Institute for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences (IRDS), a Non-governmental organization from Lucknow presents IRDS awards to young achievers below the age of 45 on 01 January every year for their works in the fields of Print Media, Electronic Media, Human Rights, Law, Medicine, Management and Government services.
These awards are named respectively after Alok Tomar, Surendra Pratap Singh, Safdar Hashmi, V N Shukla, Anandi Bai Joshi, Manjunath Shanmugam and Satyendra Dubey, who died while being in the prime of their youth with a long promising career ahead. The awards shall be given with the hope that these awardees shall fulfill those left promises.
The awards are open to all Indians and Non-Resident Indians who are 45 or below on 01 January 2014.
A Jury is being formalized for choosing the awardees for the 5th IRDS Awards for 2014. The Jury shall consist of at least one member from each of the above fields. Hence, it is being humbly requested that all those socially aware persons who would be willing to be a part of this Jury may kindly offer their benign services at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org before 20th September, 2013.