RECIPIENT - Sister Mythilli (1999)
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION - Driving force behind 2 small-scale industries - 'Daya' and 'Hridaya' - hitech units in Trivandrum producing bio-medical devices generating employment to women. Has worked relentlessly for the socio-economic, spiritual, mental and emotional development of rural women. Opened a home called 'Shaktimandiram' to shelter and rehabilitate women and children in distress and impart a concept of 'earn and learn' to make them independent.