The National Sports Awards ceremony was held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. STAIRS was conferred with the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar Hon'ble President of India Sri Pranab Mukherjee in recognition of Society for Transformation, Inclusion, and Recognition through Sports (STAIRS) contribution towards the 'Identification and Nurturing of Budding and Young Talent' in India.
Siddhartha Upadhyay, founder and secretary general—STAIRS, entrepreneur and philanthropist, appointed to the governing body of Sports Authority of India in 2016.
STAIRS is inducted in the Steering Committee for FIFA U-17 World Cup, BRICS U-17 Tournament; Mission XI Million Programme and Pilot Programme of Subroto Mukerjee Sports Education Society under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (MYSA), Government of India. STAIRS is an integral part of the process of strategy formulation by the MYSA towards development of sports at the grassroots.
STAIRS is was awarded the ‘Best NGO for Promoting Sports in India’ by FICCI India Sports Award in 2015.
STAIRS has been conferred the “Foundation Level- GuideStar India Transparency Key- 2016”