The first ever Champions of Change Haryana award was held on Sunday, 02 October 2022 at Hyatt Regency, Chandigarh. His Excellency Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Hon’ble Governor of Haryana graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and felicitated the awardees.
रविवार को स्थानीय चण्डीगढ़ के हयात होटल में गान्धी-मण्डेला फाउण्डेशन द्वारा अयोजित कार्यक्रम में मुख्यमंत्री श्री मनोहर लाल को प्रदेश में सकारात्मक बदलाव व ‘गुड गवर्नेस‘ के लिए ‘‘चैम्पियन ऑफ चेंज‘‘ अवार्ड से समानित किया। उन्हें बधाई व शुभकामनाएं । 1/3 pic.twitter.com/uWJdpVCrm8— Bandaru Dattatreya (@Dattatreya) October 2, 2022
इस अवसर पर सांसद, कार्तिकेय शर्मा, कंवल सिहं चौहान, महाबीर फौगाट, बबीता फौगाट, नीरज चौपड़ा, वीरेन्द्र सहवाग, सुमित अन्तिल, दीपा मलिक, नीतु घनघस, यशपाल शर्मा, मूर्ति देवी, करनैल सिहॅं चीमा, डॉ गायत्री वासुदेवन, प्रदीप मोहन्ती सहित अन्य विभितियों को सम्मानित होने पर शुभकामनाएं 2/3 pic.twitter.com/nXfERX5FGm— Bandaru Dattatreya (@Dattatreya) October 2, 2022
चंडीगढ़ में ‘इंटरेक्टिव फोरम ऑन इंडियन इकोनॉमी’ संस्था ने उत्कृष्ट कार्यों के लिए हरियाणा की 25 हस्तियों को 'चैंपियन ऑफ चेंज हरियाणा-2021 अवार्ड' से सम्मानित किया।— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) October 2, 2022
समाज कल्याण के क्षेत्र में उल्लेखनीय योगदान के लिए मुझे यह सम्मान देने हेतु मैं संस्था का आभार प्रकट करता हूँ। pic.twitter.com/21KV3qhUSh
Honoured to be awarded the ‘Champions of Change, Haryana 2021’ award by IFIE. An elevated experience as I share the award with eminent personalities of Haryana, & receive the awards at the hands of Hon. CM of Haryana @mlkhattar ji, in presence of Hon. Gov of Har. @dattatreya ji. pic.twitter.com/4ffx4EAMWi— Deepa Malik PLY (@DeepaAthlete) October 3, 2022
The recipients of Champions of Change Haryana award included Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar, Kartikeya Sharma, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Paralympic Indian Athlete and Padma Shri Deepa Malik, Padma Shri Indian Farmer Kanwal Singh Chauhan, Senior Olympian Coach Mahavir Singh Phogat, Cricketer Virender Sehwag, Co-founder of Satv Ancient Superfoods Pvt Ltd Murti Devi, Indian Olympian Gold Medalist Neeraj Chopra, Indian Wrestler Babita Phogat, Playback Singer Richa Sharma, Film Actor Yashpal Sharma, Paralympian Gold Medalist Sumit Antil, Indian Boxer Nitu Ghanghas, Lt Col Randeep Hundal, Pradeep Mohanty, Rupesh Pandey, Sunil Bansal, Nauksham Chaudhary, Ritesh Rawal, Rahul Kale, Karnail Singh Cheema, Gayathri Vasudevan, Mohammad Habib, S.V. Anchan and Amit Kumar.
