Dr Uma Rajan, 75, has been honoured by the Indian NRI community in Singapore for contributing 38 years in health care and community services. She was involved in building nursing homes and initiating various child care programs. She is also the first woman to receive the Community Champion Award, which is in its fifth year.
The award was presented to Dr Uma by Singapore Minister of State for Law and Education, Indranee Rajah. After receiving the award, Dr. Rajan said, “This award is a recognition of women as community service providers.”
She won $10,000 which she donated to voluntary welfare organisations, the Singapore Children’s Society and Asian Women’s Welfare Association in Singapore.
Dr Rajan is also one of the founding members of the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society and received the title of ‘Natyakala Burshanam’ (ornament of dance) from the Indian Institute of Fine Arts (IIFA) in 1954.