Jamshedpur, Aug. 6: Bhojpuria.com, a Bhojpuri portal, won the prestigious Manthan-American Foundation of India (Manthan-AFI) award in e-culture category at a function held at the NCUI Auditorium in New Delhi on Saturday.
“Manthan-AFI award is a first of its kind initiative in India to recognise the best practices in e-content and creativity and is sponsored by Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) in partnership with World Summit Award and American India Foundation, a body formed by Indian diaspora,” said Osama Manzar, founder and director of DEF.
A brainchild of Infogate Exporters Private Limited, a city-based software company, this portal is the only website promoting Bhojpuri culture.
The portal bagged the top position in the award ceremony followed by indiaheritage.com — a popular travel portal — and anandautsav.com a venture of ABP Private Limited.
The e-culture award was given to websites preserving a cultural heritage by demonstrating cultural assets clearly and informatively using modern technology.
“The winners of this prestigious award automatically qualify for the UN World Summit Award next year in Geneva,” added Manzar.
“It’s a matter of great pride for the entire Bhojpuri community spread across all the world to be recognised by such an esteemed panel of jury,” said Sudhir Kumar, director of Infogate Exporters Private Limited.