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AWARDS AND APPRECIATION

Fame is like a butterfly.  When you try to catch, it flies away. When you go on without bothering, it comes and rests on your shoulder.  ORBIT has a good name and reputation in the district.  But it never went in search of name and fame.  Nonetheless, awards and appreciations do encourage one to work harder and lead to increased commitment. Along with the lot of appreciation by the visitors and the general public, ORBIT has the following awards for its credit:

  1. Karnataka Rajyotsava Award – given at Bhalki in the year 2003 for commendable service rendered in the field of education in very backward areas under Vidya Vikas Programme.</li.
  2. Surabhi Award – given by Surabhi NGO Welfare Organization on 24th January 2004 in recognition of ORBIT’s contribution in the development of Bidar District in the field of social development.  This award was received by Fr Santhosh Dias, the Director of ORBIT on 24th Jan 2004 at Rangamandir Bidar.
  3. Karnataka Rajyotsava Sahitya Seva Award – given at Humnabad in the year 2004 in appreciation of the Janasannidhi bi-monthly.
  4. Karnataka Vibhushana state Award – given to Fr Santhosh Dias, the Director of ORBIT by Karnataka Janata Sena Dal, Bangalore in recognition of successful implementation of various developmental/ welfare programmes through ORBIT in Bidar district.  This State Award was given on 30th May 2005, on the occasion of Basava Jayanthi, at ADA cultural hall, Bangalore.
  5. Amoghavarsha Nripatunga state Award – given to Fr Santhosh Dias, the Director of ORBIT, by Pathrakarthara Vedike, Bangalore in recognition of the various rural developmental programmes through ORBIT in Bidar District.  This State Award was given at Bangalore on the occasion of Kopana Sanskritikotsava programme held at Bangalore Sahitya Parishat hall on 10th June 2005.
  6. Siddayyapuranika state Award –  given to Fr Santhosh Dias by Koppala Zilla Nagarika Vedike in recognition of the various developmental programmes through ORBIT in Bidar District.  This State Award was given at Koppala on 7th August 2005.
  7. Kumaravyasa state Award given to Fr Santhosh Dias by the Karnataka State Press Reporters Forum, Gadag recognizing the social service through ORBIT in Bidar District.   This state Award was given at Gadag on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi, 02nd October 2005.
  8. Vishala Karnataka Bhushana state Award: This was awarded for the yeomen service in the field of education and social development.  Fr Santhosh Dias received this award from Janamana Kannada Association at Puttanna Chetty Memorial Townhall, Bangalore on 15th October 2005.
  9. Samaaja Ratna state Award: awarded by Jnana Mandara Education and Cultural Academy for the service rendered in the field of rural development.  This was awarded on 06th November 2005 at Bangalore.
  10. Suvarna Karnataka state Award: given to Fr Santhosh for his relentless social service through ORBIT.  This was awarded by Karnataka Janata Senadal, Bangalore on 14th November 2005, on the occasion of Golden Jubilee celebration of the unification of Karnataka at ADA Cultural Hall, Bangalore.
  11. Rashtra Bhushana state Award: This was awarded by Vishva Bhavaikyata Bharathiya Trust, Bangalore on 21st November 2005 for the yeomen service in the field of education and social developent.
  12. J.P. Samajaratna state Award: awarded by Lokanayaka Jayaprakash Narayan Prathishtaana       to Fr Santhosh for the social service.  This was awarded on 05th December 2005 at Bangalore.
  13. Karnataka Rajyothsava Award for Sparsha Care Home – 2016 – given to Sparsha Care home for its services in caring for Childrne living with HIV.