Community Information Resource Centre (CIRC), the flagship Programme of the Digital Empowerment Foundation envisions creation of information empowered, equitable communities by providing digital access to information, knowledge and online services.
Introduced from this year onwards, the CIRC Award recognises those centres that have showcased exemplary work at the grassroots level for leading positive transformation in the rural and semi-urban communities of the country. The award celebrates outstanding feats in community mobilization, sustainability goals, women empowerment, skill enhancement, and information dissemination with the most effective utilization of ICT tools. In this way, the award identifies and felicitates those unsung heroes from the CIRC family who extended beyond their capacities to work for the upliftment of the underserved, helped them connect with mainstream progress and improve lives.
The CIRC Award is scheduled to be held with the Manthan Award on 2nd December, 2015