Excellence Awards

Education & Skill Training

Bharti Foundation - Satya Bharati School Program

The project ‘Satya Bharati School Program’ by Bharti Foundation is for underprivileged children in rural areas – started in January 2006. A total of 254 Satya Bharti schools have been set up for underprivileged children in rural areas. These schools offer quality education, without any monetary cost to more than 45,000 students and also provide free textbooks, notebooks, school uniform etc, in addition to mid-day meals to overcome any entry barriers underprivileged children may face.

This large-scale project of quality schools in villages is aimed to create a model with good practices, which can be replicated and scaled up to government schools.

The Satya Bharti School Program is being implemented in the villages of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. The Satya Bharti Schools currently provide employment to over 1,600 rural youth as teachers. Also, these schools have village women (mostly mothers) as mid-day meal vendors.

Agriculture & Rural Development

Reliance Power Ltd. - Unnati

Project ‘Unnati’ at Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh (Rosa Power) and at Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh (Sasan Power) is initiated by Reliance Power Limited. The project was started on 26 May 2016 at Shahjahanpur and on 2 November 2012 at Singrauli and impacts the community members of Project Affected Villages (PAVs). The objective of the project is to improve the socio-economic conditions of the inhabitants of earmarked villages by promoting sustainable livelihood options i.e. non-farm-based livelihood interventions. While the project also aims at improving the quality of life by enhancing family income, providing sustainable and gainful employment – to the families, particularly belonging to the weaker sections of the society, using locally available resources such as livestock, agriculture, horticulture, skill development etc. The current year’s budget for Project Unnati is Rs. 34 lacs at Shahjahanpur (Rosa Power) and Rs. 60 lacs at Singrauli.

Health & Sanitation

Magma Fincorp Ltd. - M-Care - Mobile Clinic

Brief description of the project: The M-Care - Mobile Clinic’ is an initiative of Magma Fincorp Ltd. In January 2017, Magma Fincorp started a pilot project in the state of West Bengal. As part of this project, the company identified around 12 densely populated village in West Bengal which lacked basic clinic facility in a radius of 8-10 kilometres. The average population of these villages were around 5,000 per location. As of now, the mobile clinic has treated around 3,000 patient at 12 different locations, with an objective to treat around 15,000 patient by 2019.

The project also involves the local youth club or panchayat, as they assist in the setup camps. The medical team is led an expert set of doctors along with two medical practitioners and a lady doctor for female patients. The medical team is with basic test kits like BMI, Blood Sugar, ECG machine, etc. They also carry OTC medicine and give the same to needy patients at free of cost. In case of emergency or major issues, they refer them to a city hospital in their network so that the patient gets the proper treatment at a reasonable cost.


DCB Bank - Enhancing Tribal Livelihoods through Solar Powered Lift Irrigation System

The project ‘Enhancing Tribal Livelihoods through Solar Powered Lift Irrigation System’ by DCB Bank is aimed at increasing the overall agricultural productivity and income level of tribal farmers by developing irrigation facilities through the solar-powered lift irrigation system. Started on 1 April 2016, the idea behind the projects has been to provide a permanent water solution for the purpose of irrigation through the use of renewable energy.

The project is located in 427 tribals across Hirve, Mokhada district, Maharashtra. The project has enhanced the agricultural productivity, too. Through installation of regular water supply, even during non-monsoon seasons farmers being able to take up a variety of crops like chilli, bitter gourd, pumpkin, okra, cluster beans and jasmine. Group farming and developing direct market-links in groups has empowered the community. Saving of the farmers' group is around Rs. 20,000 (20% of their income).

Women Empowerment & Chid Welfare

Societe Generale - Rugby in India

Through project 'Rugby in India', Societe Generale’s mission is to provide training support to the budding talent in rural areas by giving them a platform to play the sport in the Olympic Games. The project began in January 2016, as Societe Generale and Rugby in India reached out to over 1,00,000 children from across the country. Using the medium of Rugby, the project aims to improve lives by providing equal opportunity to all and promote health awareness, accelerate psychological healing in rural areas and providing opportunities to the underprivileged.

The ‘Get Into Rugby’ program works at breaking the perceptions and stereotypes, encouraging equal participation opportunities. The project aims at instilling the values of the Rugby, creating a learner-centred environment wherein each participant can learn outside of the classroom. The total number of players enrolled in India's 'Get Into Rugby' (GIR) programme has increased from 18,490 in 2012 to 103,226 in 2016. These children come through the programme and represent their respective states and the national team, at various tournaments.


Go Sports Foundation - Para Champions Programme

The Para Champions Programme by GoSports Foundation was instituted to bring structure, planning and vision to the Indian Paralympic movement and to promote sport as a medium of self-empowerment amongst the differently-abled in India. As a first step, it sought to support some of India’s elite differently-abled athletes on their Paralympic journeys. The project supported 18 para-athletes in the first year and is a long-term project to change the para-sports narrative in the country.

One of the ways in which it aims to do this is by highlighting incredible stories of achievements of Paralympians to promote sport amongst the differently-abled in India. In the immediate term, the project made a meaningful difference in the lives of these 18 sportspersons, and empowered them on their efforts to qualify and win medals for India at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and beyond. It saw success when 11 of the 18 athletes selected made it to the largest ever Paralympic contingent of 19 athletes.

