K.B. Sivadasan, a headload worker affiliated to the Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) from Changaramkulam, who caught headlines with his dedication to a portion of his income and time for charity, has been honoured with the Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar Memorial Award.
He was awarded by Nadikal Trust, an organisation based at Sankarankovil in Tamil Nadu, as part of the 114th birthday celebration of freedom fighter and social worker Pasumpon Muthuramalinga Thevar.
“When you help someone, your heart smiles and it tells you that you have done the right thing.” These are the words of K.B. Sivadasan, hailing from Tamil Nadu and living in Changaramkulam in the district, who has long become a one-man-army of charity through his philanthropic activities.
When the government imposed the Nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, Mr. Sivadasan decided not to lock himself away. He went out on his own to his neighbourhood areas, reaching out to the poor and the sick with the provisions they required.
While food kits were being supplied across the State under the banner of the government and non-government organisations, Mr. Sivadasan took it on himself to reach out to the poorest of the poor. “Understanding the real needy is most important. My friends and people with kind hearts help me in this venture,” he mentioned in a statement.
Mr. Sivadasan was the lone candidate chosen for the award from Kerala in recognition of his social and charity work.