First-ever India Human Development Awards Announced

The first-ever Manav Vikas: India Human Development Awards 2012 were announced in New Delhi on March 14, 2012. The Awards which commemorate India’s leadership in embracing the human development approach were presented by a distinguished panel of guests including UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark; Member of the Planning Commission, Syeda Hameed; Minister of Rural Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Jairam Ramesh; Member of Rajya Sabha and Founder, MSSRF, M.S. Swaminathan; and UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Ajay Chhibber.