KOCHI: Padma Bhushan Dr. P K Warrier, Padma Shri Chevalier Dr. Tony Fernandez, Padma Shri Dr. Pucadiyil Ittoop John and Coach M M Jacob will be honoured with St. Athanasius Award on August 08, Sunday at Aluva.
The award is chartered in the memory of St. Athanasius Paulose (Valiya Thirumeni of Malankara) and will be given to the eminent personalities every year.
Dr. P K Warrier is the Chief Physician and Managing Trustee of Kottakkal Arya Vaidhya Shala. A Fellow of Indian Academy of Medicine, Dr. P K Warrier is the reciepient of many prestigious awards and honours including Padma Shri in 1999, Padma Bhushan in 2010, D.Litt from Calicut and MG Universities in the years 1999 and 2010, DSc from Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi in 2005, Management Leadership Award by KMA in 2002 and Dr. Paulose Mar Gregorios Award in 2001. He was the dean, Faculty of Ayurveda and Chairman, Board of Studies in Ayurveda for the University of Calicut and member Travancore - Cochin Medical Council.
Chev. Dr. Tony Fernandez is a renowned ophthalmologist based at Ankamali, Kerala, is the recipient of Padma Shri in 2008 and Dr. B C Roy Award in 1979. Dr. Tony holds the record of doing most number of eye surgeries in India. Dr. Tony Fernandez was decorated with 'Chevalier' title by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI in 2009. Prof. Dr. Pucadiyil Ittoop John, the great grand son of Pucadiyil Ittoop Writer, is a prominent Indian plasma physicist. He occupies the Meghnad Saha Chair in Plasma Science and Technology at Institute for Plasma Research, Gujarat. Prof. John is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and the Gujarat Academy of Science. Prof. Dr. P. I. John received Padma Shri in 2010.
Coach M M Jacob is the chief coach of Football team of Kerala. M M Jacob represented India in many tournaments like Asian Games. He was the member in the football team of Kerala which played Santhosh Trophy for 8 years. He is the chief coordinator of the prestigious Mor Athanasius Trophy All India Inter School Football Tournament. M M Jacob works as the Superintendent in Central Excise and Customs Department, Cochin.
Hon. Union Minister for Law Dr. M Veerappa Moily will inaugurate the public meeting which will be held at Aluva Town Hall. His Beatitude Catholicos Dr. Baselios Thomas I will preside over. Hon. Ministers S Sharma, Jose Thettayil. N K Premachandran and other dignitaries will be present.
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