Trivandrum: Air Marshal SRK Nair and K S Sabarinathan, MLA were presented with the Loyola Old Boys’ Association (LOBA) Global Leadership Award and Young Achiever’s Award respectively at a function organized at the Golf Club on Friday evening. S. Joseph, a non-teaching staff member who completed 50 years of service at Loyola School, was also honoured at the function.
Kerala Jesuits Provincial Superior Fr. Dr. M K George presented the Global Leadership Award to Air Marshal S R K Nair, while the first Young Achiever’s Award was presented to K S Sabarinathan by Loyola School Principal Fr. Devassy Paul. LOBA launched its Annual Global Leadership Award (GLA) last year. The award, a first among schools in India, has now entered its second year.
Receiving the Global Leadership Award, Air Marshal SRK Nair said, “Wherever we are or whatever we become, the feel of camaraderie and networking brings joy to our lives. LOBA, which took shape thanks to the untiring efforts of old boys of Loyola, like Jimmy Antony and Pradeep Kumar, has always been a platform where leadership qualities have stood apart. The efforts of LOBA to implement a medical insurance scheme for Loyola School members and the pension scheme announced for non-teaching staff of the school are examples of the leadership qualities the LOBA members possess. I feel proud of being part of such noble efforts.” Air Marshal SRK Nair also handed over an amount towards the welfare activities of LOBA at the function.
K S Sabarinathan, MLA, who received the LOBA Young Achiever’s Award, said the Loyola School has been instrumental in developing the best qualities in him. Reminiscing his Loyola days, K S Sabarinathan added that the principles that Loyola School imparted have helped in shaping his life. Pointing out that Loyola School had taught him to see all as one and to respect all religions, he added that the School has always taught its students to think secular.
LOBA president C Padmakumar announced a pension scheme for retired non-teaching staff, while also thanking all the good work done by his predecessors.
Former students Paul Antony IAS, Ravi Sankar, Pradeep Kumar, Sunil Samuel Varghese and others were present.
The Loyola Old Boys’ Association (LOBA), the alumni association of the old students of the Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram, has a membership of over 4000 spread across the globe.
Loyola Global Leadership Award For Air Marshal Nair
On Jan 09, 2017