Thanks to all for your immediate reply with offering donations to support Balasubramaniyan’s education.
Thanks to Dream India 2020 group for showing immediate action to send DD for Rs. 15,000 and Balasubramaniyan joined college yesterday.
Some more people helped him to pay hostel fee. Many well wishers came forward to help him from second year onwards.
Balasubmaniyan & family, Headmaster and Dinamalar agent expressed their heartful thanks to DI2020 group and all of us.
Thanks to Natarajan for his quick action :-).
We came across the below news through one of Tamil Daily News Paper site.
http://www.dinamala r.com/pothunewsd etail.asp? News_id=4379&cls=row3&ncat=DI
Name : Balasubramaniyan
Age : 17 years
Place : Perumalpatti, Srivilliputhur, Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu.
Family Background :
Father is 75 year old person and he can’t work anywhere. He has two elder sisters. Both stopped after their II PUC due to poor economic background. Mother and two sisters are involved in match-box work and they all make around Rs. 100 to 120 per day. He used to help them in the morning and evening.
Education Background :
He is studying at Gurugna Sambandar Hindu Hr Secondary School, Srivilliputhur, Virudhunagar District – 626125.
He scored 96% in SSLC. After seeing his score, the school management agreed to give free education until his II PUC.
He scored 1106 in his II PUC ( Physics : 199, Chemistry :197 , Maths : 192) and THIRD RANK in his school.
His school management understood his interests and financial situation, all the teacher collected Rs. 7000 and encouraged him to attend engineering counseling.
He got admission at Govt College of Engineering, Thirunelveli (http://www.gcetirun elveli.com/) in Electrical and Communication Branch.
(1) He has to pay Rs. 14,000 before 28th July 2008.
(2) Thirunelveli is far away from Srivilliputhur, so he has join in Hostel. Hostel expenses is around Rs. 1000 per month (mess fee) and hostel fee is Rs. 2000 per year (room rent)
Information from different people.
School Headmaster Mr. K Periyaswamy:
We spoke to Mr. Periaswamy, Headmaster. He is one of the teacher, who is encouraging him to score high marks and join engineering college. He certified that he is very disciplined boy and has good interests in studies. He is the one gave this news through DINAMALAR News Agent.
Headmaster is from very poor background, he is 12th son in his family and he is only one educated in his family. He is pushing bright students every year.
Headmaster is talking to his old students to help him for hostel and mess fee. He is going to chennai to meet old students for the same cause.
Headmaster opened a Saving account in State Bank of India for him. We can donate to this account directly.
Dinamalar News Agent Mr. R V Ramanathan
We spoke to Mr. Ramanathan, Dinamalar new agent. He is the one visited Balasubramanin’ s home and verified the situation before he publish this news. He also told me that the situation is very poor and asked me to help this student. They are staying in rented house.
Bala’s mother (student’s mother)
We spoke to Balasubramaniyan’ s mother. She explained her family situation and all are trying to give him proper education. They have lots of hope on him.
After all the verification, I told Headmaster, Balasubramaniyan’ s mother and News agent that WE WOULD SUPPORT BALA TO CONTINUE HIS EDUCATION, if nonone is going to support.
Mr.K Periasamy, Headmaster
Gurugna Sambandar Hindu Hr Secondary School,
Virudhunagar District – 626125
Strenth : from 6 to 12th Std
Boys – 2100,
Girls – 1400
Teachers : 45 with Government Salary
Management appointed : 20 teachers
School shows good record every year, In this year, a girl student scored 1156 and she is the school first and her financial background is better.
Our Balasubramaniyan scored 1106 and school third
WHAT WE CAN DO : Please let me know, if any of you willing to support this poor student.
K.Ravi Kumar, India Sudar