Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi, Ms.Renu Thakur
Women Empowerment - Dr. B.Sanyal
Livelihood Generation Mr.Rupen Pattnaik
Art And Culture – Mr.Aubrey Aloysius , Mrs.Lorraine Fiona Aloysius

Artistes 4 Change KVP 2012 Mainstream Actress - Dr.Swaroop Rawal

Theatre - Mr.Arjun Sajnani
Music-Singer - Ms.Rekha Surya
Music-Band - ( Mrigya) Mr.Sharat Chandra Srivastava, ( Mrigya) Mr.Gyan Singh, ( Mrigya) Mr.Indraneel Hariharan, ( Mrigya) Mr.Karan Sharma, ( Mrigya) Mr. Rajat Kakkar
Dance – Ms. Shallu Jindal

Sportsperson 4 Change KVP, 2012 Mrs.M.C.Mary Kom
Mr.Kuldeep Singh Bisht

Mr.Ajeet Bajaj

Young Social Entrepreneur KVP, 2012 Dr. Rushi Ghadawala
Kids 4 Change Karmaveer Puraskaar, 2012 Master Arvindh P Natarajan
Student Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar- 2012 Ms.Tanvi Girotra
Karmaveer Puraskaar For Citizen Action Ms.Pooja Kapur
Professional Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar Doctor - Dr.Prashant S. Deshmukh


Banker- Mr.Bhupinder Singh Kohli
Manager - Ms. Nidhi Arora

Art Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar-Entrepreneur Ms.Payal Khurana
Golden Candle Karmaveer Puraskaar Sumithra Prasad
Gen. Secretary - D.O.R.A.I Foundation (Development. Opportunities. Resources. Access. Insight)life skill counselor, media activist, trainer, parent of a son with special needs.

Abhishek Bharadwaj

Karmaveer Puraskaar Noble Laureates, 2011[edit]

Award Category Awardee
Lifetime Achievement Karmaveer Puraskaar,2011 Dr. Kalyan Banerjee
Global Citizen Lifetime Achievement Karmaveer Puraskaar, 2011 Dr. David M. Dror
Global Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar,2011 Duncan Watkinson
Global Artistes 4 Change Karmaveer Puraskaar, 2011 Arzell Papazell Nelson
Global Indian Karmaveer Puraskaar, 2011 Marian B Noronha

Asha Glynis D'souza

Real Wealth Creators For The Communities Karmaveer Puraskaar, 2011 Tulashi Ballav Dash

Nileema Mishra

Lifelong Fight For Social Justice Through Citizen Action Sanjay Ghose ( Posthumous)
Government Citizen Dr. Mahesh Gaur

Parimal Rai

Media Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar Filmmaker On Contemporary Issues - Nila Madhab Panda

Author– William Dalrymple
Author-Sonia Faleiro/
Television- Nirmala Nair
Print Journalist- Radhika Ravindra Raj, Madhu Trehan

Corporate Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar Corporate Ceo’s Foundation – Chetan Sharma
Civil Society Karmaveer Puraskaar Disability- Mahantesh Ghativallapa, Kavita Kumar

Hiv - Anuapam Kataria
Child Rights -Vinayak Lohani
Health -Dr. B. Dinesh Baliga, Dr. Shyalaja
Education - Safeena Husain
Health & Empowerment -Seetha Mahendran, T. Dinesh Kumar
Women Empowerment Roshnara Mohanty
Socialcommunications & Campaign Strategist - Shankar Ghose
Trafficking - Ruchira Gupta
Governance- Anupama Jha, Anant Trivedi
Social Entrepreneurship/Transformation - Faith Gonsalves, Prof. Dr. R. Ganesan
Animal Welfare - Rukmini Sekhar
Peace And Harmony - Dr. Parasuraman

Dialogue India-Icongo Karmaveer Puraskaar For Promoting Citizen Action Anita Bhargava

Sanjay Bhargava

Artistes 4 Change Karmaveer Puraskaar- Mainstream Actress – Gul Panag

Theatre- Mahabanoo Kotwal Music for Change: Arzell Papazell Nelson

Music - Band - Babush Santana Music - Singer -Vidya Shah

Kids 4 Change Karmaveer Puraskaar Angadbir Singh Sabherwal
Dare- Icongo Young Social Entrepreneur Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar Vijendra Shekhawat
Professional Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar Doctor - Dr. Asish Satav

Veterinary Doctor - Dr.Chiro Priyo Mitra
Chiro Priyo Mitra Dentist - Dr. Hubert Gomes
Bank Officer - Kodakkal Shivaprasad
Motivational Speaker - Navin Gulia
Teacher - Jaya Mehra

Young Creative Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar Aseem Asha Usman
Fashion Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar – Entrepreneur Geeta Puri
Yt-Icongo Karmaveer Puraskaar-Social Transformers Dr. Sonia Mackwani
Yt-Icongo Karmaveer Puraskaar –Entrepreneurs For Social Justice Anupam Mittal

Karmaveer Puraskaar Noble Laureates, 2010[edit]

