Renowned cosmetologist and trichologist Dr. Abhinit Gupta who is popularly known as Dr. Bollywood has been graced with prestigious Champions of Change Award 2019 by Interactive Forum on Indian Economy (IFIE) a non-profit recognized by Govt. of India for his exemplary contribution to PM Narendra Modi ji Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.The award was presented to Dr. Abhinit Gupta by Former President Dr. Pranab Mukherjee in a special ceremony conducted at his residence in New Delhi.
Dr. Abhinit Gupta receiving his award from Dr. Pranab Mukherjee
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Speaking on his spectacular achievement Dr. Abhinit Gupta saidNever in my life did I dream of achieving a feat like this. Receiving an award from a man of Dr. Pranab Mukherjee stature feels amazing. This has taken my motivation to a whole new level. I never imagined that whatever little I could do to spread awareness about waste segregation and proper handling of waste would inspire so many people that I;d be called a Champion of Change. I thank IFIE for this great honour.
With this achievement Dr. Abhinit Gupta initiative for Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan has once again come into the limelight. He first made headlines when he towed garbage in Bhopal by using his DC Avanti sports car worth several lakhs of rupees. He attached a garbage trolley with ropes to his posh yellow car and collected waste from the local people and spread awareness about waste segregation. He has won several other awards for his unique campaign including the Madhya Pradesh Ratan Award and Madhya Pradesh Gaurav Award both of which he received from the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
Several other luminaries from different walks of life also received the Champions of Change Award which included prominent names like Shri Hemant Soren (CM Jharkhand); Shri Anurag Thakur (MoS Finance Corporate Affairs); Shri Manish Sisodia (Dy CM Delhi); Acharya Balakrishnan; Smt. Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Shri Raj Kundra; Shri Suresh Oberoi; Shri Allu Arvindto name a few.
Being counted among such illustrious personalities is humbling to say the least. I sincerely hope I am able to live up to the expectations and make my city Bhopal; my state Madhya Pradesh and my country India proud by continuously making positive contributions to our society concluded Dr. Abhinit Gupta.
The Jury for Champions of Change Award is headed by Justice K.G. Balakrishnan (Former CJI and Former Chairman NHRC). It also included Justice Gyan Sudha Misra(Former Judge Supreme Court of India) Pahlaj Nihalani (Former Chairman Central Board of film certification India) and Subhash Ghai (Veteran Indian Film Director).
The 2019 ceremony was the 2nd Champions of Change Award ceremony. In the first edition in 2018 Honourable Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu gave away the awards to winners that included an incumbent Chief Minister Union Ministers Members of Parliament District Magistrates Superintendents of Police and various social workers. Dr. Abhinit Gupta featured as a winner of Champions of Change Award in the 2018 edition as well and received his award from Hon;ble Vice President Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu.
About Champions of Change Awards
An initiative of Interactive Forum on Indian Economy (IFIE) a non-profit recognized by Govt. of India The Champions of Change Awards are aimed at promoting Gandhian values cleanliness (Swachhata) community service and social development. The Champions of Change Award comprises a certificate and a gold medal.
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