Statesman news service:
NEW DELHI, 11 APRIL: To
promote public disclosure, readability and quality
of financial reporting within the voluntary
sector, the awards were given to NGO’s for their
outstanding annual report. Out of 245 entries received,
32 organizations were short listed by an independent
The award ceremony was held in the Capital by CSO
Speaking on the occasion State Information Commissioner,
Government of Odisah and also the chief guest of
the occasion Mr Jagadananda said that the most
important thing during the last three decades in the history of social
sector is the growth of NGO’s. “Transparency mechanism, participation
mechanism and evaluation mechanism are the best developments in the public
sectors,” said Mr Jagadananda.
The awards were given in two categories i.e. large
and medium. In large category come the NGO’s which receives more than five crores as donation while
the medium category comprise those NGO’s whose receives from 50 lakhs
to five crores.
In large category the award was given to Swami Vivekananda
Youth Movement which works for health education
and community development and winning
from last two years. In prize it got three lakhs rupees cash. In this
category the runner-ups were Akshaya Patra foundation and the evangelical
of India commission of relief. These both the organizations got one
lakh rupees as the cash prize.
In the medium category the winner was Dream a Dream
which also got the cash prize of three lakh rupees
works for underprivileged children.
won this prize for the third time. The runner-ups in this category
were Akshara Foundation and IBTADA. The cash amount of the prize
as of the runner-ups
of the large category.
“This is the only national initiative aimed towards promoting the annual
report as a transparency and accountability tool in the social sector,” said
the founder-CEO, CSO Partners, Mr Soumitra Ghosh adding that in a short period
of three years the award has been able to attract enthusiastic response from
the NGO’s across the nation.