VIN Awards

Indian Center for Development and Rights (iCFDR) introduces “VIN awards” to honor persons or organizations who have dedicated their life for the excellent work in different social fields. This  award acknowledges and honors them who exemplifies the best of the profession’s values and achievements through specific accomplishments in their practice of social work. The awardee must make demonstrable difference in areas such as advocacy, deforestation, democracy, development, education, entrepreneurship & livelihood, environment, food security, healthcare, human rights, peace and human security, sanitation, sustainable markets, water conservation, and etc.

iCFDR also promotes various art forms and social entrepreneurship. The awardee should also demonstrate characteristics of a visionary leader including openness, imagination, persistence, and conviction, having the qualities of an effective social entrepreneur, using their know-how and business savvy to make the world a better place and creating an immense social impact. VIN awards are conferred to acknowledge and celebrate social impact and reward those who have made a big difference in the society. These prize can also be awarded posthumously.

In addition we have internal VIN awards for volunteers working for social issues on the ground. These internal VIN awards consists of  two types:

  • Community Social Worker Award – an award for grassroots social workers who are contributing by giving time and effort for social cause and improving life around their society.
  • Youth Leadership Awardan award, for volunteers associated with iCFDR or its network organizations who are continuously striving for a better society. Once candidates volunteered role at iCFDR is confirmed and are part of the BYNF Youth Leadership Program, we firmly believe in rewarding these volunteers and members alike for their dedicated services to the organization. The BYNF Youth Leadership Program is a social and personality development program of iCFDR for youths. The workshop program involves of organizing a minimum of four social work events on annual basis. That is four hours for one event, each quarter, to enable participating associates to develop communication and leadership skills through practical experience and earn certification. The program is open to all associate who is a volunteer or representative of BYNF. This program is designed to help associates to identify, reflect and improve their competencies (skills and behaviours) through personal counseling while helping the society around. It is an ideal program for self motivated, dynamic, socially conscious and non- political youths, as it is structured to help improve personally and professionally and contribute back to society. The Youth Forum enables enhancing multiple skills such as resource, time, team management and at the same time making you a better human being. All the associates stand a chance to earn yearly leadership awards: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Once the membership as associate is confirmed with BYNF, and responsibilities and activities are taken up seriously, each associate is eligible for the following awards:
    • Bronze Leadership Award: Given after one year of dedicated service towards the society by taking an active part in the activities organized by iCFDR. Associate needs to execute a minimum of four social work events yearly. Fulfilling a minimum of four working hours per  event quarterly.
    • Silver Leadership Award: On completion of two years, and being involved with various activities/ projects and taking up new roles and responsibilities. The award is to recognize the leadership taken in organizing social work activities, team building and mentoring new associates. At this stage, we like to see associates growing personally and professionally in BYNF, taking a leadership role in the organization and working towards their next level of goals and vision.
    • Gold Leadership Award: After giving three years of selfless service towards the society and community building, we recognize our associate’s efforts with this award, rewarding their dedication and commitment.

Being active as a volunteer, beside helping others and getting involved with something you feel passionate about has also other benefits such as expending personal and professional network, learning new and transferable skills, getting the opportunity for career exploration and building a track record of work for a specific cause. iCFDR firmly believes in rewarding its volunteers and member alike for their dedication towards the organization and the society. Hence, we not only provide with experience letters acknowledging the social work but also present various certificates for the different milestones achieved for the dedicated work, as mentioned above.


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About iCFDR:

Indian Centre for Development and Rights is a non-profit operational and campaign humanitarian organization focusing on long term projects and awareness in the areas of – EducationHealthEmpowerment and Environment. We seek to strive for a better society through volunteer initiatives, events, campaigns, and collaborated projects.  Learn more at

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