The Hindustan Group of Institutions was founded in 1968 by the Late Dr K.C.G. Verghese. Realising the need for non-formal technical education, he set up Hindustan Engineering Training Centre (H.E.T.C) in the 1960s. Now it has expanded to several institutions unified by the founder’s vision of imparting quality education for one and all. The vision of the group is “TO MAKE EVERY MAN A SUCCESS AND NO MAN A FAILURE”.
On June 24, 2023, the fourth edition of the Dr. K.C.G. Verghese Excellence Awards 2023 saw 32 personalities from different fields being honoured in the categories of Lifetime Achievement, Academic Excellence, Research Excellence, Corporate Excellence, Community Development, Youth Icon, Sports Excellence and Outstanding Alumni. Trustees and Directors, the group were present.
The chief guests at the award function were Mr N Ram, Director, The Hindu Group of Publications, Mr T.S. Tirumurti, former ambassador of India to the United Nations, and Ms. Michaela Kuchler, consul general, Federal Republic of Germany.
The Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to K. Doraisami, senior advocate; P.S. Surana, international attorney, Surana & Surana; A.E. Muthunayagam, former Secretary to Government for Ocean Development; S.P. Thiyagarajan, Chancellor, Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore; Jina Das, general physician, Fortis Hospitals; R. Venkatesh, partner, Alladi Krishnan & Kumar; and Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti, textile industrialist and chairman of Nalli Silk Sarees.
Dr Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee of MOHAN Foundation received the Community Excellence award for his work in promotion of deceased organ donation. More than 300 people gathered for the function. Dr Georgi Abraham Managing Trustee of Tanker Foundation was also honored for his work on proving subsidized dialysis for kidney failure patients.
The function was attended by more than 300 people.