Awards and Recognition - Sevalaya

Best Social Worker (Women Welfare) – State Award

This prestigious award was presented by the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, Selvi J Jayalalithaa during the Independence day function at Fort St. George, on August 15, 2016. It was an acknowledgement of more than two decades of assiduous service to the cause of the underprivileged sections of the society. At Sevalaya’s heart is providing ‘free’ education to more than 2000 underprivileged children. More than half of them are girls from the surrounding villages. Sevalaya has taken up the cause of sponsoring the collegiate education of 50 girl children who have completed their Std. XII Board exams.


Sprit of Humanity 2015 – Education – National Award

Sevalaya wins a national award for education. AmeriCares selected Sevalaya for spirit of Humanity award in education category and the award was presented in Mumbai on 9th September 2015. 400 NGOs from all over India participated and 28 finalists were invited to Mumbai to make a presentation to the jury committee. Sevalaya was selected best in the country in education.


Change Maker Award

Raindropss is a social organisation, created for delivering social awareness messages to the public. This organisation is an initiative of youth, with a view to honour achievers of NGOs engaged in the services to the society. Raindropss has chosen Sevalaya for its services to the society and invited for honouring in a colourful function held on 12th December 2015 at Rani seethai hall, Chennai, Tamilnadu. Dr. Balamurali Krishna a veteran carnatic music legend presented the Change Maker award to Mr.V Muralidharan, Founder and Managing Trustee of Sevalaya.
Mr. Aravind, Anchor, while introducing Sevalaya to the audience, lauded the services of Sevalaya. He said that as the very nomenclature suggests, it is an institution and a temple of service to render help to the needy.


Nallor Viruthu (Good Samaritan Award)

M/s Krishna Sweets a leading eatery – chain in south awarded “Nallor Viruthu” (Good Samaritan) to Mr. V Muralidharan on 19th September 2015. In a colourful function held in “Thathvaloga Auditorium” the award was given him by M Murali, Managing Director Sri Krishna Sweets. While presenting the award he said, Sevalaya fully deserves due to his yeoman services to the poor and downtrodden.

Mr. Ramanan, rendered Thirukural couplets from “Anbudaimai” chapter with music by Ms.Keerthana. in the function Mr. Ramanan particularly mention that he has visited Sevalaya and could see the great activities in the service to the poor and underprivileged children.

Mr. V Muralidharan in his acceptance speech declared that he was receiving the award on behalf of 154 staff members of Sevalaya who have been contributing in the mission of Sevalaya in transforming the lives of the rural poor.


NGO of the Year – 2013

Public Relations Council of India, selected Sevalaya as the ‘NGO of the Year’. The award was presented in Mumbai on 14th February 2014, jointly by Dr. Vithal Venkatesh Kamat, Executive Chairman & Managing Director of Orchid Group and Mrs. Rajashree Birla, Director of Aditya Birla Group.


Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award presented by film director SP Muthuraman to Muralidharan at a function organized by Angel Matriculation School, Thirunindravur, Chennai.


Aringar Anna Award

Sevalaya was awareded the ‘Aringar Anna’ award, instituted by Ministry of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu on the occasion of World Environment Day, function held on 5th June, 2013.


Sevalaya was selected for the first prize, under NGO category. Award handovered by Mr. MC. Sampath, Hon’ Minister for Environment.


Outstanding Environmentalist

In recognition of all the efforts put in by Sevalaya to protect the environment, ‘Outstanding Environmentalist’ award was presented by Mr. VP. Kalairajan, MLA and Justice Jagadeesan.


Best Project Managed Community Service Organization

Sevalaya was selected as the ‘Best Project Managed Community Service Organization’ by Project Management Institute (PMI). The award was presented by Mr. Vineet Nayyar, CEO, HCL Technologies.


Best Old Age Home in Tamil Nadu

Sevalaya was selected as the ‘Best Old Age Home in Tamil Nadu’ by the Social Welfare Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu.


