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Manthan Awards conferred on 26 social entrepreneurs from South Asia and Asia-Pacific

Dec 11, 2014 10:31 IST

Manthan Awards South Asia 2014 was given on 5 December 2014 to 26 social entrepreneurs from South Asia and Asia-Pacific in recognition of their efforts to improve the lives of people using digital technologies.

The awards were given by the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) in 13 categories including health, agriculture, financial inclusion, community broadcasting, journalism, science, governance, and culture and tourism.

The list of winners of Manthan Award South Asia 2014 -



e-Agriculture and Ecology

MPSSCA: Seed Certification MIS" – India

e-Business & Financial Inclusion

  • Using Psychometrics Credit Scoring to Expand Financial Inclusion – India
  • bKash Limited – India

e-Culture, Heritage & Tourism

  • Endangered Archive 341
  • e-Pothi: Online Catalouging of Manuscripts of Odisha State Museum

e-Community Broadcasting

  • Yaadon ka Idiot Box with Neelesh Mishra – India
  • Brahmaputra Community Radio Station 90.4 FM – India

e-Education, Learning & Employment

  • e-thaksalwa, The National e-learning portal for General Education – Sri Lanka
  • Buddy4study.com – A Scholarship Portal – India
  • iChemist – Tradition Simulator – Sri Lanka

e-Entertainment & Games

Shotz7 - India


  • Rajiv Gandhi Jeevandayee Arogya Yojana, Govt. of Maharashtra – India – eScholarship – India
  • JailVaarta – Video Conference of Prisoners with their Relatives – India


  • Central Asia Health Systems Strengthening (CAHSS) Project – Pakistan
  • National Intensive Care Surveillance: An innovative public health e-intervention from Sri Lanka

e-Inclusion & Accessibility

  • Gift of new abilities – India
  • Swaraloka: Adaptive Music Score Trainer for Visually Impaired in Sri Lanka
  • Blind With Camera - India


  • The Kahani Project – India
  • FUEL Project – India

e-News & Journalism

  • Citizen Matters – India
  • Magzter Stay Informed – India
  • Environmentmove.com - Bangladesh

e-Science & Technology

SIYARA Harbour VTMS: New dimension in Port Traffic management of Sri Lanka

e-Women & Empowerment

  • Kanyashree Online 2.0 – India
  • Maya.com.bd - Bangladesh

The Manthan Award South Asia 2014 - Chairman's Distinction Award
• e-Science & Technology: iHelmet
• e-Culture & Tourism: Treasure Caretaker Training, Digital Monastery Project

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