Vayoshreshtha Samman National Award
Part of: Prelims and GS I- Society
Context: Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu presented the Vayoshreshtha Samman National Award to senior geriatrician V.S. Natarajan.
- The recipient of the award has been taking various initiatives through his enterprise (Dr. V S Natarajan Geriatric Foundation) for the healthy welfare of the elders.
- Vayoshreshtha Samman is a Scheme of awards instituted by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
- It gradually upgraded to the status of National Awards, for institutions involved in rendering distinguished service for the cause of elderly persons especially indigent senior citizens and to eminent citizens in recognition of their service/achievements.