NIQR Award



Sl. No Name of Award Year Award Given By
67 Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 Soka Ikeda college of Arts and Science
66 Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 Humour Club International
65 FICCI Flo Women Achiever Award 2017 FICCI flo, Chennai
64 Distinguished Philanthropist 2017 2017 Jeppiar Icon Award 2017
63 Inspiring Ideal Men’16 2016 Women Exclusive Magazine Award
62 Sat Paul Mittal 2016 (National Award) 2016 Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust, Punjab
61 Best Teacher Award 2016 Lions Club International
60 Best Social Worker (Women’s Welfare) 2016 Tamilnadu Government
59 Champion level – Guide Star India Platinum Award 2016 Guide Star India
58 May Day Award 2016 Rotary Club of Vadapalani
57 Change Maker Award 2015 Raindropss
56 Best Social Service Organisation 2015 Mylapore Academy
55 Nallor Viruthu (Good Samaritan) 2015 Sri Krishna Sweets
54 Sprit of Humanity Award 2015- Education 2015 AmeriCares Foundation, Mumbai
53 Best institution working for girl child education 2014 All India Women’s conference, New Delhi
52 Best Social Worker 2014 Tamilnadu Bhramin Association
51 Noble Service Award 2014 Consumer and People’s Rights Protection Centre
50 Best Chennai-ite in Social Service 2014 Big FM Radio
49 Best Grass Root Level Worker 2014 CIOSA
48 Best Social Worker 2014 Lions Club of South West
47 NGO of the Year 2014 Public Relations Council of India
46 Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 Angel Matriculation School, Thiruninravur
45 Design for Change – Best Project 2013 Riverside School, Ahmadabad
44 Dhuruva Award 2013 Swadeshi Magazine
43 “Aringar Anna” Award (Awarded as Best NGO) 2013 Ministry of Environment, Government of Tamilnadu
42 Out Standing Environmentalist Award 2013 Exnora International
41 Best Old Age Home in Tamilnadu 2012 Government of Tamilnadu, Social Welfare Department
40 Best Project of the year in Contribution to Community 2012 Project Management Institute (PMI)
39 Best “Social Reformer” 2012 Soka Ikeda College
38 Pramerica Award 2012 The Primerica Foundation
37 Pudiya Thalaimurai “Promising Star Award” 2012 Puthia Thalaimurai
36 Best Green Campus Award 2012 Government of Tamilnadu, Forest Department
35 Design for Change – Best Project 2011 Riverside School, Ahmadabad
34 Inspired by Swami Vivekananda Series – Award 2011 Ramakrishna Ashram
33 Bharathi Award 2011 The DAWN
32 Best Digital Literacy Center 2011 Rotary club of Madras Midtown
31 Best Organization of the Year 2010 Readers of ‘Puthia Thalaimurai’, a leading Tamil weekly
30 Design for Change – Best Project 2010 Riverside School, Ahmadabad
29 Best social worker 2010 All India Tamil Writers’ Association
28 Old Age Home Award 2010 Corporation of Chennai
27 Sevai Semmal 2010 Thirukovilur Panpattu Kazhagam
26 Toppers in Digital literacy 2010 Rotary Club of Madras Midtown
25 ‘Rose of Ridwan’ 2010 Bahai Spiritual Society
24 Karuna Ratna 2010 Karuna International
23 For Services to Society 2010 Gandhi Library K Mahalingam Muthu Vizha Committee
22 For propagating the works of Bharathiyar 2009 Bharathiyar Sangam
21 Excellence in Social Service 2009 Kamadhenu Charitable Trust
20 “Good Samaritan Award” For Human Excellence 2009 Rotary Club of Madras Chenna Patna
19 Achiever Award 2009 Lioness Assembly
18 LUCAS TVS NIQR Award for Outstanding Service Organisation 2009 National Institute of Quality and Reliability
17 Award for Value Based Management 2008 Pegasus Institute of Excellence
16 KVS Sarathbabu Memorial Award for Lifetime Excellence and the title of “SEVA RATHNA” 2008 Wisdom International Monthly Magazine
15 Mudhalvan Award 2008 Thiruninravur Town News
14 Best Green Campus 2008 Collector, Tiruvallur
13 Outstanding Couple in the field of Social Service 2008 PR Syndicate
12 Sadguru Gnanananda National Award for Families in Social Service 2008 Manava Seva Dharmasamvardhini Trust
11 Exnora Seva Ratna 2007 2007 Exnora International
10 For Excellent Social Service 2006 Humour Club International, Triplicane Chapter
9 Seva Ratna Award 2006 Exnora Club of Villivakkam
8 Selfless Service Award 2006 Kanakadhara Educational Trust
7 TK Krishnasamy Award 2006 Mahatma Gandhi Library, Saidapet
6 TCS Education World Teachers’ Award (For innovative value based Education – Primary Education) 2006 TCS Education World Awards Committee 2006
5 Young Achiever Award 2003 Yuva Shakthi, Teynampet
4 Bharathi Pani Parattu 2002 Bharathi Kalai Kazhagam Chennai
3 Best Service Award Millenium 2000 2000 Angel Matriculation School, Thiruninravur
2 For Excellent Social Service 1997 Humour Club International Triplicane Chapter
1 Sevai Oli 1997 Nallor Vangi, Perambur