Manthan Award is a first of its kind initiative to recognize the BEST use of ICT and digital tools to create holistic and comprehensive impact on people. Manthan Award is less about technology and digital media but more about the right use of the digital and technological tools. It was launched on 10th October ‘2004, by Digital Empowerment Foundation in partnership with World Summit Award, Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India, and various other stakeholders like similar organisations engaged in promoting digital content inclusiveness in the whole of South Asian & Asia Pacific nation for development.
Since then it has come to define the very best in e-Content and digital practices for development arena in entire Asia region. After four immensely successful years of holding it within India, it was expanded a bit and its areas of operation now is all of South Asia & Asia Pacific countries.