IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited honored with ‘Economic Times Telecom Aaward – 2014’
IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited was bestowed the prestigious Telecom Award from the Economic Times under the ‘Use of Telecom for Social Good - For Profit Company’ category for the year 2014. The award was received by Mr. Ranjan Sharma (Director), Mr S. Srinivasan (EX-CEO) and Mr. Ashok Bala from Mr Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India.
The nomination was shortlisted initially by the screening jury, and subsequently, IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited was invited to make a presentation to the final jury on 21st November 2014 at Mumbai. IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited was adjudged the winner of the award in the above mentioned category during a ceremony organized on the 5th December, 2014 at Taj Palace, New Delhi.
IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited was awarded the Best Jury Award for ICT enabled Agriculture Initiative for the Project m-Powering Farmers at eWorld Forum 2011 during the eWorld Forum Awards Night at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi on August 2, 2011.
The Award was received by Mr S. Srinivasan, Ex-CEO (IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited) and R. Anantharaman, Ex-COO (IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited) from Sh. R.Chandrashekhar, Secretary to the GOI, Department of Telecom, Ministry of Communication & IT and Sh. Shankar Aggarwal, Addl. Secretary to the GOI, Department of Information Technology.
eWorld Forum 2011, was organised during 1-3 August 2011 at The Ashok, New Delhi, India by Center for Science, Development and Media Studies (CSDMS) and Elets Technomedia Private Limited in association with Department of Information Technology (DIT), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India . The eWorld 2011 Awards were instituted with the primary aim of felicitating and acknowledging unique and innovative initiatives in the use of Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D).
'Skoch Digital Inclusion Award'
SKOCH Digital Inclusion Awards 2011 for the category "Value Added Services" was conferred on IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited for its initiative, "Farmers Empowerment through Mobile Phones" at the SKOCH Digital Inclusion Day, organized on 1st September, 2011 at Hotel Shangri-La, Ashoka Road, New Delhi.
SKOCH Awards are based on nominations received from Corporate, Government, Civil Society and Financial Service sectors for various categories of SKOCH Digital Inclusion Awards, 2011 that salute exemplary use of technology to serve the country for the economic power.
The Award includes, a trophy and a citation, which were given away from the hands of Shri R. Chandrashekhar, Secretary Dept. of IT & Telecommunications and was received by Shri S. Srinivasan,Ex-CEO, IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited. Among the distinguished gathering were present Shri S. Ramadorai, Adviser in Prime Minister's National Council on Skill Development and Dr. N.C. Saxena, I.A.S. (Retd.), Member, National Advisory Council, Govt. of India.
Coffey International Award
IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited gets ‘Coffey International Award’..
Business in the Community is one of “The Prince's Charities”, a group of not-for-profit organisations in U.K. of which The Prince of Wales is President. It is a membership organisation that mobilises business for good. With HRH Prince Charles as patron, the annual BITC Awards for Excellence are the premier awards recognising companies that are integrating responsible business practice into their mainstream operations and are delivering positive impacts in the environment, the marketplace, the workplace and the community. Coffey, a global professional services consultancy firm, operating for 52 years focusing on both physical and social infrastructure, sponsors the Business in the Community ‘Coffey International Award’, which celebrates examples of excellence from businesses that have positively impacted one or more of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This Award identifies and celebrates such contributions to support progress towards achieving the MDGs.
President Obama's visit to IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited
The vision of IFFCO in promoting IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited as an institution for promoting rural empowerment received international recognition with the President of the U.S.A., Mr. Barack Obama visiting the Agriculture Expo at St. Xavier's College in Mumbai on November 7, 2010. He was appreciative of IFFCO Kisan's initiative and in particular stated "It is a Great Idea.Do it across the world.Great Work.Keep it up."