Awarded for Promoting Women Empowerment in Tribal areas of Chhota Udepur, Gujarat


At an event organized on September 29, 2017 in Mumbai Indian Chemical Council (ICC) bestowed Deepak Nitrite Ltd, a parent company of Deepak Foundation with ICC Award for Corporate Social Responsibility. The award was presented for promoting women empowerment in tribal areas of Chotta Udepur district, Gujarat.

Adjudged as best paper at the 3rd International Conference on Public Health 2017, Malaysia


Deepak foundation participated in the International Conference on Public Health, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia held on July 27-29. Dr. Akash Kumar Lal, Head, Information and Communication and Mr. Shardul Acharya, Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator, represented the organization and presented a paper on “Strengthening Public Health Services through Evidence Based Practices for saving Maternal lives in Remote Tribal Area of Gujarat, India” which received the award for best paper at the conference.

Millennium Alliance Round 4 Award for Innovative Livelihood Project


In an event in New Delhi on July 20, 2017, Deepak Foundation was presented with Millennium Alliance Round 4 Award for coming up with an idea of a premix ready-to-cook Khichdi. This project is targeted towards safeguarding food security in the tribal area and also providing livelihood opportunities to the women farmers.

Deepak Foundation recognized for CEmONC unit at Jabugam as the best CSR project


CEmONC unit at Jabugam implemented with CSR support of Deepak Nitrite and in Partnership with Govt. of Gujarat was given the best CSR project for Cohesive and Strategic Partnership under the large companies’ category on March 10, 2017.

Recognition of Deepak Foundation for development activities undertaken in tribal villages of Chhota Udepur district


On the occasion of celebration of Gujarat Gaurav Din at Chhota Udepur on May 1, 2016, the activities undertaken by Deepak Foundation were acknowledged by Shri O.P. Kohli, Hon’ble Governor of Gujarat and Smt. Anandiben Patel, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat.

CEmONC Unit selected as one of the best practices in tribal areas


Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (CEmONC) Unit, Jabugam, Tal. Pavi Jetpur, Dist Chhota Udepur selected as one of the best practices in tribal areas and is among 23 shortlisted interventions across the country by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

Recognition under Good Practices Across the Globe


Recognition under Good Practices Across the Globe, Call to Action Summit 2015, for implementing Public Private Partnership project for reducing Maternal and Infant Mortality in Vadodara District of Gujarat

Awarded with FICCI CSR Awards 2015-16 at New Delhi


Deepak Nitrite Ltd, a parent company of Deepak Foundation received the FICCI CSR Awards 2015-16 on December 21, 2016, at FICCI, New Delhi under Category I: Private sector Companies with turnover between INR 201 crores – INR 3000 crores per annum for its immense contribution towards women empowerment.

NSI Award for "Best Oral Presentation" by Nutrition Society of India


Deepak Foundation was awarded the NSI Prize for the best oral presentation of the titled paper "Impact Evalution of Doodh Sanjeevani Yojana on nutritional status of school going children in selected Tribal blocks of Gujarat" presented by Dr. Akash Kumar Lal during 47th Annual National Conference of Nutrition Society of India held at the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad.

Recognition under SD-CSSRR Programme 2014-15 of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, New Delhi


Kawant Livelihood Project (KALP) implemented in partnership with Tribal Development Department, Gujarat, selected as one of the best models under the Sustainable Development - Case Selection, Showcasing, Recognition and Replication (SD-CSSRR) Programme 2014-15 of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. Recognition and Award given on May 29, 2015.

IndiaCSR Community Initiative Awards, 2014


The Annual IndiaCSR Community Initiative Awards, 2014 was conferred upon Deepak Foundation for the “Best CSR Project in Health for Promoting Safe Motherhood (Maternal and Child Care)” on April 6, 2015.

ICC Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 conferred upon Mr.CK Mehta, Chairman Deepak Group of Industries


In recognition of his exceptional contributions towards industrial development and societal upliftment, the Indian Chemical Council (ICC) has conferred the ICC lifetime achievement award for the year 2013 on Mr. C.K. Mehta, Chairman, Deepak Group of Industries, at a function organized in Mumbai on 30th September 2014.

The Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP), 2014


Deepak Foundation’s collaborative innovative project, Asha Kiran-A Decision support system (DSS) for Improving Maternal Health and Health Literacy for Below Poverty Line Women, undertaken in collaboration with Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands bagged the third prize in the Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project category institutionalized by Global Development Network, in a ceremony held in Accra, Ghana during 18-20 June, 2014.

