The C. P. R. Environmental Education Centre received the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar for the year 1996 in September 2000. The award instituted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests is presented every year to individuals and organisations, who have contributed significantly towards environmental protection. The award includes a silver lotus trophy, a citation and a cash prize of Rupees One Lakh.
Using the cash award as corpus, the Board of Governors of the C.P.R. Environmental Education Centre decided to institute an annual C. P. R. Environmental Education Centre Award for Environmental Education. The annual award is given to a teacher, who has contributed to the field of environmental education, preferably from a rural area. The award consists of a silver plaque, a citation, as well as a cash prize.
LIST OF AWARDEES
CPREEC Award for Environmental Education- 2014
The Annual CPREEC’s Award for Environmental Education was awarded to Shri. G. Prabhakar, Teacher, Keshav Memorial Boys’ School, Narayanaguda, Hyderabad during the 25th year silver jubilee celebrations of CPREEC held at Chennai on October 28, 2014. Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Chairman, CPREEC gave away the award in the presence of Shri. Jairam Ramesh, M.P., Shri. Ashok Lavasa, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Government of India and Shri. Hans Raj Verma, IAS, Department of Environment & Forests, Government of Tamil Nadu.
C.P.R.Environmental Education Centre Award for Environmental Education 2013