The National Director of CORD, Dr. Kshama Metre, a long time member of Chinmaya Mission, is recognised as one of India’s modern transformers. She has won several awards for contribution to social welfare. These include:

  • Person-of-the-Year Award, by the national magazine - The Week (1993)
  • Ojaswini Award for Excellence in Service (2000)
  • National Women Commission Award for Women Empowerment (2002)
  • Featured in the book, Prophets of India (2004)
  • Sadguru Gnanananda Award for Manav Seva Dharam Samvardhani (2005)
  • Nominated as a member of the 11th Planning Commission (Primary Health Care) by the Government of India for 2007–12
  • Padma Shree Award for Social Services given by the President of India (2008)
  • Padma Shree Award for excellence in services offered to rural areas (2010)Guardian International Development Achievement Award (2012)
  • Honoured by National Commission of Women for her outstanding work towards women empowerment (2013)

CORD has also received:
  • CORD Siruvani - Award for Social Service by FICCI Ladies organization (2012)
  • All India Women’s Education Fund Association (AIWEFA) presented CORD with the “Nina Sibal Memorial Award” for its “Integrated Community Based Rehabilitation work for differently-abled persons” (2006)
  • Best Facilitator Award for Promotion & Linkage of Self Help Groups in Sundergarh District from Women & Child Development Department, Odisha (2006)

Dr. Meera Krishna, Project Incharge of CORD-Siruvani received an award from the National Commission of Women, Government of India, for outstanding achievement in her area of work (2013). Other