A former deputy collector from Tirumangalam, Madurai district of Tamil Nadu, has teamed with Rotary to realise his vision to coach rural students for competitive exams and make them eligible for the UPSC and a career in the bureaucracy. Over the last 18 years, K Gurusamy is running a study centre-cum-library with the support of his wife Gnanavalli. Their Gurusamy Gnanavalli Trust is popular around Madurai villages.
“Instead of enjoying his time after retirement, Gurusamy has dedicated his life to help students prepare for competitive exams at his study centre,” says Jayanthi Seenivasan, former president, Rotary E-Club of Chennai. Even their pension amount is used for running the study centre. Now, RC Tirumangalam, RID 3000, led by its president A Kadar Oli, has partnered with the trust to open a study centre at Lalapuram village near Madurai.
DG I Jerald and Raja Seenivasan were the chief guests at the inauguration of the study centre.Rotarians from RIDs 3000, 3212 and 3232 participated. G Venkatesh, the son of Gurusamy and past president, Rotary E-Club of Chennai, who lives in the US, and PDG Seenivasan played key roles in linking RC Tirumangalam with Gurusamy.