Snehalaya has received the “Real Heroes Award” for the year 2012 sponsored by Reliance Foundation and CNN-IBN channel. The award consists of Rupees 5 lakhs (500,000) and a trophy.
The award ceremony was organized in Hotel Grand Hyatt in Mumbai on 24th March evening. Dr. Girish Kulkarni accepted the award by the auspicious hands of Mrs. Hema Malini and Mr. Rajdeep Sardesai in the presence of Mr. Ramesh Kacholia, Mr. Amir Khan, Mr. Sachin Tendulkar and IPL cricket team, Mrs. Neeta and Mr. Mukesh Ambani.
Reliance Foundation and CNN-IBN sent the team to observe the humanitarian work of Snehalaya and nominated for outstanding contribution in women's empowerment. Mr. Anil Gawade, Mr. Anant Zende, Mr. Ajay Wabale, Mr. Raosaheb Dushing and Dr. Prajkta Kulkarni were present on behalf of Snehalaya in the award ceremony.