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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Mumbai base Social Activist Sailesh Mishra Conferred 'KARMAVEER JYOTI’ 2016 National Karmaveer Puraskaar

We are extremely delighted to share that Shri Sailesh Mishra Founder of Silver Innings, a social enterprise working with Senior Citizens has been conferred the prestigious 'KARMAVEER JYOTI - the highest iCONGO Karmaveer Global Award for Social Justice and Citizen Action' at New Delhi on 26th Nov 2016.

Sailesh was felicitated the coveted ‘Karmaveer Jyoti’ Golden Puraskar’ award on the 26th of November at Delhi Public School, Gurgaon, New Delhi at the exclusive awards function which is a part of “iCONGO’s RIGHT every WRONG conclave” a national forum for social justice and citizen action where various social justice issues are discussed by very eminent and concerned citizens.
Sailesh Mishra, Son of Million Parents is a Social Entrepreneur and Mentor, Founder of Silver Innings®  a community dedicated to Senior Citizens in India. Through his organisation Silver Innings (since April 2008) he is working towards creating Elder Friendly World where Ageing becomes a Positive and Rewarding Experience. He has left his well-paid corporate job to work for his passion to work with Senior Citizens, which he believes is the most neglected and ignored segment. His work in the field of Dementia is worth to be commended. Having delved deep into the lives of the aged and understanding their challenges,  their emotional needs, their wishes and their aspirations and hopes, he was felt compelled to start ‘A1 Snehanjali’ Mumbai city First 24 x 7 Assisted Living Elder Care Home and also started Innovative program promoting Talent and Companionship among Elders. He effectively uses his Social Media, PR, Networking & Advocacy skills to outreach people of all ages around globe for the cause, making Silver Innings group pioneer in Asia Pacific region for using ICT. His vision for an elder-friendly world has garnered support from individuals and organizations across society. A belief that these silver-haired, golden-hearted people deserve to enjoy their “second childhood” with dignity, respect and care has driven Sailesh Mishra and his team of committed souls to reach out to seniors in as many ways as possible.

His dream is of India being global leader in the Holistic sphere of the globe, a network beyond borders, between technology, innovations and a socio-psychological approach. His dream is of a society where all generations are empowered, they are independent to choose and decide their careers and future. He foresee a growth in start-ups and social entrepreneurs for today’s youth and tomorrow seniors.

This award is given to Individual of extraordinary work for the society, by iCONGO – Indian Confederation of NGOs. iCONGO team of Advisors, Mentors and all our VOLUNTEERS, we congratulate Sailesh Mishra on his selection for the Karmaveer Puraskaar- Global Awards for Social Justice and Citizen Action. He was also welcomed as Karmaveer Noble Laureate 2015-16. It was great privilege to have him as an integral part of the REX and Karmaveer community and the Joy of Giving and Right every Wrong Movement.

In the year 2008, Sailesh Mishra was Awarded the coveted ‘Karmaveer Puraskar’ for his commendable work in the field of social service, especially for Senior Citizens.

The ‘Karmaveer Puraskar’ is a national award for Social Justice & Citizen Action. The award is instituted by iCONGO – Indian Confederation of NGOs – the people sector association- in partnership with government, business, media, civil society and other sectors and leading global and national organisations which over the years include institutions like TISS, BCCI, NASSCOM FOUNDATION, PHDCCI, CMS, RAI, UNMC, UNODC, The art of living, UNDP, World Bank, UNFPA, GTZ, WOTR, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, NDTV, Business World, Outlook and various others.

KARMAVEER PURASKAAR was created in 2006 by the people sector through iCONGO to recognize only individual citizens from all sectors (media, corporate, government, civil society, performing arts, professionals who have been pivotal for “being and leading the change” beyond their personal daily lives and business as usual by being committed on individual levels to work for social justice issues with proactive citizen action. The awards are given to individuals from various sectors for their contribution to promote social justice through citizen action. The basic philosophy of the awards is based on Gandhiji’s “Be the change you want to see in the world” and given to citizens who go beyond being apathetic and believe in doing their bit for social justice and know that it is “better to light a candle than to curse the darkness”. Past awardees include living legends and some eminent citizens like Verghese Kurien, Anu Aga, James Michael Lyngdoh, Vikram Akula, M. S. Swaminathan, Alyque Padamsee.

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