Ann Gonsalvez of
MS Society India, Chennai was presented with the K. Venkatanarayana TANKER Foundation Awareness Award at an event held in Chennai on 25 January 2013.
Gonsalvez also received a citation from Australian Consul General David Holly and a cheque for Rs. 1,00,000, which was shared with Dr. Vijaya Bharathi of CANSTOP.
The K. Venkatanarayana TANKER Foundation Awareness Award is given to volunteers for their work on raising awareness of lesser-known diseases.
Gonsalvez's efforts to raise public awareness of MS include driving the Society's "Ambulance Van" to provide transportation for people with MS and to hand out leaflets.