MV01 A. RAGUPATHI
I am Ragupathi. My native place is Arathi Agraharam village in
Attur taluk, Salem district. Right now, I am doing my Ph.D (Chemistry Dept.) in
National Tsin hua University, Taiwan. After I have done my graduation in 2005, because
of financial constraints and lack of guidance, I don’t know what to do further.
At that critical time, I got the help of Ramesh anna (Founder of Mugavari). Mugavari
not only guided me towards my next step, but also provided me all sort of helps.
In simple, a help in need is a help indeed. I am blessed with that timely help from
Mugavari. And also as a Mugavari student, I have learned a lot of good virtues .
There’s a proverb "It is better to teach how to catch a fish rather than giving
the fish directly". Isha programme which was introduced to me by Mugavari Foundation
is exactly like ‘teaching how to catch a fish’. Especially through Yoga I learned
discipline, confidence, tolerance, patience, decision making. Because of these things
I am able to put my path firm in my walks. It made possible for me to study in one
of the internationally renowned universities, NTHU with a monthly scholarship of
40,000.I owe a lot to Mugavari for this. Every month, I am contributing 7% (2,800)
of my salary to Vanavil scheme. According to the saying “Self-help is the best help”,
that those like me who got benefitted from Mugavari when start contributing to Vanavil
scheme, in future it will be of great help to the students who are approaching Mugavari
for help. I take pride in being a Mugavari student and I wish to contribute throughout
MV02 M. BOOPATHIRAJA
Had there been no Mugavari foundation where would I have been now? I don’t know,
but certainly not a civil servant. Civil services preparation requires financial
support and moral support. Being a son of a farmer, I was not financially capable
of aspiring such a big career. Through my friend Vetrivel, I got the opportunity
of becoming a member of Mugavari Family.
After my graduation, I joined Mugavari Foundation. I learned Isha Yoga which strengthened
my mental power .Through the activities in Mugavari Foundation, I slowly groomed
myself towards my dream. But I did not know where to start with, how to prepare.
Even I was not aware of the basics of civil service exam. It is Saidai Duraisamy
sir’s Manidhanaeyam free IAS IPS Coaching Institute that offered me accommodation,
coaching, study materials and books. I was one among the bunch of village students
who got benefited and started chasing our dreams with the help of Manidhanaeyam
Institution. I was lucky enough to get one more opportunity. With the sponsorship
of Mr.R.Krishnamoorthy, MD, Surien Pharmaceutical, I was sent to Newdelhi by Mugavari
Foundation for civil services preparations. I was not able to clear it in the one-go.
It took time for me. In all these hard times, Ramesh anna, motivated me positively,
prayed for me, to say in one sentence, he considered my aspiration as his own. Now
I am in Indian Railways Traffic Services working as A.O.M, Palakkad division of
Southern Railways. My dream is not yet fulfilled, I am working towards that.
I started getting salary from September-2012 and I am contributing 7% of my salary
to ‘Mugavari Foundation - Vanavil ‘scheme. “Let us think of education as the means
of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope
and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater
strength for our nation”.-John F .Kennedy. Mugavari foundation in my understanding
is exactly doing it. I take pride in being part of Mugavari Family…
MV03 M. VETRIVEL
If we are not doing, what we are capable of we are not only betraying ourselves
but also betraying the entire humanity. I would have betrayed myself if I had not
met Ramesh Anna. I had literally buried my aim of becoming a civil servant due to
the economic hardships our family was facing then. I was working as a primary school
teacher when Ramesh Anna came to me on the request of one of my cousin Sankar. Ramesh
Anna took extreme efforts and persuaded me to bring back my aim. And that is how
I became a part of Mugavari.
After that my life had changed completely. It is not appropriate just to say that
Mugavari is helping me in my struggle towards my aim. Today what I learnt, how I
see the world and how I think all are the outcome of my being a part of Mugavari.
To say simply without Mugavari I am not, what I am. Who else with my economic background
can get the chance of going to Delhi for preparing for Civil Services exams? Who
else can get a kind relationship with a person like R.Krishnamoorthi Sir who sponsored
us through Mugavari? Not to the least who else can have a chance of getting nice
relationship with such many good hearts?
In the way towards achieving my goal (UPSC Civil Services Exams) I have fallen four
times. But I never stayed on the ground. Of course with the moral and economic support
of Mugavari I am trying again to reach my destiny. In the mean while since I believed
that I can be able to work simultaneously without compromising on my studies, I
joined as Supervisor in Tamilnadu Agricultural Marketing and Agricultural Business
Department by clearing TNPSC Group II Exam. I felt it will ensure to utilize my
human resource in a proper way and as I am earning about Rs. 25,000/- per month
I can also contribute to Vanavil (means Rainbow) scheme. Like the drop of water
which gets the white light from sun and give back as wonderful colours, we the students
of Mugavari can give back to the future students what we got from Mugavari in several
ways. One such way is sharing a fragment of our earnings (7%) for the studies of
upcoming students through Vanavil scheme. Like me my family is very happy as I enrolled
myself in Vanavil scheme.
Great deeds are done in the realms of mind well before it occurs in reality. In
our minds Mugavari had already reached its Zenith. We are looking forward for the
day when it comes in reality. And I will be with Mugavari forever.
MV04 K. KARTHIKEYAN
My name is K.Karthikeyan. When I was studying B,Sc. Maths in Chennai, my friend
A.Prudhivirajan introduced me to Ramesh anna. I told him about my family situation
and my problem in boarding in Chennai. He asked me to come and stay with him in
Mugavari Hostel. This is how I came into contact with Mugavari.
When I came to Mugavari in 2007 Mugavari Foundation was struggling for its budget.
