Chief Minister of Goa Mr. Pramod Sawant has been awarded the prestigious Champions of Change Award 2020. He has been chosen for the award by a constitutional jury headed by K.G. Balakrishnan, Former CJI and Former Chairman, NHRC.
I am truly humbled to receive the #ChampionsofChange Award in Social Service. I thank the Champions of Change Team for conferring this prestigious award upon me. pic.twitter.com/d5PcZ2c8jC— Dr. Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) April 16, 2021
Mr. Sawant, who is the 13th Chief Minister of Goa, is also an Ayurvedic Medical practitioner. He has been recognised for a lot of social work in Goa. He has also served as the spokesperson of the Goa unit of BJP.
LIVE: Champions of Change Award https://t.co/nTTCsoxtuA— Dr. Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) April 16, 2021
During his speech Mr. Sawant said, “I want to thank each and every person who is present here during these tough times of Covid-19. I thank all the organizers specially Mr. Nandan Jha who, through this event are carrying forward the mission of PM Modi for the Aspirational Districts in India."
"I congratulate all the awardees who through their efforts have brought about a change in various fields in India and I hope that during the coming years this award will motivate you to maximize your efforts. I thank the organization and management for selecting me as one of the awardees for this event. I also thank each one of the people in Goa whether a MLA or Ministers who supported me since last 2 years. Once again I want to thank the organizers to organize such an event during covid phase”, he added.
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. It is given annually in four categories, and usually presented by the President, Vice-President, Prime Minister of India or a leading figure. Mr. Nandan Jha is the founder and head of Champions of Change Award.
The inaugural Champions of Change Award was held in 2018 and it was distributed by the Vice-President of India M.Venkaiah Naidu at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
The second edition was held in 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi and awards were given by the then President of India, Sh. Pranab Mukherjee. Jharkhand CM Sh. Hemant Soren and Deputy CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia were among the recipients of awards.