Manguluru: Social activist Prof Hilda Rayappan has been chosen by the Dakshina Kannada District Karavali Utsava Samiti, for the Karavali Gaurava Prashasti 2018-19.
Prof Rayappan will be given the award during the valedictory of the Karavali Utsav at Panambur beach on Sunday, December 30.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Kumar, in a press release said that the award will be presented to Prof Rayappan in recognition of her contribution in the field of social service, education and women’s empowerment, among others.
Prof Rayappan, who was a professor at School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya, is also the founder and managing trustee of the Prajna Counselling Centre, which was launched in 1987 and was the first counselling centre in Mangaluru. Through the Centre, she has been providing short stay home for needy women. The Centre is also runs ‘Santwana’, a women’s helpline in Mangaluru.
Prof Rayappan, has been engaged in rehabilitating child labourers by imparting them education. Prof Rayappan has also been providing shelter to poor destitute children at Makkala Kuteera and Chinnara Tangudana.
She is the recipient of honours such as ‘Best Student Award’ on the 125th anniversary of the University College, ‘Social Service Award’ during the Taluk Kannada Sahitya Sammelana 1997, ‘Women Empowerment Award’ by St Agnes College in 2000, among many others.