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'Jewel of India' Award for Father Thomas


By Fr. Christudoss Anthony
Dimapur, Aug. 7. Father K. A. Thomas, sdb, founder-director of Institution for Culture And Rural Development (I-CARD), Jorhat, Assam, was awarded the ''Jewel of India Gold Medal Award'' and a Certificate of Excellence, by the International Institute of Education and Management (IIEM), New Delhi. The award was presented by Dr. Bhishmanarayan Singh, former Governor of Assam, for his excellent community development services. The award ceremony was held during a seminar on ''Education and Socio Economic Development'' at the Indian Society of International Law, on 25th July, 2016.
On the same occasion, the Indian Solidarity Council, New Delhi, presented Fr. Thomas ''Vijay Rattan Gold Medal Award'' and a Certificate of Excellence for his outstanding achievements.It is to be noted that Fr. K. A. Thomas, sdb, was given a fellowship by Ashoka Innovators for the Public, a USA based organization. Thus already in 2002, he had became one of 250 specially selected social entrepreneurs of India for his work with school dropouts. Ashoka thus recognized him as a high caliber entrepreneur by this award into a global Fellowship.
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