Chennai based You are Loved and Amma Kalviyagam, the non-profit organizations in association with Coimbatore based KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology is presenting the 4th Edition of “Puratchiyalar Virudhugal” for TN Govt School Students and Teachers. The Hon’ble Minister for Municipal Administration and Rural Development, Mr. S. P. Velumani will be the Chief Guest and will hand over the Certificates and awards on 31st Aug. 2019 at KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore.
This event is the flagship event of You Are Loved and Amma Kalviyagam, wherein the extraordinary students and exceptional teachers from Tamil Nadu’s Government schools, selfless parents, trendsetting individuals and NGO’s working with children across Tamil Nadu are identified, recognized and awarded. These NGO’s were tied up with the Tamil Nadu High and Higher Secondary Headmaster’s Association who helped to identify 67 Students across the 67 Education Districts of Tamil Nadu and 33 Teachers from the 33 Revenue Districts. Also, 2 parents and 2 NGOs will be awarded in the event.
For the students, the awards are titled the “Maanava Puratchiyalar Virudhugal”, the teachers it is “Aasiriyar Puratchiyalar Virudhugal”, for the parents, it is named Pettror Puratchiyalar Virudhugal, and for the NGO’s it is the Samugha Puratchiyalar Virudhugal.
“The idea behind this is to encourage students and teachers to be proud of studying and working in a Government school. There is no dearth of talent and brilliance in these schools spread across Tamil Nadu as we have seen till date. These awards will ensure students of merit and teachers who go beyond their call of duty are recognized. It gives a great sense of positivity for the students especially who hail from a rural, poor or debt-ridden family background,” said Mr. Daniel Jacob, Founder, Executive Director, You Are Loved.
Each award has its own uniqueness with the underlying factor being, every one of in their respective categories have gone beyond the call of study or duty.
“These students may come from a poor financial background, may not have the right exposure or can stumble into the wrong path and it is our duty to ensure they are guided and mentored and make them walk the right path. Many are led astray for want of a good mentor and this is where we can play an important role. Education plays a pivotal role and with a proper guide, these budding students can be the pillars of India tomorrow. We aim to make them a better person by helping them in every way possible,” said, Mr. ‘Aspire’ K. Swaminathan, Founder, Amma Kalviyagam.
The students and teachers were selected under 7 different categories, ie. Science and Innovation, Literature, Sports, Social Work, Leadership, Differently-abled people and Music.
From Chennai education districts, 15 students and 3 teachers has been selected.
In Tamil Nadu alone, there are close to more than 70 lakhs students in Government and Government aided schools with over 3 Lakhs teachers teaching in about 45,000 plus schools. It is a long way to go and this is just the beginning.