Today, 30th Jan 2021, ALERT’s award ceremony was covered across seven different newspapers, out of which two of them were National, four were in Tamil Nadu and one was from Telangana. 

The Award Ceremony was initiated in the presence of the Distinguished Guests of Honour:

Dr. J. Radhakrishnan, IAS, Principal Secretary, Govt. of TN – Health & Family Welfare

Mr. Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai

The papers reflected on the awards presented to the eternal music composer A.R.Rahman, who was bestowed as the ALERT Being ICON. During the ceremony, it said that the Oscar Award winner, Mr. Rahman’s video message was played, where he praised ALERT’s unconditional work towards empowering the common man. He also expressed a desire to be a part of ALERT’s noble mission in saving lives. The papers also mentioned another ALERT Being ICON award presented to Biocon Foundation established by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw. Times News Network made an honourable mention to Auto Chandran from the famed movie Visaranai for helping a woman who suddenly went into labour, deliver her child. The Hindu mentioned, Leo Akashraj, who has been instrumental in the care and upkeep of 350 women, pregnant and infected with HIV, widows, the differently abled and those from the economically weaker sections, by providing them nutritious food and even organizing baby showers, received an award. The paper also spoke about Saidapet’s Hari Krishnan who helped 250 families sail through the COVID-19 crisis. Fourteen such people were honoured, it said, and the Times Network added the names of Bhoomika Foundation, Save Life Foundation, Dr. Renuka Ramakrishnan and Dr. Gopi Nallaiyan. About 30 COVID-19 frontline warriors were also given awards in a special category. 

ALERT BEING AWARDS is in its fourth year trying to make a difference and driving the ‘Right to Life’ principle, home, in India. We would like to thank the following newspapers for covering our work:

ALERT invites initiatives in the form of BE ALERT, Volunteer, VOICE Ambassadors and VoICE.  Each of these programmes include fundamental awareness for employers, employees, emergency volunteering with first aid and critical medical access. With a mission to create a responsive community and ensuring that the knowledge of first response is available to all, ALERT is set to lead the nation in this highly reformative drive meant for the common man.