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Mitraniketan Viswanathan

Mitraniketan K. Viswanathan
Born 8 February 1928
Vellanad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Died 28 April 2014(2014-04-28) (aged 86)
Thiruvananthapuram
Occupation Social reformer, Philanthropist, Environmentalist
Spouse(s) Sethulaxmi
Children Asha, Chithra, Beena
Parent(s) R. Krishna Panickar
G. Karthyayani
Awards Padma Shri
K. P. Goenka Award for Environment
Platinum Jubilee Endowment Trust Award
Jamnalal Bajaj Award
Rabindra Puraskar
Henry Dunant Red Cross Award

Mitraniketan K. Viswanathan was a social reformer, philanthropist and environmentalist in Kerala, India. He founded non governmental organization in Vellanadu, Thiruvananthapuram in 1956.

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • Awards 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Biography

Viswanathan was born on February 8, 1928 in Vellanad, Thiruvanathapuram District, Kerala, India.

He did his schooling in Thiruvananthapuram and joined

  • Mitraniketan Web Site
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra Web Site
  • http://www.folkehojskoler.dk/the-danish-folk-high-school
  • Report on The Hindu
  • Interview on YouTube

External links

  1. ^ a b c
  2. ^
  3. ^ http://ngopost.org/story/mitraniketan-peoples-college
  4. ^ a b
  5. ^
  6. ^ Padma Shri Awards (2000–2009)
  7. ^ Jamnalal Bajaj Award#List of awardees

References

  • Padmashri by Government of India - 2009[6]
  • Sevanaratnam Award – 2002
  • Best Krishi Vigyan Kendra Award - 1998-99
  • Arch Bishop Mar Gregorious Memorial Award - 1997
  • M. K. K. Nair Award for Excellence in Social Work - 1997
  • Chellayyan Nadar Award for Excellence in Social Work - 1996
  • TRASS Award by Trivandrum Social Service Society for Excellence in Social Work - 1994
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Award for application of Science and Technology in rural areas - 1992[7]
  • Ratindra Puraskar by Visva-Bharati University for contributions to rural development through the application of Science- 1991
  • K. P. Goenka Award for Environment by Asian Cables Foundation - 1987
  • Platinum Jubilee Endowment Trust Award by Indian Merchants' Chamber - 1986
  • Sahodaran Sevaretna Puraskar
  • Henry Dunant Red Cross Award

He was a winner of many awards and fellowships, including Platinum Jubilee Endowment Trust Award by Indian Merchants Chamber, K P Goenka Award for Environment by Asian Cables Foundation and The Jamnalal Bajaj Award for application of science and technology in rural areas. He was awarded Padmashri by Government of India in 2009.

Awards[1]

He died on 28 April 2014 due to heart related problems at a private clinic in Thiruvanathapuram.[4]

He was the patron of Kerala Voluntary Action League (KAVAL), a network of Non Governmental organizations.[5] Further, he chaired many organisations and attended conferences in India and abroad[1] and served as a member of many government boards.

[4] a Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), a training centre for women, a fully equipped bakery, pottery centre, and a technology transfer programme.[3] On his return to India, he founded

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