PROJECT MUMBAI WINS TWO GLOBAL ANTHEM AWARDS

PROJECT MUMBAI WINS TWO GLOBAL ANTHEM AWARDS

The Global Anthem Awards, instituted by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, New York– has recognized city NGO Project Mumbai with TWO RECOGNITIONS–bestowing it with the Global Gold prize in the Inclusivity segment for its initiative SAMAVESH-MAKING MUMBAI INCLUSIVE for the differently abled and Elderly.

Project Mumbai has also been conferred with the Anthem Awards Global Silver for its Sustainability initiative-The Mumbai Plastic Recylothon.

The 3rd Annual Anthem awards were announced in New York on January 30th, 2024. Anthem Awards are part of the Global Webby Awards. 

Over 2000 nominations from 33 countries were in fray for the top honors. Winners include change-making nonprofits and foundations. Project Mumbai was chosen for its contribution in two categories–Inclusivity as well as Sustainability and is the only Indian non-profit to have been selected by the jury.

Project Mumbai is a not-for-profit model of public-private people partnership and has impacted over 1,6 crore lives in the last five years across mental health, sustainability, nutrition and its collaborative approach. 

Project Mumbai launched Samavesh–an initiative to Make Mumbai Inclusive for the differently abled in April 2023 and recently, was invited by the BMC to be a knowledge partner to help support the various infrastructure accessibility initiatives across Mumbai. It also set up Mumbai’s first accessible and inclusive garden in December 2023. Project Mumbai has also been supporting accessible sports and adopted the wheelchair basketball team of Mumbai which became the national champions in December 2023 as well.

The Mumbai Plastic Recyclothon of Project Mumbai, which has won the global Sustainability Silver, has already found a place in the Limca book of Records 2020 as the largest citizen-led plastic recycling initiative. The five-year-old initiative ensures hundreds and thousands of citizens donate their plastic waste month on month which is then recycled into public amenities such as benches and garbage bins in municipal spaces and gardens.

 “The awards are a testimony of the stupendous willingness and support of citizens of Mumbai, who are always willing to lend their time for a cause–be it inclusivity or sustainability, allowing u to work towards Making Mumbai the Kindness Capital of India”, said Shishir Joshi, Founder and CEO of Project Mumbai.

“The Anthem Awards were born out of the desire to amplify and celebrate the voices that are creating sustainable change and to inspire others to take action. In a year where so much is at stake, it is incredibly important to recognize impact work and celebrate the progress happening globally, said Anthem General Manager Patricia McLoughlin, in a statement issued during the awards.