They are a rare species. And they are all mere individuals. But each of them, be it Verghese Kurien with his billion-litre idea that sparked the white revolution, Johannes Gutenberg with his printing press, Henry Ford with his mass-producing assembly line or Jeff Bezos, who put the e into e-commerce, ushered in a change that transformed the lives of millions. And continues to do so.
Today, there are a few such changemakers in our midst, in India. Each of them has impacted society in a very big and in a very positive way. Their work has helped enhance the quality of life and livelihoods, and made the world a better place.
To commemorate its 25th anniversary, BusinessLine sought to recognise and reward these transformers for their achievements through its Changemaker Awards.
The awards ( in its second year now) seeks to celebrate those individuals, entities and organisations , who through their work, have contributed to materially improving the condition of society, economy and the planet. We have put in place a robust process to identify these changemakers. The first step in the award process is seeking nominations which are then shortlisted, based on a set of criteria, to arrive at the final nominees in each category. These nominees are subject to an independent validation after which a jury comprising eminent personalities will choose the winners, who will be felicitated at the awards function.
To qualify for this award the nominee should have done the following: