Mangaluru, Apr 27, 2019: The prestigious Vandana Awards given by the Rotary Club Mangalore Central and Rotaract Club Mangalore City were conferred on eminent environmentalist and nature lover Saalu Marada Thimmakka and Ramakrishna Mission which has been doing remarkable work in maintaining cleanliness. Jithakamananda Swamiji received the Award on behalf of Ramakrishna Mission.
Rotary District Asst. Governor Rtn. Kiran Prasad Rai graced the occasion as chief guest and presented the Awards to the achievers and congratulated them. In his address and lauded the community services of Rotary Club. He also released clubs weekly bulletin “Centor”.
Chairman of the Award Selection Committee Dr. Devdas Rai in his introductory address revealed that the Annual Vandana Award is Conferred on achievers and it is a part of clubs vocational service project. He Congratulated Salumara Thimmakka and Ramakrishna Mission on their unique achievements in the field of Environment Protection and Empowerment.
Responding to the felicitations the awardees expressed their gratitude to the Rotary Club and said that they deemed it as a privilege and honour to accept the Awards, which is very valuable among the awards they have won.
President Rtn. Santhosh Shet presided over the function. Secretary Joel Lobo presented the Report, District Rotaract Representative Rtr. Ganesh was present, Rotaract Club Secretary Rtr. Sheldon Crasta proposed a vote of thanks.
The award is jointly instituted by Rotary Club of Mangalore Central and Rotaract Club of Mangalore City.