Excelsior Correspondent NEW DELHI, Dec 11: For the primary time in nation’s historical past, an Indian establishment ‘HelpAge India’ received the celebrated ‘2020 UN Inhabitants Award’ in its ‘institutional class’. The United Nations yearly honours a person or establishment for excellent contributions to inhabitants and reproductive well being. This honour is available in recognition of the group’s excellent contribution to inhabitants points and consciousness, in its efforts within the realization of older particular person’s rights in India since 1978. The United Nations Inhabitants Fund, India held a felicitation ceremony as we speak and offered the award, which included a Diploma Certificates, a gold medal and a financial prize. HelpAge India has been working for the trigger and care of deprived older individuals to enhance their high quality of life for over 4 many years. It receives this recognition for its impactful work with and for deprived aged. It really works in 125 districts unfold throughout 25 States in India and voices issues of elders to allow them to lead safe and dignified lives. Addressing ageing points and issues in India on the award ceremony as we speak, Ms. Argentina Matavel Piccin, Consultant of UNFPA India mentioned, “This can be a second of immense satisfaction and pleasure for all of us working right here in India, particularly for these of us who’re working within the subject of ageing and care of the aged.” In his acceptance speech, Kiran Karnik, Chairperson, HelpAge India mentioned, “It’s an honour, on behalf of HelpAge India, to obtain the UN Inhabitants Award 2020, a primary for an Indian non-profit on this class. We’re notably completely satisfied to see ageing issues being delivered to centre-stage.” HelpAge India runs one of many largest cellular healthcare packages by its Cell Healthcare Items spanning the nation, offering free healthcare providers to three million free remedies to susceptible and destitute elders. In an effort to satisfy the challenges confronted by older individuals in India within the context of the COVID-19 epidemic UNFPA partnered with HelpAge India to deal with the particular vulnerabilities and dangers that the aged are going through.