Manthan-AIF Award 2006 for Best e-Content & Creativity : (fwd)

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2006 11:33:04 +0100

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From: Osama Manzar <>
Subject: Manthan-AIF Award 2006 for Best e-Content & Creativity :

Manthan-AIF Award 2006 for Best e-Content & Creativity :

Dear Colleagues

I feel immensely pleased in making ^”Manthan-AIF Award 2006 for Best
e-Content Practices^‘ public.

Manthan-AIF Award 2006 ( is now open for nominations.

As many of you are aware by now and after going through the details of 2005
Manthan Awardees at, you must have come to know that
many awardees have gone international, and received wide spread recognition
through various platforms like the World Summit Award (WSA), World Summit on
the Information Society (WSIS) and thereby affected a multiplier impact in
the process. My sincere acknowledgement goes to the media fraternity in
carrying forward the names of the Manthan Awardees and their diligent works
across the length and breadth of the country and the world.

What is delightful about Manthan-AIF Award 2006 is less about technology and
more about its usage for final delivery.

What matters is what you deliver, what you offer, how you impact, and what^“s
the take-away for the masses.

We have also few more categories for nomination and final selection in its
existing categories as mentioned below.

It is important to stress here that when we launched Manthan-AIF for Best
e-Content Practices in India, what we meant by e-Content is it includes
everything from good content, to good services, delivery of important and
crucial messages for the masses using information communication technology

Adding a new dimension, the Manthan-AIF Award 2006 Gala would be organized
in Dehradun on the eve of June 18th to be hosted by the Uttaranchal
Government. This is unlike the past Manthan ceremonies that were held in the
national capital, New Delhi.

In addition, there will be a full day deliberation on "e-Content &
Sustainability" on June 18th involving the media, experts, and best
practitioners of e-content vis-ŗ-vis the Manthan-AIF Award 2006 winners.

Manthan is open for nominations for all who are into meaningful content
creation for empowering the common man, either directly or indirectly. As
such it encourages nominations across all media such as radio, TV, Internet,
web, CD, DVD, information kiosks, mobile, mobile vans, telephone, wireless,
WAP, FM, Satellite, community radio. One important criterion is that these
mediums should be used to make effective final delivery of goods and
services at the community level.

Following is the list of Manthan-AIF Award categories for nomination and
selection with the added categories:

Main Categories
E-Inclusion & Livelihood

Special Categories
eMerging State of India

The details of each of these categories are available at The online nomination form is equally available in the
same website. One can download the form and send his/her nomination through
email attachment.
On behalf of Manthan, I wish you all the best in this endeavour and I hope
one among you get selected for the manthan-AIF Award 2006 for your
pioneering and meaningful venture.

Thanking you

Osama Manzar
The Manthan-AIF Award 2006

American India Foundation (Principal Sponsor) ;  Uttaranchal Government
(Platinum Sponsor) ;  Hole-in-the-Wall Education Limited (Category Sponsor)
; (Category Sponsor) ; SRISTI (Co-sponsor); DEF (Organiser);
World Summit Award (International Partner); Dataquest (ICT Media Partner);
Brand Reporter & agencyfaqs! (Media Outreach Partner); TFTP & IRAM & IT
VIdya (Outreach Partner; Inomy Media (Technology Partner); ICONGO
(Encouraged by)
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