Awards & Honours

The work is a reward in itself

Our endeavour will always remain to raise the quality of life for the disabled. We will continue to strive tirelessly till we reach our goal – an inclusive society where there are no divisions between people with and without disability, where not a single person is left behind. But we cannot do it alone.


2018Dr. Mithu Alur was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Excellence and Achievements Award Ceremony by the Miranda House Alumnae Association on the 19th of January 2018 at Miranda House Delhi
2017Dr. Mithu Alur was awarded the Smt. Nandini P. Devatia Rural Rehabilitation Institutional Award for the year 2017 From Rural Development and Management Institute Ahmedabad For our rural centre  Mithu Alur foundation .This award we will be receiving on 3rd December 2017 at Ahmedabad on World Disability Day .
2015Awarded as a Woman of Substance for her pioneering contribution in the field of disability on the occasion of the International Women’s Day by Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, State Bank of India (SBI).
2015Awarded the Qimpro Platinum Standard for Education, the highest award by Qimpro.
2013Appointed Chairperson, Task Force on PWD.
2012Again nominated to the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) which is the highest body in the country within the Ministry of Education or Human Resource Development (HRD).
2011Invited to be a Member of the Working Committee, National Advisory Council (NAC), New Delhi.
2011Invited to be a Member of the Working Committee for Implementation of Right to Education (RTE).
2011Awarded CFBP-Jamnalal Bajaj Uchit Vyavahar Puruskar 2010.
2010Awarded the Woman of the Year – CNN IBN Super Idol Award.
2009Awarded the Woman of the Year Award for Outstanding Woman Citizen of Mumbai by the Indian Merchant Chamber.
2009Invited to be on the Round Table on School Education and Disadvantages Section Women, PWD's and SC/ST, Ministry of HRD, New Delhi.
2009Awarded the EMPI - Indian Express Indian Innovation Award.
2009Invited to the Expert Committee of RCI on EDUSAT.
2008Nominated Member of the Advisory Board (CSR) of the Coca Cola Foundation, New Delhi.
2008Invited to be on the National Executive Committee, National Mission, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
2006Also nominated to the Working Groups of the Planning Commission of India for the 11th Plan.
2006Presented the Paul Harris Fellow Award by Rotary International, United States.
2005Nominated to the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) which is the highest body in the country within the Ministry of Education or Human Resource Development (HRD).
2003The First Recipient of an International Award entitled, ‘The Marsha Forrest Rose Quartz Warrior Award’ which was specially instituted and given for her Leadership and Contribution to Inclusive Education from Canada’s Marsha Forrest Centre.
2001President of India Shri Abdul Kalam visited the organisation.
1998completed her Ph.D. from the Institute of Education, University of London in 1998. Entitled “Invisible Children – A Study of Policy Exclusion”, her thesis examined the evolution of social and educational policy for disabled children in India with specific reference to the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS).
1994was invited by the London School of Economics to be a Visiting Academic.
1993The National Centre was opened by Mother Theresa and Shri Manmohan Singh
1989the President of India awarded Dr. Alur the Padmashri (equivalent to an OBE) for her then 17 years of work.
1987The Spastics Society of India received the National Award for the Best Voluntary Agency from the Government of India in 1987.


2003Swam and raised funds for the National Association for the Blind (NAB)
2004Received an Award for my work from NASEOH in December 2004
2010Recipient of the CNN, IBN National Award for my contribution to the Nation, January 2010.
2010‘One Little Finger’, Sage India, 2010. Recipient of National Award for the Book ‘One Little Finger’ by the President of India.
2011Recipient of the Pearls WAVE 2011 Award.
2012Dr Batra’s Positive Health Awards presented by Bajaj Discover – 2012 India’s first health honours, instituted in 2006, commend people who, with grit and determination, have fought and recovered from severe and debilitating diseases and disabilities to lead normal lives again. These ‘medical marvels’ have beaten the odds and have also given back something commendable to the society in their own way.