Call for nomination – Manthan Award 2013


Techaloo being an outreach partner for Manthan Award 2013 would like to introduce our readers, fans and supporters to the Asia’s biggest ICT Ecosystem, Manthan Award South Asia and Asia Pacific 2013.

Manthan Award committee is inviting Nominations from NGOs, Corporate, Schools, Startups, Government, Industries & all ICT enthusiasts from Asia Region under 12 various categories

 “Manthan Award is a well-established 10 year movement for ICT & Digital Inclusion. The mission is to create an information rich society where everyone, irrespective of caste, religion, race, region, gender etc., is empowered to create, receive, share and utilize information and knowledge through digital content for their economic, social, cultural and political upliftment and development” 

Manthan Award is a first of its kind initiative in India to recognize the best practices in e-Content and Creativity. It was launched on 10th October 2004, by Digital Empowerment Foundation in partnership with World Summit Award, Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India and other similar organizations engaged in promoting digital content inclusiveness in the whole of South Asian nation states for development. The core objective of the Manthan Award process is to make visible the contents that already exist and thus demonstrating the richness and diversity of content creativity to those interested in understanding and planning an Information Society.

Initially the awards were limited to the SAARC countries but the idea has now been extended to cover the best of digital innovations from 36 countries of South Asia & Asia Pacific region from year 2012.

Countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, China, Cambodia, Fiji, Hongkong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, North Korea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Island, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Tonga, Vietnam. 

Manthan Award Categories

e- Business & Enterprise | Community Broadcasting | e-Culture & Heritage | e-Education & Learning | e-Environment | e- Agriculture | e-Financial Inclusion & Livelihood | e-Health | e-Governance | e-Inclusion | e-Infrastructure | e- Localization | e-News & Media | e-Entertainment & Games |e-Travel & Tourism | e-Science & Technology

Important Dates:

Nominations Open: 6th August, 2013

Last Date of Nominations: 20th September 2013

Virtual Jury: 25 – 28th, September, 2013

Main Jury: 2 – 3rd October, 2013

Main event and Award Gala: 4-5th December 2013


We would like to Invite ICT innovators/practitioners from all 36 countries to apply for Manthan Award 2013.

For nomination your startup, kindly email your intent of interest to


Please feel free to spread this news to your network. We are looking for the biggest ICT gathering this December.


For further information, please go to

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Manthan 2012: Glimpses

  1. – Participation from 36 Countries
  2. 470 Entries across 16 categories of E-Content and Digital Services
  3. 150+ Domain experts to share their knowledge & experience
  4. Higher power inauguration followed by 8 parallel interactive sessions covering areas of Education, Environment, News & media, Health, Governance, Community Broadcasting, Agriculture
  5. – Summit on Wireless for Communities, eNGO & eMSME
  6. eNGO challenge– Awarding 5,00,000 of amount to the NGO using ICT at its best to empower lives

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