Kollywood’s macho man Vishal riding high after the success of ‘Marudhu’ has something more to cheer for as he has received the Face of Animal Activism 2015 award. The awards committee has cited Vishal’s various philanthropic activities in the fields of Education, Women Welfare, Transgender Empowerment and many more causes through his Devi Social and Educational Foundation. There is also special mention about his rescue work during the Chennai Floods with a base camp in Lady Andal which is estimated to have helped 18 lac people and thousands of Animals in Chennai and Kadalur.
The jury has heaped praise on Vishal for braving criticism from various religious organizations and emerging as a true Hero of Animal Welfware when he campaigned for ‘Voice Against Cattle Trafficking’ and also protested against ‘Culling of Stray Dogs’ by the Kerala State Government. The Nadigar Sangam Secretary’s love for animals has won him the prestigious award.