Dr. V.K. Jayakumar Bsc, MBBS, FCCP, FCGP, MA, BEd, PhD A dedicated philanthropist Dr. V.K. Jayakumar, son of V Kesavan, was born on 2/10/1945 in Chirayinkeezhu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. After Bsc degree, he passed his MBBS from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram in 1970.
Soon after passing MBBS, he started his own clinic in a very rural location away from home. He joined State Government Health Department in 1972 as a Family Welfare Doctor. He successfully operated 110 men in a day (Sterilization) in Govt. Hospital in 1975, the record of which is unbroken. He was adjudged as Best Family Welfare Medical Officer during that time. He obtained Fellowships in Chest Diseases, Gynecology and General practice. He received the Best Doctor award and several merit certificates. With passion to become a educationalist, he took MA(English) and BEd. In 2010,
he obtained PhD Doctorate in Child Rearing.
He started his own rural hospital namely ‘Sabarigiri Hospital’ at village - Anchal in 1978. One complete ward of the hospital is dedicated to patients from below poverty line families. He treated several hundreds of rural women and children free of cost and conducted several free medical camps and Diabetics Awareness Programs at remote places in the state. He made several media addresses on health topic to educate the public.
He founded ‘Sabarigiri School’ at Anchal in 1978 to uplift the
illiterate rural children to the mainstream of modern life. This is the
first CBSE affiliated school in Kollam District. He started ‘Sabarigiri
Higher Secondary School’ with the State Government syllabus in 1982.
Children below poverty line who lost their parents in calamities are given absolutely free education up to class XII under his ‘Prathyasa’ Social Service Programe. Under this, he has provided home for the homeless. Hundreds of SC/ST children are given free education in Sabarigiri Higher School with full Govt. support. He founded more than half a dozen educational institutions including College, Schools and Technical institutions. Sabarigiri International School, Trivandrum also came into existence after his initiative for producing righteous global citizens of high quality and integrity. Presently, he is the state President of 980 State Govt. recognized schools, the State Vice President of CBSE School Management Association and Patron of Venad Sahodaya Complex.
As a visionary, he visualized globalization decades back and brought out a cosmopolitan outlook and provided quality education to several thousands of children. Sabarigiri alumni spread world over speak this truth.
As a well known virtuous educationist, he conducts Personality and Leadership Training Programs for teachers, students, public and Govt. Institutions. He remains as role model for his professional colleagues.
His counseling, benefits thousands of students, parents, teachers, family members and couples as routine.
He is the Patron of two orphanages which receives his constant support and The Chairman of three Registered Charitable Societies. For helping the blind people world over, he is awarded Melvin Jones Fellowship by Lions Clubs International. He has benevolently donated sizable help to the Cancer Care Centre in Thiruvananthapuram for poor cancer victims. He has contributed generously to many orphanages and places of worships in southern Kerala. Highlighting patriotism to the students and public he installed three statues of Mahatma Gandhi at different places. His vision for environmental protection and service ignited the minds of young children in his institutions.
He was actively involved in flood relief work in Kuttanad in 1969 and Kulathupuzha in 1995. Team led by him was the first to reach the Tsunami stricken areas in Karunagappally coastal region with relief measures to the victims of tragic event.
Known for his writing, literary skills and as an orator, he has authored about 21 books in Malayalam and English including collection of poems. He is the Chairman of ‘Malayattor Samithi’, a state level literary organization master headed by him and instituted the famous Malayattur Award for the best literary work in Malayalam every year.
He is the Chairman of ‘Santhi Kendra’, a social service body, where Art, Cultural, Yoga activities are a routine.
He was honoured by The Governor of Kerala under the banner of Dr. Palpu Foundation , Trivandrum for his excellent service to the Educational, Social and Health sectors.
He has received ‘Eminent Citizen of India’ Award, ‘Millennium Leader’ Award by Govt. of Kerala, ’Sevana Ratnam’ Award, ‘Chikitsak Ratnam’ Award, ’Kerala Cultural’ Award, ‘Mahatma Gandhi Peace Foundation’ Award, ‘Kala Keralam’ Award and ‘Gandhi Bhavan’ Award.
He has given generously his time, expertise and financial resources to make a difference in the lives of ordinary people and his sole effort made Anchal Village got transformed into a fastest growing town in India.
He is virtually the savior of hundreds of dependent families of the staff working under him. As a whole, more than 1500 people earn livelihood under his umbrella.
He is a renowned educationalist, teacher, physician, writer, counselor and an active social worker. His services to the poor and less fortunate will be written in golden script.
A General Physician & Educationalist Post Graduate in English Literature with Bachelor Degree and Ph.D in Education Chief Medical Officer, Sabarigiri Multi Speciality Hospital, Anchal Chairman Sabarigiri Group of Educational Institutions Founder of seven schools and one training college State President of Kerala Recognized School Manager's Association Vice President, CBSE School Management Association, Kollam Dist. President, Venad Sahodaya Complex (CBSE) Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and District Chairman Lions Clubs International Director Santhi Kendram ( A Cultural & Social Service Body) Anchal Chairman Malayattor Samithi Former President Celebrities of Goodness International Trivandrum Chapter President Gurudhrama Pracharana Sabha,Punalur Family & Marital Counselor Personality and Leadership Trainer Author of 21 Books in Malayalam & English
Awards and Honours
Dr.Palpu Foundation Award, Honored by Honorable Governor of Kerala Winner ' Eminent Citizen of India ' Award from New Delhi ' Milennium Leader ' Award from Government of Kerala ' Sevana Rathnam ' Award ' Chikitsak Ratan ' Award Kerala Cultural Award Mahatma Gandhi Peace Foundation Award Kalakeralam Award Gandhibhavan Award