President of DMK party Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin 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.
கழக தலைவர் @mkstalin அவர்களுக்கு, மாண்புமிகு மகாராஷ்டிர ஆளுநர் @BSKoshyari அவர்கள் தலைமையில், 'Interactive Forum on Indian Economy' சார்பில், கோவாவில் நடைபெற்ற விழாவில், 'Champions of Change Award 2020’ விருது வழங்கப்பட்டது.— DMK (@arivalayam) April 16, 2021
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Mr. Stalin’s political career began in his early teens when he started the DMK Gopalapuram Youth Wing in a tea shop with several friends. In 1973, he was elected to the General committee of the DMK. Stalin became the first directly elected mayor of Chennai in 1996. On 29 May 2009, he was nominated as Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu by Governor Surjit Singh Barnala.
Though Mr. Stalin was not present during the Award Ceremony, he expressed his gratitude through video conferencing. He said, “I convey my best wishes to the Interactive Forum on Indian Economy for choosing achievers from various fields every year for conferring this award. I extend my hearty greetings to Mr. Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Hon’ble Governor of Goa for presiding over the function. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the Jury Chief, Mr. KG Balakrishnan and Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra ji for choosing me for this award”.
गोवा में 2020 के लिए IFIE चैंपियंस ऑफ चेंज अवार्ड्स प्रदान किए। गोवा के मुख्यमंत्री डॉ प्रमोद सावंत, केंद्रीय राज्य मंत्री श्रीपद नाइक, पार्श्व गायक सोनू निगम व अन्य को पुरस्कार प्रदान किए गए। pic.twitter.com/ewrFcO2tVY— Bhagat Singh Koshyari (@BSKoshyari) April 17, 2021
Among the other awardees were Chief Minister of Goa Sh. Pramod Sawant, Actress Sushmita Sen and Union Minister of State Shripad Naik. Due to coronavirus, the winners who could not reach the venue were awarded online.
LIVE: Champions of Change Award https://t.co/nTTCsoxtuA— Dr. Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) April 16, 2021
राष्ट्रीय सम्मान 🙏🇮🇳❤️ Thank you #ChampionsOfChangeAwards for this National Award for Social welfare & Women empowerment 😊 I receive it on behalf of our Nation’s strongest backbone, WOMEN!!!👏🤗Let’s continue to take small steps & big changes will follow!!!🙏 #jaihind ❤️ pic.twitter.com/L32QNlcmPA— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) April 17, 2021
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.