SINC 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award
SINC 2019 Social Hero Awards
A champion of social justice, equality and inclusion primarily in education, Samina Bano is an Ashoka Fellow, Acumen Fellow and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s GoalKeeper 2018. Samina and her organisation, RightWalk Foundation is working on a provision in Right to Education Act which enables poor children to study in private schools to promote social inclusion. In collaboration with the government, Samina led the state of Uttar Pradesh to a historical change that impacted and mainstreamed over 1,40,000 marginalised children across 75 districts and 12000 schools within 5 years. She has achieved this feat through tactful policy advocacy, leading 16+ policies reforms, and capacity building of 2000 educators, 500 government officials, 50 parliamentarians and 200 media personals. Samina got 13 EWS children admitted in a highly influential school in Lucknow. Several key policy reform while advising the former Chief Minister of the largest state and RTE ONLINE PORTAL have been some of her other noted accomplishments. Recipient of APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Innovation in Governance (KIGA). She has been listed by ScooNews magazine among India’s top Education Influencers in 2018.
Sifiya, who lives in Palakkad in Kerala, helps families in getting shelter, constructing toilets in slums and colonies, medicines to the ailing a lot more. Sifiya’s husband died when she was 20-years of age, just four years after her marriage. By then she had two kids and a long daunting life ahead. Today, this young woman helps and touches lives of more than 300 families on the brink. Sifiya picked up a part-time job to meets ends after she lost her husband and discontinued her studies. Sifiya soon realised the magnitude of suffering of widows. On her Facebook page, ‘Chithal,’ she penned down and shared miseries and problems of widows, ailing mothers, elderly, cancer patients etc, garnering support for them through donations.
The Neerja Bhanot Pan Am Trust has announced Sifiya Haneef as the recipient of the prestigious Neerja Bhanot Award to be conferred upon her on Neerja’s birth anniversary in Chandigarh this September 2019
Ayub Ahmed, a resident of Shaktinagar in city, he does the odd job of shifting unidentified and unclaimed bodies from different parts of the city to the Mysore Medical College mortuary and even performs the last rites of some as per their religion. The 38-year-old Ayub Ahmed, popularly known as Ayub Ahmedji, has been carrying out this job, for the past 18 years. Ayub says that he is carrying out his job as a service to the society so that his work will always remain in the minds of the people.
SINC 2019 Young Social Hero Award
Wali Rahmani is 20 years old motivational speaker & law student studying in New Delhi. He makes informative videos on social and political issues on YouTube. He utilized social media to fight fake news, hatred and fascism , his mission to make the Indian citizens aware about issues of national importance such as governance, policies, constitution, media, communal hate and fake news.
He has shaken all India with his strong fearless mind, at these 18 years of age he has raised his voice fearlessly. He was the youngest Indian TV Debate panelist and public speaker and social activist. He has also started a daycare center called Umeed in Kolkata for orphans and street children. Umeed’s mission is to turn them into assets. Umeed will be a production house of leaders. Leaders are not born – they are made, and every child at Umeed is a leader and change maker in the making.
Wali Rahmani on National Television Debates:
SINC 2019 Model NGO Awards