Namo awards :
Throughout his distinguished stint as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Narendra Modi has received various awards for the resounding development that has taken place in Gujarat over the last decade. Apart from the various awards presented to Shri Modi himself, his inspirational leadership has also ensured that various departments of the Gujarat government come out with flying colours in any scheme or programme they undertake thus winning a large number of awards themselves too.
National and International Glory
It is a matter of great joy that for five consecutive years, Shri Narendra Modi emerged as the Best Chief Minister according to the India Today Opinion poll.The poll indicates that Shri Modi’s popularity is as much outside Gujarat as it is within it Those who have observed the manner in which Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi has tirelessly worked for the development of Gujarat would know how he has painstakingly set the agenda for inclusive development with the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas.’.
Shri Modi’s work has also caught the eye of the electronic media. In the beginning of the year 2012, he was awarded the CNBC TV 18 Award for‘outstanding contribution to the cause of Indian business.’ The success of the Vibrant Gujarat Summits, the economic climate in Gujarat and the record investments in Gujarat make Shri Narendra Modi the most suitable public figure for such an award.
In November 2011, the Computer Society of India conferred him with the award and title of ‘eRatna’ for his contribution in the field of e-governance.The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) initiatives at the Chief Ministers office won the ‘Award of Excellence- Departmental Level’ at the CSI Nihilent e-Governance Awards 2011. In addition, the eGov strategies and ICT enabled initiatives at the CMO were awarded the ‘Best Government to Citizen Initiative of the Year Award’ at the eIndia Summit held late last year. Chief Minister Modi has been a strong believer in the power of technology but what is special is the way he has incorporated modern technology in the working of the Government so that service delivery becomes easier.
Shri Narendra Modi receiving the e-Ratna Award
The resounding success of the grievance redressal initiative SWAGAT (State Wife Attention of Grievances by Application of Technology) is a great milestone for Shri Narendra Modi, whose vision led to the creation and subsequent growth of the initiative. Launched in 2003, SWAGAT has revolutionized grievance redressal in Gujarat putting the people of the state in direct contact with the highest authorities of the State including the Chief Minister! SWAGAT won prestigious United Nations Public Service Award for its role in transforming the delivery of public services. More recently, it also won the CXO Award 2011 for ‘improving public services.’ It has even won Nation e-Governance Award in the past.
The list of glorious awards and achievements does not stop there. From healthcare to infrastructure, from tourism to Panchayati Raj the departments of the Gujarat Government are doing wonderful work for which they are being constantly awarded.