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In the thirteen years of its existence, Family of Disabled, through its founder-coordinator, Rajinder Johar, has received thirteen awards from government and non-government agencies for its services to the disabled people.

CNN IBN Citizen Journalist Award 2008

IBN Network announced a very prestigious, path breaking, editorial initiative of the CNN-IBN and IBN7 (Network-18) - Citizen Journalist Award in 2008. CJ Award in "Be The Change" category was awarded to Rajinder Johar on October 16, 2008 .

CavinKare Ability Eminence Award 2005

The Award was given on February 26, 2005. It is instituted by Ability Foundation, Chennai, in association with CavinKare and consists of a trophy, a citation and a cash prize of Rs. One Lakh. The Award honours those disabled individuals, who have achieved exemplary success in not only overcoming their own disability with great fortitude but have also gone beyond that and are contributing preciously for the welfare of the less privileged section of the society.
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Sir Ganga Ram Hospital 2004

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Physiotherapy, SGRH felicitated Dr. Rajinder Johar on December 3, 2004, the World Disability Day, in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the field of rehabilitation of disabled people in India.

12th Red & White Bravery Awards 2003

Attorney General Soli Surabjee conferred Family Of Disabled with Red and White Bravery Silver Award in recognition of its exceptional act of Social Courage on March 30, 2004
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Helen Keller Award in 2003

Instituted jointly by National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People and Shell India, it was conferred on Family Of Disabled on December 2, 2003, for creating employment for poor disabled people.

Besides this, FOD figures in the list of 7 Delhi based NGOs working in the disability sector that has been validated jointly by CAF India and the Planning Commission of the Government of India.

Kailashpati Singhania Award in 2000

Instituted by National Society for Equal Opportunities for the Handicapped India, this award was presented to Rajinder Johar in Mumbai on December 9, 2000 for being an outstanding disabled male.

Red & White Bravery Award (Gold Medal) in 1999

This award, presented on May 26, 1999 by Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit, was to recognize an exceptional act of social courage.

Outstanding Achievement Award in 1997

This award, instituted by Management Studies Promotion Institute, New Delhi, was presented to Rajinder Johar on January 3, 1998 for his remarkable achievements in life.

National Award in 1996

This award was presented to Rajinder Johar in public recognition of his outstanding performance as the most efficient self-employed disabled person, from the then President of India, S.D. Sharma on December 3, 1996.

T.P Jhunjhunwala Social Service Award in 1994

This award was presented by Rajasthan Club on January 1, 1995, to honour the contribution made for the betterment of disabled people.

Delhi State Award in 1994

This award was presented by the Department of Social Welfare, Delhi to Ranjinder Johar for his meritorious performance despite severe physical handicap. This award was presented on July 27 1994 by the then Chief Minister of Delhi Madan Lal Khurana.

Manav Sewa Award in 1993

This award, instituted by a voluntary organisation called Sapnaa, was presented to FOD by the then Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh, on August 20, 1993. This award was presented after being nominated by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation for outstanding contribution for welfare of the disabled people.

Professional Excellence Award in 1993

Instituted by the All India Occupational Therapists' Association, this award is the highest honour recognizing the outstanding services in the profession of Occupational Therapy in India.

Ram Krishna Jai Dayal Harmony Award in 1992

Instituted by Organisation of Understanding and Fraternity, this award was presented on July 6, 1994, in New Delhi, by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mulayam Singh Yadav.