Indian Alumni Committee
The Committee of the Indian Alumni Community was nominated by Karen Kelly, Head of International Alumni Relations and Chapters. Here, Karen shares why the group is so deserving of this acknowledgement.
“I would like to nominate the Committee of the Indian Alumni Community, for their voluntary work during the lockdown to assist Indian students of UCC, CIT and Griffith College as well as visitors to Ireland from India.
They shared guidance on travel from the Embassy of India, the Indian Government, and Ireland’s Department of Justice and Equality via their website and social media channels. They also provided information to students and visitors on the nearest HSE test centres, and directed individuals to GPs as required.
The committee assisted students who had difficulties receiving funds from abroad, connecting them with St Vincent de Paul who provided vouchers for groceries. Additionally, the group provided information on the COVID-19 unemployment payment for students who had lost their part-time jobs.
Committee members, Dr Lekha Menon Margassery and Dr Anuya Mane, also participated in the Indian Community Support Group, an initiative established by H.E. Sri Sandeep Kumar, the Ambassador of India to Ireland.”
How to nominate a UCC Hero/UCC Heroes:
Nominations can be made by any person with respect to an individual or team worthy of celebration as a UCC Hero or Heroes.
Submissions are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing:
1. 100 words explaining the contribution of the person/team during COVID-19
2. A high-resolution photograph of the person/team
3. Contact details of the nominating staff member