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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 4:20PM IST (10:50AM GMT)
Shriram Ilakkiya Kazhagam's ‘Aram Award 2012' to be Presented to Dr. K.V. Thiruvengadam
His Excellency Dr. K. Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu, confers the award on July 24, 2013
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Aram Award, instituted by Shriram Ilakkiya Kazhagam (SIK), a literary wing of Shriram Group, is to be awarded to Dr. K.V. Thiruvengadam, Professor of Medicine, for the year 2012 in recognition of his selfless contribution to the field of medicine as a teacher, doctor, researcher and humanist.

The award-giving function is to be held at 6 p.m. in Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road, Chennai, on July 24, 2013 when His Excellency Dr. K. Rosaiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu is to confer the award and present one lakh cash prize.

The Ilakkiya Kazhagam was founded in 1987, with the mission to lever, a marked qualitative betterment in the living mores of our society, by highlighting value-based living as propounded in Thirukkural. In 2003, the ‘Ilakkiya Kazhagam' instituted the `Aram Award' to honour, noble persons or institutions whose activities showcase the high ideals of the life as visualized by the Saint Poet Thiruvalluvar.

The Search Committee for selecting people worthy of this prestigious Award comprises: (1) Chairman - Padma Shree Prof. Avvai Natarajan, Former Vice-Chancellor, Tamil University, Thanjavur; (2) Members - Mr. G. Ranga Rao, IAS (Retd), Former Principal Commissioner, Revenue Administration, Government of Tamil Nadu and Dr. A.M. Swaminathan, IAS (Retd), Former Finance Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu & Chairman of Ethiraj College for Women; (3) Member-Convenor - Shri R. Kannan, Director, Shriram Group.

The Aram Award owes its genesis to the altruism of the dynamic Chairman of the Shriram Group, Padma Bhushan R. Thygarajan.

"Dr. K.V. Thiruvengadam's service in the domain of medicine is invaluable. His brilliance as a good teacher, as an embodiment of humaneness, poor-friendly heart, dedication to the profession, discerning diagnosis, research and results brought astounding outputs that stand testimony to his competence, character, and compassion and are boon to the humankind. We take pride in honoring such a role model who stood all his life for the social cause. Through our Aram Awards the message we take to the younger generation is that the greatest height of one's achievement lies in how humane one is to the society that had moulded oneself to be an excellent personality," said Mr. R Thyagarajan, Founder-Chairman, Shriram Group.

"Dr. K.V. Thiruvengadam, with his sterling qualities of head and heart is a role model for the younger generations of our times. After sifting through 63 applications and through assiduous Members' quest for suitable names, the Search Committee of the Thiruvalluvar Aram Award has zeroed on Padma Shree Awardee Dr. K.V. Thiruvengadam, a most distinguished physician and medical teacher," said Dr. Avvai Natarajan, Chairman, Shriram Ilakkiya Kazhagam.

About Dr. K.V. Thiruvengadam

Prof. Dr. K.V. Thiruvengadam popularly known as Dr. KVT (87-year-old) is a living legend and a strong advocate of medical ethics. He completed his MBBS at Stanley Medical College in 1950 and in 1955 received his M.D. (General Medicine) degree from Madras University. He has put a 31 combined years of service as professor of medicine in Stanley Medical College and Madras Medical College, passing down his indepth knowledge of medicine and ethics generation to generation. After retirement he continued his teaching profession without intermittence for 25 more years in private institutions. Most of his students who are shining stars of various disciplines of medicine are serving in India, America and UK.

His research papers and books on medicine are the guiding holy scripts to the students and practitioners as well. Expert in diagnosis, Dr. KVT's patient-friendly approach in examining and providing inexpensive treatments with simple medicines were godly to the poor.

He is the recepient of serveral awards. Honours including Padma Shree Award, Star of Stanley; Dr. B.C. Roy Award; Lifetime Achievement Award from Madras Medical College; Dr. MGR Medical University's DSc (Doctor of Science) degree for his research; Dhanvanthri Award; and Paramacharya Award are evident to his expertise and immense medical knowledge.

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Dr. K.V. Thiruvengadam

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