An engineer, innovator, scientist, educationist and reformist Mr. Sonam wangchuk is recognized for his contributions towards the society worldwide. He has been awarded the Ashoka fellowship for Social entrepreneurship in 2002. He received the CNN-IBN & Reliance Industries Real Heroes Award in 2008. He is also the recipient of prestigious Rolex award 2016. Most recently he has been bestowed upon the Global award for sustainable architecture in the year 2017. Recipient of Ramon Magsaysay award (2018).