This year RMSW presented the Chariot Awards ceremony in a grand ceremony held at Radisson Blu, Egmore.
The ceremony saw five awards presented in the august presence of Chief Guest Justice K. Kannan, Former Judge of the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab & Haryana.
The Annual Chariot Awards recognizes eminent personalities in our community – accomplished and upcoming in their chosen field.
This evening saw 5 awards being given away to honour & celebrate excellence in various fields.
The awardees for the Chariot Awards 2023 include –
FOR THE SAKE OF HONOR AWARD – Mr. Sriram Panchu,Senior Advocate, Mediator & Arbitrator
VOCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD-Mr. Princeson Jose,Chairman & Managing Director – Prince Jewellery
LIFETIME OF PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD – Rtn. CA V. Pattabhi Ram,An avid writer and a seasoned financial Journalist
YOUTH EXCELLENCE IN SPORTS AWARD -Mr. Sriram Srinivas,an award winning swimmer
YOUTH EXCELLENCE IN ARTS AWARD-Ms. Gayatri Vibhavari Vyakaranam,An immensely talented carnatic vocalist and violinist
As each of the awardees took the stage to share briefly their thoughts and journey with the audience, the striking traits that shined through from all of them was their absolute humility, all consuming passion for what they do, single minded focus to achieve their goals. It was a great opportunity to hear Justice K. Kannan speak and share his thoughts on the awardees, and their accomplishments and he shared anecdotes about the awardees.
The entire evening was well attended by the members of Rotary Madras Southwest and their family. It was an evening that will be remembered for a long time to come for its inspiring awardees – who truly are living a life of passion, dedication and commitment towards their chosen profession and for beautifully showing the way for those who dare to dream!
The Rotary Madras Southwest (RMSW), one of the oldest and active club, was chartered in 1981.
Since its inception, the Club has taken pride in pioneering several unique projects that truly address the need of the hour in the country, and the community we live in.
Projects ranging from Health Camps in schools and villages around Chennai, a Nursing School from where over 500 students have successfully passed out, a skill school that offers vocational training programmes and facilitates employment, Annadhanam on a weekly basis at schools, orphanages and old age homes for over a decade now, supporting vocational training at Little Flower Convent, active INTERACT and ROTARACT clubs promoting talent, are a few of the key projects among many more. Our grander vision of eradicating TB has lead us to start a Mobile TB detection van equipped with state of the art laboratory, that travels to villages far and near. Over 50,000 people have been screened and referred so far.
The club’s 76 odd members are actively engaged in the club’s efforts in reaching out and its “Service to Humanity”.