April 11, 2019
International recognition for Utkarsha Bangla, Sabooj Sathi
“Utkarsh Bangla” and “Sabooj Sathi” projects have won the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) awards under the aegis of the United Nations.
Out of 1062 nominations in 18 categories, “Utkarsh Bangla” got the topmost award and emerged a winner in Capacity Building category.
“Sabooj Sathi” ranked in the first five as a champion project under ICT application:E-Government category.
Reacting to the development, Mamata Banerjee wrote on her Facebook page, “These projects are for our young generation – skill development training for increasing employment opportunities for 6 lakh youth every year under “Utkarsh Bangla” and environment-friendly bicycles to school going students in classes IX to XII under “Sabooj Sathi”. Nearly 1 Crore cycles are being distributed since the inception of the project.”