Garshom award for In­dian ex­pat

Kuwait Times - - WHAT’S ON - By Sa­jeev K Peter

In­dian ex­pa­tri­ate and well-known so­cial ac­tivist in Kuwait Manoj Mave­likkara is one of the re­cip­i­ents of this year's Garshom In­ter­na­tional Awards. Dr Fan­cis Cle­tus (Abu Dhabi), Mani Menon (Malaysia), Dr Ra­jeshku­mar (USA) and Shijo Fran­cis (Ban­ga­lore) are the other re­cip­i­ents of Garshom In­ter­na­tional Awards for the year 2016.

An ex­pa­tri­ate, who ar­rived in Kuwait 24 years ago, Mave­likkara is well-known in the In­dian com­mu­nity for his self­less and vol­un­tary hu­man­i­tar­ian ser­vice in help­ing repa­tri­ate bod­ies of peo­ple who pass away in Kuwait es­pe­cially those who are fi­nan­cially weak. He has helped repa­tri­ate nearly 1,000 corpses mostly to In­dia over the last 20 years. He has also helped dis­patch dead bod­ies to coun­tries such as the Philip­pines, Egypt, Sri Lanka and Korea.

The 11th Garshom Awards will be pre­sented in Pang­gung Seri, Ta­man Bu­daya, Malacca on De­cem­ber 17, 2016 at 5.30 pm. The word 'garshom' means 'pravasi', one who is away from his moth­er­land. Garshom, a me­dia com­pany for non-res­i­dent Ker­alites (NRKs), rec­og­nizes the con­tri­bu­tion of the global com­mu­nity of non-res­i­dent Ker­alites to the so­ci­ety they are cur­rently part of, the na­tion they had the priv­i­lege to be born to, and to Ker­ala, their moth­er­land in par­tic­u­lar. Till now ten Garshom Award pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­monies have been held.

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