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Lion Dr. K.S. Lakshmi, immediate past district governor, presents the awards to Lion S.N. Hari Narayanan and Lion G.V. Raman

Lion G.V. Raman, past district governor, and Lion S.N. Hari Narayanan, past president, were felicitated, on November 12, 2009, by Lions Club of Central Madras for receiving the ‘Friend of Humanity Award’ and the ‘Helping Hands Award’ from the Lions Club International Foundation.
Lion R. Ravindran, president of the Lions Club, Central Madras, welcomed the gathering and explained the significance and uniqueness of the awards.

Lion Dr. K.S. Lakshmi, immediate past district governor, presented the awards to Lion G.V. Raman and Lion S.N. Hari Narayanan in the presence of family and friends at Chennai on the occasion.
Chairman Emeritus Sankara Nethralaya, Dr. S.S. Badrinath, spoke highly of their contributions to Sankara Nethralaya. Describing the two as the “eyes of Sankara Nethralaya,” Dr. Badrinath said, “by honouring you, Lions Club Foundation has also honoured us [Sankara Nethralaya].”

Lion Dr. A. Paneerselvam, Lion Dr. C.V. Ananthasayanam, Lion S. Raghavan, Lion K. Natchimuthu and Lion D. Rajagopalan also felicitated the awardees on a richly-deserved honour.

Lions Club, Central Madras, donated Rs. 30,000 towards the Amarthithi scheme to the Medical Research Foundation.

Lion Andal Rajaram proposed the vote of thanks.

The appreciation letter, signed by LCIF Chairman, Lion Al Brandel along with the Helping Hands Award (top) and the Friend of Humanity Award (above) medals.

What is the Friend of Humanity Award?
The LCIF Friend of Humanity Award recognizes Lions who have provided exceptional and longstanding service to LCIF through fundraising or publicity, no more than 50 annually.

What is the LCIF Helping Hands Award?
The LCIF Helping Hands Award recognizes Lions who promote greater awareness of and support for LCIF at the club, region, district or multiple district level or through the media.

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