It gives me immense pleasure to write about Sri Subramanya Charitable Trust, Ayikudy (SSCT).
Ayikudy, located around 7 kilometers away from Tenkasi in Tirunelveli District, is a very popular, sacred place in the entire Southern Tamil Nadu, for its Sri Balasubramania Swamy temple.
Ayikudy is also the birthplace of the internationally acclaimed NGO - Amar Seva Sangam and its founder Sri S. Ramakrishnan, a wheelchair user for the last 38 years. Amar Seva Sangam is a kind of temple for the physically challenged people and is doing a yeomen service in rehabilitating them.
Sri Subramanya Charitable Trust, Ayikudy (SSCT) was started in the year 2006 with Sri Ramakrishnan’s blessings, with Smt. Chithra @Lakshmi Ramakarishnan, his spouse, a lady of great compassion, forbearance and sacrifice as the Managing Trustee. Smt. Nandini Ramanan, the spouse of Sri T. S. R. Venkat Ramana, a then M.L.A in Tamil Nadu and an eminent advocate, is the other founder Trustee of SSCT. The Trust has 1) Smt. R. Pitchammal, spouse of Rtn. Sri P. Ramalingam, a textile magnet of Tenkasi, 2) Sri M. Balasubramanian, a Post Graduate teacher with over 35 years of experience and 3) Sri A. S. Narayanan, a Post Graduate in Commerce and a Cost Accountant by profession, as the co-opted trustees.
The Trust has the following objectives:
1. Educational support
2. Study of various languages
4. Fine Arts
5. Women’s welfare
6. Opportunities for the physically challenged
7. Facilities for old age people
8. Hygiene and sanitation among the public and
9. Eco-friendly activities.
The Tuition Centre of SSCT, with more than 300 children – from 2nd to 10th Standard - from a number of families belonging to the economically weaker sections in and around Ayikudy, is the nerve-centre for all the activities of the Trust and is engaged in promoting education among the rural poor. A large number of children from the under-privileged and socially backward sections of Ayikudy area are greatly benefitted from the selfless efforts of the Trust, its founders, trustees and staff.
I am very happy to be associated with Sri Subramanya Charitable Trust in a number of their activities. During the last couple of years, I had conducted General Knowledge classes for their children and through these classes they have gained a greater awareness and understanding about the history, current status and the future potential of all the States in India and more than 70 important cities spread across the length and breadth of our country. The students had received these classes with great enthusiasm.
The Trust gifts away dresses to their children and many elderly people during the Deepawali festival, through sponsorship from a number of donors. Some well-wisher families had gladly donated a piece of land in Ayikudy to the Trust for it to build their own premises. The Trust is planning to have their own building on this and the adjacent land totaling 22 cents. The Trust is run mainly with donations from a number of well-wishers and deserves support from all the philanthropically oriented people.
Those who are interested in more details about the Trust and its activities may contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile no. 99942 56423/90039 50318
I pray to Sri Amma Bhagawan, my Spiritual Master to bless the Trust and its founders good health and success in all their efforts.