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Amazing Indian Award 2022

Times Now Amazing Indians Awards have been instituted by Times Of India Group to recognize and honor India's uncommon heroes devoted to building a better nation. The main purpose of these awards is to bring into focus the uncommon deeds of selfless citizens who have worked tirelessly to bring about a transformation and remain determined to improve the society, thereby contributing to India's progress and development. Krida Vikas Sanstha (Slum Soccer) Founder, Prof. Vijay Barse was honoured with 'The Times Now Amazing Indians Award 2022' in 'Slum Care' category. For last 2 decades, Prof. Barse has been silently and purposefully working for upliftment of underserved and marginal communities in the slum areas of Nagpur using sports as an interventional tool.
Prof. Barse received his award at a glittering ceremony in New Delhi on September, 2022 from the Union minister for power and renewable energy Mr. RK Singh. Hon'ble vice-president of India Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar also graced the Award ceremony.
In his message which was read out at the event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the award winners. "In any nation, transformation is possible only when people drive it. 'Jan Bhagidari' (people's participation) creates 'Jan Andolan' (public movement) Not only do such awards serve to acknowledge grassroots achievers, but they also inspire more people to emulate the, the PM said.
Under the guidance and direction of Prof. Vijay Barse, Krida Vikas Sanstha (Slum Soccer) has been relentlessly and purposefully working to bring about a meaningful change in the lives of thousands of underprivileged children and youth of Vidarbha and other cities and towns such as Pune, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ananthpur, Coimbatore, Nellore, Theni, Ratlam, Dewas, Sonepat etc. read more...   watch on youtube - Link 1   watch on youtube - Link 2

WFS "Football for Good" Award 2022

Slum Soccer won the prestigious WFS "Football for Good" Award 2022 for its innovative and inclusive DeafKidzGoal! which is being implemented in partnership with Deaf Kids International, UK and supported by Comic Relief, UK. Under the project, Slum Soccer trains deaf persons in football and basic life skills using Indian Sign Language as a mode of communication and football as in interventional tool. The deaf coaches, in turn, impart their learning to deaf children and youth. In addition, the project has catalyzed social inclusion of deaf persons in society by widely propagated Deaf Awareness and encouraging hearing population to learn sign language. The award was presented to Slum Soccer CEO Dr. Abhijeet Barse at a glittering ceremony held at Seville, Spain on September 29, 2022. read more...   watch on youtube

TSS Transformational Social Enterprices of the year 2021

TSS Social Enterprise 2021 was awarded SLUM SOCCER for its focus on social impact by creating a tangible impact on society.
The TSS Social Enterprise awards recognize businesses that focus on social impact by creating a tangible impact on society. Communities, as well as setting an example by leading from the front - Social entrepreneurs who leverage their business processes, and innovation to solve problems defined in sustainable development goals (SDGs) By United Nations.


Through this award Apollo Tyres aims to profile and gratify personalities who are positively impacting the Indian sporting ecosystem by creating access to sport for the community. read more...   watch on youtube

FICCI Gender Diversity Award 2018

FICCI Organize the 5th edition "GOAL" awards program for recognizing the promotion of gender Diversity through football across India. Slum Soccer uses football to connect individuals, teach life skills and work towards improving the living conditions of women and marginalized populations in Indian society Mumbai. Slum Soccer received awards for promoting sports for good categories.
Slum Soccer CEO Dr. Abhijeet Barse received the award from Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (IC) Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Secretary-Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Mr. Rahul Bhatnagar. Slum Soccer uses football to connect individuals, teach life skills and work towards improving the living conditions of women and marginalized populations in Indian society. Since its inception in 2001, the organization has worked with girls and boys, men and women all across India. It mainly promotes gender-related issues widely. read more...

Nagbhushan Award 2017

The Nag Bhushan Award was instituted by the Nag Bhushan Foundation, which was established 2002. Since then, the Foundation has Honouring eminent personalities of national and international fame reputation for the area. For the 2017-year Nag Bhushan Award was Given to Prof. Vijay Barse for excellence in their respective field and for bringing name and fame to the city, at a programme held at Chitnavis Centre. The Award was given by the honourable chief minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis. The chief minister said, focused on the uplifting of the needy and underprivileged children and promoted soccer among them to come out of the morass. Slum Soccer has now become popular in over 150 countries which speaks volumes about his work. Poor and downtrodden children now see hope, leaving behind the dark chapter of their life, he added. read more...

FIFA Diversity Award 2016

The FIFA Diversity Award was set up in 2016 to recognise and reward outstanding and sustained efforts in fighting discrimination, promoting integration and inclusion as well as inspiring unity, solidarity and equality among all people. Slum Soccer won the inaugural award for its efforts for using the power of football to combat social barriers, teach life skills to underprivileged children and youth and work towards empowerment of women and marginalized populations in Indian society. The award was received by Dr. Abhijeet Barse, CEO, Slum Soccer at the FIFA Awards ceremony held in Manchester in September, 2016.  Link 1   Link 2   Link 3   Link 4

FICCI India sports awards 2013

Slum Soccer has been awarded the prestigious FICCI India Sports Award for the "Best NGO Promoting Sports" category. FICCI, or the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, is the largest and oldest business organization in India.
FICCI has been conducting these awards for 3 years now. It is a big boost for Slum Soccer to get the award, which not only recognises our work as an NGO, but acknowledges our efforts to promote football in the country. Mr. Vijay Barse was present at the awards. Long-term volunteer Akshay Madhavan collected the award from Sanjay Paul (VP of Tata Steel) in front of a packed hall at the FICCI headquarters in New Delhi. read more...

Reliance Real Hero Award 2012

Vijay Barse's dream of reaching out to homeless Indians has been rewarded. Sachin Tendulkar presented the founder of Slum Soccer with a Reliance Real Hero Award The award recognizes the hard work and success Vijay Barse and his team at Slum Soccer have achieved and continue to achieve. The hero awards recognize and acknowledge the exemplary work of ordinary Indians, who strive to improve the lives of others.
What it means
A Slum Soccer spokesperson exclaimed "it was indeed a very proud moment for every child, coach, and volunteer of Slum Soccer, when our mentor, Dr. Vijay Barse, won the prestigious Reliance Real Hero Award"
The award comes as "recognition of the stellar role he has played in visualizing, conceptualizing and actual execution of the project Soccer for the homeless in this country, thus transforming many young lives for the better" read more...   watch on youtube

The eNGO Challenge - 2012

Manthan Award is a conclusive exchange platform for ICT practitioners, Content creators, e-domain experts, and Social Media change-makers to create a complete Ecosystem where Digital tools can be seen as a tool for Education, Business & Infrastructure, and the holistic Society Empowerment for the 21st century.
Manthan Award South Asia is a first-of-its-kind initiative to discover, recognize and honor the BEST use of ICT and digital tools for developmental purposes. The Award is less about technology and digital media and more about the right use of digital and technological tools to empower people.
Slum Soccer received the award in 2012 for the communication and outreach Category.
Slum Soccer has been recognised by the grand Jury as a winner for the year 2012 for using soccer as a tool for social empowerment