Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation (EVF) has been bestowed with a National Award for their contribution towards integrated village development in rural India. Its umbrella organization ‘Ekal Abhiyan Trust’ was bestowed with Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prize for 2017 for providing education to rural and tribal children and for furthering gender social equality in remote parts of India. The ceremony was held at Rashtrapati Bhawan New Delhi. These organisations also hold adult education classes related to healthcare and environmental issues. It also helps prepare women to run cottage-industries with skill development training.

In the past too Ekal has received several awards for its transparency of administration and innovativeness in its operation including the Hewlett Packard & India Today “Trailblazer Award” for its digital initiative for the villages. Our Prime Minister has given them a target to establish 100,000 schools by 2022.

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