Dr. E. K. T. Sivakumar celebrated the significant Silver Jubilee year of his social service (1988-2013) in Chennai.
Dr. E. K. T. Sivakumar, a social activist, and an academician cum researcher has immense passion for serving the society. He has taken up writing about science for children apart form being the Editor of Valarum Ariviyal, a quarterly magazine in Tamil that Propagates information and knowledge about Science and Technology to the society. He was bestowed with the ‘Best Children’s Science Writer Award 2015’ by BAPASI in March 2015. He hails form a humble family that is devoted to education and social service despite their impoverished state. He has been involved in supporting the education of many children and differently-abled persons from poor families.
Dr. Sivakumar has been conferred with innumerable awards for his service to the differently-abled and the poor as well as towards the cause of educating poor students by several organizations like Exnora, Lions, RotaryClub, etc. Dr. E. K. T. Sivakumar is the Founder and advisor of Educational and Sociaal Research Organization. This trust helps fund rural students for higher education and also provides facilitative amenities for the differently-abled. He was also honoured with the Best social Service Award by the Minister for social Work for his service to the differently-abled. Even though young, his immense contribution towards social causes has been recognized by The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University which bestowed on him the ‘Life Time Achievement Award’. He strongly believes that only education and science and technology will dispel poverty and illiteracy and take the country forward in the path of progress. He has also bagged Best Social Service Award, Dr. APJ Abdul kalm Award, Educational Service Award, Paramapara Award and so on.
Dr. Sivakumar is a rare combination of social activist scientist and an able writer who combines social concerns with his field of choice and employs it for the benefit of people in need. On an individual level, making such huge contributions to social transformation is worthy of emulation. Scientists and social activists like Dr. E. K. T. Sivakumar are exemplart role models for young indians to follow and learn form. India is surging forward due to the quiet, selfless and tireless efforts of modest and humble citizens with a large heart and a social vision like Dr. E. K. T. Sivakumar. They are the true achievers of modern India.