Awards & Recognition

Through the years, HelpAge India’s work has been recognised by several organisations and institutions. We are thankful for their faith and belief in our services by giving us such an honour. It encourages us and instils a sense of belief that we are on the right path whilst reminding us of the great responsibility we carry toward the elderly of our society.

Helpage India awarded Gold seal of trust by Give

Helpage India has been awarded the Gold seal of trust after undergoing the extensive due diligence process at Give. The citation states: ‘Your unwavering commitment to excellence, dedication to serve and adherence to best practices will surely help in delivering large-scale projects to create the required impact on the ground.Your diligence has not only safeguarded the interests of your beneficiaries but has also helped in earning the trust and confidence of your donors and other stakeholders.’

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HelpAge India receives “Champion Level - GuideStar India Platinum Certification" 2023

HelpAge India has been awarded the prestigious GuideStar India Champion Level- Platinum certification and have joined India’s largest pool of credible NGOs after undergoing a rigorous due diligence process. GuideStar India’s Platinum Certification is the Champion Level certification indicating that a high level of accountability and good governance procedures are adopted by the organisation. It shares in the public domain, its tax returns filed within due date, audited annual accounts and auditor’s report submitted to tax authorities for two years and that there are no material qualifications in its audited accounts. To view our profile at GuideStar India, please visit

CRISIL VO1A Grading for excellence in operations & financial transparency (2022)

HelpAge India has been accorded with a grading certificate of VO 1A rating from CRISIL, the highest given to any Voluntary Organization, as a mark of excellence in field operations and financial transparencyThe VO grading is an independent opinion CRISIL on a Voluntary Organization’s relative capability to achieve its stated objectives in a sustained manner.

HelpAge India Certified as a Great Place to Work® in India for 2022-2023

HelpAge India has received the prestigious Great Place to Work® Certification in India. The Great Place to Work® Certification is awarded to organisations that deliver excellent employee experiences and demonstrate best-in-class people practices based on a rigorous assessment process. An organisation gets certified if more than 70% of the employees rate the organisation as a great workplace along with having a strong foundation of people practices. Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. The Institute serves businesses, non-profits and government agencies in more than 60 countries and has conducted pioneering research on the characteristics of great workplaces for over three decades.

HelpAge India honoured with United Nations Population Award 2020

HelpAge India, became the first Indian non-profit to be honoured with the ‘United Nations Population Award 2020’, for its exemplary work working in the field of ageing for disadvantaged elderly in India, work during the Covid 19 pandemic and recognition of the organization’s outstanding contribution to population issues and efforts in the realization of older persons rights in India since 1978.

Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC

HelpAge India has a special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2019. This status is granted to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that focus on specific areas of ECOSOC. The consultative status with ECOSOC gives the right to participate in United Nations conferences and meetings, to submit written statements and reports, to make oral interventions, and to organise panel discussions.

HelpAge India awarded NGO Leadership & Excellence Award 2015

Mrs. Shanta Chatterji (second from right), Member, Governing Body and Mr. Prakash N. Boragaonkar (second from left), Territory Head, Gujarat, Maharashtra & Goa, HelpAge India, receive a trophy and certificate from Mr. H. E Sim Sitha (left), Director General, Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority, Cambodia and Dr. Sanjay Muthal (right), Executive Director, RGF Management Search, in the NGO Leadership & Excellence Award ceremony organized by ABP News where HelpAge India was recognized and awarded second time in a row for its work toward the elderly cause.

HelpAge India Awarded Times Social Impact Award

HelpAge India has been awarded the Times Social Impact Award, an initiative by the Times Group, as best NGO in the health sector. HelpAge India was chosen for its Mobile Healthcare Program that operates in 20 states through Mobile Medical Units (MMUs) treating those elderly who can’t afford or reach health facilities.

HelpAge India was awarded Vayoshreshtha Samman (National Award for Senior Citizens)

Mr. Mathew Cherian (second from right), CEO, HelpAge India, HelpAge India, receives the Vayoshreshtha Samman 2014 (National Award for Senior Citizens) from Mr. Thaawar Chand Gehlot (third from left), Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India and Mrs. Sumitra Mahajan (fourth from left), Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha. HelpAge India was selected as the ‘Outstanding Institution’ for its efforts of working over three decades for the cause of the elderly.

