Vivekananda Kendra, a spiritually oriented service mission with its headquarters at Kanyakumari has been selected for this year's Sat Paul Mittal National Award' for its outstanding services to humanity in the institutional category.
The award Committee of Nehru Siddhant Kender Trust Ludhiana took the decision considering the untiring efforts of Vivekananda Kendra for the suffering mankind.
Award Giving ceremony took place at Ludhiana on 11 November 2011, at 1145 hours. The Honorable Governor of Panjab Shri Shivraj Patil was the Chief Guest and The Award - Check of Rs 2 lakhs, a gold medal and a citation, was handed over to Vice-President of Vivekananda Kendra Mananeeya Balakrishnanji with a great honor. The Governor in his speech remembered the days he participated for the collection of the donation for the construction of Vivekananda Rock Memorial. He also was happy that Vivekananda Kendra is selected for this award for its social contribution all over the country. This programme was organized by Nehru Siddhant Kender Trust in memory of its founder Shri Sat Paul Mittal who worked for the service of the society.
The programme was well attended and it went on for nearly two hours as another local institution working in the medical field also was selected at individual level for the same Award.
Ref : http://www.vkendra.org/Sat-Paul-Mittal-National-Award-2011