awardees

  • Citizen (INDIVIDUAL) -
    Shri G Manohar Row
    CITIZEN (INDIVIDUAL)
    Shri G Manohar Row

    While the world of business celebrates serial entrepreneurs, we at Namma Bengaluru Foundation celebrate a serial NGO entrepreneur Manohar Row. His 25 years in active community service have benefited Bangalore greatly. He has created thriving organizations like Anga Karunaya Kendra, Karunashraya and Bangalore cares. It is quite evident that this citizen definitely goes beyond his duty.

  • Citizen (YOUTH)
    Mr. Eshwar Mahadevan, Mr. V Subhash Chandra & Mr. Amruth Charmana
    Citizens
    Mr. Eshwar Mahadevan, Mr. V Subhash Chandra & Mr. Amruth Charmana

    They are your normal engineering students, who have done extraordinary feats. They started Good hearted Soul and have helped 8217 people sign up for organ donation within a year, as compared to the 1000 that the state took in 5 years. Working with more than 700 youth in the city, their work is commendable for the fact they received no outside funding and yet managed to reach 70,000 youth in the city to sign up for a noble cause.

  • Citizen Group
    The Association Of People With Disability
    Citizen Group
    The Association Of People With Disability

    In a city of 8 million people, little has been done by the government to ensure equality for the differently abled. Taking into account the needs of this sect of people, APD has spent 54 years successfully enabling the differently abled. They have transformed the lives of over 28,000 people through comprehensive rehabilitation and therapeutic services. Working grassroots to ensure basic services such as accessibility to public spaces and other policy level changes, APD has been struggling to ensure that the differently abled in the city are given their due rights as any other citizens in the city.

  • Social Entrepreneurs
    Smt. Poonam Bir Kasturi
    Social Entrepreneurs
    Smt. Poonam Bir Kasturi

    An industrial designer from NID, she could have gone on to design anything and made pots of money. Instead she decided to make stylish pots for disposing wastes in. She turned an unglamorous topic like waste management into a stylish business with her designer Khambhas. As the city goes vertical, Poonam’s venture Daily Dump is striving hard to make waste management at source a reality though their easy installable and stylish Khambas. And if you thought that this was her only generosity, then there is more! All her designs are open sourced and free to adapt which goes to show her love for the city. For all those who though waste was dirty, we have seen most of them flaunt the Daily Dump Khambas and be a proud and responsible citizen.

  • Media Professionals
    Mr. Hemantkashyap
    Media Professionals
    Mr. Hemantkashyap

    A journalist who fearlessly takes on the rich and influential by the horns. And treats death threats as simply a part of his job. He has covered stories in the field of crime, politics, sports and city based public related issues. In his current role, he ensures his focus on city issues is higher. From working with citizen groups to holding investigative series on civic issues, Hemanth ensures that his commitment to the city reflects in his work.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
    Wipro
    Corporate Social Responsibility
    Wipro

    This is an IT company with a very large heart and an even larger agenda. They tackle a range of social issues like energy management, waste management, rain water harvesting and grassroots level education at schools, with equal gusto. The Corporate Social responsibility Award this year goes to WIPRO.

  • Government Officials
    Smt. T R Nagamani
    Government Officials
    Smt. T R Nagamani

    School teachers are often dismissed as being elementary. But we don’t realize is that they must be celebrated for being truly elementary. They are the foundation for our children becoming self-sufficient adults. And given the facts about Government schools, the struggle in imparting quality education is only bigger. T R Nagamani is a passionate school teacher and has been educating children for over 35 years in various government schools in the city. She makes it her personal responsibility to educate and groom children from underprivileged backgrounds. She has been a warrior fighting within the system to ensure the future citizens of the country have access to quality education.

  • Media Organization
    Citizen Matters
    Media Organization
    Citizen Matters

    This is the only Bangalore focused, citizen-oriented news magazine that covers public affairs, community and culture with active participation from the citizens. Keeping up the high quality of content, they are known for their investigative and in-depth reporting coupled with astute analysis and interpretation. Truly reflecting issues that the city faces and the lack of citizen participation, Citizen Matters acts as an effective collaboration between citizen journalism and professional journalism, thereby ensuring effective advocacy for citizens’ issues in the city.

