The winners of the “AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge” have been finally announced. Social video sharing app Chingari, which rose to fame in the past couple of months won the title in the ‘Social’ category. All the winners will get certificates and prize money as well. It is worth adding that there was a tie in the second position between Koo and YouQuote apps. There were other apps in the social category as well including Mitron, Sharechat, and Roposo but none of them were able to make it to the final three. These apps gained traction following the ban on TikTok in India.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave us the clarion call of AtmaNirbhar Bharat and the Chingari team works on this very line. It is a proud moment for us. We have been voted as the best app in the social media category precisely because the features we provide are tailored for the needs of the young Bharat. We will continue to serve the interests of the Indian consumers through our platform,” said Sumit Ghosh, Co-founder, and CEO of the Chingari App.
Biswatma Nayak, Co-founder of the Chingari app, said “We were confident of our victory and the initial trends left no doubts as we were leading the other apps in the social media category by a considerable margin. We thank the government and all our users for showering their love on us. This recognition has given a new boost to our team and we will keep working tirelessly to provide our users with a seamless experience.”
As mentioned before, the winning app of each category was chosen by users through votes. The AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge was launched to promote existing homegrown apps and push for more such apps. The app challenge has been organized by MeitY along with MyGov India, Atal Innovation Mission, and Niti Aayog.