The Government of India has appreciated the work of SOS Children's Villages of India and has recommended it to other child-care organization in the country to follow this pattern.
SOS Children's Villages of India was awarded the National Award for Child Welfare – 2003-04 by Ministry of HRD, Government of India for remarkable work in the field of childcare.
The Delhi State Government has given the “State Award for the best work done in Child Welfare by an institution” to SOS Children's Villages of India in 1997.
The Award for the Best Childcare organization for the year 1998 was awarded to SOS Children's Village Cochin by Ministry of HRD, Government of India for its outstanding performance in Child Care.
The PHD Chamber Annual awards for excellence 2009, were announced and SOS Children's Villages of India was selected under the category of outstanding contribution to Social Welfare. The award was presented on the 23rd Dec, 2009 by Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble Finance Minister of India.
This award only reiterates the belief and faith that our Founder Father Dr. Hermann Gmeiner had when he started the SOS Movement 60 years ago in 1949.
The SOS Children's village, Jaipur was nominated and thereafter selected for the Godfrey Phillips Bravery awards in the category of the Social Acts of Courage for its yeomen service to the society by educating children.
The Award ceremony took place at Jaipur on December 23, 2009. The Chief Guest for the event was the Honourable Army Commander of the South Western Command, Lt. General C K S Sabu, AVSM, VSM, ADC, who would be presenting the Awards.
This ceremony took place in 3 states - Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat.
Jindal Award 2012 for SOS India
S J Foundation recognized the work of SOS Children’s Villages India for children in need and bestowed on the prestigious 'S R Jindal award'.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Mr. R C Lahoti bestowed this award on SOS Children’s villages of India in a ceremony in New Delhi on December 3, 2012. This award carries a cash prize of Rs. 50 Lac for SOS Children’s Villages India. In the category of ‘Education - with emphasis on moral upliftment’ SOS Children’s Villages shared the award with Vivekanand Kendra.