THE MANTHAN AWARD - SOUTH ASIA & ASIA PACIFIC 2012

Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), a Delhi based not-for-profit organization works  to find solutions to bridge the digital divide between urban and people at the remote areas who are deprived of the fruits of IT and IT enabled services. The core objective of the Manthan Award is  to encourage “To create an information rich society where everyone, irrespective of caste, religion, race, region, gender etc., is empowered to create, receive, share and utilize information and knowledge through digital content for their economic, social, cultural and political upliftment and development”.

The Manthan Award demonstrates to every stakeholder the existing range of creativity and excellence in the use of the IT tools and communication networks. It attempts to consider that quality contents, their production and economic sustainability are fundamental requirements which require changes to the way markets operate and governments act.

Manthan Award is a first of its kind initiative in India to recognize the best practices in e-Content and Creativity by Digital Empowerment Foundation in partnership with World Summit Award, Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India, and various other stakeholders like civil society members, media and other similar organisations engaged in promoting digital content inclusiveness in the whole of South Asian & Asia Pacific nation states for development.

The Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs, GoI, Shri. Salman Khurshid, Felicitating the MeeSeva team lead by Sri Anoop Singh IFS, Spl. Secretary IT&C and Dr.K.Gopinatha IFS, Director MeeSeva

During the Manthan Award - South Asia & Asia Pacific 2012 annual digital festival for development, two initiatives in South Asia & Asia Pacific for the year 2012 were adjudicated as the best initiatives of the year in which "MeeSeva" was the one which bagged the best initiative award from the eGovernance related entries of 16 categories.
The award ceremony was held at Habitat center , New Delhi on 01.12.2012,  The Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs, GoI, Shri. Salman Khurshid, Felicitated the MeeSeva team lead by Sri Anoop Singh IFS, Spl. Secretary IT&C, Dr.K.Gopinatha IFS, Director MeeSeva and two operators(V. Kranti, VLE, Parkal and M. Raghuveer, VLE, Mulugu ) and two meeseva citizens( Md. Ibrahim, Parkal and K.Sadiah, chityal).
 The citation reads " SALUTATION TO MEESEVA  FOR THE LAST FIFTEEN YEARS WE HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH E-GOVERNANCE TRYING TO ENSURE THAT WE REACH OUR FARTHEST MOST CITIZEN WITHOUT HINDRANCE. HOWEVER, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, ANDHRA PRADESH HAS SHOWN THE LIGHT OF CITIZEN ORIENTED GOVERNMENT SERVICES FIRING WITH SUCCESS AS IT HAS GOT ALL THE SERVICES SEAMLESSLY INTEGRATED. AND THEY ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR OF THE CITIZEN AND ALSO AT THE CLICK OF THE MOUSE. LETS EMULATE MEESEVA IN ITS TRUE MEANING  ‘AT YOUR SERVICE’  FOR ALL THE OTHER 34 STATES OF INDIA. www.meeseva.gov.in