Athenaeum 100 Most Influential UK Malayali Personalities list published
Friday 29 January 2021 11:03 PM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON Jan 30: Athenaeum Library, an online platform to promote reading and literature among the Malayalee community in the UK, published a select list of 100 Most Influential UK Malayali Personalities on January 26, India’s Republic Day.
Athenaeum is the brainchild of Ajith Paliath, an NHS staff whose love for literature and books made him reach out to his community. Athenaeum has a coveted collection of over 700 books and periodicals in English, Malayalam and Tamil. Ajith’s effort to popularise literature got a boost when DC Books, the premier Malayalam publishing company came forward to support the online library and organise an annual Literature and Reading day. Athenaeum, which has already been active in London and other parts of the world, has organized several literary competitions for UK Malayalees in collaboration with DC Books, one of the leading publishers in Malayalam.
Athenaeum’s list of 100 Most Influential UK Malayali Personalities included those who have expanded their field of work through selfless service and in some way benefiting others.
The nominations were received through the Google form with criteria developed by Athenaeum Library in the segments of ‘Achievements, Changes, Role Model, Social Media Activity, Leadership’. The crietria for shortlists were based on the achievements they made, Changes they brought about, Role Model they are, Influnence in sicial media, Leadership Skills they have, Potential for future.)
Out of 176 nominations received, the final 100 were selected on the basis of merit.
The following is a list of the 100 most influential people compiled by the Athenaeum Library panel.
Aarathy Arun, Abraham George, Abraham Ponnumpurayidam, Adv Amjath, Adv Francis Mathew, Dr.Agimol Pradeep, Ajith Paliath, Alex Kaniamparambil, Ancy Joy, Aneesh George, Anil kumar, Arun Parameswaran, Ashok govindan, Balakrishnan Balagopal, Basil Joseph, Biju Chandy, Biju Jacob Thoranathel, Bino Augustine, Binsu John, Binu George, C A joseph, Canatious athipozhiyil, Chitra Chitralakshmi, Cien M Jacob, Cllr Baiju Thittala, Cllr Manju Shahul Hameed, Deepa Nair, Dr Joshy Jose, Dr Manju C Pallam, Eshwar Joe, Febin Cyriac, Francis Antony, Harish Pala, Jagadees Nair, Jaison George, Jayam Ambali, Jerish Kurian, Jiby Gopalan, jiju philip simon, Jinto Joseph, Joby Simon, Jomon Kuriakose, Jomon Mammoottil, K R Shaijumon, Kalarical Minija Joseph,, Karoor Soman, Leedo George, Lissy Unnikrishnan, M P Padmaraj, Manoj Pillai, Mathew Alexander, Meera kamala, Mentex Joseph, Mohanan Kumaran, Muralee mukundhan, Murali Vidhyadharan, Neethu johns, Nikitha Hari, Nivin Felix, Noble mathew, Noel Edwin, Omana Gangadharan, Philip abraham, Prakesh Michael, Priyaa Lal, Rani John, Reji Nanthicatt, Rejin Kuriakose, Remya Radha Ram, Roy C J, Roy Stephen, Sabu Jose, Sadanandan Sreekumar, Sajish Tom, Sam thiruvathil, Sandeep Paniker, Sasi Kulamada, Shajan Scaria, Shamjith Pallikkathodi Erathali, Shibu Chacko, Shinu Mathews, Shiva Manoj, Shymon Thottumkal, Sibby thomas, Simmy Kuttikkat, Sindhu eldo, Souparnika-Nair, Stanly Thomas, Sudhakaran Sreeharan, Sudhesh Joseph Gopurathingal, Suresh Pillai, Sureshkumar Gangadharan, Thampi jose, Thekkummuri Haridas, Tom Aditya, Tome Jose Thadiyampadu, Tony cherian, Unni krishnan, Vijee Paily, Xavier Nice
“Undoubtedly, there are many people in the UK who influenced us in many ways in our lives with talent and ability which didn’t find a place in the nominations. So this is just the beginning. We will try to hold these elections more extensively in the coming years”, said Athenaeum Library panel member.