Sevalaya is the recipient of the Champion of Chennai Award in the category of Social Initiatives, awarded by the KSA Trust, public charitable trust and an apolitical organisation whose vision is to recognize silent champions who have impacted people around them positively and have thus made the world a better place to live in.
Sevalaya Murali received the award at the hands of the Chief Guest Gagandeep Singh Bedi, IAS, Commissioner of Greater Chennai Corporation, at a function held at Chennai on 18th August 2022. Noted Bharathanatyam dancer and Kalaimamani awardee Priyadharshini Govind was the Special Guest at the event.
In his acceptance speech, Sevalaya Murali briefly spoke about the services offered by Sevalaya, particularly in the field of education of the rural children from poor families and eradication of child labour in 40 villages in Thiruvallur District. He narrated the story of how the free education offered by Sevalaya has helped the daughter of a vegetable vendor to become a doctor.
Gagandeep Singh Bedi congratulated the award winners and expressed his happiness to participate in the event where he could meet many inspiring personalities.