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 Golden Award was conceived by HelpAge India with the view to honour an individual above 80 years of age who shows exemplary courage in fighting the challenges that ageing present to her/him to serve the humanity. This is not only an acknowledgement of their personal achievement but also our way of gently reminding the society what older persons are capable of!
The award constitutes a Citation, a Special Memento and a Cheque for Rs. 10,000/-.
The recipients include luminaries like Shri H.D. Shourie (Director Common Cause), Justice B.P. Berry (Retired Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court and Vice Chairman Red Cross), Dr. C. Gopalan (President, Nutrition Foundation of India), Shri P.L. Tandon (Ex. Chairman Levers, STC Punjab National Bank & NCAER), Mr. R.H. Belavadi (2006) nominated to the Indian Administrative Service and appointed as the Inspector General of Prisons Maharashtra) Mr. Inder Prakash Anand (2007) (Retired Executive Director of Thapar Group, on the Board of Governors of IIT, Kanpur and various Regional Engineering Colleges, currently on the Management Board of ILO, Institute of Labour Studies and ILO’s International Training Centre); Dr. K. Padma R. Rao ( 2008)(M.D. in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, taught both Under-graduates and Post-graduates students in Medical Colleges in Bangalore, Bellary & Hubli, Founder President of the Senior Citizens’ Forum. During this period, she conducted six care givers’ courses at Asha Jeevan & Abhaya Ashram); Mrs Oshima Raikhy(2009) (reputed social worker Managing Trustee of Aruna Asaf Ali Memorial Trust that works for the development of underprivileged children and women) and Mr. R.N. Mital (2009) (Engineering from the Roorkee University of Technology, Chairman and Managing Director of South India Resins and Chemicals P. Ltd. Senior Vice President of All India Senior Citizens’ Confederation. He made earnest efforts to unify the senior citizens movement in Andhra Pradesh and succeeded in forming one umbrella organisation called Andhra Pradesh Senior Citizen’ Confederation); Mrs Vijaya Mulay (2010) a renowned educationist and film maker who directed and scripted a short animation film Ek Anek aur Ekta, which won the National Silver Lotus award in 1974. In 1998, she won Vikram Sarabhai Lifetime Achievement Award for educational communication given by the UGC and CEC (Consortium of Universities for Educational Communication). In 2005, when the NCERT was revising national curriculum, she chaired the focus group on educational technology.
Person to be citizen of India
No bar on caste or religion
Age above 80 years (The oldest old will be given preference)
All other conditions remaining equal women candidate/s will be given preference
A successful career during pre-retirement period
In the advancing years, a notable contribution to the welfare of society and thereby achieving eminence
Contributions to society not yet recognised at national or international level
Should be an example for other senior citizens to emulate
Call for nominations. The Advisory Committee reserves the right to include name of any candidate nominated in the previous years.
Scrutiny of the names and short listing by the Advisory Committee
Final short listed names along with the recommendations of the Advisory Committee to be viewed by the Jury
Final decision of the Jury
Presentation of the Award
Last date for submission of Application/ Nomination:
Monday, 22nd August 2011.
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