Winner

Andu Maida


Andu Maida is a powerful example of women empowerment. Hailing from a remote, orthodox village in Rajasthan, she couldn’t pursue her studies due to domestic reasons. As a volunteer of Team Balika; a non profitable NGO, Andu is firmly determined to provide education to the girls of her area. She has enrolled 45 girl students mainly in the age group of 6-14 years into government schools and under her initiative the schools now have a separate toilet for male and female students.

After Andu’s marriage, she gave birth to a girl child which was not accepted by her husband and after three days of her delivery, she moved back permanently to her parents house. Initially, being from a conservative family, her parents refused to send their daughters to school, but, by her continuous efforts and strong will power, Andu fulfilled her dream and proved to be a boon for the girls there.

Winner

Arup Kumar


Arup used his savings to start Puncha Nabadisha Model School, a school for the children from the Sabari tribe. It started with 20 children and today, the school offers education to 112 tribal children and provides them with clothes, toiletries and a decent meal. The impact of his school is not only the education of these children but also reduction of crime in the area.

Arup hope to give the children a chance at a dignified life with stable jobs and income. He has enrolled the older children in a primary Government school nearby and has located his school next to a hospital and other basic facilities.

Winner

Rahul Dhiman


Rahul Dhiman, started his journey as a volunteer 3 years ago. In January 2018 he founded his own NGO named “Careness and Awareness Welfare Society” in Hoshiarpur, Punjab. During the General Elections 2019, he was considered as the representative of his NGO. His organization has facilitated PwD voters so that they could cast their votes easily. He was allotted 10 villages by the SDM-cum-Electoral Registration Officer. He made a successful voting of 209 voters out of 233 PwD voters. He has motivated and convinced the people for voting and having equal rights. He personally picked and dropped each voter this shows his love and concern.

Winner

Team Everest


Team Everest was established with an objective to provide quality education to children who could not afford it. They work with 40,000+ children every year and volunteers play a key role in operating these activities. They firmly believe that every person has something to give back to society. Team Everest’s role is to tap that kindness in individuals and channelize it towards the welfare of society. Their major initiatives include ‘Speak Out’ wherein students from underprivileged backgrounds are assigned volunteers who talk to them on phones to teach English and improve their communication skills, ‘Digital Literacy Program’ where they train students on digital and computer literacy, etc. They also collaborate with big organizations for Corporate Volunteering Programs and help transform schools and the lives of children.

Winner

Tata Power Company Pvt Ltd

Tata Power is a pioneer credited with steering the energy sector on technology, process and platform. The company has an inhouse online volunteering portal – Arpan where employees can check upcoming volunteering events and register themselves in the portal and participate. They have a structured process of identifying, designing and implementing volunteering initiatives.

The four flagship initiatives- Shiksha Saarthi(mentoring of school and college students), Greenolution (promoting environment friendly practices), Tree Mittra (afforestation), Good Health & Sanitation and Adhikaar (financial inclusivity for marginalized) are the key programs undertaken across all locations of Tata Power. The company celebrates the spirit of employee volunteering by recognizing and rewarding locations and Volunteer Champions on a regular basis. This year 2500+ employees participated across various programs and contributed a total of 28,090 volunteering hours.

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