Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

IIRD has been working incessantly to work for holistic development in Himachal and several other parts of India. The segment of this effort is usually achieved through the collaborative endeavours of private corporations’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) division and IIRD.

imageCSR Times Award (2019)

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.

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imageBest NGO in Livelihood

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The CSR Times conferred Institute for Integrated Rural Development with the “Best NGO in India in Livelihood" award during the National Conference (2018) of CSR Times in New Delhi. IIRD was bestowed with this honour for its efforts to empower rural women of Jharkhand, belonging to economically weaker section, by providing them training in making biodegradable leaf plates or "Pattals"

IIRD, in collaboration with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), launched this project with providing a holistic solution to these women's issues as the training in Pattal-making proved to be a boon for them. The women were able to find a stable source of income to support themselves and also provide for their families. Additionally, these pattals are a better alternative to plastic or other materials that are hazardous not only to the environment but also the animals. Therefore, this training efficaciously served the dual purpose of empowering the women and playing a small part towards the protection of environment.

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IIRD's main focus has been holistic development, especially of rural regions, and we understand that development cannot be achieved in isolation i.e. both women and men are required to play an essential role in ushering prosperity at all the levels. Therefore, IIRD has always made it a point to cultivate an environment where our employees have ample facilities and equal opportunities, irrespective of their gender, to succeed in life. This fact was did not escape the attention of Global Compact Network India (GCNI), New Delhi, as the organisation awarded IIRD with the "Innovative Best Practices Awards, 2019, for ‘Women at Workplace’" in the category of Non-Government Organisation (NGO) sector. IIRD's efforts in promoting the idea of Gender Equality under the United Nations' Goal Number 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) was the key factor in winning this prestigious award.

The award ceremony was held on March 1 at TC Sheraton Hotel, Saket, in New Delhi, with Dr L.C. Sharma (the Managing Director of IIRD), Mrs Sushma Sharma (Director), Ms Mehreen Iqbal(CEO of Mission RIEV), Mrs Reeta Verma with Brig V.K. Khanna and RK Singh, in attendance, to accept the award.

IIRD hopes to keep on this path of sustainable development and promote gender equality at all levels.

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imageeNGO Challenge Award

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IIRD has been an organisation that believes in accepting challenges that changes bring with them and turn them into opportunities. Even before the launch and propagation of Digital India campaign by the Governemnt, IIRD has been ascending to become a digitised and IT-based organisation to assimilate with the changing trends and be a part of New India.

Our efforts were duly recognised when we were awarded the Certtificate of Recognition during the 3rd eNGO Challenge South Asia 2014, under the Digital Empowerment & Tools category for developing customised ERP and HRM tools for greater operational efficiency.