The memento was presented by Amal Kooheji, CFO, Tamkeen, during the musical fiesta including Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik and Anuradha Paudwal at Indian School Bahrain.
Rahim Athavanad, chairman and managing director of Rami Productions, Sheela Anil, personal manager, Shifa al Jazeera Medical Centre, and Sreelakshmi Jagathi Sreekumar, marketing executive, Shifa al Jazeera Oman, were also present on the occasion.
Dr Rabeeullah is renowned for his philanthropic activities. For him, charity begins at home in every sense of the word. The much-acclaimed pension scheme that he has been implementing in his village is the finest example of this. He has adopted his native village of East Kodur in Malappuram district in the South Indian state of Kerala. Dr Rabeeullah has been a source of livelihood for several families by offering them free auto rickshaws. He also supports numerous deprived students by sponsoring their fees and scholarships.
Dr Rabeeullah has won many accolades during his three and a half decade-long service in the social and charitable fields.
In 2013, he was conferred with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, the highest honour accorded to overseas Indians by the Indian government for their pioneering role in enhancing India’s image globally.
Recently, he has been honoured with the Pravasi Mitra award constituted by Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam and lifetime achievement award by Rotary Club Trivandrum Royal for his philanthropic activities.
Dr Rabeeullah has recently started a charity initiative worth US$1.5mn to be distributed within three years for the needy and destitute families.
He presented ten sovereigns worth of gold medals and certificates to Rio Olympics silver medalist P V Sindhu.
In addition, he extended help to the family of Jisha, a law student who was brutally murdered in Perumbavoor, Kerala, by offering five cent of land to construct a house and financial assistance to Jisha’s mother.