Nominations for BPS-2017 & Shri Anupam Mishra Memorial Medal-2017 Invited

Dear All,

Greetings from the India Rivers Week (IRW) Organising Committee!

This is to request for nominations for Bhagirath Prayaas Samman (BPS) 2017.

As you will recall BPS is an attempt to acknowledge and celebrate outstanding, inspirational, unsung initiatives in river conservation.

This year we are also initiating Shri Anupam Mishra Memorial Medal to celebrate media professionals who have established an exceptional body of credible work on various aspects of rivers leading to changes in behaviour, public discourse, law and policy. Self nominations will also be considered.

Please find attached the announcement and the nomination forms.


Last date for nominations: September 25, 2017. A jury will take decision about the final awardees based on set of criteria.

Award ceremony: November 25, 2017.

We request you to kindly circulate this widely amongst your contacts.

Once again we thank you for all your support in shaping the India Rivers Week and the Bhagirath Prayaas Samman since 2014.

We look forward to hearing from you,

With best regards,

Suresh Babu

On behalf of the Organising Committee India Rivers Week


[INTACH, PEACE Institute Charitable Trust, People’s Science Institute, Toxics Link, SANDRP, WWF-India]

M: +919818997999

Also see the list of individuals and organizations honoured with BPS since 2014 the inaugural year for India Rivers Week  

Year SN

List of Individual and Organization Honoured with Bhagirath Prayaas Samman  

2014 1 Dr Latha Anantha, Kerala
2 Akhil Gogoi, Assam
3 Koel Karo Jan Sangathan, Jharkhand
2015 4 Emmanuel Theophilus, Uttarakhand
5 Sachidanand Bharati, Uttarakhand
6 Save Mon Region Federation, Arunachal Pradesh
7 Sambhaav Trust, Rajasthan
2016 8 Dinesh Misra, Bihar
9 Ritwick Dutta, Delhi
10 Himdhara, Himachal Pradesh
11 Citizens’ Concern for Dams and Development, Manipur

To know more about people and groups who have been awarded Bhagirath Prayaas Samman in 2014, 2015, 2016, kindly explore following SANDRP blog links

SN SANDRP blog title and Link
1 INDIA RIVERS WEEK Inaugurated!

2 India Rivers Week Day 2 roots strongly for Flowing Rivers!

3 Detail of India River Week- 2014

4 Celebrating the story of Koel-Karo resistance: KKJS gets Bhigirath Prayas Samman at first India Rivers Week 

IRW 2014

BPS-2014 Awardees

5 Dr. Latha Anantha and River Research Centre: For the rivers to flow…..

6 India Rivers Day 2015 Press Release (28 Nov 2015)

7 भारतीय नदी दिवस 2015 -सारांश 


BPS-2015 Awardees

8 “Citizens’ Concern for Dams and Development”: the voice of vulnerable honored with BPS at IRW 2016

9 Bhagirath Prayas Samman for Dineshkumar Mishraji: Helping us understand Rivers and Floods


BPS-2016 Awardees


BPS-2016: Himdhara Collective: Relentless Questioning and Doing

India Rivers Week, Organizing Committee (

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