Jury Comments

The following are instant comments from the jury members after the completion of the jury process that they thought have struck their ideas and thoughts over the entire two days exercise. The Manthan Award team is extremely grateful to the distinguished Jury members to have spent two days valuable time and energy in devoting to this noble cause of churning out ICT and content practitioners and innovators across India:

“Manthan is the first of its kind in e-world in India. It therefore deserves a lot of national, international and government support so that as years go by, Manthan becomes a more enjoyable and benchmarking institution,”– Ramesh Kumar ,Beltron Telecom

“Manthan is real ‘Manthan’. Transparent, judicious, intense and cross industry views. Great collaboration too. Ranchi was a superb venue”– Satish Kaushal, Head,Government and Education, IBM, India

“Fair, democratic, thorough and intense- The Manthan award incentivizes niche areas in India’s e-journey,”– Lekha Kumar, Director, e-government, government of India.

“Excellent opportunity to access India’s best IT enabled contents,”– Amol Goje, Director, Vidya Pratishthan’s Institute of Information Technology, Pune

“Mind-blowing ideas. Very helpful for me to have a look at what other people are doing in South Asia,”– A. A. Munir Hasan, Bangladesh

“ICT for development at its best,”– Peeyush Bajpai, ,Raftaar.com

“The Manthan awards are a great opportunity for the smaller communities. A voice for the unheard, Great job Manthan-Way to go,”– Ashish Garg, GeSCI

“Involved, Interesting, Been long since I have seen such passionate involvement by eminent Indians,”– Dr Amir Ullah Khan, Director, India Development Foundation

“Intense…..Inclusive…..Challenging! Best wishes,”– Vinnie Mehta, Executive Director, Manufacturer’s Association for Information Technology

“Fantastic experience, especially being in Jharkhand. Congratulations,”– Manas Chakrabarti, Expert-Education & Instructural Design

“Quite democratic and open kind of an event,”– Mansoor Ahmed,Education specialist, Ranchi, Jharkhand

“Beautiful process with rich contributions from diverse perspectives,”- Rajan Varada, Resourse person, UN Solution Exchange

“It is an encouraging event for future participants,”– Dr G Sahoo, Head, Department of Computer Science, Birla Institute of Information Technology, Mesra, Ranchi

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