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 hospital in a very rural location away from home and rendered his service. 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. Subsequently he obtained Fellowships in Chest Diseases, Gynecology and General practice. He received the Best Doctor award and several merit certificates. With passion to become an educationalist, he took MA (English) and B.Ed in 2010, he obtained Doctorate (PhD) in Child Rearing.
Relinguishing government service he started his own rural hospital namely ‘Sabarigiri Hospital’ at village – Anchal in 1978. One complete ward of the hospital being 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 Diabetes Awareness Programs at various remote places in the state. He made several media addresses on health topics 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 again founded ‘Sabarigiri Higher Secondary School’ with the State Government syllabus in 1982.
Children below poverty line who lost their breadwinning parents in accidents or calamities are given absolutely free education up to class XII under his ‘Prathyasa’ Social Service Programme. Under this, he 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 colleges, 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. His passion for producing righteous global citizens of high quality and integrity resulted in the birth of a high class state of the art international school in Trivandrum. At present he is the Patron of all Kerala CBSE School Management Association and Patron of Venad Sahodaya Complex group of schools.
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 all over the world speak this truth.
As a well known virtuous educationalist, he conducts Personality and Leadership Training Programs for teachers, students, public and Govt. Institutions. He remains as role model for his professional colleagues. His counselling, benefits thousands of students, parents, teachers, family members and couples as a routine.
He is the Patron of two orphanages which receive his constant support and is also 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 worship 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 the 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 that tragic event.
Known for his writing, literary, oratory and poetic skills, he has authored about 21 books in Malayalam and English including collection of poems. He is the founder Chairman of ‘Malayattoor Samithi’ a state level literary organization masterheaded by him and instituted the famous Malayattoor Award for the best literary work in Malayalam every year.
He is the chairman of ‘Santhikendram’, a social service body, where Art, Yoga, Cultural activities are a routine.
He has given generously his time, expertise and financial resources to make a difference in the lives of ordinary people. His sole effort contributed well in the transformation of Anchal village into one of the fastest growing towns 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, physician, teacher, writer, counsellor and an active social worker. His services to the poor and less fortunate will have to be written in golden script.
A General Physician practicing modern medicine and an Educationalist
Chief Medical Officer, Sabarigiri Multi Speciality Hospital, Anchal
Chairman, Sabarigiri Group of Educational Institutions
Founder of seven schools and one training college
Patron, CBSE School Management Association, Kerala
Patron, Venad Sahodaya Complex (Association of CBSE schools)
Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and Past Region Chairman, Lions Clubs International
Director, Santhikendram (A Cultural & Social Service Body) Anchal
Chairman, Malayattoor Samithi (A Literary forum)
Former President Celebrities of Goodness International Trivandrum Chapter
President Gurudharma Pracharana Sabha, Punalur
Students, Family & Marital Counselor
Personality and Leadership Trainer
Patron of two orphanages
Author of 21 Books in Malayalam & English
Awards and Honours
Baba Sahib Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Award received from Union Minister
Distinguished Trivandrum Medical College Alumni Award sponsored by Trivandrum Medical College Alumni Association and given by Hon. Governor of Kerala Sri. Arif Muhammed Khan
Dr. Palpu Foundation Merit appreciation and honour by Hon. Governor of Kerala Sri. P. Sadasivam
Millennium Leader Award from Government of Kerala
Anchal Achan Puraskaram by Orthodox Church
Winner ‘Eminent Citizen of India’ Award from New Delhi
Sevana Rathnam Award
Chikitsak Ratan Award
Kerala Cultural Award
Mahatma Gandhi Peace Foundation Award