Recognising the sterling performance of Varalakshmi Mohan, president of Dr. Subrayan Nagar Women Civic Exnora and advisor of Kodambakkam and Mambalam (Part- Division -133) Residents Welfare Exnora, the Exnora International awarded her the “Outstanding 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, source segregation of waste composting and recycling. Varalakshmi Mohan has been working for uplift 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 in Chennai.