Sunday, March 13, 2016

#IPS officer Sonia Narang awarded by @rajeev_mp founded @Namma_Bengaluru

Government Official of the Year award for Sonia Narang (IPS)

IPS officer Sonia Narang, a fearless cop who tried to clean up corruption in the Karnataka Lokayukta was later shifted as DIG of state CID and Dr Rohini Katoch Sepat came in her place as SP, SIT, Lokayukta.
It is alleged that Ashwin Rao (son of Justice Bhaskar Rao  former Lokayukta) and his gang threatened government officials to extort money but the former Lokayukta looked the other way.

Other Awards:-

Namma Bengalurean of the Year

NS Ramakanth has inspired 100 apartments, 20 schools and 6 colleges and several corporates to start segregating waste for the last 7 years as co-founder of the Solid Waste Management Round Table, Bangalore (SWMRT).  Whether it's free workshops to educate health inspectors or pourakarmikas, achieving zero waste at temples, to converting the prestigious TCS10K into a zero-waste event, he's done it all.

Media Person of the Year

G Manjusainath, a Deccan Herald reporter, has worked tirelessly to safeguard Bengaluru’s  lakes, forests and hills. From reclaiming the Chikka Kallasandra and Venkatnarayana Kere lakes to the Hanumagiri Hill (mysteriously declared a pasture land) to the encroached Thurahalli Forest, he has fought diligently for our land.

Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Prarthana Kaul, built a more inclusive world for the disabled using the power of e-commerce. Through Giftabled, a venture that focuses on selling gifts made by the disabled and thoughtful merchandise for the disabled, Prarthana has touched the lives of many special souls.

Citizen Individual of the Year

Kishore S Rao, founder of the Karunashraya Trust which began with providing medical relief to 12 terminally-ill cancer patients, has over the years attended to over 12,800 such patients, ensuring their last few weeks and months are spent in dignity and with minimal pain.

Rising Star of the Year

Anirudh S Dutt:  With this organization 'Lets Be The Change', 20-year-old Anirudh focuses on black spots in the city and beautifies them, but not just with mops, brooms and paintbrushes. He does it by involving the local community, spreading awareness on garbage disposal, interfacing with both experts and municipal corporation staff and using technology.