Awards and Recognition

Sevalaya Bhuvaneswari received Community Warrior Award for 2023

Bhuvaneswari Muralidharan, Honorary Correspondent, Sevalaya, was awarded the Community Warrior Award at the nRoot Awards – 2023 held on 18th March 2023 at Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science & Technology, Thanjavur, in honour of the service to Society for over 3 decades in the areas of education, health, rural development, disaster relief and rehabilitation through Sevalaya.

Dr. Anjugam Boopathy, MBBS, MD., Deputy Mayor, Thanjavur was the Chief Guest of the event.

The award was given to Bhuvaneswari Muralidharan by C Vijayalakshmi Bharthi, Founder, Chakku Charitable Trust.
Lieutenant General Sanjay Chauhan (Retd) Director General at Directorate General of Quality and Chairman of BRIDGE Bharat Council was the presiding officer. He participated in the function online.
The award was instituted by nRoot technologies. The function was organized by nRoot in association with BRIDGE Bharat Council and Life Academy.
L N Anupriya, Head Quality of Sevalaya and M Saravanan, Donor Relations Officer of Sevalaya’s Old age home, Thanjavur participated in the function.

Minister Periyakaruppan and Ex-Central Minister G K Vasan presenting the Distinguished Alumni Award - 2022

Sevalaya Murali was felicitated and conferred with distinguished alumni award by Minister Periyakaruppan at a grand alumni reunion function held at New college on 8 Oct 2022 . Ex-central minister G K Vasan and other distinguished guests and alumni were also present at the occasion to celebrate. the completion of 70years of New College.
Sevalaya Murali studied in New college from 1977 to 1981, before going to IISC Bangalore.

Champions of Chennai Award 2022

Sevalaya is the recipient of the Champion of Chennai Award in the category of Social Initiatives, awarded by the KSA Trust, public charitable trust and an apolitical organisation whose vision is to recognize silent champions who have impacted people around them positively and have thus made the world a better place to live in.

Sevalaya Murali received the award at the hands of the Chief Guest Gagandeep Singh Bedi, IAS, Commissioner of Greater Chennai Corporation, at a function held at Chennai on 18th August 2022. Noted Bharathanatyam dancer and Kalaimamani awardee Priyadharshini Govind was the Special Guest at the event.

In his acceptance speech, Sevalaya Murali briefly spoke about the services offered by Sevalaya, particularly in the field of education of the rural children from poor families and eradication of child labour in 40 villages in Thiruvallur District. He narrated the story of how the free education offered by Sevalaya has helped the daughter of a vegetable vendor to become a doctor.

Gagandeep Singh Bedi congratulated the award winners and expressed his happiness to participate in the event where he could meet many inspiring personalities.

Bharathi Ratna Award

Pothigai Thamizh Sangam honored Sevalaya Murali with the Bharathi Ratna award on 27th June 2022. The Award was presented by the Honorable Speaker of Tamilnadu Legislative Assembly M Appavu during the Inauguration of Chellamma Bharathi Learning Centre at Kadayam. Chellamma - Bharathi statue was unveiled and Sevalaya's 34th Annual Day Celebrations at Kadayam were held on the occasion of the 125th wedding anniversary of the illustrious couple.

Service Over Self Award

Service over Self Award

Bhuvaneswari Muralidharan, Honorary Correspondent, Sevalaya, was awarded the Service over Self award by Inner Wheel District 323 at their Annual conference SAMSIDDHI held on 1st April 2021 at ITC Grand Chola, Guindy, in honour of the service to Society for over 3 decades in the areas of education, health, rural development, and disaster relief and rehabilitation through Sevalaya.

Karnataka sangha award for Mr.Murali

Social Service Award

Sevalaya’s founder and Managing Trustee Mr.V.Muralidharan received Social service award from Karnataka Sangha in Karnataka Rajyotsava celebrations held in Chennai on 17th November 2019.

Best Social Worker Award

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.

bhuvana madam life time achievement award 2019

Life Time Achievement Award

Sevalaya’s Hon. Co-Ordinator Mrs. Bhuvaneshwari Muralidharan Received Life Time Achievement Award from Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Womens Association, on occasion of Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy’s Birthday Celebrations and 32nd Annual day of the Association.


Life time 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.


Life Time Achievement Award

Sevalaya received Life Time Achievement Award from Indian Medical Association on their Doctors Day Program

Sprit of humanity - AmareCare award (1)

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.


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.

Change MakerAward

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.


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.

Good Samaritan Award (1)

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.


NIQR Award


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.


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.


Sl. No Name of Award Year Award Given By
79 Community warrior award- Mrs. Bhuvaneshwari Muralidharan 2023 nRoots – 2023
78 Champions of Chennai – Mr. V Muralidharan 2022 Champions of Chennai
77 Bharathi Ratna Award – Mr. V Muralidharan 2022 Pothigai Thamizh Sangam
76 Service over Self Award – Mrs. Bhuvaneshwari Muralidharan 2021 Inner Wheel District 323
75 Seshan Sanman Award – Mr.V Muralidharan 2020 Kalaimamani Isaikkavi Ramanan’s family
74 Certificate of Recognition to Sevalaya 2019 RRD
73 Social Service Award -Mr.V Muralidharan 2019 Kannada Sangha – @ Karnatka Rajyotsava Celebrations
72 Life Time Achievement Award – Mrs. Bhuvaneshwari Muralidharan 2019 Dr.Muthulakshmi Reddy Womens Association
71 Life Time Achievement Award – Mr. V Muralidharan 2019 Indian Medical Association
70 Old Age Home Award 2018 Social Welfare Department, Tamil nadu Government
69 Achiever’s Award 2018 Thirukkural Ilakkiya Peravai (Tirukkural literary forum)
68 Humanitarian Award 2017 Vice President of India
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