Pathanamthitta Kendra
Honour for Bhavan Secretary
Sri PI Sherief Mohammed, Bhavan's Pathanamthitta Kendra Hon. Secretary has been elected as the President of Ramakrishna Ashram, Vallikodu, Pathanamthitta. The Ashram was established in 1940 by Srimad Niranjanananda Swamikal, one of the greatest saints of Ramakrishna Movement in Kerala after Nirmalananda Swami. Sri Sherief Mohammed is the first Muslim in the 150 year history of Sriramakrishna- Vivekananda movement to become the president of a Ramakrishna Ashram under the Mission or its recognised centre.
Sri PI Sherief Mohammed is a distinguished member of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and is the recipient of several National awards like Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award for National Integration, Justice Sundaram Iyer Award for Sanskrit Promotion in the country, Palathulli Puraskar of Rs. 100000 for constructing the best rain water harvest project in Kerala by Malayala Manorama. He was a Nominee for the communal harmony award by Government of India in 2007. He had been specially congratulated at Rashtrapathi Bhavan in 2007 by then President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. He is a former Deputy Commissioner Taxes, Govt of Kerala and also Chairman of the Musaliar Group of Institutions, one of the largest minority group in Kerala.
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