The HelpAge Kolkata team proudly holds up the Bharat Nirman Institutional Award honoring HelpAge India's work

HelpAge India was awarded the prestigious Bharat Nirman Institutional Award against its outstanding services for senior citizens. Mrs. Susmita Ghose (centre), National Director (SAVE), HelpAge India, upholds the trophy which she received on behalf of HelpAge India at the 21st Annual Bharat Nirman Awards Ceremony on the 14th June 2014 at Kalamandir Auditorium, Kolkata.

HelpAge receives the Leadership & Excellence Award 2014

Special guests Mr. Saugata Mitra (left), Chief People Officer & Group Head HR, Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd. hands over the Global CSR Award plaque to Mr. Prakash Borgaonkar, Territory Head (Maharashtra, Gujarat & Goa), HelpAge India and Dr. Sanjay Muthal (second from right), Executive Director, RGF Management Search, presents Ms. Madhu Madan, Country Head – Resource Mobilization, HelpAge India with the trophy for the same, at an award function of ABP News & World CSR Congress commemorating World CSR Day.

Recognized by ICAI for Financial Excellence 2011-12

Ms. Shanta Chatterji (second from left), Treasurer, Governing Body, HelpAge India, receives the ICAI Plaque on behalf of HelpAge, for transparency and excellence in financial reporting in the not-for-profit sector for 2011- 12, by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Looking on is Ms. Geeta Mathur (third from right), Chief Financial Officer, HelpAge India, CA. Ms. Bhavna Doshi (third from left), Chairperson, Research Committee, ICAI, CA Mr. Jaydeep Narendra Shah (fourth from left), former President ICAI, Mr. V. N. Kaul (second from right), Former C&AG of India & Jury Head for ICAI Awards, CA. Mr. Subodh Kumar Agrawal (first from right), President, ICAI, along with other ICAI representatives.

Recognized by ICAI for Financial Excellence 2010-11

Mr. Rakesh Goswami, Former Director Finance, HelpAge India, is congratulated before he receives the ICAI Award on behalf of HelpAge India for ‘Commended Annual Report in the Not-for- Profit Sector’ from CA Mr. K Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha (left), CA Mr. G. Ramaswamy, President, ICAI. Dr. M Veerappa Moily, Union Minister for Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India is seen with the award (centre).

Award for Outstanding Contribution to Social Welfare 2011

Mr. Mathew Cherian, Chief Executive Officer, HelpAge India, receives PHD Chamber of Commerce Award for ‘Outstanding Social Contribution’ from Smt. Meira Kumar, Speaker of the Lok Sabha at a function in New Delhi. Also seen in the picture (from left) from the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry are: Mr. Suman Jyoti Khaitan, Vice President, Mr. Sandip Somany, Senior Vice President, Mr. Salil Bhandari, President and Mr. R. K. Saboo, Chairman Awards Committee.

Best NGO Award

Ms. Shanta Chatterji (second from left), Treasurer, Governing Body, HelpAge India and Mr. Prakash Borgaonkar, Territory Head (Maharashtra, Goa & Gujarat),HelpAge India, receive the Best NGO Award by Institute ofPublic Enterprise (IPE) for HelpAge from Mr. Mahendra Dev,Chairman, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). Looking on is Mr. R. K. Mishra, Director, Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE)

Healthcare Leadership Award 2012

Mr. Georgy M. Varghese (right), Director Health Services, HelpAge India, receives the Health care Leadership Award 2012 from Padmashri Dr. K.K. Aggarwal , well-known cardiologist and senior physician. HelpAge received the award for outstanding contribution in promoting inclusive healthcare in the ‘NGO in Healthcare’ category. This award was given by civil society group, Knowledge Resource Development and Welfare Group.

HelpAge India Receives Chairman's Challenge Award

HelpAge India volunteering program with Prudential Process Management Services (PPMS) has received an award in the innovation category of Chairman’s Challenge Award along with prize money of £ 5519. Prudential Process Management Services has been supporting HelpAge India for last seven years through volunteering and involvement of their employees in HelpAge India’s projects. The employees get to meet and spend time with the elderly and enrich themselves.