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  • And the Award Goes to Tamil Nadu

    Poompuhar wins its first ever award. Yes, one of the esteem initiatives of Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation, Poompuhar, the art and crafts hub of the state of Tamil Nadu, emerged the deserving winner of Skoch Smart Governance Platinum award. The prestigious award was conferred on Poompuhar for “Transformation of TNHDC using Information #Technology” in a glittering ceremony in Hyderabad. All credits go to our honorable CMD, Dr. Santhosh Babu under whose dynamic leadership, Poompuhar is shining in all glory.

    skoch-smart-governance-platinum-awardskoch-smart-governance-platinum-award-poompuhar This year the competition was stiff with about 1500 entries from all over the nation. Out of these competing organizations only 300 were shortlisted for presentations and only 100 among them received the Skoch Order of Merit. Out of this 100, 45 institutions emerged as winners of Skoch Smart Governance Award under different categories. Particularly, this year, many of the proposals of Tamil Nadu were conferred the honor of Skoch Smart Governance Awards. And it was indeed a proud moment for our state of Tamil Nadu.

    Yet another proud recipient of Skoch Smart Governance Gold award was Amma Call Centre, one of the innovative initiative of our state government, for"Grievance Redressal through Amma Call Centre".

    “I am extremely happy for my outstanding teams who always work hard but never get the recognition. I dedicate these awards to my tireless teams”, claims Santhosh Babu, who leads Amma Call Centre as well, in addition to Poompuhar.

    Apart from Poompuhar and Amma Call Centre, a good bunch of few other institutions from our state were the happy recipients of Skoch Smart Governance awards this year.

    For "Comprehensive Input Supply Management System"Skoch Smart Governance Platinum Award was conferred on Tamil Nadu Agriculture department. For administering a great system that led to this award, Venkatachalapathy deserves kudos.

    Headed by young Dr.VijayKarthikeyan IAS, Coimbatore Municipal Administration received the Skoch Smart Governance Platinum Award for being the smartest city and a host of other awards!

    Skoch Smart Governance Platinum Award for "Best practices in elimination of open defecation" was presented to Trichy Municipal Administration.

    Our very own Chennai corporation also won an award too! They received the Skoch Smart Governance Platinum Award for their works management module.

    With a big bundle of these great awards, our Tamil Nadu stands majestic at the top second position. Telangana is the number one state.

  • Award Ceremony Felicitates Artisans

    A grand award function was organized by Poompuhar(Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd.) on 30th March, 2015 to acknowledge and encourage talented Indian artisans. The ceremony was held at the GRT Convention Hall, Chennaiin the esteemed presence of Hon’ble Minister for Rural Industries &Labour, Thiru P. Mohan, Hon’ble Minister for Handlooms & Textiles.

    Other dignitaries that were present to grace the occasion include:

    • Thiru. Harmander Singh, I.A.S., Principal Secretary to Government, Handlooms, Handicrafts, Textiles &Khadi Department, Government of Tamil Nadu
    • Mallikarjunaiah, Regional Director, Southern Region. : Office of the Development Commissioner (H), ShastriBhavan, Chennai
    • Tmt. S. GokulaIndra, Members of Parliament, Legislative Assembly and Chennai Corporation, and
    • Chairman & Managing Director, Poompuhar, Dr. Santhosh Babu I.A.S.

    Highlights of the event include a grand speech by Tmt. S. GokulaIndra and the felicitation ceremony wherein deserving artisans in various categories received a total of 136 prizes from the Hon’ble Minister for Rural Industries &Labour, Thiru P. Mohan.

    The award categories are as follows:


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