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About Children’s Champion Award
DCPCR has instituted Children’s Champion Awards to recognise individuals/organisations who have immensely contributed to the cause of the children. Awards are conferred in 12 categories:

  • Politics: Elected representatives (former & current) who used politics to improve children’s lives. 
  • Jurist: Who used law for children’s welfare and improving their lives. 
  • Journalism: Whose reporting in newspapers, magazines, or channels promoted the cause of children.
  • Business: Individuals / organisations / CSR using wealth and / or innovation for the children’s welfare.
  • Academia: Academicians, think-tanks etc whose works led to improved understanding of children’s issues. 
  • Public Service: Civil servants, politicians, individuals, organisations who contributed for children’s welfare using governance 
  • Education: Individuals or organisations who improved school education outcomes. 
  • Health & Nutrition: Health care workers, organisations, civil servants, politicians who worked on improving health outcomes for children. 
  • Child Protection: Individuals or organisations that made society safer for children and helped curb crimes against children. 
  • Art: Artists, NGOs, educators, civil servants or activists who used art for promoting issues related to children.
  • Sports: Sports professionals, federations, civil servants, politicians, or anyone else who improved access and quality of sports for children.
  • Children: Children demonstrating leadership ability.

11 categories are for adults who have contributed significantly in the field of child rights and 1 category for Children who have displayed leadership in solving problems.   Please click here to read the detailed Public Notice inviting nominations. Applications are now closed.  

Selection Process: The final Awardees were selected by the Jury and the preliminary screening & evaluation was done by the Selection Committee comprising 13 professionals across sectors like Education, Art, Health, Protection, etc.  


  1. Justice Deepak Gupta, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
  2. Ms. Vrinda Sarup, Retired IAS/Former Union Secretary (Education), Govt of India
  3. Mr. Anshu Gupta, CEO, Goonj/Magsaysay Awardee
  4. Mr. Deepak Kumar, Sportsperson, Asian Games Silver Medalist (Shooting)
  5. Ms. Kanta Singh, Deputy Country Representative, UN Women India
  6. Dr. Menaka Guruswamy, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India 
  7. Mr. Rohan Verma, CEO, MapMyIndia/Vice-President, CII Delhi
  8. Dr. Shuchin Bajaj, Founder & Director, Ujala Cygnus Hospitals
  9. Mr. Sudarshan Suchi, CEO, Save the Children 

Selection Committee

  • Mr. Alex Paul Menon, IAS, Government of Chhattisgarh
  • Ms. Gunjan Sharma, Assistant Professor, Ambedkar University
  • Ms. Madhu Ahluwalia, Sr. Consultant, Quality Council of India
  • Ms. Romana Shaikh, Chief Program Officer, Kizazi 
  • Mr. Shoikat Roy, Social Impact Project Leader, Boston Consulting Group
  • Mr. Kuldeep Dantewadia, Co-Founder, Reap Benefit
  • Mr. Pratik Rajurkar, Co-Founder, Solocl 
  • Dr. Ankit Mogha, Chief Medical Officer, Delhi
  • Ms. Damini Mainkar, Chief Operations Officer, Leadership for Equity
  • Ms. Neha Raykar, Associate Director, IDInsight
  • Ms. Priyanka Sharma, Actor and Director
  • Ms. Anisha Gupta, Alumni Community Creator, Youth Alliance
  • Ms. Kanika Saraf, Head, Interventions for Child-Oriented Policing, Aangan


Click here to read Project Report of Children's Champion Award 2023.