Social Enterprise of the Year
“[Pratham] started in 1995, but even in 2017 they are very relevant in the journey. They continue to excel in what they are doing, taking it beyond what they have done in the past.”
— Deep Joshi, award jury member and co-founder of Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN)
Leading Indian newspaper Business Standard named Pratham “Social Enterprise of the Year” as part of its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards.
The Business Standard Awards for Social Excellence aim to recognize and reward select social initiatives and innovations by social entrepreneurs, strong corporate programs, and motivated social enterprises. Forty non-governmental organizations were considered for Social Enterprise category based on parameters including years of existence, governance and reporting, funds handled, beneficiary reach, theme and location.