Humanitarian Awards by Apsara Reddy recognise grassroots activism

The sixth edition of the Humanitarian Awards took place in Chennai on 11th March 2024. Initiated by Apsara Reddy, the event campaigns for child rights and puts the focus on prevention of child sexual abuse.

Nalli Kuppuswami Chetty received a Lifetime Achievement Award and Sumithra Prasad of Dorai Foundation was the recipient of the award for mainstreaming children with mental health issues and working with autism and dyslexia.

Bollywood actor Ananya Panday spoke passionately about “Digital Social Responsibility” while Radikaa Sarathkumar spoke emotionally about parents paying attention to children’s behaviour and body language.

Apsara Reddy welcomed industrialists and leading families from Chennai including the Sanmar Group, TTK, Ceebros, BMW, Jineshwar Capital and Radiant Group.

Dr Radhakrishnan Jagannathan, Commissioner of Greater Chennai along with MD of Milky Mist spoke at the event. AGS cinemas producer Andal Kalpathi lit the lamp with other dignitaries.

Apsara Reddy speaking at the event said, “We bring to focus of activists and educationists working towards child rights. There is remarkable work happening across South India but there is less focus on the work of grassroots activists. We make this platform about shining spotlight on the really gritty activists who are doing amazing work against child abuse. We need to build conversations around stricter policing, increased parental awareness and speaking up for our nations most precious asset- children.”