Kerala Center to honor 5 achievers with annual awards

October 20, 2019

Originally published in India Life and Times on October 20, 2019.

The Indian American Kerala Cultural and Civic Center will honor five Indian American Malayalees for their outstanding achievements at the 27th Annual Awards Banquet on November 2.

This year’s honorees include New York State Senator Kevin Thomas for Recognition for Achievement and Contributions in Political Leadership. 

‘Kerala Center has been honoring outstanding achievers since 1991 and every year we invite nominations and the committee has to make a unanimous choice for a candidate in a category to receive the award and this year is no different from previous years in terms of their achievements,’ said Dr. Thomas Abraham, Kerala Center’s Founding Benefactor and Trustee.

‘In 29 years, Kerala Center has become a secular civic institution providing services to the Indian American community and we are recognizing those who are achievers and contributors to society,’ said Kerala Center President Thambi Thalappillil.

Kerala Center Founder and Executive Director E.M. Stephen said that the Center had recognized 150 achievers in the last 27 years who have continued to become bigger achievers and contributors to the society.