Inspire Awards Chennai

Ananda Kumar(2017)

Dr. Supraja Dharini(2017)

Dr Supraja Dharini is the Founder Trustee and Chairman of Tree Foundation, a Registered Charitable Trust, which is primarily engaged in Environment Education, Sea Turtle Conservation and Community Development. She has released more than 15,00,000 baby turtles in the open sea. TREE Foundation is inspired and guided by the world famous environmentalist Dr. Jane Goodall and is a member of Roots and Shoots International Network, of the Dr. Jane Goodall Institute. Through its actions it strives to bring about an awareness and commitment to protect nature and all her creations by educating people in environmental protection. They have conducted awareness programs for 3,25,000 fishermen and over 3750 Govt officials from different departments.

Dr. Vasudha Prakash(2017)

•V-Excel Educational Trust is an NGO, committed to enhanced health, education and livelihood opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities. •They provide Special School, Vocational Development, Counselling, Assessments, Remedial Teaching, Sensory Integration, Occupational etc. •Over 68,000 children with special needs & over 300,000 family members positively benefitted from its services.

Naresh Kumar(2017)

Naresh Kumar is a person who believes in Live-Small, Adventure Lots. Naresh has raised more than $50,000 for various charities in South East Asia, which work against sex trafficking. He was the runner-up for the Wilderness Outdoor Hero of New Zealand. He also rode the entire length of New Zealand for his expedition “Freedom Seat.” He also travels around the country as a motivational speaker with his message “It’s Possible”.

Ossie Fernandes(2017)

SOS Children’s Villages has been active and expanding throughout the world. At present, SOS Children's Villages is active in over 133 countries with over 500 SOS Children's Villages and 400 SOS Youth Facilities striving for the welfare of the children in need of care and protection. SOS Children’s Villages India caters to over 24,000 children and there are 32 SOS Children's Villages in 22 states in India. It primarily takes action for children in need of care and protection.

S B Balaraju(2017)

•Made provisions of Rs.12, 44,300/- towards livelihood promotion in 60 villages benefiting 1060 families •Made provision of Care and Support and family helping mechanism to 3000 identified infected and affected children and families for better health, nutrition and sustenance through the Balasahyoga of Family Health International (FHI) •JEWEL OF INDIA AWARD” for “Education and Socio-Economic Development” and “Certificate of Excellence” through ”International Institute of Education and Management - New Delhi” for outstanding services in Community Empowerment and Development.

Vandana Gopikumar & Vaishnavi Jayakumar(2017)

•The Banyan, founded in 1993, began as a rescue, crisis and rehabilitation centre for homeless women with mental health issues, and has over the last 24 years, expanded to offer a range of comprehensive mental health solutions for men and women who are either homeless, or living in a state of abject poverty. •The Banyan offers a range of Inclusive Living Options (ILO), across 6 districts in 3 States. 220 individuals, in 49 houses, today live in communities experiencing enhanced social mobility and socio-economic and cultural participation. •Its mental health first aid, and mental health and social care services are offered across 15 service access points, reaching out to a population of approximately 10 lakh across 3 States i.e Tamil Nadu, Kerala & Maharashtra. They have reached out to 1 over 10,000 individuals since inception of these services, and have a current active registry of 2000 individuals.

Arun Krishnamurthy

Arun Krishnamurthy, an Indian environmental activist, founded the NGO - Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) in 2011. Arun has, with his organization, successfully cleaned over 39 lakes in the country. Their main projects include lake restoration, beach clean ups, herbs restoration, stray animal care and eco bags introduction. Arun was one amongst the five people chosen for the prestigious Rolex Awards for Enterprise Award in 2012 for scientific lake restoration in Chennai.

J. Rama Chandra Sarath Babu

J. Rama Chandra Sarath Babu is one of the recipients of the president of India Award for social services through the National Head Quarters of Bharat Scouts and Guides Organization. Under the able guidance of Sri G. Gopalkrishna Murthy, CHILD Ashram was founded on 08th July 1994. CHILD Ashram imbibes Gandhian principles of Satya Ahimsa.

Dayal Nathan

Dayal Nathan started his first company, Ojas Digital Technologies - an animation studio, in the year 2003 & co-founded Solar Compact Disc - South India’s first DVD manufacturing facility, in the year 2005. He is, at present, the Founder and CEO of Energyly – an Energy Analytics Company that helps small and medium enterprises reduce their electricity cost using their blended hardware-software product.

Hrishikesh Datar

Hrishikesh Datar founded Vakilsearch in 2011 to enable small business owners to access the legal system online and at an affordable price. Vakilsearch facilitates businesses in starting up, business expansion, intellectual property protection, complying with tax laws, legal documentation, and accounting services. Simultaneously, Vakilsearch launched Libra, India's first Practice Management Solution for lawyers.

Selva Kumar

Hrishikesh Datar founded Vakilsearch in 2011 to enable small business owners to access the legal system online and at an affordable price. Vakilsearch facilitates businesses in starting up, business expansion, intellectual property protection, complying with tax laws, legal documentation, and accounting services. Simultaneously, Vakilsearch launched Libra, India's first Practice Management Solution for lawyers.

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