New Delhi, December 10
HelpAge India on Thursday became the first Indian NGO to be awarded the prestigious 2020 UN Population Award in the institutional category.
The selection of HelpAge is in recognition of its work on population issues and efforts in the realisation of rights of older persons in India since 1978. The award was presented during a virtual event held at UN headquarters in New York to mark Human Rights Day.
The award brings focus to the issue of ageing with India housing an estimated 140 million elderly. HelpAge, with 42 years of fieldwork, has presence in 125 districts across 25 states.
It works for welfare of elderly. The NGO impacts 2 million elderly in India. — TNS