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Surabi Puraskar award for two

Recognition: Sai Lakshmi of Ekam Foundation receiving the Surabi award from H. Vasanth Kumar, of Vasanth & Co at a function at Kamarajar Arangam. The other recipient, B. Sankar Mahadevan of Udhavum Ullangal, is also seen.

Recognition: Sai Lakshmi of Ekam Foundation receiving the Surabi award from H. Vasanth Kumar, of Vasanth & Co at a function at Kamarajar Arangam. The other recipient, B. Sankar Mahadevan of Udhavum Ullangal, is also seen.  

The annual ‘Surabi Puraskar' presentation for the year 2011 was held recently at Kamarajar Arangam.

H. Vasanthkumar of Vasanth & Co, Jeyachandran Managing Director of Madras City Properties, K.S.Gopal, Chairman of Pranavam Service Society, M.A. Salim, patron of Pranavam Service Society, who were present on the occasion, appreciated the work of y Surabi Trust in helping the poor and downtrodden children. B. Sankar Mahadevan, founder of Udhavum Ullangal and Dr. SaiLakshmi, founder of Ekam Foundation received the Surabi Puraskar from the guests' team led by Mr. Vasanthkumar.

Mr. Salim released the Surabi souvenir and handed over the first copy to Mr. K.S.Gopal. Sankar's Sadhagaparavaigal performed wonderful, delightful melodies of maestro Ilayaraja.

Mr. Sankar Mahadevan, founder of Udhavum Ullangal is a bank employee, who had an inner drive to help people in need. In 2000, he started Udhavum Ullangal and devotes an increasing amount of his time to the organisation. He is a key figure at Udhavum Ullangal, playing a central role in planning, coordinating, and executing projects.

Dr. SaiLakshmi, a paediatrician and founder of Ekam Foundation, aims that no child should be refused health care because of financial constraints, no parent should feel guilty of not being able to give adequate health care and no doctor or hospital should refuse patients because of financial constraints.

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