Mr. Bala V Kutti, Chairman of BVK Group initiated his philanthropic activities by establishing the trust called BVK Foundation, after more than two decades of successfully running the BVK Group of Companies. This trust is managed by Trustees from Mr. Bala V Kutti's family, to promote social wellbeing and community development activities.
The Trust is in the forefront of helping needy people through education support & encourage sports and extra curriculartalent within the community. The foundation organizes and conducts various social activities in pursuit of its social responsibility goal.
Mr. Bala V Kutti, Founder Chairman of BVK Group has initiated BVK Awards as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity to encourage deserving candidates for their achievements on an annual basis. The BVK awards are given under various categories recognizing the performance or achievement during the year.
Applications / nominations are called for from global sourashtrian community under each category which is put up to the panel of jury to adjudicate the winners. The winners are awarded cash prize, certificate and trophy at a gala function organized at different cities / venues.
Award will be given to the winner selected by an independent jury panel.
The person needs to be only Sourashtrians whose parents – both father & mother are Sourashtrians. It is mandatory to fillin the the family name ( GheruNaav ) of father & mother of the person being nominated in the nomination form.
Nomination can be submitted by self or by others
Nomination form can be submitted by any one including non-Sourashtrians : However nominee , the candidate being nominated for the Award needs to be a eligible Sourashtrian as above. Consent of the person being nominated is a must as required in the nomination form.
The form shall be filled in wither in English or Tamil only.
In case of supporting document or publication submitted in support of Award , which are originally issued by other authorities or publishers, they can be in the original language. If called for by the Award committee, translation in English/Tamil will have to be submitted.
As there will be stiff competition ideally you should apply in the category where your achievements are outstanding. However, you can apply to more category but certainly not exceeding TWO in any case.
In the Category of Women Achiever, only women can apply . If you are a woman sportsperson/ artist etc you may better apply in the respective award category than apply for Women Achiever Award. However, there is no specific bar to apply.
Photocopies of ID proof – Any govt approved photo ID ( of the candidate)
In the case of organization, certificate of registration
Proof of Achievement - Certificate / Photo/Video/Website link /Commendation letters/ News Paper reports / Actual Literary works / any other proof towards the achievement/.
Only the Nomination form needs to be original. You can submit all other as photocopies. If required the Award committee will call for originals for verification after shortlisting.
The Award committee is aided by an independent expert jury panel. All nominations received in each category will be evaluated by the Jury panel and a shorlisting will be made by them based on inter-se merit. Only shortlisted candidates will be receiving communication towards any additional documentary proof required. After final evaluation , nominees for the award made by Jury will be called for the Award function. All decisions by Jury & Award Committee will be final.
Each Award will carry A cash prize of Rs10,000/ = A momento/trophy
A certificate as Sourashtrian Achievers Award for the category & year.
The award will be presented will be a public function
Yes. Final decision will be made on the highest percentage obtained and in a case of tie, Jury may go for either draw of lot or splitting the cash prize at their discretion.
No. Individual cases of eligibility or otherwise will not be entertained. You may apply in the category that you consider yourself as most elgible.
The award is given by BVK Foundation and is the premier award for Sourashtrian achievers. In order to reach the entire Sourashtrian population across the globe and to all sections , the award promotion is carried out in collaboration with community service organizations. Moreover, Sabhas may have a good idea of achievers and they may encourage them to apply. They and Co-sponsors by their sponsorship demonstrate their deep sense of commitment in taking the community towards excellence. However , once the nominations are received, evaluation and shortlisting will be done only by the Jury panel and award committee set up by BVK foundation. Neither Co-sponsors nor Sabhas /Chambers/organization have any role deciding the awardee.