New Ramnath Goenka awards to DMs who script, effect change

The Foundation Wednesday announced it would be instituting a new set of awards, called the Ramnath Goenka Changemaker Awards, for District Magistrates who are helping provide answers to some of India’s most complex problems.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 3, 2016 3:34 am
RNG awards 2015 were given away on Wednesday in New Delhi. (Express Photo) RNG awards 2015 were given away on Wednesday in New Delhi. (Express Photo)

For several years now, the Ramnath Goenka Memorial Foundation, through its annual awards, has been honouring journalists who ask the sharpest questions. Now, the Foundation plans to recognise those who are striving to provide meaningful answers as well.

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The Foundation Wednesday announced it would be instituting a new set of awards, called the Ramnath Goenka Changemaker Awards, for District Magistrates who are helping provide answers to some of India’s most complex problems.

“If the Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism reinforce the values of Ramnath Goenka, the newspaper publisher, the Ramnath Goenka Changemaker Awards will be in tune with his vision of governance and social change. A vision that touched the Constituent Assembly debates of which he was a part, and his interventions in politics for equity and justice,” Viveck Goenka, Chairman and Managing Director of The Express Group, said.
Details of the awards and the application process will soon be announced, he said.

The idea is to celebrate the ambassadors of good governance on the ground, enrich public discourse and acknowledge the crucial role played by these young bureaucrats in effecting change. District Magistrates who have worked on and helped introduce change in their districts, through innovative introduction or management or planning of schemes, ideas and projects will be rewarded and encouraged.

“The Changemaker Awards will celebrate District Magistrates across India who have best scripted and/or implemented change in their districts. Change that has touched men, women and children; change that has improved life, literally, on the ground — brought about by officers, the genuine ambassadors of good governance,” Goenka said.

“Taken together, the Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism and the Ramnath Goenka Changemaker Awards will, I strongly believe, celebrate and nurture men and women at their committed best, whose work embodies the best principles of citizenship,” he said.

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    Suresh D.R
    Nov 3, 2016 at 4:58 pm
    Now a days all journalists have been purchased by opposition parties, by money by land and etc, hence to satisfy the opposition parties journalists give tastey colours, for exmple journalist of the country not covered misdereds, bers of Mulayam singh since three decades and escaped from punishments, he Mulayam singh has purchased the journalist by giving sites lands to them
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      ProdyotPran
      Nov 3, 2016 at 1:28 am
      Can we also have Changemaker Awards for Superintendents of Police (in-Charge of cities and districts) or a Changemaker Award for IPS Officers in general?lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;We keep reading about good deeds of Police offices who walk the extra miles to change lives of the commoners, the underprivileged, the helpless poor etc.lt;br/gt;Their deeds need to be recognised and applauded too.lt;br/gt;More than the DMs a police officer is constantly in a thankless job.lt;br/gt;They are almost always at conflict with the restless mes.lt;br/gt;In spite of such conflicts if a police officer reaches out to the mes for the latter's gains then such officers deserve accolades.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;Dear RNG Award Committee, can you kindly consider this award too.
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