Chief Coordinator Chennai Malayali Directory, President Confederation of Tamilnadu Malayali Associations
Mr.M. Nanda Govind is an Engineer by profession, the Chairman and Managing Director of M/s Montieth Motors P.Ltd, one of the renowned automobile contractors for the Government of Tamilnadu. Hailing from Kerala, he belongs to a traditional Naaduvaazhi Nambiar Tharavad of South Malabar and is born to Smt. M.Bhargavi Nangiar (homemaker) and late Sri.C.K.Gopalan Nair (Amalgamation Group of Companies) of Chiravallore in Malappuram District.
Nanda Govind is a multi-dimensional personality and well accomplished human activist who is always in the service of humanity and he believes in the dictum ‘paropakarartham idam sareeram’. Even amidst busy business schedules, he finds time and takes initiatives for socio-cultural and humanitarian activities. He is also an active participant of various socio-cultural organizations of Non Resident Keralites living across the world, especially in the length and breadth of Tamil Nadu. Mr. Nanda Govind is an ardent believer of the cultural milieu of Kerala and spares no effort in promoting the native art forms of his homeland in Tamil Nadu. Although, he lives with his wife Bina Nandu and the two children Praveena and Praseetha in Chennai, he finds time to visit his mother who lives in Kerala at least twice in a month amidst the busy business and other activities.
Being an active Y’s Man, he was voted as the ‘Best District Governor’ of Y’s Men International. He was honored with the covetous ‘Elmer Crow Award’ for excellence in service from the Y’s Men International – Geneva. Nanda Govind is the recipient of the “Pravasi Bharathi Award”, for the year 2005 and Government of Kerala awarded him a special citation through NORKA for the good work done during the Tsunami. Nanda Govind is the youngest ever President of the 115 year old Malayalee Club, Chennai. He also hold prestigious positions like President – Confederation of Tamilnadu Malayalee Associations (CTMA), President – India Region of the World Malayalee Council, General Secretary – Linguistic Minorities Forum of Tamilnadu (LIMFOT), Founder Director – India World Chamber of Commerce (IWCC), President Malayalam Mission, Governing council member- Malayalam Mission Government of Kerala, is involved with the activities of Indian Red Cross Society as well. Nanda Govind is also Council Member – Tamilnadu Animal Science University, Patron – Pondicherry Management Association, Director – South Indian Languages Forum and Trustee of CTMA. He makes notable contributions in the field of education and health as well, which includes free Scholarships and educational aids to the meritorious boys and girls in Chennai.
Being specially interested in welfare of the elderly, he conducted campaigns ‘Care for the Aged’ in selected schools in Chennai. He has initiated projects to create awareness about the importance of eye donation by launching a campaign entitled, ‘Eyes are precious. Do not bury. Donate’ in Chennai. He also extends free funeral services to the needy in Chennai, irrespective of caste, color or creed and helped to cremate according to respective customs over 1400 bodies in Chennai city alone, so far. As a successful entrepreneur, he has created employment opportunities to over1000 persons through his highly rated Government Automobile Engineering Contracting business.