  • Government Organisation
    Bangalore One
    Government Organisation
    Bangalore One

    Gone or the days when a citizen had to run around many building to make bill payments. Started 9 years ago, Bangalore one is a public-private partnership that is a true relief to citizens today. It is a one-stop shop facility and handles all of Bangalore’s utility payments under one roof. With 91 centers and 68 services provided, Bangalore One ensures quick delivery of services and is striving to bring transparency and accountability in the city.

  • The Namma Bengalurean of The Year 2013
    Shri Venkata Subba Rao
    The Namma Bengalurean of The Year 2013
    Shri Venkata Subba Rao

    At 78 years, Venkata Subba Rao is a retired RBI official, but remains unretired from social work. He works tirelessly fighting bureaucracy and corruption to fight for what is right. While most people give up their fights in days since they started, here is a gentleman who fought for two decades to save the Byrasandra Lake from being auctioned. Knowing full well as to where the city was headed in its water demands, his actions on saving the lake from being encroached upon by corruption and vested interests has ensured a step in restoring water security in the city. Relentlessly fighting the case and persevering till the end, he has truly dedicated his life towards the betterment of the city.

  • Citizen (INDIVIDUAL) -
    Fr George Kannanthanam - Founder, Sumanahalli Society
    CITIZEN (INDIVIDUAL)
    Fr George Kannanthanam - Founder, Sumanahalli Society

    is a unique citizen who has reached out to the most marginalized groups in society, those afflicted with leprosy, HIV and disabilities, and also orphans, street boys and juvenile delinquents. The 800 houses were constructed for the rehabilitation of leprosy-affected persons in different parts of Bangalore. Fr. George has also won the much deserved National Award for Rehabilitation of The Leprosy Patients in 2003 from the Govt. of India.

  • Citizen (YOUTH)
    Mr. Kuldeep Dantewadia
    Citizens
    Mr. Kuldeep Dantewadia

    Reap Benefit - has taken on Decentralized Solid Waste Management, engaged with Corporate to reduce environmental impact on organizations while engaging thousands of youth in his company Reap Benefit. This bright youngster has worked with government schools to bring systemic environmental changes to optimize resources, has planted 100s of medicinal plants and empowered various eco-clubs

  • Citizen Group
    Puttenhalli Neighborhood Lake Improvement Trust
    Citizen Group
    Puttenhalli Neighborhood Lake Improvement Trust

    is The first ever citizens group that was handed over the management of the Puttenhalli Lake due to their effective restoration .At a time, when people have to be constantly told to save water in their own homes, here is a bunch of people who is trying to preserve a water body to save the environment. Started by Usha Rajagopalan, Arathi Manay, Prasanna K. Vynatheya, O P Ramaswamy and Nupur Jain, in 2010, PNLIT has been actively working with the BBMP on the Rejuvenation and maintenance of Puttenhalli lake. Be it installing a well in the lake bed, or Installation of a filtration mechanism at the mouth of theInlet to the lake, or enclosing the area around the Gazebo and converting it into a garden, they have gone the whole nine yards in their effort.

  • Social Entrepreneurs
    Smt Pavithra Y S
    Social Entrepreneurs
    Smt Pavithra Y S

    Managing Director, Vindhya – E – Infomedia Pvt. Ltd – is a BPO solely for differently abled people. The organization has helped turn around the way differently abled are seen, and also the way they see themselves. Vindhya, a BPO started in the year 2006 to provide employment to the differently-abled sector of society has impacted and changed the lives of more than 600 people with disabilities and women below poverty line. It provides IT and ITES services through the state-of the-art center located in Bangalore, serving global and local markets and are a leading force in serving various prominent banking and microfinance institutions.

  • Media
    Ms.Seethalakshmi S
    Media
    Ms.Seethalakshmi S

    Metro Editor, TOI - A Metro Editor with TOI , she handles all the beats ranging from crime to education to health to civic infrastructure on a daily basis. She has been instrumental in bringing about various changes in the city including managing waste. She has been awarded several international fellowships and awards for her excellence.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
    Britannia
    Corporate Social Responsibility
    Britannia

    Effective Solid Waste Management - has been a pioneer and leader in the field of effective waste Management and has also provided several NGOs with the raw materials to recycle or up-cycle. Their waste production reduced by 30% when they started converting the food waste into manure. It is certainly a company with its heart in the right place.

  • Government Employee
    Shri B G Chengappa
    Government Employee
    Shri B G Chengappa

    Director Karnataka State Fire and Emergency Services,- a man who truly has the fire in him. Having worked in the Fire department for 38 years, Chengappa has brought about amendment in the rules to accommodate young blood in the fire Department; he has been responsible for modernizing fire services and has literally taken care of the safety of our society. He has also won several awards including the President’s Award.

