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  1.     1998 –
  Award -  ‘Exemplary Service to the Community’
  Recipient – Sr. Casilda, Nursing Superintendent, Jeevodaya
  Awardee -  Lions club of Coromandel Coast

  2.     1999
  Award – Ariyammal Annai Award
  Recipient – Jeevodaya

  3.     2002
  Award  Award of Excellence
  Recipient – Jeevodaya
  Awardee -  Confederation of Tamilnadu Malayayee Association

  4.     2003
  Award – ‘ For Humanitarian Service’
  Recipient – Jeevodaya

  5.     2005
  Award  ‘Outstanding Medical Institution’
  Recipient – Jeevodaya
  Awardee – CIOSA and Udavum Karangal

  6.     2007
  Award – Woman Achiever Award – ‘Excellence in the field of Medicine’
  Recipient – Dr. Manjula Krishnaswamy, Hon. Medical Director, Jeevodaya

  7.     2008
  Award – ‘Outstanding contribution towards health and Palliative Care
  Recipient – Sr. Lalitha Teresa, Secretary, Jeevodaya
  Awardee – Asha Nivas

  8.     2010
  Award -  Sadguru Gnanananda Award for Excellence in Social Work
  Recipient – Sr. Lalitha Teresa, Secretary, Jeevodaya
  Awardee – Manava Seva Dharma Samvardhini,( MSDS)

  9.     2011
  Award – Recognition and Appreciation for Social Work
  Recipient – Jeevodaya
  Awardee – Loyola College, Dept. of Social Work

  10.  2012
  Award – Doctor’s Day Award
  Recipient – Sr. Lalitha Teresa, Secretary, Jeevodaya

  Awardee – Indian Medical Association, Perambur Branch.

    Sr.Lalitha Theresa receives Satduru Gnanananda Award (2010)

    February 9th , 2010

    Sister Lalitha

    Dear Sister Lalitha,

    Greetings to you from MSDS!!

    Manava Seva Dharma Samvardhani (MSDS), is a Charitable Trust spearheading ‘Celebration of Social Entrepreneurs/ Achievers’ during the last ten years. We have honoured 106 Social Entrepreneurs comprising of 90 Women achievers and 7 ‘families in social work’ and 2 “Socially responsible Corporate” from all over India. The idea in celebration is encouraging wider audience participation and more particularly in triggering collective social consciousness amongst the audience. Our search has been for veterans and young budding path breakers in the social sector.

    We take great pleasure in informing you that you have been chosen to be a recipient of the Eleventh Sadguru Gnananada National Award – 2010 in the ‘Women social entrepreneurs’ category that is being instituted by Manava Seva Dharma Samvardhani. We are aware of the spirited work that the two of you have been doing for the past few years for the cause of Education of Children and Women empowerment. One of your well wisher has nominated your team for the award and we have accepted the nomination.

    The Eleventh National Sadguru Gnanananda Award - 2010 celebrations is scheduled to be held at Narada Gana Sabha, Chennai on Saturday, March 13th, 2010 between 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm. Our Chief Patron Swami Nityanandagiri of Thapovanam will be a Guest of Honour along with one eminent Chief Guest.

    We would like you to accept the award and give us a chance to felicitate you and show case your substantial contribution to society.

    For the year 2010, we are planning to felicitate 4 Social pioneers - 2 women, and 1 family.  We are introducing a new category – Sadguru Gnanananda fellowships – for young budding social entrepreneurs. 2 individuals would receive the fellowship this year. Please find below the details of the recipients of this year -

    Women Social Entrepreneurs
    Area of Work

    1. Sister Lalitha
                Jeevodaya, Mathur, Chennai

    Hospice for cancer patients

    1. Smt. Phoolbasan Bai
    Maa Bamleshwari Jan Hitkari Samiti

    Empowerment of women,
    Tribal welfare
    Family in Social Work

    1. Mr K Pandiarajan &
    2. Mrs Latha Rajan
                Mafoi Foundation

    Children & Education
    Women Empowerment
    Employability of youth through various training programmes


    1. Ms Rubina Mazhar
                Safa, Hyderabad

    Livelihoods and education for muslim women and girls in slums of Hyderabad

    1. Mr Saravanan
                Gurukulam, Javad Hills

    Value based education for children and youth in Javad hills.

    Manava Seva Dharma Samvardhani identifies and acclaims people who have committed themselves to the welfare of the society. Your award consists of:
    ·       A Cash prize of Rs.75,000/-
    ·       A silver plaque,
    ·       A Shawl and 
    ·       A Citation.

     The 106 Social Entrepreneurs felicitated till date hail from all parts of  India - Assam, Bangalore, Baroda, Bihar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kashmir, Kochi,  Kota, Lucknow, Mumbai, Mysore, New Delhi, Noida, Orissa, Pondicherry, Pudukottai, Rajamundhri, Secunderabad, Trichur, West Bengal etc. The award functions have been held since the year 2000 in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mumbai.

    We thank you for sending us the application form along with all the required attachments. We will send 50 invitations to you shortly and we would be happy if you could invite your family, friends and colleagues for the celebrations

    Looking forward to your confirmation and continued support.

    Yours sincerely,

    P N Devarajan                                                                                     Latha Suresh
    Founder, MSDS                                                                                  Trustee, MSDS

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