There are many unsung heroes in our society who go unnoticed due to general apathy, lack of exposure, disinterest of media and various other reasons. RCNV honours one such individual or organization every month who/which has excelled in their chosen field and yet not many are aware of such people. It is an effort to make them realize that there are people who respect them for their achievements.
- Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision, this year, instituted “Nagpur Icon” Award which was conferred every month on individuals or organisations who have been serving the society or extending exemplary humanitarian help without any publicity or fanfare. In fact, they are the unsung heroes of the society and our club decided to express its gratitude to them.
- The monthly winners of this award ranged from an NGO teaching street children every evening to the Police Station helping our the homeless; a blind world record holder swimmer to an NGO rescuing minor girls from brothels; a lady dedicating her entire life in teaching the deaf & dumb children to an IT couple giving up their promising careers and starting a school for village children teaching latest scientific techniques of agriculture along with academics.
- Each awardee was honoured with a specially crafted plaque along with a shawl and ‘shriphal’.
- This monthly award gave our club wide coverage in the print and electronic media.