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Rajeev Chandrasekhar is an Indian businessman and presently serves as an Independent Member of the Parliament of India, representing Karnataka and Bangalore Urban, in the Rajya Sabha.

Over the last many years Bengaluru City has seen unprecedented growth – with a consequent loss of culture, heritage and most importantly the sense of belonging in our proud and heritage-rich city. Mr Chandrasekhar strongly feels that it’s time to bring back the sense of belonging in the city and therefore would be very appropriate to recognize those in the various Government, Civic agencies, NGOs, RWAs, Corporates and citizens that have been working to keep the spirit of Bengaluru alive despite the growth challenges.

Mr Rajeev Chandrasekhar said “Namma Bengaluru Awards is way of saying Thank you to the ‘real stars’ of our city. The award will foster Civic pride and community ownership and promote a culture of excellence and strengthen the partnership between citizens and Civic agencies/NGOs/RWAS/Corporates etc. Such a partnership between citizens and all other participants in our city is key to a sustainable and strong future for our city”

Celebrity Quotes

  • Ravichandar
    Bengaluru will be fixed street by street, neighbourhood by neighbourhood by an engaged citizenry. The Namma Bengaluru Awards is a way to recognise individuals who make a difference to Bengaluru. This would act as an inspiration for more citizens to help fix our city collectively.
  • C N Kumar
    The Namma Bengaluru Awards is a unique initiative to recognise unsung heroes who go about their work in a quiet selfless manner to make Bengaluru a better place to live in and who believe they can make a difference.
  • Vasanthi Hariprakash
    Over the past four years, the Namma Bengaluru Awards have come to be among the most credible and respected recognitions for selfless service rendered to Bangalore city. Those who have gone on to win these awards have shared how much it has helped to take their work even further and to more people. As member of the jury, Iam aware of the diligent and transparent way the NBF goes about the process. Trust me, I feel an immense sense of joy, pride and gratitude to be able to discover and present to the city a fresh set of heroes every year!
  • PG Bhat
    By recognising and appreciating good work that could have gone unnoticed will beget more good work. This unbiased and sincere program of Namma Bengaluru Awards has built a noble culture of appreciation and celebration. I thank Namma Bengaluru Foundation for the effort and energy they invest in doing this.
  • Ravichandar
    Bengaluru will be fixed street by street, neighbourhood by neighbourhood by an engaged citizenry. The Namma Bengaluru Awards is a way to recognise individuals who make a difference to Bengaluru. This would act as an inspiration for more citizens to help fix our city collectively.
  • C N Kumar
    The Namma Bengaluru Awards is a unique initiative to recognise unsung heroes who go about their work in a quiet selfless manner to make Bengaluru a better place to live in and who believe they can make a difference.
  • Vasanthi Hariprakash
    Over the past four years, the Namma Bengaluru Awards have come to be among the most credible and respected recognitions for selfless service rendered to Bangalore city. Those who have gone on to win these awards have shared how much it has helped to take their work even further and to more people. As member of the jury, Iam aware of the diligent and transparent way the NBF goes about the process. Trust me, I feel an immense sense of joy, pride and gratitude to be able to discover and present to the city a fresh set of heroes every year!
  • PG Bhat
    By recognising and appreciating good work that could have gone unnoticed will beget more good work. This unbiased and sincere program of Namma Bengaluru Awards has built a noble culture of appreciation and celebration. I thank Namma Bengaluru Foundation for the effort and energy they invest in doing this.
  • 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 person’s 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."