Awards & Recognition

2001

  • November: Certificate of Appreciation given to Mangamma for participating in the workshop in “Local Management of Agricultural Biodiversity”, Thailand
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2002

  • January: GMO receives Kannada
  • SahityaSammelana Award
  • SHG Award given to GMO from Fevord-k
  • October: GMO’s secretary elected as Ashoka Fellow
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2003

  • January: M.G. Papamma elected as Ashoka Fellow
  • February: GMO members M.G. Papamma and B. Papamma receive a certificate for participating in the workshop “Farmers Organisations & Water Policy in South India”, organised by SaciWaters, and NIRD, Hyderabad
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2004

  • July: GMO’s secretary elected as Most Empowered Woman of Karnataka by NABARD
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2005

  • Best Bank linkage concept in the Kolar District by NABARD
  • Poster Design Award in SHG Training Material Competition organised by NABARD
  • April: GMO’s secretary received Ambedkar Award in Kolar
  • July: Bhuvaneswari SHG received Best Performing SHG Award from NABARD
  • September: Award from Finance Minister P. Chidambaram to GMO’s secretary, Delhi
  • December: Identity Cards given to 100 GMO members from Kolar District Commissioner to encourage GMO’s advocacy work
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2006

  • February: Award in Recognition of Services to the region, its people and language from Kannada SahityaParishat to GMO’s administrator
  • December: GMO’s secretary conferred the Person of the Year Award by leading Kannada daily, Kannada Prabha
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2007

  • January: NSS Award given to GMO from VidhyaVahana Organisation
  • March: GMO’s secretary conferred Subhash Bharani SanskrutikaVedike Award of contribution to society
  • July: Sri Maheshkumar from Bhadravathi felicitates GMO on its work in the field of women empowerment
  • November: Documentary on GMO’s achievements broadcasted on Zee Kannada, a leading Kannada TV channel
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2008

  • September: Purushothamma Rao Trust Award to a GMO SHG member from D. Kurubarahalli for her contribution in the field of organic agriculture
  • November: Rajyotsava Award from The Government of Karnataka to a GMO SHG member from D. Kurubarahalli
  • December: GMO administrator awarded by Kannada ShithyaSammelana for her commitment to women’s empowerment
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2010

  • President of GMO felicitated by the organisation BAMSEF for her work in the field of women and children

2012

  • GMO felicitated by Kannada SahithyaParishad for its work in the field of rural women’s empowerment

2014

  • GMO members felicitated by KGF District Police for their commitment to women empowerment
  • GMO felicitated by Green Foundation for its work in the field of women empowerment
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2016

  • October: Three members of GMO received Peace Leader Award in Jalgaon, Maharashtra, for their dedication and contributions as peace leaders at the grassroots level to promote peace and nonviolence as conflict resolution, by The International Gandhian Initiative for Nonviolence and Peace, Gandhi Research Foundation, Jalgaon and Ekta Foundation Trust, Bhopal.
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