Congratulations to Shri. Virendra Sehwag for being conferred with #ChampionsOfChangeHaryana Award by Hon'ble Governor of Haryana #Shri Bandaru Dattatreya organised by #IFIE on 2nd October'22 in the gracious presence of Hon'ble CM Of Haryana Shri Manohar Lal Khattar#NandanJha pic.twitter.com/Aq0zhNcLN1— Champions Of Change Award (@ChampionsAward) October 6, 2022
Cricketer Virender Sehwag through video conferencing said that, “I thank Sh Bandaru Dattatreya ji, Sh Manohar Lal Khattar ji and the jury committee headed by Justice KG Balakrishnan ji after being awarded with the prestigious Champion of Change Haryana award. I also want to thank the Chairman of Champions of Change committee and IFIE Sh Nandan Jha and his team for this appreciation. Haryana is a state which has given the country so many sportspersons and I am one of them. I feel immensely proud to be a part of this occasion as I belong to Haryana. The way Haryana has supported it’s sportsmen, I don’t think any other state has done.”
Many Congratulations to Shri. Neeraj Chopra for being conferred with #ChampionsOfChangeHaryana Award by Hon'ble Governor of Haryana #Shri Bandaru Dattatreya organised by #IFIE in the gracious presence of Hon'ble CM Of Haryana Shri Manohar Lal Khattar#NandanJha @Neeraj_chopra1 pic.twitter.com/VzZPxC2gO5— Champions Of Change Award (@ChampionsAward) October 6, 2022
Olympics Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra said, “I thank Hon’ble Governor Sh Dattatreya, Chief Minister Khattar ji and all the jury for selecting me for this prestigious award. I also want to thank the Chairman of Champions of Change committee and IFIE Sh Nandan Jha for this award. I also want to congratulate all the deserving awardees for this event. Due to some reasons, I regret not being part of the event but my parents are right at the event and I hope they are thoroughly satisfied”.
Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya in his address said that Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal has dedicated his entire life to the service of society and in the last eight years, he has worked with transparency. He added that he has been a pioneer in establishing good governance in the state. A new era has ushered in. Revolutionary step to curb corruption and ensure the benefits of the government schemes to the last person standing in a queue in a transparent manner is highly commendable. He added that in a true sense the Chief Minister has fulfilled the dream of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that today is a day of pride for us and the Interactive Forum on Indian Economy is also doing commendable work in last few years. On this occasion, the Chief Minister announced that the progressive farmer who will make ten farmers like himself will be honoured with the Champion of Change Award next year. The Chief Minister said that some people come to politics to enjoy power, but they have entered politics with the spirit of public service and in the future, more new schemes will be made to increase the ease of living and happiness index of the people of the state.
Manohar Lal Khattar is the tenth and current chief minister of Haryana. He was a pracharak of the RSS before joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He represents Haryana Legislative Assembly on behalf of the Karnal district. Khattar instructed to hire 500 female constables and have an all-female police station in every district. Additionally, he created the 24/7 Harsamay portal, which allows anyone to submit an online complaint. The government of Manohar Lal Khattar has made headlines for taking action to carry out the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana initiative, which was launched by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. Since he took office, Haryana's children gender ratio has improved. There are currently 889 girls for every 1,000 boys. In a public announcement, Khattar stated that "efforts are being undertaken to further take it (child gender ratio) to above 900." He also started ‘Jan Sahayak-Aapka Sahayak’ which would be a single digital platform having necessary information about various government services and has been involved in various social initiatives.
Kartikeya Sharma in his speech said, “Change begins at home, and goes from one generation to another. Progress is impossible without change. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also brought many changes with ban on Triple Talaq, abrogation of Article 370, and Swachh Bharat Mission.” He also added, “Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar has also brought many changes by focusing on good governance, transparency and high-tech education. Today is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Let me remind you on this occasion that the Chief Minister also fought for the independence of the country and always fought for change in the state.”
Champions of Change is an Indian award, for promoting Gandhian values, (Swachata), community service and social development (in Aspirational district in India), selected by constitutional jury members headed by K.G. Balakrishnan, Former Chief Justice of India and Former Chairman NHRC along with Former Judge of Supreme Court of India. Champions of Change Telangana award is a state version of Champions of change national award.
IFIE annually organizes Champions of Change Award at International, National and state-Level in India and it is usually presented by thePresident, Vice-President, Governor or a leading figure of India. Mr. Nandan Jha is the founder and Chairman of Champions of Change Award.