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RanjiRanj Puthran Insurance Agency, your local Allstate Insurance agency, is proud to announce the creation of the Helping Hands Award. The award is designed to recognize local individuals or groups that are making a difference in the daily lives of people in the Carmel and Zionsville communities. A separate monthly Helping Hands Award winner will be announced in the Zionsville Community Newsletter and the Carmel Community Newsletter.

In announcing the creation of the awards, Ranj Puthran stated, “Let’s foster the attitude of gratitude by recognizing individuals with an award to those who give of themselves with outstanding volunteering and philanthropic efforts in the Carmel and Zionsville communities.” In his announcement, Puthran recounted the words of President John F. Kennedy: “To whom much is given, much is expected.” He continued, “Hamilton and Boone counties are among the wealthiest and fastest-growing counties in the nation, and what we put into the lives of others comes back to us tenfold. Each individual act of kindness, volunteering and donation builds the roots of our generous synergy to our community.”

Puthran is certainly one who practices what he preaches. He was recently awarded two prestigious awards: 2013 Volunteer of the Year award for Carmel Chamber of Commerce and 2013 Northside MIBOR Affiliate of the Year for his efforts with MIBOR. Puthran and his agency have been involved in Carmel Fest, Meals on Wheels, Carmel Rotary Club and Gleaners. Puthran and his entire agency have been dedicated to giving back to the community. It is only fitting that an individual and agency so involved in the community would be the one to establish this award to recognize others serving their communities.

As mentioned earlier, one Helping Hands Award winner will be named monthly for Zionsville and one for Carmel. Residents of Zionsville and Carmel are encouraged to submit the names of individuals or groups from their respective communities as nominees for the awards. Nominations will be taken electronically at the following: facebook.com/Ranjputhranhelpinghands and ranjitputhran@allstate.com. From the online nominations, the monthly award winners will be chosen by a panel made up of individuals from each community. From the monthly winners, a Helping Hands of the Year Award will be given in January.

We encourage your submissions of those working selflessly to improve the lives in our communities. We are also proud to be a partnering with the Ranj Puthran Agency in its efforts to recognize and support the spirit of volunteerism in Carmel and Zionsville.

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