Ms. KVJ Dr Sumithra Prasad

Founder – General Secretary, DORAI Foundation

Achiever's Success Story

Finding Glory in helping others

KVJ stands for Karmaveer Jyoti, a title bestowed upon Dr.Sumithra Prasad in Delhi by Icongo, Rex Fellowship Program in 2012 for her lifelong fight for social justice and citizen action to right every wrong. Her personal life’s journey began with several issues from child abuse, substance abuse and street fights. All this later resulted in a concerned responsible adult, spearheading in areas of de-addiction, non-formal education, skills training, mentoring and empowerment programs. 

Dr Prasad’s son got her into counselling, self-advocacy trainings, rehabilitation and neighbourhood initiatives in the disability sector.

As a media activist she has made over hundred documentaries showcased at several festivals and public forums.

She is an epitome of self- reliance and fighting for the right. Her contribution to the society has been well acknowledged. Some of her accolades include-

  • “The Spirit of Humanity Award” for upholding Humanitarian Values, Chennai (2021)
  • “The Iron Lady Award” For Courageous Social Activism , Kolkata (2021)
  • “Illuminary Award” for Yeoman Service during COVID Lockdown, Mumbai (2021)
  • “Vocational Excellence Award” For facilitating Self Help Groups by Rotary International, Chennai (2020)
  • “Lifetime Achievement Award” for working towards Women Empowerment at the Grassroot Level , Chennai (2020)
  • “Special Mother India” for Counseling &  empowerimg Special Parents all (Punjab) (2019)
  • ‘Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Global Peace Award’  (2019) by Human Rights Council of India in Bangalore.
  • ‘Woman India Icon Award’ – (2018) Chennai
  • ‘Leelavathi Nair Memorial – Best Teachers Award’ –  (2017) Mumbai
  • ‘Mother Teresa – Best Parent Award’-  (2017) Bihar
  • ‘Rashtriya Stree Shakti Samman ” – (2017) Chattisgarh
  • ‘International Award for Humanitarian Service’ (2015) Delhi
  • ‘Ambassador Evangelist _ Apeejay Karmayuga ( 2014-15 ) Delhi
  • ‘Parenting Excellence Award’ (2014) Chennai
  • ‘Best Human Rights Activist’ (2014) Mumbai
  • ‘Mother Teresa Award’ (2014) Chennai
  • ‘Wave-Wellness Army Volunteering Excellence Award  ( 2013) Chennai
  • ‘Golden Candle Award’  (2012) Delhi
  • ‘Karmaveer Puraskar’  (2010) Delhi
  • ‘Sadguru Gnananda Award’  (2009) Chennai
  • ‘Selfless Service Honor’  (2005) Mumbai
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