Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Here's a chance to reward city heroes

Here's a chance to reward city heroes

Namma Bengaluru Foundation to award Bangaloreans who have helped better the city

Arun Dev. Bangalore

Bangaloreans will soon have a chance to honour their heroes. The Namma Bengaluru Foundation has called on Bangaloreans to nominate candidates for special awards to felicitate city-dwellers who have contributed towards bettering the city.
The Namma Bengaluru awards will honour the city's 'real stars,' says Rajeev Chandrashekar, Member of Parliament (MP) and also chair of the jury that will select awardees. The awards were officially launched on Tuesday.
Awardees will be selected by a 20-member jury comprising respected names from diverse fields. Addressing the media, Justice M Rama Jois, MP and jury member, said, "Everyone does his or her work with the aim of earning a salary, which is ordinary. But when someone does what he does for a larger cause, the betterment of the society, work is transformed into something quite extraordinary. And such people will be honoured."
The awards will be offered in two broad categories — public officials or offices that have performed extraordinarily well in serving the city, and the private sector, including NGOs and residents' welfare organisations, who have contributed to making the city a more interesting or beautiful place.
Chandrashekar said, "Social responsibility, volunteerism, innovation and heritage preservation are some of the areas that will be considered. We have not placed any limits on the nature of the work. All those whose work is appreciable will be considered for the award. We hope that people doing such commendable work are nominated."
The awards will be offered each year, by this non-profit trust. They will come with a cash component, which is yet to be decided upon.the arbiters:Some of the members of the jury for the awards


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