“Journalists and Social Impact enablers are the real storytellers, any recognisable work done in these fields deserve appreciation and support. A small amount of individual effort that we put in now, will yield a fruitful prospect in the coming years.” - Arun Jain, Chairman and MD, Intellect Design Arena Ltd.
The PoleStar Foundation, instituted in 1998, recognises, honours and celebrates the outstanding contribution made by Indian media professionals and social impact organisations. For many years now, this annual award pays tribute to the journalists and social impact enablers for their contribution and commitment to the nation and its people, and also for tirelessly acting as a catalyst in disseminating quality information and support to the world.
In 2017, the Foundation broadened its focus by including Social Impact Awards, to recognise those organisations who have been relentlessly working on issues which have impacted the lives of people and have made a difference to the society.
The award categories in Journalism are Best Feature in Technology Journalism, Best Feature in Business Journalism and Best Good News Feature that have appeared in print or online media. In Social Impact, the award categories are Education, Empowerment, Health and Livelihood.