ANK has received attention from the press throughout its years of existence for its superior work. National and international media have featured ANK on multiple programs recognizing and praising its development models.
In February 2007, NHK, the Japanese Public Broadcasting Network, aired a special prime time Sunday program on education and literacy for the girl child focusing on ANK’s Bicycle Bank Program as a successful model to promote education for girls.
In July 2006, ANK Founder and Chairperson Armene Modi was interviewed by the national network, Doordarshan, in Delhi, after receiving the Dr. Sushila Nayar award for Outstanding Contribution to Women’s Literacy in Rural Areas awarded by the All India Committee for the Eradication of Illiteracy Among Women.
In April 2008, she was presented the “Real Heroes” Award by the television network CNN-IBN and Reliance Industries for her dedicated work in the field of education for the rural girl child in India. She also won the Pune’s Pride award for Excellence in Social Work 2013, and recently, in March 2016, received the Literacy Hero 2016 award from Rotary International’s Literacy Mission.