KOCHI: Fr Jose Alex Oruthayappilly, director of Rajagiri Group of Institutions, received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Social Work instituted by National Association of Professional Social Workers in India (NAPSWI).
S Parasuraman, director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, presented the award to Fr Jose Alex at the 5th Indian Social Work Congress held at Sree Sankara Univeristy of Sanskrit, Kalady, the other day. Fr Jose Alex, a director of Rajagiri Hospital, is a post-graduate in Social Work from the TISS, Mumbai.
He has been active in the educational and social work spheres of Kerala for the past four decades. He was the principal of Rajagiri College of Social Sciences for 13 years.