Center for Humane Services
Awards & Recognition

  • International Award for Most Outstanding Voluntary Organization in India - Matsushita, Japan 1992
  • Rising Personality of the Century - Penguin Publications.
  • For the Sake of Honour Award - Rotary Club of Chennai .
  • Best Social Worker Award - National Youth Federation - Delhi.
  • Ugaadi Puraskar - Chennai Telugu Academy
  • Bharat Excellence Award - Friendship Forum of India - Delhi
  • Award of Excellence - Loud Thinking Forum.
  • Maschio Humanitarian Award - Mumbai 1996.
  • Award for Best Social Service Institution 2002- Government of Tamilnadu
  • Recognition for outstanding services - City of Philadelphia 2003
  • Citation honoring Udavum Karangal - Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Award for Best Social Worker 2004 - Government of Tamilnadu
  • Citation for services provided for the Tsunami Victims - Denver Sister Cities 2005
  • Kannada Rajayothsava Award - Government of Karnataka 2010

Press & Media

Hands of Love - Readers Digest.

Vidyaakar, the Saviour of dying and destitute in Madras- Sunday Midday

A Messiah for the discarded -Madhya Pradhes Chronicle

To the destitute of Madras, he is known as PAPPA -Khaleej Times - U.A.E

The PAPPA doesn't preach - The Week

Vidyaakar is not just a social worker but a miracle worker. -Hindustan Times

Udavum Karangal has a message-Help us to Help others. - Indian Express

Udavum Karangal is a shelter for orphan children, dying destitute, old women and mental patients. This shelter, where the ruling forces are compassion and understanding care is managed by a group of young men and women -The Hindu

Dedicated to bringing comfort to the dying -Eves Touch

Messiah” for the resurrection of human dignity lauded for his dedication to the discarded and the abused. - Indo-American News


News & Events

Unseen Happiness
A Face in the Crowd