Awards and Recognitions

2016

  • 9th Global Agriculture Leadership Award by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture
  • International Book Award first place in the social change category for Together We Empower: Rekindling Hope in Rural India by Marly Cornell, published by Sehgal Foundation
  • International Book Award first place in biography category for Seeds for Change: The Lives and Work of Suri and Edda Sehgal by Marly Cornell, published by Sehgal Foundation.
  • National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) gold winner Together We Empower: Rekindling Hope in Rural India by Marly Cornell, published by Sehgal Foundation.

2015

  • Best Learners Award, Namati Global Justice Prize, Special Category Winner for a project that focuses on demand and supply or local governance and justice.
  • Manthan Award Winner, Community Radio Alfaz-e-Mewat FM 107.8 for giving voice to Mewat community through community broadcasting.

2014

  •  Amity University, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh, India, Woman Achiever award to Sehgal Foundation CEO Jane Schukoske for her “Outstanding Accomplishments and Contribution in the Social Sector.”
  • Benjamin Franklin Awards silver award winner in two categories, biography and multicultural, The 27th Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ sponsored by IBPA for Seeds for Change: The Lives and Work of Suri and Edda Sehgal by Marly Cornell, published by Sehgal Foundation.
  • DNA & Stars of the Industry Group, Mumbai, India, Innovative B-School Award in Education Leadership.
  • Felicitation certificate to Sehgal Foundation from Chief Minister, Haryana, as one of the partners in Haryana Education Department event on Haryana Shiksha Utsav, held at Bohra Kalan, Haryana, India.
  • Foreword Reviews Indie Fab Book of the Year Award, silver award winner in biography, sponsored by Foreword Reviews magazine, for Seeds for Change: The Lives and Work of Suri and Edda Sehgal by Marly Cornell, published by Sehgal Foundation.
  • ICRISAT Plaque of Appreciationand Thanks from Director General Dr. William Dar, 42nd Anniversary Celebration.
  • Midwest Book Awards first place winner in two categories, social science and cover design, sponsored by Midwest Book Publishers Association (MIPA), for Seeds for Change: The Lives and Work of Suri and Edda Sehgal by Marly Cornell, published by Sehgal Foundation.
  • Millennium Alliance (FICCI), India, Technology Development Board, Department of Science of Technology, Government of India, and USAID), New Delhi, India, Millennium Alliance Award for Outstanding Work on Pressurized Recharge Wells for Creating Fresh Water Pockets in Saline Ground Water Areas.
  • National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) 9th Annual Indie Awards first place winner in biography for Seeds for Change: The Lives and Work of Suri and Edda Sehgal by Marly Cornell, published by Sehgal Foundation.
  • World Women Leadership Congress & Awards, Mumbai, India, Women Leadership Award to Sehgal Foundation CEO Jane E. Schukoske.

2013

  • Arcelormittal, New Delhi, India, Special Recognition for Women’s Empowerment to Kamlesh Sherawat, Block Facilitator, Taoru, Mewat District, Haryana, India.
  • Arcelormittal, New Delhi, India, Special Recognition for Women’s Empowerment to Devika Batra, Project Coordinator, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.
  • Arcelormittal, New Delhi, India, Special Recognition for Women’s Empowerment to Sehgal Foundation Communications Director Pooja O. Murada, for providing a grassroots platform for women to share their voices and document their cases.
  • Global Indian Karmaveer Puraskaar Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Suri Sehgal, a Global Award for Social Justice and Citizen Action, from the Indian Confederation of NGOs (iCONGO), New Delhi, India.
  • Manthan Award Asia Pacific Finalist, Community Radio Alfaze- Mewat FM 107.8.
  • Indian Green Building Council, Platinum certification under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Core & Shell, Phase II building, Gurgaon.
  • Rockefeller Foundation Top 100 Next Century Innovators Awards Shortlist, Sehgal Foundation IRRAD project, “Strengthening the Demand and Supply for Better Village Governance.”
  • FICCI Water Award, NGO Category First Prize, New Delhi, India.
  • Water Management Forum, Institution of Engineers, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, Recognition for Outstanding Work in Water Conservation.

2012

  • Bhaskar Foundation Jal Star Award, Dainik Bhaskar Group, New Delhi, India.

2011

  • American India Foundation, New York, USA, Leadership in Philanthropy Award to Dr. Suri Sehgal.
  • Department of Education, Haryana, India, Letter of Appreciation for participation in Dastak-e-Taalim Program.
  • Indo-US Education Conclave and D. Y. Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India, recognized Sehgal Foundation CEO Jane Schukoske for her “Significant Contribution to Indo-US Education Cooperation.”

2010

  • CII Woman Exemplar Award to Kamlesh Sherawat, Block Facilitator, Taoru, Mewat District, Haryana, for her contribution in the field of education.
  • Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP), Global Development Network, Bogota, Columbia, Third Place for Good Governance Now! model.
  • National Ground Water Augmentation Award, Government of India, Ministry of Water Resources, New Delhi, India.
  • Sehgal Foundation model project “Improving Sustainable Livelihood Security Using Proven Solutions to Land Degradation in Semiarid Regions of India” selected in top-30 most innovative projects, at 2010 Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security, and Climate Change, The Hague, Netherlands, organized by Dutch, Norwegian, and Ethiopian governments, FAO (UN), and the World Bank.
  • U.S. Green Building Council, Platinum certification under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for New Construction, Phase I building, Gurgaon.
  • Water Digest and UNESCO Best Water NGO Award, New Delhi, India.

2009

  • Bharat Samman Life Time Achievement Award by NRI Institute, New Delhi, India, to Dr. Suri Sehgal.
  • Information Integrity Coalition, USA, Award Finalist for Excellence in Information Integrity.
  • Times Foundation and FICCI Women Achievers Award, New Delhi, India, to Sehgal Foundation health specialist Shaheena Khatoon.
  • Water Digest and UNESCO Best Water NGO Award, New Delhi, India.

2008

  • Mewat Development Agency, Haryana, India, recognition as Premium Organization for Undertaking Water Resource Management in Mewat.
  • Water Digest and UNESCO Best Water NGO Award, New Delhi, India.

2007

  • Pinnacle NRI Award, NRI Institute, New Delhi, India.
  • Rashtriya Samaj Gaurav Samman (Pride of Nation) award to Jay Sehgal.

2006

  • Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India, New Delhi, India, R&D Recognition for Crop Improvement.
  • Institute of Directors, New Delhi, India, Golden Peacock Award for Philanthropy in Emerging Economies, Finalist.
  • Samaj Gaurav Samman National Award, Manav Dharm Mission, New Delhi, India.

2005

  • Bharat Samman Excellence Award, NRI Institute, New Delhi, India, to Sehgal Foundation.
  • Bharat Samman Excellence Award, NRI Institute, New Delhi, India, to Dr. Suri Sehgal.
  • Centre for Development and Population Activities Recognition to Better Life Options Program for adolescent girls in India.
  • United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Special Consultative Status awarded to Sehgal Foundation.

2002

  • ICRISAT “Best Friend of ICRISAT” Trophy from Director General Dr. William Dar.