But still it took care of my food, boarding and education expenses. I completed
my graduation in Mathematics and became the first graduate in my family. Mugavari
Foundation helped me to continue my studies by getting a seat for B.Ed. in SRM University
which is out of my reach. Mugavari Foundation had done this with the help of Mr.R.P.Sathyanarayanan,
Managing Director of New Generations Media.
Many good hearts like that of Mr.Saidai Duraisamy and Mr.R.P.Sathyanarayanan are
helping Mugavari. I volunteered to contribute for Vanavil scheme of Mugavari Foundation
and I am feeling happy and proud of it. Because now I am working in a private school
as a teacher and it became possible only due to Mugavari. In this scheme I’m giving
7% of my salary to Mugavari. I am proud that this small contribution can help some
students from poor background. Because I myself came from Mugavari.
MV05 R. VINOTHKUMAR
My name is R.Vinothkumar. My native place is ThiyaganurPudur in Salem district.
I am from an economically poor family. My father lost his vision in both his eyes.
I got good marks in +2 and applied for Engineering but my family was unable to support
for my higher studies. At this situation I came to know about Mugavari Foundation
through Mr.S.K.Lakshmanan and I applied for help to Mugavari Foundation.
On 24.05.09 we got a chance to meet Dr.Parivendhar, Chancellor of SRM university
at Trichy. Ramesh anna told him about my family situation. Knowing well about Mugavari
Foundation the Chancellor gave me a seat in his institution with full fee concession
and also provided hostel facilities for all the four years of my Engineering. Thus
with the help of Mugavari Foundation I got a chance of studying in one of the biggest
University in Tamilnadu. Today I am an Engineer in ACACIA Homes because of the timely
help of Mugavari.
I wish to do a lot for Mugavari Foundation which is helping a number of students
from underprivileged section. There is a scheme by name Vanavil in Mugavari Foundation.
In this scheme students coming out of Mugavari are contributing 7% of their salaries
voluntarily for the education of upcoming students. I am very proud that I am a
member of this scheme.
I wish all those students who are studying with the help of Mugavari should participate
in the Vanavil scheme and support Mugavari’s growth in the future.
MV06 M. VIGNESH KUMAR
After my graduation, as a childhood dream of becoming an IPS Officer I have started
preparing for it and through my friend Prasanth and Vavipalayam Sundaramoorthy anna
I came to know about Mugavari and simultaneously I got an admission in Manidhanaeyam
IAS IPS Academy of Thiru Saidai Duraisamy for the preparations. I went to Chennai
and stayed in Mugavari for 2 months and due to some situations, I returned back
to Coimbatore and joined in a MNC and preparing for the exams. The days which I
spent in Mugavari was awesome, it taught me a lot and it shaped my future thinking’s.
To tell about Mugavari, it is not only helping the education of the students, it
helps them to shape their future through lot of programs like Yoga, Knowledge sharing
and many other useful sessions. We have many qualified students who are eagerly
preparing for civil service exams and hopefully in the near future we can see many
of our students will be in high positions in Indian Government.
After I have started earning, I wish to contribute something for Mugavari and Ramesh
anna told me to Join in Vanavil and it is a scheme started by 3 pillars of Mugavari(Vetri,
Boopathi and Ragupathi). I am happy to be a part of Vanavil as it helps us to give
back 7% of our salary to Mugavari and it helps for the next generation students
for their education and I hope soon all the people who is completing education through
Mugavari will join in the Vanavil and will bring Mugavari to the next level. As
Vivekananda said ,”If you can give them positive ideas, people will grow up to be
men and learn to stand on their own legs” Mugavari helps the students to stand in
their legs through his strong support and motivation. It is my pleasure to be a
part of Mugavari.
MV07 G.S. DURGA
My name is G.S.Durga. I came to know about Mugavari Foundation through Chandra kanth,
during my UG final year. Since then Mugavari Foundation had changed my life completely.
During my UG final year, I was so confused about what to do further in my life.
At that time, Mugavari Foundation conducted a meeting for its students with Vetri
anna & Boopathi anna, for which Chandra kanth had invited me .They both were sharing
their experience about civil service preparation with us and I felt that I have
to become civil servant, so that I can serve the needy. When I shared my wish to
Ramesh anna, he was so encouraging and motivated me to take up civil service as
my ambition. Not only that, he also made me to join the civil service coaching classes
to help me achieve my goal.
Mugavari wanted its students to be successful not only in their professional life,
but also in their personal life. So for personal well being, ramesh anna made sure
that Mugavari students take up ISHA yoga classes. Initially I was not much interested
in those classes, but I took up those classes just not to hurt Ramesh anna’s feelings.
But those classes turned out to be a miraculous and life changing experience for
me. ISHA yoga helped me a lot for my mental and physical well being.
During my civil service preparation I had the habit of taking up most of the UPSC
and TNPSC Competitive exams, as I thought it will help me in achieving my goal.
One such exam was RECRUITMENT OF ASSISTANT 2013 FOR 4 PSU GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANIES.
I cleared the written test and interview session and got posted as an assistant
in NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY LTD (periamet division). This would not have been
possible without the coaching classes and Isha yoga. Simply saying, I would not
have been, what I am now, without the help of Mugavari Foundation.
“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness.
Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.“- Henri Frederic
I am always thankful to Mugavari Foundation. I started getting salary from December
2013 and I wanted to show my gratitude by contributing 7% of my salary to “MUGAVARI
FOUNDATION -VANAVIL SCHEME”. Right now I am earning Rs.13,295/-p.m as my salary
and I am contributing Rs.1000 p.m.
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the
flame within us. Mugavari has done that for me. I am very happy in contributing
to vanavil scheme and proud to be a part of mugavari family.