Nagpur: The prestigious ‘One Globe 2017 Award for Smart Cities’ was presented to Nagpur Municipal Corporation at a function held in New Delhi the other day. Union Minister of State for Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology, P P Choudhary gave away the One Globe Awards at the sixth annual edition of One Globe Forum in the capital.
The awards recognize and honor individuals as well as domestic and international companies for their contributions in building a 21st century knowledge economy through their initiatives in digital economy, R&D, smart cities, entrepreneurship, mobile innovation and social empowerment. The Forum was inaugurated by Rao Inderjit Singh, Union Minister of State for Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, in the presence of Lord Raj Loomba, Founder and Chairman Trustee, The Loomba Foundation; Dr. Mukesh Aghi, President, U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC); Shalabh Kumar, Founder and President, Republican Hindu Coalition; Mr. Dalbir Singh, Senior Advisor, Forum of Federations Canada and Harjiv Singh, Convenor, One Globe Forum.
Apart from Nagpur Municipal Corporation, ISRO won the Award for Excellence in Research and Development. The Award for enabling a Smart State was won by Maharashtra. The Award for Enabling a Digital Economy was won by Tech Mahindra. Power Finance Corporation bagged the Award for Mobile Innovation. Shalabh Kumar, Chicago-based American-Indian industrialist and philanthropist was conferred the Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship. The Award for Social Empowerment was bagged by Uttar Pradesh Police Mahila Samman Prakoshth.
Congratulating the winners, Harjiv Singh, Convenor of the One Globe Forum and Founder & CEO of Salwan Media Ventures, said, “In order to transform India into a 21st century knowledge economy, we must strengthen the basic pillars of digital economy, R&D, smart cities, entrepreneurship, mobile innovation and social empowerment — elements that will define India’s growth story. One Globe Awards recognize excellence in these areas and aim to be the most influential assessment in building knowledge economies globally. I congratulate all the winners for their invaluable contribution in accelerating India’s journey on the path to transformation.”
About One Globe Forum
The annual One Globe Forum brings together global thought leaders to discuss how we can build a 21st century knowledge economy in India and South Asia. It is India’s leading Forum exploring the intersection of technology, innovation, smart cities, skills, regional collaboration and education and their role in building a 21st century knowledge economy. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. For a full list of speakers, updated agenda and to register, please visit: http://www.oneglobeforum.com/
About Salwan Media Ventures
Founded in 2004, Salwan Media Ventures owns a portfolio of businesses in education, consumer and business information. Our mission is to connect, inform, and empower our audiences to succeed in a globalized world powered by knowledge. Headquartered in New Delhi, Salwan Media Ventures also has offices in New York and London. Salwan Media Ventures produces the annual One Globe conference.