June has brought to us two accolades for our work. I am delighted to share with you that our civic technology platforms I Paid a Bribe and I Change My City, one enabling citizens fight corruption and the other an online Citizen to Government platform to raise and resolve civic issues, have been recognised for their impact in bringing social change through civic action.
The Swacchata app (official app for the Swacch Bharat Mission) developed by our I Change My City team, was adjudged as one of the 41 Gems of Digital India. It gives us a sense of accomplishment in being recognized as one of the chosen 41, out of 1600 e-Governance initiatives across the country, all of which are deep, broad, highly sustainable and stand to play a defining role in fulfilling the dream of a New India. Such recognitions reaffirm faith in the path we have taken towards urban transformation and motivates us to strive harder towards our goals.
I Paid a Bribe, our app to prevent corruption, won the Audience Choice Award for the Global Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge 2017. There were 103 finalists around the globe out of which 19 were chosen to be in the final round, showcasing innovative technologies which contribute to improve integrity in systems, practices and governance. Keeping our fingers crossed for the Global Award that is yet to be announced.