N S Hema Memorial Award 2021


The N.S Hema Memorial Award recognises the exemplary work of an NGO (organisation) working in the field of disability in South India for a minimum period of 3 years. The Award, instituted in 2017, and held on 4th October every year, honours the recipient organization with a citation, a trophy, and a cheque of ₹1 lakh.

We are happy to inform you that the N.S.Hema Memorial Award application form is available in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam, apart from English. You may fill up the application in any of the preferred languages and submit it along with the attachments, all online.

Guidelines to Apply


The call for applications for the N S Hema Memorial Award 2021 is open from 22 July to 20 August 2021 (the last date extended on request from NGOs). NGOs working in the field of disability in South India for a minimum period of 3 years, can apply via the online application form provided below.


The online application must be duly filled up with the following attachments.

  1. Covering Letter 
  2. 3 years Project Annual Report 
  3. 3 years Project Financial statement 

The application has 2 sections:

  1. Management
  2. Programmes and Performance.

Both the sections have to be submitted in full.

Please note:

  • Only one application can be submitted by an NGO.
  • All documents must be scanned and attached to the online application in PDF or JPEG format.
  • The information provided should be specific, accurate, and complete.

The deadline for submissions of applications is 20 August 2021.

Evaluation Process

Please visit the APD website (www.apd-india.org) to get updates from the 2nd week of August.

Shortlisted participants will be informed by the last week of August.

The jury will contact the shortlisted applicants by the 1st week of September 2021.

The applicants will be called for a face to face or online interview.

The jury team may visit the finalists on-site for more specific details if required.

The winner will be officially recognized at the N S Hema Memorial Award function scheduled on 4 October 2021.

Contact Information

For any further information/clarification, feel free to contact us at nshemaaward@apd-india.org or call Mr Daniel E James on 94498 69439 or Mr Naveen K at 95919 87946.

You can also call our office at 080-25489594 / 080-25470390.

Apply for the N S Hema Memorial Award 2021

The last date for application submission is 20 August 2021.