Imm.Past District Governor
Lion Dr. Thiyagarajah from the Northern region of Sri Lanka –Jaffna, started his life as a young boy in Colombo. He learnt his alphabets at St. Mathews College, Demmatagoda, Colombo and Wesley College, Colombo. His 1st challenge in life was in 1958, when he was displaced to Jaffna. Thereafter he continued his education in Jaffna at Kopay Christian College and Skandavarodaya College.
A determined young youth, bravely facing his early challenges succeeded in gaining admission to Colombo Medical College in 1964, where he successfully graduated in the noble profession as a Medical Practitioner.
Fate once again played a major role on him. He got displaced for the 2nd time to Jaffna in 1983. He gracefully accepted the challenge. His determination to serve the people brought him success even when he was employed in Private Hospitals. Having built confidence in the hearts of the people in the Region, he started his own Medical Clinic in Nallur in the year 1986. Today, Dr. Thiyagarajah has a very lucrative practice in Jaffna with many Consult¬ants channeling their practice through his Clinic. In his Profession he has gained a name. In local jargon, people believe in his ‘Aath Guna’ or ‘Kai Rasi’.
A Doctor who does not believe in filling his Pockets but Satisfying his Patients.
In his married Life, as a young Medical Doctor, he was in demand by many would be fathers-in-law. A young pretty lady born and bred in Malaysia was the luckiest one, who brought him many a success. He married Lion Lady Ranji in 1972.
They are blessed with two daughters and a son. His two daughters are Graduate English Teachers. The eldest married to a Civil Engineer and is presently living in Singapore. The second married to a Medical Doctor, working as the Medical Officer of Health, Velanai. The son also a Medical Doctor at¬tached to the Teaching Hospital, Jaffna and presently engaged in Post Graduate studies in Surgery. His daughter-in-law is also a Medical Doctor attached to the Teaching Hospital, Jaffna.
So, the family is blessed with Professionals with as many as 4 Doctors. Governor Dr. Thiyagarajah and First Lady Ranji are blessed with four Grandchildren.
Governor Lion Dr. Thiyagarajah is Service Minded, which has encouraged him to serve the people holding various positions in Social & Religious Organizations and that of Lions.
POSITIONS HELD IN SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS
Vice Chairman - Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (Jaffna Branch)
President - Council of Non-Government Organization (Jaffna District) - Kopay Rehabilitation & Development Society
- Society for the Development of Traditional Arts Vice President - Peoples Council for Peace and Goodwill (Jaffna)
Board Member - National College of Education (Jaffna)
- Hospital Development Committee, Teaching Hospital - Jaffna Patron - Peoples Welfare Organization (Jaffna)
- Old Student's Union, Christian College Kopay
- Kopay Maha Vidyalayam
- Kopay Educational Development Board
- Rural Development Socie (Kopay)
Governor Lion Dr.Thiyagarajah joined the Lions Club of Kopay in the year 1987. He excelled in the Club, holding all important positions and thereafter in the District. His many successes in lionism and the craftsmanship of building Friends not only earned him Friends in the North but carved its roots in the South too. This brought him success in being elected to this prestigious dignified position of ‘Centennial District Governor 2016 / 2017’. Centennial District Governor Lion Dr. Thiyagarajah a ‘Blessed Individual’ • He is blessed with a Noble and Dignified Profession
• He is blessed with a Good Family
• He is blessed wit Happiness, Good Health and reasonable Wealth
• He is blessed as Member of the World’s largest Service Organization – The International Association of Lions Clubs
• He is blessed again, being ehlected to serve as the Centennial District Governor of our District - 306 B1, when Lions in the entire World celebrates the100 year
birth of lionism.
• Summing up, he is blessed with all that a human being desires and prays for.
Lion Dr. V. Thiyagarajah PMJF, MAF JP
Imm. Past District Governor