Kathyayini Chamaraj, PG Bhat among Namma Bengaluru Award winners

Namma Bengaluru Awards – 2014 winners. Pic: Namma Bengaluru Foundation

It was yet again a time to celebrate the citizen heroes of Bengaluru. At a function held on March 14th 2015 at Shalini Grounds, Jayanagar, 5th Block to award Namma Bengaluru Awards, the spirit of citizenship and united Bengaluru soared high.

The 6th Edition of Namma Bengaluru Awards had 14 categories in which people from multiple facilities were selected as heroes. Kathyayini Chamaraj, trustee of CIVIC, also writes for Citizen Matters received Namma Bengalurean of the year award, for her relentless pursuing of civic issues such as ward committee rules, consultations with the government departments and so on.

PG Bhat, an electoral reforms activist and a writer with Citizen Matters, received the best individual award for his contribution. Whitefield Rising received the award for best resident welfare association.

Full list of the winners of the Namma Bengaluru Awards 2014:

1) Citizen Individual: PG Bhat, Former Naval Officer
2) Citizen Youth: Shubhendu Sharma : Founder of Afforestt ; Surendran Murugananda Krishnan : Founder Volunteer for a Cause
3) Citizen Group RWA/CBO: White Field Rising
4) Citizen Group NGO: Aksara Foundation
5) Government Organisation: Nimhans
6) Government Official: Balegowda H : Police Inspector, Kamakshipalya Police Station
7) Social Entrepreneur: Labor Net
8) Corporate Social Responsibility: Canara Bank
9) Foreigner Resident in Bengaluru: Sean Blagsvedt
10) Non Resident Bengalurean: B T Lakshman
11) Media Individual: VijayaLaxmi Shibaroor
12) Media Organisation: Prajavani
13) Elected Representative: C.K.Ramamurthy, Corporator, Pattabiramanagar
14) Namma Bengalurean of the Year: Kathyayini Chamaraj

Citizen Matters had won the award in the media organisation category, in 2013. We congratulate all the winners and wish the very best for the good work to continue.

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