Award Category Awardee
Lifetime Achievement Karmaveer Puraskaar Anina Joseph Mathew

Rajinder Johar

Global Citizen Lifetime Achievement June Connolly
Global Citizen Kumi Naidoo

Loralee Martha Mae Lee
David John Lee

Global Artistes 4 Change Saskia Laroo
Global Indian Angeli Kapoor
Real Wealth Creators For The Communities Rahul Barkataky

Lakshmi V. Venkatesan

Lifelong Fight For Social Justice Through Citizen Action Dr. Chandrakant Puri

Sumithra Prasad

Government Citizen Dr. Manoj Sharma

Abha Singh
Major General Ian Cardozo

Media Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar Documentary Maker - Vijay S. Jodha

Filmbooth-Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh
Short Film Maker – Rahul Chittella
Music Videos – Manish Jain
Television – Shereen Bhan
Print Journalist-Syed Nazakat, Anita Pratap
Photo Journalist – Mahesh Bhat

Corporate Executive Citizen Venkat Changavalli

Subha Rajan Tampi

Civil Society Karmaveer Puraskaar Disability - Akhil Paul, Syed Sallauddin Pasha

Community Welfare – Jyothi Raj, M.C. Raj
Animal Welfare -Anuradha Sawhney, Pradeep Kumar Nath Education, Health & Empowerement – Dr. Kiran Modi
Gender Issues -Harish Sadani
Fundraising - Wg. Cdr Sasanka Roy Chaudhary
Child Abuse -Pooja Taparia
Environment -Bibhu Prasad Mohanty

Nfch-Icongo Communal Harmony Dr. Atul Krishna
Dialogue India- Promoting Citizen Action Promod Chawla
Student Citizen Kush Kalra
Artistes 4 Change Karmaveer Puraskaar Mainstream Actor – Anupam Kher

Music Band – Indian Ocean (band) - Asheem Chakravarty, Susmit Sen, Amit Kilam, Rahul Ram
Singer - Susmit Bose, Deepika T.

Kids 4 Change Karmaveer Puraskaar Pasam Venika Rao
Dare- Icongo Young Social Entrepreneur Rtination.Com

Rahul Gupta
Prateek Kumar
Rasaal Dwivedi
Piyush Bhartiya
Kopal Gupta

Professional Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar Lawyer - Biraja Mahapatra

Doctor -Dr. Sunita Dube
Advertising - Sachin Yashwant Shigwan
Engineer - Dr. Chinny Krishna

Art Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar Artist Sanjay Austa
Young Creative Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar Dr. Gaurav Chhabra
Fashion Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar- Designer Sanjana Jon
Courage Of Conviction Karmaveer Puraskaar Neerja Bhanot

Karmaveer Puraskaar Noble Laureates, 2009[edit]

Award Category Awardee
Lifetime Achievement Nirmala Narula
Lifelong Fight for Social Justice Karmaveer Puraskar Virendar Mohan Trehan
Government Citizen Karmaveer Puraskar

D R Kaarthikeyan
Panchayati Raj
Vijaytai Prabhakar Patil

Civil Society

Disability - Anjlee Agarwal, Sanjeev Sachdeva
HIV - Dr. Chinkholal Thangsing
Health - Dr. K. Srinath Reddy
Education- Manju Bharat Ram
Education Health and Empowerment - Mamoon Akhtar
Peace and Harmony - Armando Gonsalves
Fundraising - Noshir Dadrawala
Community Welfare - Anouradha Bakshi, Khirod Chandra Malick
Women Empowerment - Praniti Shinde
Social Communication and Campaign Strategist - Sharad Sharma
Social entrepreneurship/ transformation - Emmanuel Upputuru, Shalindendra Uniyal
Philanthropy- Rohini Nilekani]]

Communal Harmony Shri Idris Nizami
Global Indian Karmaveer

Kayzad Namdarian
Mallika Dutt

Global Citizen

Claudia Ciesla
Princess Francoise
Lindsay Levin
Jitman Basnet

Corporate Citizen

Holistic CSR Initiatives
Nakul Anand (CEO)
Niranjan Khatri(CSR Head)
Holistic Media Initiatives
Pradeep Gupta
Sub Category of corporate executive
Dr. Villoo Morawala Patell
Corporate CEO’s Foundation
Satya Narayanan

Real Wealth Creators for Communities Siva Cotipalli
Artist for change

Gautam Ghosh
Sub-category of Music Singer
Dharmendra Jai Narain

Art Citizens

Isha Singh
Ritam Banerjee

Kids for Change

Rijuta Lamba

Sports people for change

Bittoo Sondhi
Malathi Krishnamurthy Holla

Professional Citizen

Asim Sarode
Sub Category of IT Professional
Partho Bhowmick

Media Citizen

Mainstream Maker Onir
Filmmaker-contemporary issues - Girish Joshi
Short films - Geeta Kumar Singh, Avinash Kumar Singh
Documentary - Ridhesh Sejpal
Print - Tarun Tejpal
Authors - Gregory David Roberts