  • Government Employee
    Shri Mahadev Rajappa Sambargi
    Government Employee
    Shri Mahadev Rajappa Sambargi

    Police Head Constable - Extremely diligent in his duty as a traffic policeman, working 15 hours a day in the most traffic ridden parts of Inner Ring Road, this cop is also extremely people friendly. He single-handedly manages the deluge on the road during peak hours ensuring safety and smoothness, with the refreshing quality of warmth. He has been a true people’s hero with a face book post giving him 6000 likes so far for his diligent duty.

  • Government Organization
    Bangalore Traffic Police
    Government Organization
    Bangalore Traffic Police

    An innovator in the use of technology to manage traffic woes in Bangalore, Bangalore Traffic Police has not just reduced the percentage of road accidents, but has also become a pioneer in many areas in the country. For the first time in the country, there is a Paperless Enforcement of the Motor Vehicle Act and Rules. It is also the only city to have Solar Powered Signals. And did you know that there is a dedicated help line facility, where citizens can receive updates through an SMS service.

  • Elected Representative
    Shri B N Vijay Kumar
    Elected Representative
    Shri B N Vijay Kumar

    MLA, Jayanagar Consistuency - He has been responsible for a host of activities such as Rain Water Harvesting in Jayanagar, Free Coaching Classes for SSLC Students, Setting up an Electronic Reference Library, Conversion of Organic Waste, Developing dedicated track for bicycles, developing many play grounds and replacement of old sewerage lines. He was previously awarded the Namma Bengaluru Awards in 2010 under the same category which goes on to show that his commitment and passion to citizens has been consistent.

  • The Namma Bengalurean of The Year 2012
    Shri P. Manivannan
    The Namma Bengalurean of The Year 2012
    Shri P. Manivannan

    Managing Director, BESCOM - He has been responsible for regulating electricity in an aim to provide uninterrupted power to Bangalore using various innovative methods. He also strives towards Consumer satisfaction supported by the 24x7 helpline and engages with Citizens through Consumer Interaction Meetings. His contribution has truly kept Bangalore going.

  • Ms Wilma Rodrigues
    Social Entrepreneur

    SAAHAS Zero Waste Solutions
    Ms Wilma Rodrigues
    Social Entrepreneur

    SAAHAS Zero Waste Solutions

    The twin organizations Saahas and Saahas Zero Waste Solutions are focused and committed towards the same objective - Zero Waste Bangalore. Providing awareness and solutions for solid waste and e-waste management to several entities including corporate, residential complexes and local communities, Saahas works as an aggregator for responsible packaging programmes to promote recycling.

  • Citizens
    Uday Vijayan
    Citizens
    Uday Vijayan

    Beyond Carlton, promoted by Mr. Uday Vijayan, has been relentlessly pursuing various campaigns to raise the awareness of fire safety. His initiatives have been instrumental in creating awareness on basic safety issues that could potentially save a lot of lives. His mission and vision also aims at bringing ideal laws to prevent further fire tragedies.

  • Elected Representative
    Krishna Byre Gowda
    Elected Representative
    Krishna Byre Gowda

    A young and active politician of a different kind, he has driven his energies to showcase many achievements in a short time. Krishna Byre Gowda has played a pivotal role towards Voter ID registration, development activities in Byatarayanapura including Ration Cards and other government schemes, Storm Water Drains, Underground Drainage Systems, and green awareness with Hasiru Sante amongst others.

  • Government Employee
    Dr. U V Singh
    Government Employee
    Dr. U V Singh

    Indian Forest Service has the privilege of having a sincere officer for over 25 years in Dr. U V Singh, who anchored the Supreme Court victory in the Mestripalya Lake in Koramangala. He exposed the politician - builder nexus in the dumping of industrial waste at Nagawara Lake; was part of the team investigating illegal granite quarrying in Karnataka. He is also appointed by the Supreme Court to look into illegal mining in Goa, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

  • Ms Kala Devarajan
    Group / Organization

    KARUNASHRAYA
    Ms Kala Devarajan
    Group / Organization

    KARUNASHRAYA

    Karunashraya provides palliative care to terminal stage cancer patients for a peaceful end. The home care teams of Karunashraya have multi-disciplinary nurses, social workers, and, at need, the hospice doctor, who give palliative care including counseling, to patients and families in and around Bangalore.

