The National Capital Region Tamil Association (NCRTA) has been recognizing an outstanding individual every year from the National Capital Region whose contributions have been well appreciated by the National Capital Region Tamil Canadian Community. The contributions may be in education, culture, community services, business or any other recognised field over a long period of time.
This award was called as NCRTA Award for Community Leadership and has been awarded from 2010.
In 2012, this award was renamed to Saba Ravishankar Memorial Award for Community Leadership. This was to name the award after NCRTA's first president Saba Ravishankar who passed away in 2011. Mr. Saba Ravishankar was a great role model for the young and old in our community. He was a leader in the community who loved the community, enjoyed community service and sports, and excelled in education.
The Saba Ravishankar Memorial Award for Community Leadership - 2017
Nominations for the 2017 Saba Ravishankar Memorial Award for Community Leadership can be submitted now. All nominations should be received by the NCRTA awards subcommittee on or before 12 midnight of Saturday, March 10th 2017. [Learn More]
Award Recipients in 2015 .. 2010
2015: Mrs. Mythili Kalyanasundaram and Mr. Sivasothy Sivagnanam were recognized with the Saba Ravishankar memorial award in 2015. [Learn More]
2014: Mr. Thamboo Thevarajah, who epitomizes the very essence of community service and volunteerism that the late Saba Ravishankar was known for, was recognized with the Saba Ravishankar memorial award in 2014. [Learn More]
2013: Mr. Murugananthan Kathirithamby was recognized with the award for his tireless community service and continued leadership in the Ottawa Tamil community for more than 20 years. [Learn More]
2012: Mr. Samuel Lawrence was honoured with the Saba Ravishankar Memorial Award for Community Leadership for his relentless services to the Tamil Canadian Community. [Learn More]
2011: Mr. Ponnambalam Adcharamoorthy was honoured with the NCRTA Award for Community Leadership for his relentless volunteer services to the Ottawa Tamil community. [Learn More]
2010: Rev. Philip Ratnapala was honoured with the NCRTA Award for Community Leadership award in recognition of his dedicated humanitarian service to the people in need for over 25 years. [Learn More]