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Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition

Whilst Guria is a locally led NGO working at the grassroots level, the organization has gained national and international recognition for its work. Guria’s work is frequently highlighted in national press including The Times of India , the Hindustan Times , The Week Magazine, India Today, The Outlook etc Even the BBC, CNN, New York Times, Daily Mail have covered. Recently Guria collaborated with the Thompson Reuters Foundation in producing the report ‘Putting Justice First: Legal Strategies to Combat Human Trafficking in India’ which was launched with Ajeet Singh as a key note speaker in Mumbai in May 2015.

Guria’s outstanding and innovative work has won awards including:

  • Awarded with the Real Heroes award by CNN-IBN
  • Selected as the Asian of the year 2010 by News Asia Channel Singapore
  • Among the 5 finalists for the Frontline Award for Human Rights Defenders
  • Declared MAN OF THE YEAR 2011 by the leading Indian Magazine The Week
  • Nari Shakti award by the President of India for the year 2015
  • Rani Laxmi Bai Samman by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the year 2015
  • Life time achievement award 2016 by Life OK Channel (Savdhan India) - Star Network
  • Zee TV presented the Umeed Honours to Guria Sansthan
  • Invited speaker at the 2016 UNICEF-sponsored Judicial Colloquium about combating Human Trafficking with a special focus on child trafficking in Uttar Pradesh
  • Appointed member of the core group on Trafficking, Women and Children, created by the National Human Rights Commission
  • Appointed member of Juvenile Justice board, created by UP State Legal Services Authority created under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015
  • Invited Speaker at the 4th Indian Social Work Congress, 2016
  • Appointed by Ministry of Women and Child Development to be a member of an Inter-Ministerial committee for preparing a comprehensive legislation on trafficking in 2016
  • The Freedom Fund selected Guria as a partner and invited Ajeet Singh as their keynotespeaker at the Freedom Fund launch event in New York in 2014