The founder of Vikas Trust, Dilip Sevarthi has been conferred the following awards:
- Red and White Bravery Awards in 1996 by Modi Group, Mumbai, and
- Prembhai Puraskar in 2000 by Uttar Pradesh Voluntary Action Network (UPVAN), Lucknow
Red and White Bravery Awards
Renamed in 2003 as the Godfrey Phillips National Bravery Awards, it is a social initiative of Godfrey Phillips India of Modi Group, Mumbai. The award was instituted in 1990 to honour courageous people in the Indian society. It intends to recognise the ordinary citizens who have selflessly performed extraordinary, little-known acts of physical bravery and social acts of courage, thereby setting an example for others to follow.
Prembhai Puraskar was instituted in the year 1995 by Uttar Pradesh Voluntary Action Network (UPVAN) in the memory of Prem Bhai, the leading social activist of not only Uttar Pradesh, but also of India. At the time of his death Prem Bhai was running a Gandhian organisation Banwasi Sewa Ashram in Sonbhadra district. The award is annually given to one male and one female social worker of Uttar Pradesh for their exemplary work in the field of social work.