The 11th Edition of Changemaker Awards

Bharti Foundation’s 11th Changemaker Awards, hosted virtually, recognized individuals and corporates for their initiatives to bring about a positive change in the society. This year, the Changemaker Awards also honored individuals who made efforts of helping those whose lives have been affected by the pandemic.

Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal (Chairman, Bharti Foundation), Mr. Rakesh Bharti Mittal (Co-Chairman, Bharti Foundation), Ms. Radhika Bharti Mittal (Trustee, Bharti Foundation), Mr. Gopal Vittal (MD & CEO -India & South Asia, Bharti Airtel Ltd.) Ms. Mamta Saikia (CEO, Bharti Foundation), members from our Governing Board, leaders from Bharti Group of Companies and Partner Organizations, supporters, and volunteers graced the event and congratulated the winners.

22 Individuals and Companies were awarded at the event. The awards were presented in four main categories: ACT Team Award, Employee Evangelist Award, Social Initiative Award (National), and Social Initiative Award (International).

Winner’s List – 11th Changemakers Awards

AACT Team Award
1Upper North circle, Bharti Airtel Ltd BronzeUpper north circle of Bharti Airtel Limited with their project ‘Initiate A Smile’ has 29% ACT participation. Their key initiative of online class engagement among employees and regular SMS campaigns has sustained their ACT participation. As the way forward, they plan to identify one changemaker per zone to bring more synergy across geographies to reach double the number of current donors.
2Bharti Realty LtdSilverBharti Realty created a special focus around Bharti Foundation’s employee engagement program ACT- A Caring Touch. They created a special section for ACT in their Induction program for new joinees wherein they shared details on the Foundation and their volunteering program.
3Bharti AXA Life Insurance Gold Bharti AXA Life Insurance, with their key initiative of making ACT an integral part of their HRMS portal, has enabled employees for an easy access to participate in the ACT program. With an increase of 19% ACT participation from previous financial year, they had continued with bi-monthly mailers to increase awareness and invite contributions directly through a click.
4AP circle, Bharti Airtel Ltd BronzeAP circle of Bharti Airtel Ltd. conducted various initiatives like the blood donation camps, road safety workshops, health talks, women empowerment etc. Their   focus was to engage employees while creating opportunities to contribute towards health care. 
5Bharti Realty LtdSilverBharti Realty through its Bharti Sampurna Vikas improves life skills, which go beyond the professional space and enhance customer service. Designed in phases, the initiative identified skill gaps, did pre-assessments, designed content. It also partnered with Centum for NSDC certification to cover topics like time management, body language and communication. In its last phase, more programs on adult literacy and wellness were added. 
6Indus Towers GoldIndus Towers, through its Scholarship program are promoting education among students with disabilities to facilitate easy access to online processes and timely disbursement. 
7Bharti Realty BronzeBharti Sampurna Vikas an initiative undertaken by Bharti Realty wherein they have converted their spaces into green zones. Under this initiative, carbon footprints have been consciously reduced at various touchpoints like contactless feedback system, parking and visitor system etc. Through these initiatives they are saving close to 51,000 trees annually.  
8Upper North circle, Bharti Airtel Ltd SilverWith the Digital outreach initiative volunteers from Upper North circle supported students of Satya Bharti School in preparation of Vidyagyan academy for group discussions and personal interviews. 5 out of 7 students guided by these volunteers secured admission in schools. They also conducted sessions related to science, general quiz, cyber security and online safety. 
9Indus Towers Gold Indus Towers supported Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID Care Centre in Delhi with 300 LAN, 100 CCTV cameras, 88 Wifi points. Congratulation for this great initiative!
10Airtel KenyaBronzeThe Airtel Mentorship Program was launched in 2014 as an avenue for employees to share their experiences and achievements with students from underprivileged backgrounds, this helped in motivating and identifying careers of their choice. Impacted close to 1000 students through the mentorship program and over 100 students through sponsorship program. 
11Bharti Airtel Lanka (PvT) SilverAirtel Sri Lanka partnered with National Institute of Mental Health to create a free text based and toll-free mental health chat helpline. The aim was to address the issues of teenagers and victims of domestic violence.                                 
12Airtel UgandaGoldExtending support towards good health of pregnant women, Airtel Uganda launched safe motherhood program ensuring that women receive utmost care during pregnancy and child birth. Women in Bukwo district faced lot of hurdles and had to travel long distances for maternal services. The program trained midwives and provided mobile ultrasound which reduced maternal deaths in Bukwo. 
13Airtel ZambiaBronzeAirtel Zambia supported schools with masks and sanitizers. They also came forward to support the safety and hygiene of over 5000 students who resumed school after six months, by installing 100 wash basins. 
14Bharti Airtel Lanka (PvT) SilverAirtel Lanka’s initiative “Level up – Unleash your potential” webinar series was the first online mentoring program initiated in the National University of Sri Lanka. This program outlined to groom and make the students market ready for better career prospects. 
15Bharti Airtel Lanka (PvT) GoldAirtel Lanka partnered with the USAID-funded youth skills development and entrepreneurship project, under the theme of ‘21FOR21 with the objective to introduce 21 critical skills for youth employment and entrepreneurship. 
16Priyanka Mitra, Indus Towers  BronzePriyanka’s initiative “Humanity needs Help” aids that section of the society who are neglected and abused, including the needy, helpless, shelter less, infirm and old. Her work includes helping and arranging treatment of maggots, serving food, clothes and taking care of accident affected people and animal rights.  She has treated 56 maggot infected people, rescued 37 old aged people and supported 70 dogs from various injuries. 
17Alka Asthana, Indus Towers SilverAlka, founder of Sangati Foundation is bridging the gap by mainstreaming people with Disabilities to ensure equitable and inclusive society. Her work includes making accessible to PWD’s a foldable and single step ramp, promotion of talent in performing arts, sports, providing a collaborative platform, arranging counselling sessions, Livelihood etc. 
18D.R. Mallikarjuna, IBM GoldFor D R Mallikarjuna’s initiative based on his real-life experience on awareness of neuro diversity.
19Harpreet Sasan, Ericsson BronzeHarpreet, a biker by passion and founder of ‘Sikh Motorcycle Club’ has been involved in various initiatives like ‘Langar on wheels’, Nanhi Nanaki, Slum ka Salman etc. He delivered free cooked meal to quarantined families and hospital staff during the pandemic. He was among the first volunteers in Jammu& Kashmir who distributed Masks and Sanitizers to the Police & Para Military Force.
20Vatsala Mehra, Bharti Airtel Ltd BronzeVatsala started a campaign “Feed The Neighbor” and she has raised almost Two Lakh rupees and conducted four food drive and distributed surgical masks, and sanitizers. She partnered with chefs, volunteer groups, restaurants and organizations for donation in kind. With a group of influencers, she carried out dance workshops to raise funds motivating people to stay active during lockdown. 
21Sreekantaswamy, Schneider ElectricSilver Mr Sreekantaswamy helped Bengaluru’s Begur police station in handling COVID-19 helpline calls. He created a team using social media and also prepared a database for food and ration distribution, arrange travel back home, support the elderly and create COVID-19 awareness. 
22SM Haider Rizvi, Indus TowersGold Mr SM Haider Rizvi supported a family of Daulatpur in the Mahilabad district of Lucknow who belonged to the reserved category, with construction of a toilet. His efforts of writing to the Government and Panchayat for constructing a toilet adjacent to the house of the paralyzed person was fruitful which brought respite to the family.

Bharti Foundation’s Changemaker Awards is an annual event that celebrates the stories and wonderful contributions people in our communities have made to address social, environmental or community needs. 

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