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8th Spirit of Humanity Awards 2017 recognizes 6 NGOs at the Grand Finale

  • September 19, 2017

Mumbai, September 15, 2016 — Spirit of Humanity, an initiative by Americares, recognized and rewarded 6 NGOs in varied impact sectors in its finale held on September 14, 2016 at JW Marriott, Juhu, Mumbai.

The participants underwent three rigorous rounds of shortlisting and the winners were announced in a grand award ceremony in the evening.

The winners of each award categories are:

Winning NGO ZONE
DISABILITY Association of Parents of Mentally Retarded Children West
EDUCATION Snehalaya West
HEALTH Sankara Eye Foundation India South
LIVELIHOOD Sri Chaitanya Seva Trust West
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) North

Spirit of Humanity is a national-level platform for collaboration, capacity building and recognition within the social sector in India. The finale of the 8th Spirit of Humanity brought together not-for-profit organizations, academia, government authorities, thought leaders and corporations for sustained engagement and cross learning.

Apart from celebrating the NGOs’ successes, the event featured a Keynote Address by Mr. Annaswamy Vaidheesh, Vice President, South Asia and Managing Director of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. His address emphasized the importance of good health, health infrastructure and budgets in India.

The 8th Spirit of Humanity was organized with the support of Abbott, Bharat Serums and Vaccines, Hexacraft, JW Marriott, KPMG, SPJIMR and The Hans Foundation.

The winners of the award received a prize amount, trophy and certificate of excellence from thought-leaders and industry experts. They also received opportunities to share their work and meet numerous CSR heads.

About Spirit of Humanity

The Spirit of Humanity, by Americares India, was launched in 2010 to identify and honor excellence by NGOs working for the underprivileged, especially in the health care sector. Over the years, Spirit of Humanity has served as a centre of excellence, bringing together leaders from various fields, such as corporate, academia, government, social and CSR. The organizers of the award, supported by its process evaluators and eminent jury members, follow a rigorous procedure for shortlisting the participants.