Wednesday, December 21, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Hospital's gesture to Dalit boy to pursue marine engineering course

MADURAI, December 20, 2011
Hospital's gesture to Dalit boy to pursue marine engineering course
Special Correspondent

It was a very special day for the family of Murugan, a Dalit and a
farm labourer, who hailed from a small hamlet in Theni district.

The family members were here at the Vadamalayan Hospital to receive a
cheque for their son Chandran, presented from Vadamalayan Memorial

Murugan and his wife Rajeswari saw their son Chandran receiving the
cheque for Rs. 82,000, towards tuition fees with which he would pursue
his B. Tech. marine engineering course, from Commissioner of Income
Tax M. Krishnasamy who presented it on behalf of the Vadamalayan
Memorial Educational Scholarship.

Mr. Krishnasamy said that in this materialistic world, such
philanthropic act had to be appreciated.

He recalled the contributions of the late Vadamalayan, the founder of
Vadamalayan Hospitals, in rendering yeomen service to the economically
weaker sections, who were admitted to the hospital for treatment since
its inception.

G. Andal, Administrative Director from Evidence, an NGO, offered felicitation.

Chairman and Managing Director of the hospital V. Pugalagiri said that
his hospital believed in corporate social responsibility. By
identifying students such as Chandran and helping them in their
academic pursuit, the society would reap benefits in the future.

The need of the hour was to encourage such brilliant youngsters to
come up in their life.

Later, when Chandran and his mother Rajeswari thanked the audience
with folded hands, tears rolled. It was an emotional moment for the
family as their son was the first in their family to step into a

Chandran told reporters that he scored 1,049 marks out of the total
1,200 in the Plus Two public examinations and stood first in the
district in the entrance examination conducted by the Maritime
University. The Vadamalayan Trust has undertaken to sponsor his
tuition fee for the four-year programme at a college in Coimbatore.

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