  • Ms. Meenakshi Bharat
    Group / Organization

    Solid Waste Management Round Table
    Ms. Meenakshi Bharat
    Group / Organization

    Solid Waste Management Round Table

    Experts and non-government organizations form the team of Solid Waste Management Round Table, which educates citizens on managing waste at source, recycling and compositing. The free of cost program is endorsed by the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and many residents’ welfare associations (RWAs).

  • Government Employee
    Lakshmamma
    Government Employee
    Lakshmamma

    She is a Pourakarmika with the BBMP. She works relentlessly to keep her area clean. She has been nominated for being diligent in her work, beyond the call of duty. We salute her honesty and hard work to keep up her promise to society, which stands tall as an inspiration to all of us.

  • Government Organization
    Karnataka Lokayukta
    Government Organization
    Karnataka Lokayukta

    This firebrand institution plays the watchdog on corruption and social malpractices. Whipping up cases against rampant misuse of natural resources in the state, the Lokayukta investigation on illegal mining brought down the highest government officials. It continues its campaign against graft nailing errant officials & public representatives, working towards a corruption free society.

  • The Namma Bengalurean of the Year 2011
    Justice Sudhindra Rao
    The Namma Bengalurean of the Year 2011
    Justice Sudhindra Rao

    As a Lokayukta judge, he has created a standard that serves as a reminder to honesty and disciplined service. Known to be an extremely just person, he has made his tirade against corruption a voice to reckon with. This honorable Lokayukta judge has been widely followed and has become a role model to millions across the state.

  • BENGALUREAN OF THE YEAR
    Ms. Anita Reddy
    BENGALUREAN OF THE YEAR
    Ms. Anita Reddy

    Ms. Anitha Reddy is the Founding Trustee of AVAS and has voluntarily worked for 28 years with urban poor communities living in slums of Bangalore and Chittoor and in Rural Communities living in the villages of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu. Her work includes promotion of various model re-housing projects for slum dwellers, establishing a number of pre-school and activity centers for children from slums, forming women and youth groups for creating awareness and responsibilities towards self-help and community health, encouraging adolescent girls towards becoming self-reliant, promoting vocational and skill training programmes and self employment generating schemes etc, all of which have helped many urban poor and slum dwellers.

  • Ms. Vrundha Bhat
    PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

    Children's Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA):
    Ms. Vrundha Bhat
    PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

    Children's Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA):

    CMCA a pioneering initiative by Public Affairs Centre, a registered society and Swabhimana, a registered trust, both based in Bangalore was launched in the year 2000. They believe that nurturing active citizenship amongst children is a sure way of ensuring a vibrant and participatory democracy. CMCA has witnessed tremendous growth spreading its wings to 5 cities (Bangalore, Mumbai, Mysore, Hosur, Hubli/Dharwad). Its objectives are: To create civic awareness and inculcate civic friendly practices amongst households, communities and others through children, youth and volunteers, to energize the civic education curriculum in schools and colleges, to develop innovative models of civic education, which can be replicated in any part of the country, to be an advocate for child and human rights, to be self reliant , to emerge as a global resource and training centre on civic education and active citizenship, and, to be a leader in education for democracy and active citizenship.

  • PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL
    Dr. Radha Murthy
    PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL
    Dr. Radha Murthy, Founder and Managing Trustee, Nightingales Medical Trust:

    Dr. Radha is a pioneer in eldercare in Bangalore, with decades of experience in the welfare of the elderly. She was instrumental in starting the successful Nightingales Home Health Services and is currently the Managing Trustee of Nightingales Medical Trust. She has led the organisation with insight, determination and passion. From its onset, Dr. Radha has initiated multiple elder care system and it is a continuous ongoing process. Day Care centers have been active since the last 11 years. She has touched the most relevant and one of the most neglected issues in the country: Elder Care. She has started Day care centers with a module for the underprivileged, where elders can fight loneliness by socializing with their own age groups. An active mobile health care unit also visits remote villages where accessibility to medication is very low. A 70 bed care centre for Alzheimers and Dementia patients has been set up at Kasturinagar. She has also initiated the elders helpline with Bangalore Police for protection against elder abuse. 500-600 senior citizens from various socio-economic groups are benefitted daily from all the elder care programmes initiated by her, 37 villages benefit daily from the rural mobile medical care program and 3500 families are benefitted from the Health Services provided while 150 people benefit from the day care centers.

  • PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL
    Mr.T.Raja(Auto Raja)
    PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL
    Mr.T.Raja(Auto Raja)

    T.Raja is the Founder of Home Of Hope, New Ark Mission of India which was established in the year 1997.It is an organization dedicated to rescuing and rebuilding the lives of the destitute and dying people of the streets. The home accommodates and cares for more than 200 residents who have been rescued from the most inhumane and unhygienic circumstances. It is a place of solace and shelter for people who are suffering from AIDS, Cancer and Kidney failures besides many who are mentally challenged. He has an ambulance service to pick up the sick from the streets and ensures people who die on streets are given a respectful adieu.

  • ENTREPRENEUR
    Mr.K N Vasudev Adiga
    ENTREPRENEUR
    Mr.K N Vasudev Adiga, Managing Director of Adigas Fast Food Pvt Ltd:

    Mr.K N Vasudev Adiga started with a distinct authentic Darshini Hotel in 1993 serving delicious food at affordable prices and today has 12 Fast Food Restaurants in Bangalore and 2 restaurants in the highways, which cater to the tourists. He has also opened Restaurants in Sharjah, UAE. He has provided employment to around 1500 employees. He has been elected as President Bruhat Bangalore Hotels Associations and under his leadership has carried out several programmes. He has taken initiatives to plant saplings and is contributing towards making Green Bangalore. He is also in the forefront in advocating non use of plastic materials, hence making Bangalore plastic free.

  • SPORTS PERSON
    Mr.Vijaya Rao
    SPORTS PERSON
    Vijaya Rao Sindhe a Volley ball player

    Vijaya Rao Sindhe represented the State in the 2nd Paralympics sitting Volley Ball Federation Cup & secured 1st Place. He has also represented India in the 2009 IWAS World Games at Bangalore in November 2009 & secured 1st Place and 2009 Cell Card W.O.V.D World Cup standing Volley Ball which was held at Cambodia, & secured 5th Place. He recently represented India in the 2010 World Games W.O.V.D sitting Volley Ball from July 2010 held in USA & secured 6th Place. He is currently employed as a Technician of Exothermometric India.

  • SPORTS PERSON
    Miss. Anupama Puchimanda
    SPORTS PERSON
    Miss. Anupama Puchimanda

    Anupama Puchimanda, a Homemaker, is the first ever Indian Woman Hockey Umpire to officiate the Junior World Cup & Common Wealth Games. She is also the first ever International Woman Umpire from Karnataka and first Indian Woman Umpire to officiate in 50 International Hockey matches. She was selected by the Federation International Hockey as one of the youngest Umpire among the 10 men & women in world in the year 2005. She has been Awarded the Best Umpire (Women) India by Sardar Gyan Singh memorial Hockey Society at New Delhi in 2007. She passed the SSB Short Service Commission exam (Non-Technical) ARMY in 1st attempt SSB Center, Bengaluru 2004.

  • Mr. Zameer Pasha
    PUBLIC INSTITUTION

    Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC)
    Mr. Zameer Pasha
    PUBLIC INSTITUTION

    Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC)

    Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is a government agency that operates the public transport bus service in Bangalore, India. BMTC was the first in the country to introduce intra-city Volvo buses. Earlier, they were well received on the IT sector routes but are now patronized on all routes in the city. It has the record for making profits consistently over the years and is one of the few public sector undertakings in Asia to make profits.It has the youngest fleet of buses in the country due to which the KMPL is also higher compared to other undertakings. BMTC is one of the few undertakings to introduce pneumatic doors in India even in its fleet of ordinary buses to provide safety for passengers. Currently, busses in Chennai and Hyderabad also have adopted this system. BMTC operates the longest city bus route in India. It covers 117 kilometers in 73 minutes.

  • PUBLIC INDIVIDUAL
    Mr.H Siddaiah
    PUBLIC INDIVIDUAL
    Mr.H Siddaiah

    H Siddaiah, IAS is the Commissioner of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike. He was the first to introduce Three Wheelers who announced that they have come for collection of Garbage. He used BBMP vehicles to create awareness to the public and to the citizens about segregating the waste in the initial stage itself. Awareness was also created to the citizens through Road shows. He put up hoardings in prominent places and highlighted activities undertaken and to be undertaken by BBMP. He supported Councilors to solve the civic amenity problems in their Wards. He has implemented a program known as Jathas, which creates awareness on Information, Education & Communication programs with the successful cooperation of Honb le Minister for Urban Development, GoK, Local Corporators, BBMP officials, Public and students.

  • ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE
    Mr.B N Vijay Kumar
    ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE
    Mr.B N Vijay Kumar

    B N Vijay Kumar is serving his first term as an MLA, Jayanagar Consistuency since 2008. He has 7 Wards under his constituency with a Target Population of 4 lakh people. He started the Green initiatives by banning usage of plastic in the areas managed by him. He also Spear-headed the campaign to use RTI to get Government works information through the AWARE organization He fought for the expansion and reconstruction of Jayanagar 4th block bus stand and Voiced strongly against illegal collection of parking fees. He also fought against the exorbitant charges for regularization of properties and Lead an agitation against the corruption involved in the asphalting of roads in Bangalore. He heads many social organizations like SHRISTI, SAHASI.etc

  • PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS
    Mr.Ashis K Chnad
    PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS
    Mr.Ashis K Chnad

    Ashis has imparted superior quality health care in remote and backward areas of the society. He has helped school drop-outs and helps develop school infrastructure, etc. Though not a practicing Neuro surgeon, he practices and heals people from rural areas. More than 1500 spinal injury patients have been treated by Ashis. More than 1000 critical brain-stroke patients and more than 10,000 neuro-surgical procedures in rural Karnataka have taken place under his guidance.

  • PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS
    Dr.Sudarshan Ballal
    PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS
    Dr.Sudarshan Ballal

    Dr. Ballal is the Director, Prof. medicine, Chairman -Medical advisory board, Manipal Health Systems. The hospital provides world class treatment at an affordable fee. He provides selfless service and heals poor patients, free of cost and many from an economically weak background have been treated by Mr. Ballal.

  • PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS
    Sister Adele Korah
    PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS
    Sister Adele Korah

    Sr. Adele Korah provides counseling to prisoners, admits the prisoners children in a residential school. She emotionally supports and uplifts the spirit on the inmates and is compassionate. Thus helps to rehabilitate the released prisoners.

  • PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS
    Ms.Vatsala Prabhu
    PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS
    Ms.Vatsala Prabhu

    Ms. Vatsala is a woman entrepreneur. She has founded Vanita Seva Mandir school and is also the Founder of ASHADEEP, which provides education to children who are mentally challenged and works for their betterment. She started Vanita Seva Mandir school, which provides education to thousands of children.

  • PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS
    Mr.Mahadeva
    PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS
    Mr.Mahadeva

    He is responsible for taking care of bodies which are uncared for and cremates them. So far, he has created more than 42,000 bodies. He ensures to spend on cremating them the right way, with all the rituals before the cremation.

  • Dr. Umesh
    PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

    Sankara eye hospital, Bangalore
    Dr. Umesh
    PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

    Sankara eye hospital, Bangalore

    This is a super- speciality eye hospital. They have a programme called NANNA KANNU, an initiative for providing preventive and curative eye care for children from the economically weaker section. They are also associated with the SARVA SHIKSHA ABHYAAN and NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH MISSION to create awareness. This hospital works towards a status Ratio where 80% of the surgeries are not paid for. More than 60,000 rural and urban under privileged people have been helped through his Noble Project.

  • Mr. Vishwanath
    PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

    Rain Water Club
    Mr. Vishwanath
    PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

    Rain Water Club

    Mr Vishwanath (heads the club) is very committed worker, has organized many camps, educates students about rain water harvesting, recharging the well, bore well re use of water etc. One of the best brains in Bengaluru connected to water engineering.

  • Mr ESR Murthy
    PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

    Sikshana Bangalore
    Mr ESR Murthy
    PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

    Sikshana Bangalore

    Sikshana is the largest intervention for nurturing Government Schools in the State with about 250 schools and 35,000 students. They adopt, empower and improve government schools. They adopt modern training methods to train the teachers and to improve the government schools. The main aim of the organization is to assist in low cost environmental upgrades, deploy available resources on motivational efforts, concentrating on core essentials and avoiding frills, and improve efficiency and effectiveness by applying management concepts in government schools. They provide technology inputs like PCs and multimedia content to government schools. Sikshana runs the largest non-Govt scholarship program in the State, with a coverage that is expected to reach out to 1000 students by June 10.

