India’s Biggest Rewards and Recognition Programme for Those Helping in the Fight Against COVID-19
The ongoing pandemic has brought forward the bravest and the kindest amongst us. While the world battles an invisible and deadly enemy, these soldiers of humanity are at the forefront, leading the good fight, putting others before themselves.
To honour these unsung heroes and support them in their valiant efforts, The Better India has joined hands with the A.T. E Chandra Foundation to identify and award 12 of India’s COVID Soldiers across the country with Rs. 1 Lakh* each.
Help us discover these extraordinary citizens!
Who are we looking for?
Individuals & essential workers providing food & ration to all those who need it, making sure no one goes hungry during this crisis.
From doctors, nurses & paramedics at the frontlines, to those distributing medicines & medical supplies to people in need.
Drivers, pilots & all others helping people reach hospitals, travel to their hometown, or get essentials delivered despite restrictions.
Innovators, scientists & technologists contributing to the fight against COVID-19 through research, automation, and more.
Men and women going out of their way to ensure everyone stays safe by supplying protective equipment -- from masks to medical bodysuits.
Mental health workers, social welfare workers, and all those helping us cope with this testing time that has taken a toll on our mental well-being.
Any other outstanding Indians doing their own unique bit, putting others before themselves, in our battle against COVID-19.
How to Nominate:
Just fill in this simple form below to nominate yourself, individuals you know, organisation leaders, startup founders, or anyone you think worthy of recognition for their acts of kindness and bravery during this crisis. Nominees can be of any age but have to be Indian citizens. Multiple nominations are allowed.
Voting for this week is closed. We will resume voting on Sept 29, 2020.
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Raised Rs 7 lakh to help people with disabilities | Counselling for 5000+ families of people with disabilities | Procured essentials for them in rural Maharashtra | Employment for 25 people with disabilities
Raised around Rs 7 lakh through crowdfunding | Provided rations kits to over 3000 families | Each ration kit consisted of sugar, flour, cooking oil, salt, spices, soap and washing powder
Set up online education platform e-Taab on a video conferencing application to teach English and Maths to children from underprivileged backgrounds| Providing education to 100 children
T. M. Karthik
Raised Rs 17 lakh for COVID relief | Helped migrants on buses reach home & provided them with food | Ferried 20 pregnant women to hospitals during the lockdown | Raise money to feed stray dogs & cats
Provided food to 100 migrant workers daily for 60 days | Fed stray animals | Provided ration to 500 families in Kolkata after cyclone Amphan| Arranged blood plasma for 10 patients | Sanitary pads for 100 women
Provided food & grocery to over 150 families | Arranged house rent for around ten people | Helped two people get a livelihood | Provided free Mental Health counselling services to over 100 LGBTQIA+ individuals
Provided support to 3273 survivors of gender-based violence through her app ‘Saahas’ | Coordinated rescue & rehabilitation for survivors | Facilitated legal & medical aid for the beneficiaries
Ajay Kumar Patel
Helped arrange ration kits for around 10,000 people stuck in different states by coordinating with local NGOs | Organised awareness campaigns on the use of soaps, masks and sanitisers in 10 villages
Meet Our Winners
Meet the Jury
Most frequent questions and answers
- Level of difficulty to operate in the impacted geography
- Requirements of the beneficiary group
- Sustainability and longevity of the efforts
- Frequency of the efforts/impact
- Selflessness shown by the nominee
- Innovation in the nominee’s intervention
- Ability to scale the efforts
- Ability to mobilise and inspire others
The money will be transferred to the winner’s bank account through net banking. Once shortlisted, our team will get in touch with the nominees to confirm their details.
The prize money will be transferred to the winner’s account post a 31.02% TDS deduction
The award is open only for those who are currently residing in India.
We understand that efforts can be collaborative. However, India’s COVID Soldier Awards will be awarded to individuals only. These individuals may be a part of an organisation, either as a founder/driver of the initiative, or even implementing work on the ground.
Yes. However, please send in only one nomination per person.