Over the past three decades, we at CRY have witnessed firsthand the potential for each individual, from different walks of life, to become an agent of change and help ensure all children lead the childhood they deserve. Be it a student, a journalist, a home maker or a corporate professional, we have met many persons who have contributed significantly towards placing the focus on children and their rights and it is to recognize and celebrate the efforts of such individuals that CRY instituted the Child Rights Awards.

The awards aim to appreciate the work done by individuals from different sectors, to put India’s children first, both in their own field of work and also to influence different stakeholders including decision makers, companies, media, foundations, institutions and citizens everywhere.

CRY Founder Rippan Kapur (1954-1994) once said ““We believe that people care. What we need is to express this concern in action”. With the Child Rights Awards, we hope to encourage more people to change their concern into tangible action and join us in ensuring lasting change for India’s children.

Click on the links below to know more about the CRY Child Rights awards including conditions to apply and present/past winners.

CRY Child Rights Champions Award for corporates

The ‘CRY Child Rights Champion’ awards – the first of its kind in India – was instituted by CRY – Child Rights and You in an effort to recognise companies that give special focus to this most critical and vulnerable stakeholder and lauds the stalwarts of Indian Industry for demonstrating extraordinary commitment to the rights of children in India.

To know about our previous year’s recipients and awards, please click on the links below: