A Rotary Study Centre

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.

Sundaresh Gurusamy presents a memento to AG Anuradha V Giri, ­charter president, Rotary E-club of Chennai, in the presence of Jayanthi Raja Seenivasan (second from R). PDG Raja Seenivasan, RID 3000 DG I Jerald and Gurusamy Gnanavalli Trust founder K Gurusamy are also present.
Sundaresh Gurusamy presents a memento to AG Anuradha V Giri, ­charter president, Rotary E-club of Chennai, in the presence of Jayanthi Raja Seenivasan (second from R). PDG Raja Seenivasan, RID 3000 DG I Jerald and Gurusamy Gnanavalli Trust founder K Gurusamy are also present.

“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.

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