Receives Bharat Samman Awardand GPS Achiever Award
Recognising DataWind’s innovative approach and efforts aimed at addressing the chronic issues of connectivity for the forgotten billion in India with its low cost internet connectivity devices and bundled in free internet browsing services, the President & CEO of the company Suneet Singh Tuli received the Bharat Samman Award and Global Punjabi Society Achiever Award at the recently concluded NRI Divas celebrations.
Suneet Singh Tuli received the Bharat Samman Award from Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State of Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) & Civil Aviation and the GPS Achiever Award from Former Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh for Innovation in developing technology to help the digitally disenfranchised and underserved cross the digital divide and contribute to the Digital India Vision.
Suneet Singh Tuli was recognized for makingUbiSlate, the low cost,affordable internet connectivity devices accessible to people at the grass root level and in turn making a transformational impact to the Indian Tech industry. An evangelist for true democratization of technology, Suneet Singh Tuli and DataWind’s efforts have received global attention as the company powers it’s way to achieve its vision of connecting the next 4 billion to the internet. The company is the only firm to offer free internet browsing with its devices in India
Upon receiving the award, Suneet Singh Tuli, President & CEO, DataWind said, “I am deeplytouched and honoured for this recognition. My roots that connect me to India, fill me with pride and this recognition of our efforts further bolster our ambition to continue to act as a catalytic agents in the digital transformation and success of this great nation.
“At DataWind we strive tomake technology and connectivity most affordable just so that the true benefits of this digital age are accessible to all. Education and knowledge are the definite routes to empowerment. There is no better way to follow these routes than being connected. We will continue to invest in innovative technologies and solutions to bring connectivity to the forgotten billions”, added Tuli
Under the leadership and vision of Suneet Singh Tuli, DataWind has been recognized at several prestigious platforms across the world including by Forbes magazine in its Impact 15 list as a “classroom revolutionary”; as one of the 50 Smartest Companies by MIT Tech Review; UK’s Most Innovative Mobile Company by UK Trade & Investment amongst others.