The VIN Awards are a set of honours conferred annually by the Indian Center for Development and Rights, widely known as iCFDR.The VIN Awards aims to celebrate exemplary individuals who dedicate their time towards excelling in their respective fields. These awards acknowledge those who exemplify the best of their profession’s values through their accomplishments and endeavors. We recognize individuals who are actively working towards making our society a better place and honour them for their incredible spirit and determination.The VIN Awards promotes the trail-blazers of Culture, Social Entrepreneurship and the Environment, recognizing the importance of holistic development and community development in modern society.iCFDR takes immense pride in recognising the most deserving and hard-working individual changemakers in India. Our award selection policy is fair and transparent, focussed on encouraging individuals to strive for a better society and inspire youth to follow their footsteps.
The most esteemed of our categories, this award is given to an individual who has perpetually given back to our society through their professional and personal endeavors. With a required minimum 20 years of experience in their respective fields, we look to honour those veterans who have given selfless social work service to our society.
Award for Professional Excellence
This award is given to those individuals / professionals who are the torch-bearers in their respective professions. We look for exceptional individuals who have contributed to society through their profession. Specifically, disruptors of industry norms who have achieved incredible success in their fields are eligible for this award.
Exceptional Youth Entrepreneur
There is no such thing as too young when it comes to success and dreaming big, and those eligible for this category will establish the same. We wish to provide an impetus to and applaud the efforts of the young trail blazers of our society, the leaders of tomorrow. (All applicants must be under 29 years of age.) This category has 1st and 2nd runner-up.
Award for Environmental Excellence
This award has been created specifically keeping in mind the current scenario globally with regards to our environment. The world at large must act immediately in order to preserve our planet, and therefore, we wish to recognize individuals who are doing their bit. Proven champions of the environment are eligible for this award.
Commendable Social Entrepreneur
In the same tone as the previous award, this award aims to recognize individuals, or entrepreneurs those who develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues. This category of VIN Awards is based on belief that social entrepreneurship is the path moving forward in order to have a progressive society. This category has 1st and 2nd runner-up.
Award for Cultural Excellence
The VIN Awards recognizes that culture is the foundational bedrock of civilization. This award therefore is bestowed upon the promoters of our rich and varied culture. We seek the masters of their respective craft, path-breaking artists, musicians, designers and writers. Individuals who are passionate creators in their work.
Exceptional Female Achiever
We at the VIN Awards acknowledge the unfortunate divide still present in society which does not favour our women. We wish to do our part in further empowering the powerful women in our society. This award is given to honour ambitious and driven female leaders, who have performed exceptionally in their given fields. This category has 1st and 2nd runner-up.
Exceptional Achiever from LGBTQIA+ Community
VIN Awards aim to acknowledge and recognize the efforts of exemplary individuals from LGBTQIA+ community for breaking the stereotype and uplifting the society for better tomorrow. LGBTQIA+ refer to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual or Allied, '+' denotes all other minority identities not covered in LGBTQIA. This award will be given to honour exemplary individuals from LGBTQIA+ community who are contributing to society through their hard work and dedication.