Young Social Entrepreneur

Joe Winston

Student Citizen

Dhirendra Pratap Singh
Jithin C Nedumala

CHAKRA FOR EXCELLENCE

Javed Ahmad Tak
Deepak Saha]
Nikita Ketkar
Rashmi Ranjan
Deepak Kumar
Sudesh Kumar

Karmaveer Puraskaar Noble Laureates, 2008[edit]

Award Category Awardee
Artistes for Change, Karmaveer Puraskaar Noble Laureates

Mr. Arvind Gaur, theatre director

Mrs. Kajol Devgan, film actress

Mrs. Lushin Dubey, theatre actress

Geeta Chandran, Bharatnatyam Dancer & recipient of the Padma Shri

Bobby Cash, Gautam Ghosh and Ritika Sahni,for Music

Media Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar

Umesh Anand and Rita Anand, Print Media

Pritish Nandy,Film maker

Bhavna Talwar,Filmmaker on contemporary Issues

Nitin Das and Akanksha Joshi, Documentary film maker

Swati D'Souza, Sahej Mantri, Aalap Deboor and Sheetal Bhan, Short Film makers

Vandana Shah,Author

Mita kapur,Literary Consultant

Lifetime Achievement Karmaveer Puraskaar Maj. Gen. Raghubir Singh Pannu
Global Indian Karmveer Puraskaar Dr. Venkat Pullla and Dr.Sailesh Rao
Real Wealth Creators For The Communities

Mr.Rajendra Joshi and Vipin Sharma

Lifelong Fight for Social Justice Through Citizen Action Pamela Gale Malhotra
Government Citizen Karmveer Puraskaar Syeda Hameed
Corporate Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar

Corporate Citizens for Holistic CSR Initiatives- CEO- Ajay Bijli, CSR Head- Deepa Menon

Corporate Citizens for Holistic Media Initiatives - Chairman- Indu Jain, Director- Pooran Pandey

Corporate CEO's Foundation -Ashok Kurien

Corporate Executive Citizen - Meera Sanyal

Civil Society Karmaveer Puraskaar

Disability - Divya Arora

HIV – Dr Ashok Rau

Community Welfare - T. K. Mathew

Fund Raising - Surat Sandhu

Education, Health and Empowerment - Shobha Murthy

Women Empowerment and Child labour - Nusrat Naqvi

Animal Welfare and Environment - Nigel Otter

Cancer - Harmala Gupta

Care for the Elderly - Sailesh Mishra

Social Communications and Campaign Strategist - Meenakshi Madhwani

Social Venture Mentoring - Varun Sahni

Social Entrepreneurship/Transformation - Rejendra Misra

Student Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar

Inir Pinheiro

Young Social Entrepreneur Citizen

Meghna Agrawal

Madhusudan Agrawal

Professional Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar

Madhu Bhatnagar

Shrenik Rao

Kids 4 Change

Aradhna Chhachhi

Diwakar

Young Creative Citizen

Ambar Prakash

Karmaveer Puraskaar Noble Laureates,March,2007[edit]

Category Awardee
Lifetime Achievement Award for creating real wealth for the community Dr. Verghese Kurien
Recognition for promoting social responsibility

Mr. Harsh Mander

Mr. James Michael Lyngdoh

Ms. Anu Aga

Mr. Arun Maira

Mr. Crispino Lobo & Ms. Marcella D'souza

Mr. Vikram Akula

Karmaveer Puraskaar Noble Laureates,26 Nov,2007[edit]

Category Awardee
Lifetime Achievement Karmaveer Puraskaar Dr. M.S. Swaminathan
Lifelong Fight for Social Justice and Action Karmaveer Puraskaar Dr. Leo Rebello

Mr. Alyque Padamsee

Global Indian Karmaveer Puraskaar Mr. Pavan Sukhdev[1]
Civil Society Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar Mr. Nanda Rana, Dr. Latika Rana, Mrs Shanti Raghavan
Professional Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar Mr. Raj Bhandare
iCONGO-Deakin University Student Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar Ms. Ishita Chaudhry
iCONGO-Business World Corporate Citizen in CSR Karmaveer Puraskaar Mrs. Mamta Saikia
iCONGO-Business World Corporate Citizen in IT Karmaveer Puraskaar Mr. P Sridhar Reddy
iCONGO- Tehelka- CMS Media Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar

Ms. Revathi Mr. Altaf Ahmad

Artistes for Change Karmaveer Puraskaar Mr. Rahul Bose

Mr. Remo Fernandes

Ms. Sushma Veer

Kids for Change Karmaveer Puraskaar

Baby Benzy

Akhil Akkineni

iCONGO-Exchange 4 Media Young Creative Citizen Karmaveer Puraskaar Ankur Garg and Vivek Kumar Singh
Sportspeople for Change Karmaveer Puraskaar Gopichand Pullela, Mahesh Bhupathi and Shvetha Bhupathi
Young Social Entrepreneur Karmaveer Puraskaar

Abhishek Bharadwaj

References[edit]

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