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Thomas Isaac Memorial Award

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Molly & Isaac Thomas, Kochi

Thomas Isaac Memorial Award was instituted by Molly & Isaac Thomas, Kochi, in memory of their only child, Thomas Isaac ( Anup ). Anup passed away in 1988 at the age of 14 due to a suspected brain aneurysm. He was a brilliant child, a government merit scholarship holder, and an athletic all-rounder.

Even though Anup's sudden passing away was a big shock to the parents, they recovered from their loss by involving with the work of Yacharam Balagram from 1988 onward. Very Rev. K. I. Philip Ramban played a great role in their becoming involved with Balagram. As both are trained engineers, they put use of their technical and business skills to benefit Balagram. Molly got involved with implementing the computerization of Balagram and still continues to help them with annual reports. Isaac meanwhile got involved in 2001 in the establishment and advising the running of the eye hospital in Yacharam in addition to helping Balagram in its activities. Both of them do not hold any official positions in Balagram and work purely as volunteers.

By their support for ICON Awards they hope more children would reach positions which Anup would have reached.

By the grace of God through their work for the children they have overcome the loss they suffered and have several children who look to them for their advice and support.

They hope that their example will act as a motivator for people who have suffered such losses of their loved ones.

Award Recipients

NoYearRef. NoStudent NameCourseAmount
(in ₹)
12017 MAL-2017265Aleenamol K.A, Kuntharayil, ChungatharaBSN15,000
22017 IDK -2017173Jenimol PB, Palathinkal, Chakkupallam POBCOM10,000
32016 MAL-2016004Aleenamol K.A, Kuntharayil, ChungatharaBSN15,000
42015 MAL-2015306Aleenamol K.A, Kuntharayil, ChungatharaBSN20,000
52014 MHE-2014357Annu Elza Abraham, Plamkoottathil, Malayapuzha EramBE20,000
62013 MHE-2013288Jimson Jose, Malethu, ULLANNOOR BE15,000
72013 IDK-2013292Thomas Joseph, Ambazhathinadiyel, CHAKKUPALLAMXII5,000
82012 IDK-2012066Melbin Steephen, mekkaringattu, Kattappana P.OBE15,000
92011 IDK-2011123Donamol Kurian , Alumkal, Thoppipala P.O BE10,000
102011 IDK-2011197Shence P Sunny , Puthenpurayil, Kochara P.O BE10,000

Thomas Isaac Memorial Award

Thomas Isaac 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: 027 started in 2011. Total money awarded(Rs):135,000 for 10 students.

 Thomas Isaac Memorial Award

Year Students Amount (Rs)
2017 2 25,000
2016 1 15,000
2015 1 20,000
2014 1 20,000
2013 2 20,000
2012 1 15,000
2011 2 20,000

All Contents © 2016    ICON Charities, Inc is a 501(c)(3) organization. IRS EIN: 20-2966676. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
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."