Benni Joseph Mavelil, a UK-based philanthropist, was on 21 June 2015 selected for the VK Krishna Menon Award in recognition of his outstanding professional and altruistic achievements, contributions and services to the community and wider multicultural society.
Mavelil, President of the UK Knanaya Catholic Community, will receive the award at a function hosted by the VK Krishna Menon Institute in 2015.
At present, Mavelil is a registered Manager and Director for the Ideal Fostering in Birmingham, United Kingdom. He is originally from Koodalloor, Kerala and has been living and working in the UK for over a decade. He graduated from St. Stephens College of Delhi.
About V K Krishna Menon Award
The VK Krishna Menon award is given to outstanding Indian patriots who served in the Diaspora and have been distinguished in various fields including science, literature, business, politics, diplomacy and philanthropy.
The VK Krishna Menon Institute was established in 2006 to commemorate and facilitate the life, times and achievements of VK Menon. It awards people from India and diaspora from Asia for significant accomplishments in various fields.
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Who: Benni Joseph Mavelil
When: 21 June 2015