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October 18, 2014: Gandhi Global Family Mahatma Gandhi Seva Medal given to Dr. Vinod Prakash and his wife Mrs. Sarla Prakash for  exemplary community service and contributions in meeting community and national needs

June 7, 2013: National Federation of Indian-American Associations’ Social Service Award, for Dr. Vinod Prakash’s exemplary social services through IDRF

September 9, 2012: Hindu American Foundation’s Dharma Seva Award for commitment and service to the Indian community at large.  Additional coverage here

2009: Arya Samaj-Gandhidham, Gujarat’s Award from Jeevan Prabhat for earthquake relief and establishing a school for children

December 1, 2007: Federation of Indian-American Association, National Capital Region’s Distinguished Social Service Award for Sustained Contribution to Community

November 20, 2004: Indian Cultural Coordination Committee’s Award for Social Service

August 15, 2004: National Council of Asian Indian Associations & Indian Cultural Coordination Committee’s Manav Seva Sarvodaya Award

August 23, 2003: Federation of Indian Associations of Tampa Bay’s Bharat Seva Award  for outstanding social solidarity and relief work whenever India was struck by disaster

June 5, 2003: Uttar Pradesh Samaj of Washington, DC’s Social Service Award for sustained leadership and service toward self-empowerment of the downtrodden in India.  Additional coverage here

February 4, 2003: Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority’s acknowledgement of IDRF’ s contribution to earthquake relief in Gujarat

2002:  Orissa Society of the Americas’ Utkal Mitra Samman for special contributions toward the welfare of supercyclone victims in Orissa

January 29, 2000: National Council of Asian Indian Associations’ Award for Relief and Upliftment of Poor in India (50th Golden Jubilee Anniversary of India’s Republic Day)

January 19, 1997: Council of Asian Indian Associations of Greater Washington’s Sardar Ballabh B. Patel Award for Outstanding Community Service and Volunteerism. More coverage here

July 10, 1994: Associations of Indians in America’s Community Service Award