HCL Grant has been started to strengthen the capacities of NGOs that strive for transformation in the areas of Education, Health and Environment. The Grant is meant to support such NGOs that reach out to marginalized, isolated and underdeveloped rural communities, and achieve sustainable socio-economic development. Unique aspect of the HCL Grant is that the organisations are recognized not only based on the “idea”, but also for their power to transform ideas into implementable projects and thereby, transform Indian villages in a sustainable way.
The process of selecting the winner consisted of multiple levels of assessments starting from application screening, profile evaluation, sub jury evaluation and ending with a final jury evaluation. After this process MelJol became the winner in the category Education. MelJol is the organisation that has made meaningful lasting positive impact in the lives of people during its existence.