Gold-Medalist from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R) & founder of International Changemaker Olympiad Rahul Adhikari, was conferred with 2019 Karmaveer Chakra Award and REX Karmaveer Global Fellowship at the REX CONCLiVE held in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
- The award was given for his contribution in the education sector. The award function is held every year on the day the Indian Constitutional Pledge was signed i.e, November 26.
- Previous awardees include Dr Verghese Kurien (Father of White Revolution), Actor Anupam Kher (for social work) and Mark Vincent Parkinson (renowned education change champion).
- The “International Changemaker Olympiad’ (ICO) (www.ico-official.org) was founded in 2017. It provides a platform for children in schools to launch social initiatives and solve a real-world problem in their home, school, or community.
- Awardees of 10 plus countries from across the globe represented for this award and were finalised after a rigorous selection process.
- Karmaveer Chakra Award is national people’s award for citizen social action and a global civilian honours instituted by the International Confederation of NGO (iCONGO) in partnership with the United Nations(UN).
- The award is a tribute to Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, 11th President of India, who had offered to be an ambassador for the awards. All the awardees are dubbed Noble Laureates.