Indian Chemical Council (ICC) Award, 2012


Deepak Nitrite Limited, Vadodara won the Indian Chemical Council Award for Social Responsibility for development & strengthening of Village Health & Sanitation Committees and building their capacity to improve accountability of Public Health Delivery systems under CATEGORY I: Companies having annual sales revenue above Rs. 500 crores for the year 2012 on September 26, 2013.

FICCI Corporate Social Responsibility Award, 2011-12


Deepak Nitrite Ltd, the parent organization of Deepak Foundation was felicitated with the Business World FICCI Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2011-12 in category of corporate citizen (Large Enterprises) for undertaking developmental activities in various sectors with focus on Maternal & Child Health on December 7, 2012 in a function organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry at Federation House, New Delhi.

Best performance award, ICDS, Vadodara


Three Anganwadi Workers of the Foundation bagged the best performance award by the Department of Woman and Child Development Department at Mahila Sammelan function organized by District Panchayat Vadodara (Taluka level) on March 31, 2012 at Kelanpur in Vadodara.

Excellent Performance 2010 (Highest ANC Testing at ICTC)


The Community Health Centre, Jabugam (Taluka: Pavi Jetpur) linked with Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (CEmONC) Unit run by the Foundation was for Excellent Performance to CHC-Jabugam- CEMONC-DF (ICTC), Vadodara by the Gujarat State AIDS Control Society, Health & Family Welfare Dept. Government of Gujarat awarded on 1st December 2011, the World AIDS Day.

Women Deliver 2010 Award

Deepak Foundation received a cash award of $1000 from White Ribbon Alliance, Global Secretariat and UNFPA for submitting ‘Stories of Mothers Saved’ debuted at the Women Deliver 2010 conference at Washington, DC.

EdelGive Social Innovation Honours 2010

Deepak Foundation was adjudged as the Runners Up by EdelGive Social Innovation Honours for its achievement under the category ‘Innovating to empower women’ for empowering tribal women to improve health status of their community in the year2010.

"First Citizen" Contest 2010 – American Center, Mumbai

The “First Citizen” Contest was initiated in honor of US President Barak Obama’s visit to India by the American Center, Mumbai. Deepak Foundation’s Ms. Smita Maniar and Ms. Neelam Acharya won the second prize for their outstanding contribution to capacity building of under-privileged tribal women and promoting safe motherhood and child survival practice in Vadodara.

The E-India 2010 Citizen Choice Award


The web enabled Computerized Management Information System (CMIS) created to track individual pregnant women beneficiaries in the tribal and rural areas of the Vadodara district under the Safe Motherhood and Child Survival project received the Citizen’s Choice award for the Civil Society / Development Agency.

World Bank Awards Innovative Projects (2009)


Deepak Foundation is one of the twenty- one civil society organizations from across South Asia to win grant funded by South Asia Region Development Marketplace. It was sponsored by UNICEF, World Food Programme, PepsiCo, the Micronutrient Initiative, GTZ (Germany) and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). Titled “Family and Community Approaches to Improve Infant and Young Child Nutrition”, the competition was designed to identify some of the most innovative ideas to improve nutrition, focusing especially on children under two years of age and pregnant women. It drew nearly 1000 applications from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, and through a vigorous assessment process by international development experts, the applicants were narrowed down to 60 finalists who showcased their ideas in a two day seminar held at Dhaka, Bangladesh on 5th and 6th August, 2009.

Confederation of Indian Industry Women Exemplar Award 2009


Ms. Manorama Jaiswal, Associate Project Coordinator of Deepak Foundation was felicitated by the Confederation of Indian Industry Women Exemplar Award 2009 under health category for her outstanding contribution towards community in tribal areas during CII's National Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 26th March 2009.

Sanman Prasanatta Pradan


Deepak Foundation was awarded by Minister of Urban Development, Road & Housing, Government of Gujarat for the activities carried out in Surendranagar district at Dhangadhra on August 26, 2007

Felicitation for Work for Tribal Women


Deepak Foundation was felicitated on Women’s Day celebrations by the Government of Gujarat for its tireless work for women in tribal areas on April 12, 2007.

2nd runners up award FICCI-SEDF Corporate Social Responsibility award


Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals Limited were adjudged the second runners up of Corporate Social Responsibility Award instituted by Business World-FICCI-SEDF in 2005.

20.The Indian Merchant's Chamber Award


Deepak Foundation received the Indian Merchant's Chamber Diamond Jubilee Endowment Trust award for the year 2001 for 'Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development’ on May 2nd, 2002. The prestigious award was for DF's outstanding work in women's empowerment in rural areas.



Deepak Foundation received the FICCI Award, from the hands of the honourable Prime Minister, Shri I.K.Gujral at New Delhi for its efforts in the area of family welfare on November 18, 1997.

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