Navkshitij is gaining recognition from many quarters. In the last fifteen years, we have received twenty-five awards. The most significant to date is the Excellence Award bestowed by Autism Connect Neuro Gen, Mumbai, in 2018, for outstanding contribution in the field of Special Education. The award was received at the hands of the Hon Minister for Social Justice, Mr Rajkumar Badole.

List of Awards since 2004

Recognition and awards

Sr. No.Name of AwardBestowed byYearIn recognition of...Unique activities Started
1.Enduro 3 Endurance Adventure RaceNECC-NEF Enduro3, Pune2004Eldest participant to complete the Enduro 3 Endurance Adventure RaceOrganised Pune – Lonavala walkathon for 27 special friends above 12 years of age 64 km I 3and ½ days - 2003 Jungle treks, Seashore treks, Monsoon treks, Jal Dindi, Moonlight walks on full moon days and treks in the Himalayan region, monthly treks - 2004
2.Samaj Gaurav AwardLion’s Club West, Pune2006Relentless services in the field of rehabilitation of mentally challengedNavkshitij Adventure Club started in 2006 exclusively for MCF (above 12 years of age) from all schools for special children in Maharashtra. High altitude treks in Himalayas started - 2006
3.Adarsh Mata PuraskarNinad Foundation, Pune2006Special recognition for relentless services in the field of rehabilitation of mentally challenged1. Holiday Home for MCF, where parents of other MCF can leave their ward for a short time started from 2007. 2. Traffic awareness program - Working with the traffic police to instil Traffic Discipline (a monthly event) started from 2007.
4.FelicitationPune City District Congress Committee2008Unique and innovative contribution to societyAnnual Natya Mahotsav started from 2008 (Drama competition) for all the schools for MCF in Pune.
5.FelicitationBirla Cements’ Annual Dealers Meet2008Relentless services in the field of rehabilitation of mentally challengedAnnual inter school Parvati climbing competition started from 2009.
6.Cash Award for NavkshitijSuryakant Pawar Foundation, Pune2010Unique contribution to societyStreet paly and walkathon started – 2010 Visit and stay in residential homes in England to understand their work culture.
7.Cash Award for NavkshitijPune Sanskruti Pratishthan2010Innovative contribution to societyInnovative contribution to society
8.VERA AwardRotary Club of Poona Riverside2010Vocational Excellence Recognition AwardWe started involving our resident special friends in performing regular daily chores at Navkshitij
9.FelicitationShivpratap Pratishthan, Pune2011Commitment to teaching/trainingSetu – Initiative to visit other organization working in the same field started in 2011.
10.FelicitationLions Club International2011Innovative contribution towards rehabilitation of mentally challengedAnnual Sibling conference started from 2011.
11.Women Achiever’s AwardJSPM Group of Institutes, Pune2012Innovative contribution to societySpecial friend’s evening snacks in Hotel started
12.FelicitationHRDW section of IIMS, Hinjawadi, Pune2012Unique and innovative contribution to societyExchange Program between Navkshitij and other NGOs working in the field of rehabilitation of MCF started from 2012.
13.VERA AwardRotary Club of Pune Horizon2012Vocational Excellence Recognition AwardMonthly Newsletter Voice of Navkshitij Started
14.Pune Bhushan AwardRotaract Club of Pune2013Significant contributions to a social causeCaregiver course started in 2013.
15.Swami Vivekanand Gaurav PuraskarSai Pratishthan2013Significant contribution to a social causeCaregiver award started in Shrimati Jayashri Vasant Dikshit and Dr.Vasant Vishavnath Dikshit 2013
16.VERA AwardRotary Club of Pune Central2014Vocational Excellence Recognition AwardSecond residential unit started - 2014
17.Lokmat Sakhi AwardLokmat2014Dedicated service and transparent running of an NGOClean Village Campaign since 2014.
18.Punyadham Award 2015Vishwa Jagriti Mission Trust2015Virtuous contribution to the city of PuneEarly intervention and special school started 2015
19.Sakal Social Foundation and Gurunanak Foundation Award 2015Sakal Social Foundation and Gurunanak Foundation2015Unique and innovative contribution to societyWork on Operation Manual started
20.FelicitationBhagini Divedita Pratishthan, Pune2016Significant contribution to a social causeDay workshop for Autistic friends started 2016
21.Felicitation on the occasion of International Women's DayTerapanthi2017Significant contribution to a social causeAnnual meeting with trustees of other residential homes for mentally challenged friends 2017 Day outing for Day School and Autism unit started 2017 Core group meeting of parents and sibling started 2017 Special friend from each home appointed as a Caregiver assistant - 2017 Operation Manual – English edition published
22.Felicitation on the occasion of Independence Day by Pune MayorPune Municipal Corporation2018Significant contribution to a social cause in Pune citySports Day for special friends and staff members started
23.FelicitationSurydatta Institutes,2018Significant contribution to a social cause (rehabilitation of mentally challenged)Navkshitij book publication penned by Dr. Neelima Desai - 2018
24.Excellence AwardAutism Connect & Neuro Gen, Mumbai by hands of social justice minister Badole2018Outstanding contribution in Special EducationOperation Manual – Marathi edition published
25.Felicitation and AwardAkhil Bharatiya Brahman Samaj2019Significant contribution to a social cause (rehabilitation of mentally challenged)Standard Operation Process completed
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