Recognition


2016 Gram Vikas, once again, made it to the Top 25 in the 2016 Top 500 NGOs of the world, published by NGO Advisor - a Geneva-based independent media organization. Gram Vikas was ranked 23rd among the top 500 NGOs in the world. It was selected out of thousands of NGOs across the world for its outstanding impact, innovation and governance.
 
2016 Gram Vikas' Founding Ex Director & Chairman Joe Madiath is honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Work by Parichay Foundation.
 
2015 Gram Vikas was invited by the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) division under the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) in the year 2015 to participate in the National Workshop on Good Practices in Rural Development and showcase the award winning MANTRA framework of holistic development. The initiative was greatly appreciated by the Ministry and the participants in the Workshop. SAGY is a rural development programme focusing on development of model villages through convergences with existing schemes and effective implementation of new schemes customized to local contexts.
 
2015 "MANTRA" programme recognized as a good practice by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India.
 
2015 Gram Vikas for the second year is in the list of  Top 500 NGOs of the world and holds an impressive rank of 24th in the World and 2nd in India by Global Geneva.
 
2014 Bihar Innovation Forum-II : Gram Vikas has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence and 1st Prize in recognition of its innovative work in the area of Aceess to Service on 31st January 2014 at Patna.
 
2013 STARS Impact Award - 2013 : Gram Vikas is selected as a 2013 STARS Impact Award Winner in the category of WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene).
 
2012 Gram Vikas' MANTRA Programme was chosen by the GLOBAL+5 Selection Committee among the projects submitted for GLOBAL+5 and won the Grand Prize.
 
2012 Think  Leadership Award 2012 :  Gram Vikas is selected for the Think  Leadership Award instituted by The Times of India & Tefla's for an organization that has emerged as a role model for others by motivating people for the socio-economic development as well as promotion of peace and social harmony.
 
2012 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 Exemplarary Leadership Skills.
 
2012 Top 100 Best NGOs - 2012 :  Gram Vikas is selected as one of the Top 100 Best NGOs  ranked by The Global Journal-2012, recognizing the significant role of NGOs as influential agents of change on a global scale.
 
2011 Best Social Worker Award 2011 : Vivekananda Institute of Social Work and Social Sciences (VISWASS), Bhuabneswar awarded Dr. Madiath with Best Social Worker Award 2011.
 
2010 Lok Mitra 2009-2010 : The common people of Orissa, conferred their LOK SAMMAN for the year 2009 on Sri. Joe Madiath, Executive Director, Gram Vikas for his long 40 Years of dedicated service in Socio-economic Development of the Rural Poor.
 
2010 Water Award 2009-2010 : Gram Vikas has been awarded the "Best Water NGO - Water Supply" for outstanding contribution in the field of Water in India on 9th January 2010.
 
2007 Mr. Joe Madiath, Executive Director of Gram Vikas has received the JISSR Awad for his Lifetime Achievement in the field of Social Enreprenuership and Empowering the poor, from Jayadev Institute of Social Sciences and Research, Bhubaneswar on 08/10/2007.
 
2007 Skoll Award : Gram Vikas is one of the 10 organizations who have received the 2007 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship for its objective to bring water and sanitation to 100,000 families by 2010. 
 
2007 Gram Vikas has been awarded the India NGO Award and received the title of NGO of the Year -2006!  The National Winners were announced at the Awards ceremony on March 1st, 2007, in Delhi. Gram Vikas and PRADAN, New Delhi were declared joint winners, receiving the title of "NGO of the Year 2006", a trophy and a prize money of $ 15,000 each
 
2006 Ashoka Changemakers Innovation Award Competition : "How to Provide Affordable Housing" awarded to the top 3 winners by voting of On-line Community and one of the TOP 3 Winners is Gram Vikas.  The Changemakers Innovation Award includes a cash prize of US$5,000 for the top three winners.
 
2006 Ashoka Changemakers Innovation Award Competition : "How to Improve Health for All" awarded to the top 3 winners by voting of On-line Community and one of the TOP 3 Winners is Gram Vikas.
 
2006 The Kyoto World Water Grand Prize awarded on 22nd, March 2006 at the 4th World Water Forum at Mexico addressing critical water needs of communities and regions of Orissa.
 
2006 Dubai International Award :  MANTRA (Movement and Action Network for Transformation in rural Areas) was selected as a Best Practice by an International Independent Jury for the Dubai International Award for Best Practices in the year 2006 for its outstanding contribution towards improving the living environment.
 
2005 Social Lifetime Achievement Award at the Godfrey Philips Red & White National Bravery Awards 2004-05 to Mr Joe Madiath, Executive Director, Gram Vikas
 
2004 World Bank Development Marketplace 2003 funding in collaboration with CTx GreEn, Canada for a project for development of carbon-neutral biodiesel-fuelled energy systems to enable the delivery of new energy services to remote, adivasi villages
 
2004 UN-Habitat Award : The Rural Health and Environment Programme of Gram Vikas was selected as a Good Practice by the Un-Habitat and Dubai Municipality for the year 2004.
 
2003 Laureate in the Economic Development category of the Tech Museum Awards 2003 for the community managed Vertical Shaft Brick Kilns, awarded by the Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, California.
 
2003 World Habitat Award 2003 for the Rural Health and Environment Programme awarded by the Building and Social Housing Foundation, UK.
 
2001 Most Innovative Project Award 2001 from the Global Development Network of the World Bank for the Rural Health and Environment Programme.
 
2001 Joe Madiath, Executive Director, Gram Vikas, selected Outstanding Social Entrepreneur 2001 by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Geneva
 
1998 Dr. K S Rao Memorial National Award to Mr Joe Madiath for outstanding Lifetime contribution to the Development of New and Renewable Sources from Solar Energy Society of India.
 
1996   1996 Allan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Award from Brown University, USA for efforts towards prevention and reduction of world hunger.
 
1993 K P Goenka Memorial Award from the Asian Cables Foundation for significant efforts in renewable energy technologies
 
1990 Award from DNES, Government of India for contribution towards popularisation of biogas in the voluntary sector
 
1986 Prakruti Mitra Puraskar (Friend of Nature Award) from DSTE, Government of Orissa
 

 

 

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