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Rotary Club honours eminent writer

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Esteemed: T.V. Saraswathy, left, handing over a citation to Prema Nandakumar, centre, in Tiruchi on Monday. J. Sankaran, right, president, Rotary Club of Tiruchirappalli is also seen.
Esteemed: T.V. Saraswathy, left, handing over a citation to Prema Nandakumar, centre, in Tiruchi on Monday. J. Sankaran, right, president, Rotary Club of Tiruchirappalli is also seen.

Staff Reporter

Prema Nandakumar presented with ‘For the Sake of Honour Award’

TIRUCHI: Noted writer, critic and social worker Prema Nandakumar was presented with the ‘For the Sake of Honour Award’ by the Rotary Club of Tiruchi here on Monday.

T. V. Saraswathy, a noted social worker and also the recipient of the same honour in 2005-06, presented the award to Dr. Prema Nandakumar.

Lauding Dr. Prema Nandakumar’s selfless services, the Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University, M. Ponnavaikko said that the pleasure one derived by rendering service to the poor was immeasurable. Highlighting her virtuous services, he said there was a strong case for people in public life to emulate her example for overall benefit of human race.

Dr. Prema Nandakumar, in her acceptance address, attributed her achievement in the field of literature to the sustained encouragement she received from her parents, in-laws and her husband.

The interaction with the inmates of ‘Prema Samajam,’ an organisation which worked for the cause of those afflicted with leprosy during her initial career at Visakhapattinam, was one of the founding stones for her literary skills. Devotion to god, which her father instilled in her, not only prompted her to turn an active social worker but also helped her become a successful writer.

Thanking the Club for the honour conferred on her, she said that it would further encourage her to serve the society.

The former president of the Club R. Panchanathan, Brig. (Retd) Narayanasamy, the Club president J. Sankaran spoke.

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