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12

Weeks

12

Winners

₹ 12

Lakhs

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 22, 2020.

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Fasil Ali

Provided food kits to 4570 families | Distributed 1350 PPE kits to health workers | Helped administration in identifying people with travel history | Provided volunteer support at various quarantine centres

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Govind Singh Rathore

Raised Rs. 25 lakh | Provided ration to 544 families | Employed women in mask making | Distributed 5000 masks | Raised awareness in 11 villages | Travelled over 2000 km to help people in remote areas

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John Sircar

Reached out to more than 3000 people with hunger relief supplies in remote areas that were difficult to reach | Conducted COVID-19 awareness programmes and syndrome surveillance, impacting over 23,000 people

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Mahesh Nair

Helped over 300 migrants reach home | Arranged food for 17000 people | Sanitary kits for 3000 women | Helped 5000 kids in orphanages | Made education accessible to 1000 kids | Mobilized 1200 blood donors

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Mohammad Waseem

Provided ration kits to 1200 families in Madhya Pradesh | Helped over 20 people in cases of medical emergencies | Paid house rents for 13 families | Distributed 309 Eid kits to the children of Bhopal Gas Tragedy victims

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Pallavi Priya

Provided food to over 700 daily wagers in Hyderabad & Ghaziabad | Sanitary napkins to 500 women in Delhi & Andhra Pradesh | Groceries for 3 orphanages | Phones & laptops to help kids with online education

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Sasi Kanta Dash

Provided 25000 food packets to people in need| Distributed 10,000 masks & 10 litres of sanitizer| Health kits to 250 sanitary workers| Thermometers & medicines to the elderly | Fed stray animals

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Tejaswi Podapati

Provided cooked food for 16 days to more than 18,000 migrant labourers who were walking on the roads to reach their hometowns | Distributed food to 800 people in need living in slums and old-age homes

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Meet Our Winners

Meet the Jury

Ramakrishna NK

Rang De
Co-Founder and Director,

Neel Ghose

Robin Hood Army
Founder,

Dr. Megha Bhargava (IRS)

Deputy Commissioner Income Tax - Mumbai

Paul Basil

Menterra Ventures
Co-Founder & Partner

Chetna Sinha

Mann Deshi Bank & Mann Deshi Foundation
Founder-Chairperson

Ashok Pamidi

NASSCOM Foundation
CEO

Pervin Varma

CRY
Trustee

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers
Our judges are working with a meticulously designed scoring process through which they will look at a wide range of attributes. These include details on:
  • 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
Each week, The Better India will collate the scores of the judges on shortlisted entries with the votes that we receive from our audience members. The winner will be announced based on specific weightage given to the scores and votes.

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.

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