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About Kovai Gethu Heroes

Kovai Gethu Heroes is a Times of India initiative, dedicated to the unsung heroes of our proud city. This interactive campaign encourages the good folk of Coimbatore to shine the spotlight on their Heroes.

People from different backgrounds, who stand out because of their passion to make a difference to society, in big ways or small. Join us in recognising and celebrating these true supermen and women.

Kovai Gethu Heroes:

Meet the Gethu 12!! We thank you for the nominations. We are delighted to showcase the 12 unsung heroes chosen by our jury panel who make Coimbatore a truly Gethu City.

Vote for your favorite hero and the cause they are working on, one of them could win the People’s Choice Award.

C Saravana Kumar

Anti-graft Crusader

Raja Sethu Murali

Meet the city's Hunger Hero

V Sivaswamy

Charting a course for the youth to follow

A Loganathan

Does Menial job to educate poor

R Vairamani

Providing dignity to the dead

B Pandiyarajan

Friend of winged creatures

A Elamurugan

Education with Esteem

B Murugan

Sambar sadam for the soul

P K Selvaraj

Water crusader - dedicated his life to revive Kowshika

R Manikandan

Nature lovers gives life to city's lakes

Selvaraj (AEG Trust)

Messiah for the poor, after death

Taslima Nasreeen

Transgender Activists/swachh bharat ambassador

Jury Panel

Shankar Vanavarayar

A visionary educationist

A.Pari I.P.S

IG West Zone (Retd.)

Anjali Ajith

Social activist involved in transgender rights

D Nanda Kumar

Industrialist and Social Influencer