  • Mr Girish Karnad
    PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

    Belaku Trust
    Mr Girish Karnad
    PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

    Belaku Trust

    They initially started out as a research programme in the area of Women and Children's health and Nutrition. Over a period of time, they decided that other factors like income generation, medical problems, etc needed to be focused on. The objectives are to promote village level health and development, and to promote research on healthcare practices, to disseminate the findings from the research to appropriate policy and decision making authorities, to collaborate with existing service providers and organization, rather than duplicate services.

  • Dr Sahran Patil
    PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

    Sparsh Vachana
    Dr Sahran Patil
    PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS

    Sparsh Vachana

    Is a voluntary organization providing sophisticated, cutting edge treatment to the needy children from humble backgrounds requiring orthopedic intervention to lead normal lives. It is carried out free of cost. It was started in 2006. More than 200 major surgeries have been conducted.

  • PUBLIC INDIVIDUAL
    Mr.Somashekhar
    PUBLIC INDIVIDUAL
    Mr.Somashekhar

    Somashekhar is the Head Constable at Nandini Layout police station. He has actively participated in capturing the culprits of the triple murder case which occurred recently in Bengaluru, though the case wasn't under his jurisdiction, showing extreme responsiveness and dedication and in ensuring Justice prevails.

  • PUBLIC INDIVIDUAL
    Mr.Krishna Prakash T.S
    PUBLIC INDIVIDUAL
    Mr.Krishna Prakash T.S

    He is a fingerprint expert in the Commissioner's office. With his assistance and focus, The Bangalore police has been able to solve more than 265 cases. He has the distinction of having solved the highest number of cases in the year 2008. Krishna has been awarded the CMs medal for his performance and dedication to work.

  • Mr Ramesh
    PUBLIC AGENCY

    BBMP - Zero Garbage
    Mr Ramesh
    PUBLIC AGENCY

    BBMP - Zero Garbage

    They have introduced the Zero Garbage pilot project in Gandhinagar. The concept of having a Zero Garbage Zone demands immense responsibility from the BBMP, and BBMP has been successful in doing so, thus leading to replication of the idea in many other areas of Bengaluru. The initiative was started in early 2009, thus spreading the message of "Clean City" as Bengaluru is known to be the Green City. Zero Garbage Zone also promotes cleaner and healthier environment with no fear of Diseases speard through Garbage and clutter.

  • Mr.S.M.Mahendra
    PUBLIC AGENCY

    Govt. High School- Kadabagere
    Mr.S.M.Mahendra
    PUBLIC AGENCY

    Govt. High School- Kadabagere

    For the past 23 years, this government high school has remarkably excelled in terms of Social awareness, stressing on the importance of socio- cultural activities and in bringing awareness among children. The school has also been successful in imparting quality education, and not compromising on the core focus of an educational institution. Thus a complete quality education provided to all students, helping in a focused and balanced students' life.

Celebrity Quotes

  • Music Director Gurukiran
    Noted Music Director Gurukiran nominated his real life hero and said It is common for the music industry, film fraternity or any other celebrated citizens to be awarded. It is very difficult for a common man, and honest officer or any other organisation that is working hard and delivery quality services in the city to be awarded. Such an initiative taken by the Namma Bengaluru Foundation to honour individuals who are unrecognized is worthy of praise. I request all citizens to participate in this movement of recognizing unsung heroes.
  • Shri UR Ananthamurthy
    Jnanapith Awardee and representative of the Navya movement in Kannada Literature, Shri UR Ananthamurthy supporting the cause said It is a very important initiative that the Namma Bengaluru Foundation has taken. Like William Wordsworth said The Little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best part of a persons life, there are several people and organizations in the city who work in their respective fields ensuring delivery of services round the clock. These few are the ones who make life easy for the very many of us. They are true heroes who work for the sheer happiness of having rendered service to make the city better and not for any personal interest of money or fame. As responsible citizens it is our duty to identify and honour such individuals and organizations and thank them for their contributions to the city. Such acts of nominations will ensure that Bengaluru is not just quoted as a Big City but also as a city that recognizes and shows gratitude to the people behind its making"
  • Professor Siddalingaiah
    We all enjoy the beauty of a flower. We never appreciate the efforts of the roots that toiled to make the flower look so beautiful. Hence there is a need to recognize the extraordinary efforts of the ordinary people. In this regard Namma Bengaluru Awards provides the perfect platform for recognition."
Saturday, 15th March 2014
Freedom Park,
Ramachandra Rd, Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore

Open For Public
Celebrating extraordinary
acts of service