The Golden Award was instituted by HelpAge India in the year 1993 to honour exceptional individuals who have contributed consistently for the welfare of the society and more so in their advancing years. 

The Award constitutes a Citation, Cash Award of Rs. 50,000 and a Special Memento.

Past recipients include luminaries from diverse fields such as:

  • Shri Somnath Chatterjee - distinguished Lawyer, Politician, Parliamentarian and Speaker Lok Sabha.
  • Justice B.P. Berry - Retired Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court and Vice Chairman Red Cross
  • Shri P.L. Tandon - Ex. Chairman Levers, STC, Punjab National Bank & NCAER)
  • Shri H.D. Shourie - Director Common Cause, a public interest organization striving for governance reforms. 
  • Mrs. Oshima Raikhy - reputed Social Worker, Managing Trustee of Aruna Asaf Ali Memorial Trust that works for the development of underprivileged children and women
  • Mrs. Vijaya Mulay - renowned Educationist and Film Maker
  • Prof P.K.B. Nayar - reputed Social Scientist and Gerontologist
  • Dr. (Ms) Aparna Basu - a reputed Academician and Social Worker