Smruti Ranjan Pradhan, IAS, Director - Odisha Livelihood Mission, receiving the award from the Vice President of India.
Dr Purvi Mehta, Head of Asia, Agriculture, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Naveen Anand, Senior Director, Marketing, Oriflame South Asia, with Sanjeev Kapoor, Celebrity Chef
Arjan de Wagt, Chief Nutrition (UNICEF)
Kalpana Beesabathuni, Global Lead, Technology & Entrepreneurship, Sight and Life
Abdul Rahim, Chief Knowledge Officer, IPE Global
Santosh Nair, Doodle Artist, IPE Global
A section of the audience at the Outlook Poshan Awards.
Ravi Bhatnagar – Director, External Affairs & Partnerships AMESA – Reckitt Benckiser India Pvt Ltd.
Alok Kumar, Health and Nutrition Advisor, NITI Aayog
Gaurav Jain, Senior Vice President, AMESA, Reckitt Benckiser Health, with his wife Swati Jain
Dr. Alok I Ranjan – Country Lead, Nutrition, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Shri Chanchalapathi Dasa, Vice Chairman, The Akshaya Patra Foundation
Basanta Kar, Country Directer, Project Concern International with Dr Rajan Sankar, Senior Adviser-Nutrition, Tata Trusts
Outlook Poshan Award Jury Members with Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu.
Ruben Banerjee, Editor-in-Chief, Outlook, addressing the gathering
Dr. Manjeet Kaur Bal with the Chhattisgarh CM
Rajesh Kumar, IAS, Former Mission Director, POSHAN Abhiyaan and Jury Chair
Dr. R. Hemlatha along with Dr. A. Laxmaiah of the National Institute of Nutrition, receiving the award from the Vice President of India
Shawn K. Baker, Director of Nutrition at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) with Hisham Mundol of Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)
Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, Founder, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, was honoured with the Outlook Poshan Living Legend Award; (inset) his daughter Prof Nitya Rao receiving the award on his behalf from the Vice President.
Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh.
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu delivering his speech at the function
The award winners with Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and other dignitaries
In keeping with Outlook’s legacy of taking up causes that matter to the people, Outlook Poshan Awards 2019 were given away to several organisations and individuals by the Honourable Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, at New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan. The awardees—selected by an eminent jury—have selflessly fought malnutrition in various parts of the country and made a difference to society. Professor M.S. Swaminathan, the father of India’s Green Revolution, was honoured with the Outlook Poshan Living Legend Award.
Outlook Poshan aims to add impetus to Poshan Abhiyaan, the government of India’s flagship initiative to eradicate malnutrition, by helping create conversations around the issue that is critical in building a healthy India. Experts agree that a people’s movement against malnutrition is the need of the hour, but it can happen only when citizens are better informed and more aware about what is at stake. For greater understanding of developments and challenges in the nutrition sector, Outlook has already launched a...