The Foundation has created this annual award in recognition of deeds (over and above the call of duty) performed by selfless local villagers which in turn has tremendous impact on the wider community or indeed their inspirational ability to battle and overcome abject adversity.
These indeed, are the qualities attributed to Mrs Kamlaben Mistry, in whose name and memory this award is given. She was renowned for her dedication to her family, resilience in the face of adversity, her sense of duty and gracefulness, in good times and bad. She never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth, kindness, energy and commitment to help the wider community.
This award will build on the spiritual and humane ethos she left as her enduring memory which lives on in our hearts and minds and, hopefully, the worthy recipients of the award will continue that legacy.
The winner for 2010 was Miss Karpagam (pictured above) click here to read her profile
To see more pictures of the day click here.