31st January 2015 - Ruth McAleese receiving the ANANTHA AANIMUTHYALU AWARD
The meaning of ANANTHA is infinite and AANIMUTHYALU means from the depths of the ocean.
Every three years, the Saahithi Gagan Mahal Trust gives awards to those born in Anantapur District who have achieved fame throughout India and the world in their chosen professions. The Awards are given in memory of Sree Krishnadevaraya, a benevolent, wise and very spiritual king who ruled southern India in the 16th century. Although Ruth, one of the founders of Mangalakara Education Trust, is a UK citizen, an exception was made and she was selected for her “outstanding work and devotion to orphaned and destitute children in Anantapur District for the last 14 years”.
The awards were presented by the chief guest, Sri Thanikellabharani, a famous Telugu film actor and writer.
2013 Prathibha Puraskar' Best Service Award
The picture shows Ruth McAleese receiving the
'Prathibha Puraskar' Best Service Award from the Hon Sri V. Durgadas, the District Collector, for her work for Mangalakara Education Trust. Ruth was only one of three to be honoured with this particular award. The ceremony took place on the 26th January 2013 at the Police Parade Ground in Anantapur, during the Republic Day Celebrations.
2012 ‘Best NGO’
Receiving Best NGO Award for services rendered from the District Collector of Anantapur, Hon Sri V. Durgadas, on the occasion of Republic Day Celebrations held on the 26th January 2012 at Anantapur parade ground.
2008 ‘Best NGO’
Best NGO Award from the District Collector, Sri N Sridhar on the occasion of Republic Day Celebrations on the 26th January 2008 at Anantapur parade ground.
2007 ‘Best Trust Award’
Mangalakara Education Trust receiving Best Trust Award from Sri. J.C Diwakar Reddy Honourable Minister and Sri N Sreedhar, District Collector on the 15th August 2007 at Anantapur parade ground.
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