Zubin Daruwalla, in a Linkedin post informs us about his father the late Dr. Jimmy S. Daruwalla being awarded the Public Service Medal by the Singapore Government on the National Day of Singapore this year.
Zubin Daruwalla writes
On behalf of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS), Rotary Club of Raffles City (RCRC), Parsi Community in Singapore and most importantly Dad’s closest friends and my family, I’d like to share how proud we all are of my late father, Dr. Jimmy S Daruwalla for being awarded the Public Service Medal by the Singapore Government this National Day in recognition of founding the DAS and being its President for the last 25 years.
From the time our family first moved to Singapore in 1976, Dad always led a life that entailed giving back to the community. Although he had many achievements, including starting Singapore’s school health screening service for scoliosis and being one of the pioneers in scoliosis surgery, his largest achievement was undoubtedly the DAS from the time it was conceived by the RCRC in 1989 and formalised in 1991.
While its a pity that this award has come posthumously, I am sure Dad is smiling down on us, appreciating the recognition of his selfless efforts throughout his lifetime in Singapore. God bless you, Dad.
Below is a video that shows glimpses of Dr. Jimmy Daruwalla’s work with DAS. From 1991 till his death in 2016, Dr Daruwalla had dedicated 25 wonderful years to the Dyslexia Association of Singapore.