Access to Services Award by Bihar Innovation Forum-II awarded to Gram Vikas on 31st January 2014   
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“Our village is better than the town. We have 24*7 piped water supply to all families, without exception. Every family has their own toilet and bathing room as well. When we seek marriage alliances, our daughters ask us – ‘ would there ...

Bihar Innovation Forum-II Award - 2014
2014-02-06 00:23:08

Bihar Innovation Forum-II Award - 2014 :  Gram Vikas has been Awarded the certificate of Excellence and 1st Prize in recognition of its innovative work in the area of Acess to Services on 31st January 2014 at Patna by the Chief Minister of Bihar.


STARS Impact Award 2013
2013-12-20 04:27:26

STARS Impact Award 2013 : Gram Vikas has been selected as a 2013 STARS Impact Award Winner in the category of WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene).  This award entitle to $100,000 of unrestricted funding, and upto $20,000 of Consultancy Support. 

Throughout the application process, Gram Vikas came across as a well-focussed organisation, with a clear vision and strong focus on empowerment and community ownership.  Both the STARS assessment team and the independent Panel were impressed by the strong accountability to the community, and the inclusiveness of  interventions, ensuring 100% inclusion at the community level so as to ensure maximum impact.

The organisation's relationship with Government at the State and National levels was very impressive, and Gram Vikas has clearly demonstrated great influence at policy level.  As an organisation we have pioneered a succesful and proven model, which offers great scalability, with the current strategic direction to scale up through government and NGO partners reflecting this.


The Skoll Challenge !!!!
2013-10-04 01:17:48

Dear Friends,

Gram Vikas is participating to the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge, a fundraising campaign launched by the Skoll Foundation in partnership with the Huffington Post.

It is the biggest CrowdRise challenge ever, and we can win only with your help! This is the biggest Crowd Rise challenge ever, and the Foundation has committed up to $1 million, including $250,000 in dedicated prize money and adding up to $750,000 more to be distributed equally among all participant organizations as fundraising thresholds are reached during the campaign. In addition, The Huffington Post will be giving away prizes as well, and featuring Our organization with front page blog posts and shout-outs through their massive network.

Help us to win this challenge and to change the lives of thousands of people in rural India! You just have to visit the link and give whatever you can: every donation, even the smallest one, is essential and will make the difference!!!

Thank You


Gram Vikas Fellowship
2013-10-04 01:02:17

Gram Vikas Fellowship is a 2 year journey to support young development workers who want to transform her/his village as a change agent. The fellowship is to support the initiative in every respect i.e. health, education, livelihood, governance, energy. For details Click here


Khel Vikas
2013-02-18 01:27:24


Khel Vikas, which literally translates to "sport development", seeks to provide the underprivileged and tribal youth in the state of Odisha access to participation in regular recreational sport. Moreover, Khel Vikas seeks to support highly talented and motivated athletes in their quest to achieve sporting excellence. Gram Vikas is implementing the project in partnership with Delhi-based sport development organisation, Pro Sport Development.

Pro Sport Development or ProSportDev uses sport as a means for the holistic development of youth, especially within the underprivileged sections of society who lack the resources and opportunities to participate and compete in sport. ProSportDev not only promotes the sustainable participation of youth in sport, but also provides those with the ability and desire, a platform to excel and progress to an elite level.

The project is currently working with youth in these Gram Vikas residential schools, as well as within several Gram Vikas communities.



“To provide every underprivileged (and tribal) child in Odisha the right to play that ensures their holistic development and fosters their growth as confident and competent learners, as well as to support those that have the talent and desire, to excel at an elite level.”

 How Khel Vikas Works?

Khel Vikas runs two broad types of programs – PE/ Recreational sports programs and Elite/Competitive sports programs. These programs run in two types of settings – firstly, within the Gram Vikas Schools, of which there are four all over Odisha. These are referred to as Khel Vikas Sports Academies. Secondly, programs are run in communities that are located in Gram Vikas areas of operation. These programs involve providing coaching and support for building local clubs, as well as training coaches. These are referred to as Community Sports Outreach Programs.

These programs combined will serve as feeder centres for the Khel Vikas Sporting Centre of Excellence.

To find out more about Pro Sport Development and the Khel Vikas project, please visit:


Global+5 Grand Prize
2012-10-10 06:08:03

GLOBAL+5 is an exciting competition awarding solutions to the most pressing global questions of the next five years.

The event  presented a selection of innovative and ambitious projects to a specially convened Jury of international leaders. This jury  met in Geneva on 9-10 October; the best projects were selected by the jury on 9 October and the results of the selection process is announced on 10 October. 

Gram Vikas' MANTRA Programme has won the Grand Prize  and the  project will be featured in a special end of year edition of The Global Journal.


Corporate Odisha Award 2012
2012-04-27 00:19:07

Corporate Odisha Award 2012 :  Gram Vikas is selected as one of the 10 Recipients of the “Corporate Odisha Award – 2012” for Local Business Leaders/Entrepreneurs for their outstanding performance and Exemplararyy Leadership Skills.