The highly prestigious national award Champions of Change Award 2021 was organized on 26 February 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Former Hon’ble President of India Sh. Ram Nath Kovind was the Chief Guest of the occasion. Sh. Ram Nath Kovind conferred the awardees with Gold medal and certificates.
The dignitaries who were awarded were Union Minister, Revolutionary Dr Lakshmi Sahgal, Legendary author Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Pt Chhannulal Misra, Sub Major Sanjay Kumar, Former PS to Hon'ble PM of India Sh Nripendra Misra, Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, Sh Anuj Wahi, Dr Sundeep Aanand, Former Union Minister Ashok Pradhan, Founder of MeghaShrey NGO Seema Singh, Film Actress Juhi Chawla, Indian actor R Madhavan, Astrologer Sohini Sastri, Dr Mir Jawad Zar Khan, Dhyara Batra, and Sh Debashish Patnaik.
Famous Bollywood actreess Juhi Chawla was one of the bollywood stars who was honoured at the occasion by Sh Ram Nath Kovind.
Juhi Chawla is a name that resonates with every Bollywood lover. This actress, who began her career in the mid-80s, has acted in over 100 movies and has won many accolades for her performances. Her journey in the film industry is nothing short of inspiring, but what makes her stand out is her work towards social causes and philanthropy.
However, Juhi's work outside of the film industry is what makes her truly remarkable. Her efforts include supporting organizations for women empowerment, which aims to educate underprivileged girls, and the several children related initiatives.
Juhi is also known for her work in promoting environmental causes. She has been an active supporter of the "Cauvery Calling" campaign, which focuses on reforestation and protecting the Cauvery river.
For her dedication and contributions to society through her art, Juhi Chawla is being conferred with the Champions of Change Award, 2021. It is a well-deserved honor for this talented actress and compassionate human being who continues to inspire others to make a positive impact on the world.
Champions of Change is an Indian award, for promoting Gandhian values, (Swachata), community service and social development in Aspirational (undeveloped) districts in India, selected by Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Former Chief Justice of India and Former Chairman NHRC along with former judges of the Supreme Court of India, diplomats and senior journalists.
Interactive Forum on Indian Economy annually organizes Champions of Change Award at International, National and state-Level in India and it is usually presented by the President, Vice-President, Governor or the constitutional persons of India. From this year onwards, this award will be organized internationally at Washington DC, USA by the name of ‘Global Champion of Change’. Advocate Nandan Jha is the founder and Chairman of Champions of Change Award.