A ‘Coffee Table Book’ on Chetna Heroes’ accomplishments was also released in the honour of their selfless service to the society
Spreading goodness is divine, which seems diminishing in the materialistic world. However, Mission Chetna, resolved to the cause of philanthropy, with its mission to ‘Spreading Goodness’ in the society has been unwaveringly chasing its mission and getting desired success and support from like-minded people.
Recognising the exemplary contribution of Chetna Heroes in spreading goodness, Mission Chetna awarded them in an award function organised on May 22, 2022, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Mr Manoj Sinha, Lt Governor of J&K conferred the awards to the real-life heroes and also released a Coffee Table Book on “Chetna Heroes – Spreading Goodness” based on them. The ‘Coffee Table Book’ profiles 32 Chetna Heroes whose distinguished philanthropic activities have been instrumental in bringing change in the lives of almost 10 million underprivileged Indians.
Mission Chetna has bestowed the title — Chetna Heroes to those who dedicate themselves to social service. Chetna Heroes from 11 states of the country have carried out an array of social-welfare activities such as distribution of meals for specially abled; the arrangement of food and healthcare for animals – cows, dogs, cats, and birds; empowering the women by providing them skills training; providing medical support to the needy, and education to the underprivileged children that has touched 1 crore lives in the country.
While addressing the award ceremony, Chief Guest, Mr Manoj Sinha, Lt Governor of J&K, said,” Our Puranas support us to do good work and no authority has any control over it. Similarly, our mythological stories give us many indicators for spreading goodness. I am overwhelmed to see so many Chetna Heroes today and consider myself fortunate to be able to honour them. The coffee table book reflects the inner strength of the Chetna heroes. Founder of Chetna, Shri Ravi Sharma Ji’s graceful attitude reveals his contentment and has gained society’s unwavering support. Compassion is self-serving because the more compassion we have as individuals, the more compassion we can extend to the rest of society. Selfless service holds key to the future.” He also acknowledged many Chetna Heroes in his address.
Speaking during the award ceremony, Guest of Honour Mr K J Alphons, MP, Rajya Sabha said,” this was by far the best function, ever attended by him. I wish I could touch the feet of Chetna Hero award winners. I compliment Chetna heroes on their achievements. It is time to change and Chetna heroes decided to make a difference under the guidance of Ravi Sharma. I compliment Ravi Sharma and the Mission Chetna team for creating this wonderful platform and so many are honoured for doing good work and walking towards selfless giving. I also compliment the Coffee table book that has come out excellently well speaking about each of the winners.
During the award ceremony, elaborating on the social issues in Indian society, Guest of Honour, Ms Usha Rai, a Renowned Journalist said,” I am overwhelmed to be here this morning as I am an ordinary reporter and worked at a time when these subjects were not written by anyone. I would also like to applaud the efforts of Chetna heroes and considered as an honour to be in their presence. Mission Chetna is a unique concept by Mr Ravi Sharma and the coffee table book is also an excellent initiative”.
Speaking during the award ceremony, Shri Prabhat Kumar of Prabhat Prakashan lauded the efforts of Mr Ravi Sharma and said, “at an age when people seek to add materialistic belongings, he sacrificed them and followed his passion for goodness”.
Elated with the exemplary deeds of Chetna Heroes in spreading goodness in Indian society during the award ceremony, a person of philanthropist streak and an accomplished former corporate leader, Mr Ravi Sharma, Founder of Mission Chetna who has pledged his life to the mission of ‘Spreading Goodness’ in society, said, “Each of you are here because you are a part of spreading goodness.
Besides Chetna Heroes and their teams, dignitaries from different shades of life, including MPs, Ambassadors, Public Sector CMDs, Corporate and Social Sector Executives, members of the IIT Alumni Council and TEMA attended the award ceremony with enthusiasm and zeal.
The Global Goodness Network, aptly named “Chetna” for “Inspiring Goodness,” was launched five years ago as a cornerstone project of the Prama Jyoti Foundation. Every day it is guided by all the inspiring acts of goodness performed by people from civil society.