Thursday, August 14, 2008

13-08-2008: Kancheepuram Karmegam - education to save young lives from poverty


Last month after having the darshan of Ulagalandha Perumal at Kancheepuram, visited Sri. Karmegam of the Satyajyothi Karunai Illam whom we have been having in our network for over 3 years.

When I queried about the benefits of managing the Satyajyothi Karunai Illam, he immediately called Dhanalakshmi who studies third standard with the help of the Illam today and explained, 'her mother used to be a begger outside the temple in this town and was also training this girl to beg. A few friendly autorickshaw drivers without the mother's knowledge brought Dhanalakshmi to me. After a few days, we met the mother and explained the situation. She too concurred that Dhalakshmi can study, today, she is a fine and sharp student.

Like Dhalakshmi, Sri. Karmegam caters to about 61 children who would have otherwise not had this support for studies and their own progress in life. He also introduced Sasikala who has studied here and today is in a college. Sri. Karmegam says that support for food for the students under the Illam is not an issue, it is only with other expenses that there are issues. But, he shrugs away saying, 'we will somehow manage!', we too can try to give some shoulder to his burden.

Contact: Sri. Karmegam: 9345501053


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