Recognising the sterling performance of Varalakshmi Mohan, president of Dr. Subrayan Nagar Women Civic Exnora and advisor of Kodambakkam & Mambalam (Part- Division -133) Residents Welfare Exnora, the Exnora International awarded her the “Out Standing Environmentalist” for 2012.

She was instrumental in conducting several social projects for the benefit of the under-privileged. She had been part of several environmental related projects such as tree planting, rainwater harvesting, home gardening, terrace gardening, source segregation of waste composting and recycling.

Varalakshmi Mohan has been also been working for upliftment of women. She has been constantly supporting several old age homes, orphanages and mentally disabled homes. She has been actively involved in environmental protection, road safety, health and blood donation camps at various places in and around Chennai. She has been a mentor and role model for women and youth too.