Education, Tamil Nadu, Vidyarambam

How it began at Vidyarambam

Mr. Ranganathan is the founder of Vidyarambam. In his previous avatar, he was an automobile engineer and travelled to various places to work. In 1982 he decided that he wanted to motivate and inspire learning in children who have little access to the joy of education. He says, “I took my sons for summer holidays…

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Children, Education, Founding Story, Tamil Nadu

How it began at CARD

Pudukkottai, the Chettinad district of TN was once ruled by the kings. When I entered the city, I was awe struck by the ancient buildings which now house courts, colleges etc. Painted an earthy red, these buildings definitely grab ones attention. What also grabs one’s attention is the great work being done by CARD, which…

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Annai, Education

Empowering the Underprivileged

Vienthanpatty is a small village, 20kms away from Tirupptur town in Pudukottai district. When one enters the narrow village street one is taken aback by the slums and thatched roof huts. As we keep moving deep into the village, we could see the houses of the Chettinads of Tamil Nadu, who are rich business persons…

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Annai, Education

How it all began at Annai Charitable Trust

“I think it is in my blood to teach.” This epitomizes the life mission of Mr. Joseph, a civil engineer by profession whose work took him to several countries around the world. Mr. Joseph hails from a family of teachers and educationists and it was during one of his visits to India he happened to…

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