Published On: Tue, Jul 26th, 2016

V.P. Nandakumar gets Lions Ambassador of Good Will Award

vpMumbai: Shri V.P. Nandakumar, MD & CEO of Manappuram Finance Ltd., and Governor of Lions Clubs International District 318D, was presented with the Lions Ambassador of Good Will Award by Shri Naresh Aggarwal, the international First Vice President of Lions Clubs.

The award was presented at a glittering function held at the Lulu Convention Centre, Thrissur on Sunday, July 24, with nearly 2,000 Lion members in attendance. The Ambassador of Good Will Award is the highest, most prestigious award presented by Lions International to members who have distinguished themselves by particularly noteworthy service. Only a limited number of these awards are annually given worldwide by the International President of Lions Clubs.

As MD & CEO of Manappuram Finance Ltd. and Managing Trustee of the Manappuram Foundation, Shri V.P. Nandakumar has initiated an extensive partnership with Lions Clubs to jointly implement charitable programmes of the Club all over India, including a project to set Children’s corners in 100 public parks across India and a partnership with the Akshaya Patra Foundation to support the extension of the mid-day meal scheme to school children. An advanced palliative care centre is coming up In Thrissur in collaboration with the NGO, Alpha Palliative Care.

Besides the presentation of the award, the function also saw the installation of the District Cabinet of the Lions Club by Shri Naresh Aggarwal who is scheduled to take over as the International President of Lions Clubs International next year.

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