Awards & Recognitions

Awards & Recognitions

Ramon Magsaysay Award, Philippines

1985 In recognition of Baba Amte’s work to rehabilitate the leprosy afflicted and other differently abled outcasts.

2008 For Dr. Prakash and Dr. Mandakini Amte’s contributions in improving the lives of tribals in a remote Maharashtrian village through medical care and education.

Awards & Recognitions

Damien Dutton Award, USA 1983

In recognition of Baba Amte’s outstanding contribution to the rehabilitation of disabled leprosy patients which has resulted in restoring the will and capacity to live in dignity to tens of thousands of leprosy sufferers.

Awards & Recognitions

The Templeton Prize, USA 1990

For Baba Amte’s exceptional contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension through his work for the leprosy afflicted and other downtrodden parts of society.

Awards & Recognitions

International Gandhi Peace Prize, India 1999

Awarded to Baba Amte for being "a living legend of our time and a shining example of the Gandhian spirit and approach to current and compelling social problems of the country."

Awards & Recognitions

United Nations’ Human Rights Award 1988

For outstanding achievements in the field of Human Rights.

Awards & Recognitions

Innovative Energy Project of the Year- Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy,
The Association of Energy Engineers, USA

For Anandwan’s efficient energy use and innovative strides in solar energy.

Awards and recognisions

G.D. Birla International Award, 1988

To Baba Amte for outstanding contribution to humanism

Co- recipient Right Livelihood Award, Sweden 1992

Popularly called 'Alternate Noble Prize for Environment', The Right Livelihood Award was bestowed on Baba Amte for his exemplery work and participation in the 'Narmada Bachao Andolan'.

Global 500- United Nations Environment
Program Award 1991

For MSS, Warora’s outstanding contribution towards the environment.

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Dr. Ambedkar International Award for Social Change, 1999

"In recognition of outstanding work done in pursuing the cause of the exploited and the underprivileged, reconciling differences among conflicting social groups and contributing significantly to social change"

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TISS – Honorary D.Litt

Baba Amte was conferred with an honorary D. Litt by Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

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Mother Teresa Awards for Social Justice, 2014

Dr. Prakash Amte and his wife have toiled tirelessly under extreme hardship to help in the preservation of India’s tribals. His tribal welfare programmes have gained international recognition for their preservation of the culture of tribals of India.

Lokmanya Tilak National Award,
India 2012

For Dr. Vikas and Prakash Amte’s outstanding contribution to society.

Rashtriya Bhushan, 1978: FIE Foundation Ichalkaranji (INDIA)

For Baba Amte’s significant contributions in the field of social work and the welfare of people suffering from leprosy as well as the differently abled.

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Award (FICCI),1988

For outstanding achievements in training and placement of disabled persons.

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Kirloskar Vasundhara Award 2017 (Environment- Biogas)

For Dr. Vikas Amte’s phenomenal environmental contributions and especially his work related to the creation of the biogas plant at Anandwan which has resulted in a 75% decrease in LPG use.

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Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2005

For Baba's extraordinary work for the welfare of the leprosy afflicted.

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Krishi Sahyog Sanman

For the organisation’s and Dr. Vikas Amte’s extraordinary efforts to help farmers in the Vidharba region.

APANG MITRA Puraskar by the Helpers of the
Handicaps, Kolhapur (1998)

For Dr. Vikas Amte’s efforts to help the handicapped live productive, dignified lives.

KUSTHA MITRA PURSKAR by Vidarbha Maharogi Sewa Mandal, Tapovan, Amravati [1995]

For Dr. Vikas Amte’s work for the upliftment and service of the leprosy afflicted. He has lived his entire life in their service and will continue to be a champion of the leprosy afflicted.

NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of awards won by the various esteemed individuals working at Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora.