IIRD has won the CSR Times Award (2019) second year in a row, this time in the Education
Category, during the 6th NATIONAL CSR SUMMIT, CSR TIMES AWARDS & 49th INDIAN ACHIEVERS’ AWARDS, 2019 held in New
Delhi. The award, which was accepted by Ms Mehreen Iqbal (the CEO of MISSION RIEV), felicitated IIRD's role and its
ceaseless endeavour towards the developmental activities by being an Implementing Agency in the CSR domain as
well running its independent projects in bringing impactful visible change in the society.
The award specifically focused on IIRD's innovative approach in promoting technology-led innovation to impart education to schoolchildren in the rural, remote regions of Himachal right from Shimla, thus simplifying the complexities of education.
In 2018 also, IIRD was given the CSR Times Award for “Best NGO in India in Livelihood" for its collaborative project with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) to set up the pattal-making machines in Jharkhand and train the women in rural regions to make pattal for a sustainable source of income.