AWARDS BY "MOTHER TERESA CHARITABLE TRUST" Awardee Profiles

    Veltech University

    Institutional Award - 2014

    Veltech Engineering College was started in the 1997 by the donate Educational-Philanthropic Personalities- Dr.R. Rangarajan and Dr. Sagunthala Rangarajan. Veltech University has grown steadily over the years by the uncompromising vision, leadership and guidance of the founder and matured as Veltech University.Presently the university has been marching towards its goal by achieving all-round excellence. The university offers Under Graduate, Post Graduate & Doctral programmes in Engineering and technology, Science, Media Technology and Communication and Management Studies. In appreciation of its tireless service to the young society, the University has been conferred with the “Best Institutional Award” for the year 2014.

    Sherine Genevieve Fernando

    Social Activist Award - 2013

    Sherine Genevieve Fernando is a senior finance professional in the US. donate She started her financial career at Ernst and Young, was in the Accounting and Administration fields for approximately 10 years and moved on to banking where she worked for over 20 years at seven leading International Banks. Her passion however, was to divert her attention to be a fair and just financier to the poor mans world rather than being the financial professional and banker she was to the lucrative commercial world. Hence, she wishes to make maximum use of her unique combination of banking, accounting and corporate administration skills, knowledge and vast experience towards this divinely led project-micro financing to the unreached poor that is close to her heart throughout the world. In appreciation to her service to the poor, she is conferred with the “Best Social Activist Award” for the year 2012.

    M. Dhivya Prasad

    Social Activist Award - 2013

    Mr. M. Divya Prasad, an entrepreneur, serving the society, helping the poor, donate disabled and widows to get employment and supporting the students to complete their education is conferred with the “Best Social Activist Award” for the year 2012.

    Dr. Madhumeet

    Educationist Award - 2013

    Dr. Madhumeet is an Associate Professor at KMV College, Jalandhar, Punjab. donate She is an asset to the Society thoroughly committed to the cause of education and service to the Society. She has been a teacher for few decades, working for women empowerment. She also works on Social and environmental causes and have organized camps, awareness drives and rallies on protection of women and against atrocities on women. She is a highly recognized personality. She is a writer and a reformist. She contributed reformative articles in “Mother News” a bilingual journal regularly. To honor her selfless deeds, she was felicitated by Mother Teresa Charitable Trust with the “Best Educationist Award” for the year 2013.

    Mr. G.A. Vadivelu

    Social Activist Award - 2013

    A Veteren Socialist, born in the year 1925 in a small village Gollahalli in Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu is a born social activist. donate He fought for the freedom movement, imprisoned 17 times in the free India for the causes of the poor and downtrodden in the country. He was associated with the tall leaders of the country like Sardar Patel, Vinoba Bhave, Morarji Desai, V.P. Singh, HD. Devegowda I K Gujral, Madhu Dandavate, Ramakrishna Hegda, Sharad Yadav, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Biju Patnaik, Nitish Kumar, Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi etc. He is a writer used to write regular articles in the dailies. He has written 30 books in Tamil. His historical novel.“Chembiar Tilakam” was adjudged as the best Tamil Novel in 1985. Despite his age he contribute much to the society. In view of his contribution to the society he has been adjudged the “Social Activist Award” 2013 by Mother Teresa Charitable Trust.

    T. Ramaiya

    Communal Harmony Award - 2012

    He is a social activist working among the poor and downtrodden in the district of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. donate He carries out active and energetic propagation of the principles, especially of tolerance and harmony among the people living in our country. On the basis of his activities and performance over a sufficiently long period of time, he is conferred with the “Communal Harmony Award“ for the year 2012.

    Nanjil Michael

    Social Activist Award - 2012

    Nanjil Micheal, President of the All India Fishermen Front works for the up-liftment of the fishermen community. donate He has taken several initiatives to improve their income and reduce their expenditure, so as to obtain a socio-economic balanced society. He still fights for their rights and encourage them to get proper education in order to plan their budget and flourish their life. To honor his commitment towards the up-liftment of the society he is conferred with “Social Activists Award“ for the year 2012.

    A. Krishnan

    Communal Harmony Award - 2012

    Mr. A. Krishnan, a social activist undertaking several programmes on poverty alleviations, supporting the handicapped, donate working for the cause of the poor and underprivileged and working for amity in the society in Vellore District is conferred withthe “Communal Harmony Award“ for the year 2012.

    John Sundar Raj

    Humanitarian Award - 2012

    An Industrialist and an active member of the Lions Club of Kanyakumari District, donate he takes active interest in the Civic, Social and moral welfare of the community. He strives hard to unite the people in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding. In appreciation for his commitment towards the society he was felicitated with the “Best Humanitarian Award“ for the year 2012.

    A.V. Rm. V. S. S. Chandrasekar

    Communal Harmony Award - 2012

    Mr. Chandrasekar, is serving the society by working for community development donate and amity in the societyin Madurai and Dindugul District is conferred with “Communal Harmony Award“ for the year 2012.He is a dedicated entrepreneur giving employment to hundreds of people. His dedication to the causes of the downtrodden and under previleged in the society and his selfless service to the Dalits made him to be a selfless devoted personality in the society.

    A.V. Nagarajan

    Communal Harmony Award - 2012

    A.V. Nagarajan, was the president of the Village Panchayat, Varanavasi, in the Walajabad block of Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu. donate Nagarajan got the approval of the Gram Sabha for the resolution banning “Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products in public places”. The fireless effort of Nagarajan made Varanavasi the first Village Panchayat in the State of Tamil Nadu to have successfully implementing the Tobacco Control Act with the support of Village people. He works for the downtrodden and depressed classes of the Society. In appreciation of his exemplary services to the society Mother Teresa Charitable Trust conferred him with the “Communal Harmony Award” for the year 2012.

    Al Amin

    Entrepreneurship Award - 2012

    Mr. Al. Amin, entrepreneur in hotel industry, a social worker, involved in Lions Club donate activities in Kanyakumari District is awarded with “Entrepreneurship Award 2012” in a function organized at Martandam, Kanyakumari District.

    Mr. Nakul Arun Jagjivan

    Best Social Activist Award - 2015

    donate J V GOKAL CHARITY TRUST is “not-for-profit”, Public Charitable Trust. The trust is a national level organization aiming to reach out to the underprivileged and needy communities by providing them educational opportunities and access to basic healthcare facilities through charity. Since its inception in 1967, J. V. GOKAL CHARITY TRUST (JVGCT) works with the values of Trust, Devotion and Compassion for the communities it serves. The brain child of this organization is one of its trustee Mr. Nakul Arun Jagjivan. To honour his commitment towards the welfare of the society, he is conferred with the “Best Social Activist Award” for the year 2015.

    Sr. Mary Theodore

    Mother Teresa Award - 2007

    MITHRA, a Rehabilitation Centre was started in 1977 by Sr. Mary Theodore OAM an Australian nun. She came to India in 1951. donate During her service in various institutions of her congregation she was driven by divine inspiration to do something worthwhile for the most neglected section of the society -Physically and mentally challenged poor children. She decided to respond to the call and founded Mithra. She built up the institution braving heavy odds and reached out to all the less privileged in the society without any distinction of caste, creed, religion, gender or economic status. donate She was one among the pioneers in Chennai to give a multi disciplinary care and rehabilitation to children with different kinds of disabilities. She was the first area director for Special Olympics in India. She was also the first President of the State Level Federation of Organisations for persons with disabilities. She was conferred with many awards for her exemplary services and Mother Teresa Charitable Trust was highly privileged to honor her with “Mother Teresa Award 2007”.

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