GOONJ wins ‘Indian NGO of the year’ award…

Note:- Anshu is from 91 and 92 batches. He has done both Journalism and ADPR Course….

Dear friends,

This is a very special moment for GOONJ and for everybody who has been with us on this little journey. I am happy to share that GOONJ recently won the Indian NGO of the year award. Hon’ble Minister for Finance, Mr P. Chidambaram & Mr N. R. Narayan Murthy, Chairman- Infosys gave the award on March 5th in Delhi.

The award is special not just because GOONJ won it from among some of the biggest and the most well known organisations but because finally the issue of clothing is becoming an issue now… Our struggle of over 9 years to make clothing a matter of concern, a subject to work on, an issue to be funded where we were told time and again that it doesn’t fall in the development parameter- all that is finally changing…

Internationally acclaimed Ashoka Innovators recognised this as a new and replicable idea, followed by two Changemakers innovation awards and the more recent Development Marketplace award from the World Bank. BUT we were certainly waiting for our own KARMBHOOMI to recognize this.. So it’s a nice moment bringing a strong faith that many more people and organisations will work on this cause and will accept this as an issue..

A sincere thanks to everyone who has trusted our work, who believed that clothing, is an issue and reuse is a solution. Thanks to all of you who have been observing us silently and helping us in different capacities..

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With best,

Anshu K. Gupta ( Ashoka Fellow)
Founder Director
Tel:- 011- 26972351, 9868146978
Add- J-93, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi-76
Website:- IimcAlumniAssociation

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