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Rotary is organizing "Rotary India Humanity Hero Awards" where 4 unsung heroes from India will be awarded. If you look around, you will find some outstanding people who take time out to do good for others and yet, their stories of goodness remain unsung. They are the Unsung Heroes.

With a focus on Economic Development, Health, Literacy and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, we wish to present awards to four Humanity Heroes from across India. These are people who swam against the tide to bring change in the lives of people by providing love, care and support, at times with meagre budget but always with great passion and a will to serve others.

These are real life heroes who may have been working for people by creating, sustainable, measurable, and long-term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods. They are the people who have also ensured that people have sustainable access to water and sanitation by supporting programs that enhance communities' awareness of the benefits of safe water, sanitation and hygiene. They might also have worked for promoting disease prevention programs, with the goal of limiting communicable\non-communicable diseases or may have educated and mobilized communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases. They are the people who have gone beyond their call of duty, saved every penny of their earnings and set up schools or have send hundreds of children back to school and have ensured that both children and adult have sustainable access to basic education and literacy, etc. The examples can be so many. But because they have not received big awards or they are not in the news, we do not know of them. They are the Unsung Humanity Heroes.

We urge you to look out for such people / organisation and recommend them for the "Rotary India Humanity Hero Awards". Cash award of Rs. 1,00,000/- and a citation will be presented to each hero at an event scheduled on 14th February, 2020 in Kolkata.

A panel of jury drawn from diverse illustrious backgrounds will decide and shortlist candidates from each category who will be then put up for online voting by only Indians.

So find the Humanity Heroes and fill the application online by 15th January, 2020.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Only Indian nationals or an Indian organization (formed or registered in India) can apply.
  2. Both self-application & recommendation are allowed.
  3. Work done should directly relate to Economic Development, Health, Literacy and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene - Creating awareness/ Sensitization/Direct Contribution
  4. Currently active and/or involved.
  5. Should have not received any State / National / International recognitions or awards.
  6. Should not be a member of a Rotary / Inner Wheel Club or blood relative of any Rotarian / Inner Wheel Member.
  7. In case of organization, no member of the Governing Body should be a Rotarian / Inner Wheel Member or blood relative of any Rotary / Inner Wheel Club member.
  8. The application can only be filled online.
  9. The last date for filling Application is 15th January, 2020.