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In recognition of its extensive and impactful social work in rural areas, Isha Foundation has been recognized by the United Nations and given a consultative status in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN. The awards and recognition mention here are dedicated to the volunteers in ARR working to make a difference in rural India.



In 2018, Ministry of Youth and Affairs & Sports recognized Isha Outreach as a national sports promotion organization for promotion of sports.


Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar

In 2018, Isha Outreach received the "Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar" award from the President of India for sports development.

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HCFI CSR Rural Award

Isha Outreach received the “HCFI CSR Rural Award” 2018 from the Heart Care Foundation of India.

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Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman

National level award instituted by JSPL Foundation was given to Isha Outreach under the category “Inspiration Model – Health” in 2016.

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Dr.K.S Sanjivi Award

“Dr. K.S Sanjivi Award” 2010 was given to Isha Outreach for conducting free medical awareness and camps in remote rural areas.


Nomination by UNICEF & Ministry of Youth Affairs &...

UNICEF and the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has nominated Isha Foundation as a member in the expert committee at the national level in the Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) scheme.




PYKKA has collaborated with Isha as its implementing partner for the Master Trainers Training program in Tamil Nadu. During this training program for sports, PYKKA also integrated Isha’s film “A Ball Can Change the World”.


Commonwealth Games Coffee Table Book

Isha’s success story was featured in the Commonwealth Games coffee table book under “Sports for Development”.

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Beyond Sport

The “Sports for the Environment Award” was awarded by Beyond Sport in 2010.