Awards & Recognitions AID India received the Times of India Social Impact Award for Global Contribution to India in 2011. The Pratham USA Achievement Award was given for AID India’s work on improving the reading skills of children in Tamilnadu. Rotary Club of Madras South has awarded AID India with the Distinguished Service Award. The MIT Indus Technovators Award 2005 was awarded to Aid India for innovative work on Science Education and Village Libraries. AID India's Eureka Elementary School at Walodai, Kancheepuram district received Design Shares Merit Award for innovative design. Dr. Balaji Sampath, Founder, AID India, was awarded the Smt. K Saraswathi Endowment Award for Education and Service on 30th July 2014. Dr. Balaji Sampath was awarded the distinguished alumnus award by IIT and University of Maryland, College Park in 2016. Dr. Balaji Sampath was also awarded the Ashoka Fellowship for innovative work and the Lemelson Inventor Fellowship in science education. Lokesh from Eureka Books received the Young Achievers Award 2006 from Soroptimist International. Selva Ganapathy who is a volunteer & intern coordinator at AID India received the Indian of the Year 2016 for his exemplary contribution to the 2015 flood relief efforts in Chennai. Selva Ganapathy was also recognized as the Volunteer Hero 2013 by iVolunteer.