Chennai: The fourth edition of ‘Alert Being’ Awards 2020 was recently hosted at Chennai by Alert, a voluntary non-profit organisation working to ensure ‘Right to life’ a reality in India.
This award is an honour to good samaritans and to celebrate humanity by awarding real-life heroes who have helped save or preserve life from different walks of life across the following categories – individuals, organisations, and people going beyond the call of duty. The awards were given away by Dr J Radhakrishnan, TN Health Secretary and Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal, Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai.
Music composer A R Rahman was presented the ‘Alert Being ICON Award’ as an individual and the award for the organisation was presented to the Biocon Foundation. This year, a special category, the ‘Alert Being Covid warriors’ was added to appreciate those who put their best during the sudden onset of a pandemic. A total of 30 persons were honoured with Alert Being Covid Frontline Warrior for their contributions.
Rahman said, “The world needs a lot of healing. Alert has been doing a brilliant job in empowering a common man to save lives and I look forward to being part of Alert’s noble mission to save lives”.
V M Muralidharan, chairman, Alert said, “Without the leaders and the foot soldiers of the public departments for health and safety, we wouldn’t have been able to keep the impact of the pandemic to the minimum. We are grateful for their yeoman service”.