ICON Charities

( Indian Christian Orthodox Network Charities, Inc )

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Prof. M.P. Balakrishna Menon Memorial Award

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Nandini & Sunil Kumar, Abu Dhabi

Throughout my life I worked for the students so even after my death let them have use for my body. This was the last wish of the retired college principal M.P. Balakrishna Menon. He donated his eyes and gave his body to the medical college.

Balakrishna Menon started his teaching career in Guruvurappan college in Calicut and later in �Sri Krishna college n Guruvayur. He was a master in his profession of teaching with an excellent control with the language. He was always helpful for the student who approached with help even long after his retirement, He was always loved and respected by his students and the former students� ways looked forward to meet him in the alumni association meetings of the college. It is this love he reciprocated to his students by expressing his desire to donate his body for the medical college.

He was a great resource of knowledge in the English literature and had uncanny ability to teach the difficult area in a simple and lucid manner. It is said that students used to love to attend his lecture and created and love for the subjects he taught.

Although he was diagnosed with cancer he faced the terminal disease with great courage, He was an authority in the English language and literature and there were very few in the university during his time to match his knowledge. In his dressing, in his deeds as well as in his dialogue he was a great model to follow.

Award Recipients

NoYearRef. NoStudent NameCourseAmount
(in ₹)
12019 MHE-2019413MERIN. P.S, Parippallil , THANNITHODEXII5,000

Prof. M.P. Balakrishna Menon Memorial Award

Prof. M.P. Balakrishna Menon Memorial Award is part of ICON Excellence Award (IEA). It is an yearly educational assistance program for smart students who are from financially disadvantaged families. It is a partial financial assistance to continue and complete their current course.

Memorialize and honor your loved ones or family establishing an award to benefit these students.


Award No: 325 started in 2019. Total money awarded(Rs):5,000 for 1 students.

 Prof. M.P. Balakrishna Menon Memorial Award
Prof. M.P. Balakrishna Menon Memorial Award

Year Students Amount (Rs)
2019 1 5,000

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Email: info@ICONCharities.org    Phone: (+1) 309-269-3247    Address: P O Box 552, Bettendorf, IA 52722 (USA).

Religious Outlook and Non-Discrimination Policy: ICON Charities, Indian Christian Orthodox Network Charities, is a non-religious non-profit organization and is not affiliated to any church organization. The driving passion of the organizers of ICON Charities is Christ's teachings of universal love and compassion. Its operating philosophy is "do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God" and its relationship with its stakeholders is "let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others" and "bear one another's burdens."

Though the organization guiding principles are rooted in Christ's teachings and its current board members belong to Indian (Malankara) Orthodox heritage, it accepts support from all and serves all without any discrimination. We are committed to mutual respect of all religions and non-proselytization. We believe that "Do not judge, or you too will be judged."