Animal Welfare

Animal Rahat - Animal Rahat’s Community-Led Animal Birth Control and Anti-Rabies (ABC & AR) Program

‘Animal Rahat’s Community-led Animal Birth Control and Anti-Rabies (ABC & AR) Program’ is spread across in three districts of Maharashtra – Sangli, Solapur, Satara and Kolhapur. These 13 villages are from three districts of their operational areas. The project was started in 2014-15, and continues to spay and neuter all dogs (approximately 5,000) in 50 intensive villages within next five years.

The ABC & AR Program has been able to successfully operate 1,191 dogs from 13 villages in Maharashtra. On an average, the achievement of the project is 92% against total surveyed 1,328 dogs. The main beneficiaries have been the dogs and village community. The NGO faces hurdles in implementing the project, such as convincing Gram Panchayats for monetary assistance. As part of the project, Animal Rahat also conducts regular training for its staff members on humane dog catching methods.

Social Welfare And Growth Awards

Captain AD Manek

For Developing, Contributing & Empowering Positive Change in Aviation

Mr. B. Singh (Ex. IES)

For Contribution in Social Development & Promoting Education

Mr. Zahid Vijapura

For Ethical & Sustainable Value Developer/Development Practices

Mr. Sadique Yaqoob Babla

For Ethical Entrepreneurial & Social Accomplishments in Healthcare

Dr. Tushar Vinod Deoras

For Social Empowerment of Children Through Education & Counseling

Mr. Krishna Somayaji

For Innovative Entrepreneurship in Information Technology

Mr. Kaushik Palicha

For Ethical Entrepreneurship in Chemicals

Mr. Vinay Kumar Reddy Nuvvuru

For Empowering Social Change Through Education & Inspiring Contribution in Education

Mr. Mehttab Siddiqui

For Outstanding Contribution in Social & Economic Development

Social Welfare And Growth Awards


S.V EduSports Pvt. Ltd. - EduSports In-school PE & Sports Programme

Established in 2009, EduSports aims at imparting sports education partnering with schools to provide age-appropriate sports programmes for students, providing a holistic approach to the child’s overall development. The foundation believes in the importance of a good sports programme me, if implemented at the right age, helps in a well- rounded grown-up. Apart from physical fitness, life-skill learning in the ‘In-school PE (Physical Education) & Sports Programme me’ enables the student to develop as self- dependent

The curriculum-based education Programme me includes built-in assessment checks and evaluation to monitor the productive output for the students enrolled. EduSports continues to implement a successful model of sports education programme me, accomplishing desired results.

Education and Skill Training

Let’s Do Some Good Foundation - Bridging Gaps in Education: A BEETF (Bangalore Effective Education Task Force) Project

Founded in 2013, Let’s Do Some Good Foundation believes in conjoining the efforts of various organisations working towards similar goals. The foundation believes despite numerous efforts at the ground level to bring education to the underprivileged, the optimum utilisation of resources and efforts is possible only through collaboration and teamwork

Underprivileged children face an uncertain future due to lack of access to formal education. Under BEETF, the foundation initiated a voluntary consortium of 65+ organisations, which focus on bringing out-of-school children into formal education. Let’s Do Some Good aims to bridge the gap between existing programme run by various institutions and focus the efforts in a systematic method, where the efforts made are effective as well as constructive.

Women and Child Welfare

Gabriel Project Mumbai - Love2Learn

Gabriel Project Mumbai works for the helpless children living in slums and poor rural areas of India with the concept ‘Triad of Children’s Development: education, health and nutrition’

Established in 2015, Love2Learn aims to provide equal learning and development opportunities for children in the Palghar District of Maharashtra. Due to poor nutrition and health care availability coupled with lack of parental guidance, Love2Learn provides nutritional meal, healthcare and education to children, for an overall growth and development.

Environment and Agriculture

Micro Insurance Academy - Climate Resilience through Risk Transfer

The Micro Insurance Academy (MIA) located at Delhi, was set up in 2007 with a vision of ‘helping communities manage risks from the ground up’. It is a project of Sarvajan Unnati Bodhini (SUB) Charitable Trust working in research, training and implementation of microinsurance in India. MIA provides technical assistance through assessment of local risks, helping communities choose their solutions through awareness creation and insurance education, capacity development for operationalization and hand-holding once a scheme is set up.

In the project ‘Climate Resilience through Risk Transfer’, MIA piloted innovative micro insurance solutions for health, livestock, crop and climate change related risks. This project is being implemented in two districts of Bihar and one district of Maharashtra, which are flood and drought prone, respectively. The project is the first of its kind in providing composite risk covers through a participatory approach.

Health and Sanitation

Indian Development Foundation (IDF) - Project Hygiene 12 (pH12)

India’s 88 percent of menstruating women have no access to sanitary pads. Women in rural India use sand, ashes and straw among many other harmful objects instead of sanitary pads making them extremely prone to health disorders including infections and cancer. In its attempt to address the issue, IDF launched Project Hygiene 12 or 'pH 12’ in 2015.

Under the project, pads are distributed at low cost. In addition, vocational guidance to the child and family helps sensitization towards menstrual hygiene instead of disregarding the issues. IDF has been able to reduce the harmful means of menstrual hygiene management. In the initial year, the project reached, 1340 girls and procured 35,220 pads. In 2016 -17, the organisation aims to empower 10,000 girls with pH12 across India



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