Award for four prominent Hindus

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 14 Oct 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: Nineteen Hindu-based organisations came together on Saturday to honour four outstanding Hindus with the Swami Vivekananda Award. 

They were Malaysia Hindu Sangam (MHS) president Datuk A. Vaithilingam, Hindu Dharma Mamandram former president Lt-Kol (R) K. Sathaya, businessman and philanthropist Tan Sri Hari Narayanan Govindasamy and MHS deputy president R. Thiagaraja. 

Both Vaithilingam and Hari Narayanan received the award for being conferred the Datuk and Tan Sri titles respectively by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong earlier this year, while Thiagaraja was honoured for being named an Ambassador of Peace by the New York-based World Peace Society. 

Sathaya, who had authored several books on Hinduism, was accorded recognition for his decades of tireless work in propagating Hinduism among the young.  

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