“It’s disappointing to see at least 2 TASMACs in a village without a school” – Suriya
Actor Suriya rendered a compelling speech during the book launch of his Agaram Foundation’s ‘Aram Seiyya Pazhagu’. The event witnessed the leading prominent personalities in the world of journalism and administration, which includes Udhaya Shankar IAS.
Speaking on the occasion, Suriya said, “It’s high time to focus on the educational progress. It’s disappointing to see that remote villages have at least couple of TASMAC (WINE SHOPS), which doesn’t have even a single school or library. Back there in 2006, life was going smooth with blockbusters like Ghajini. During that time, a general conversation was happening among our close circle, where my friend Gnanavel said. Students with high marks in 12th standard are obviously recognized by Government and everyone. But none have thought about the situation of ones, who scored 750 marks due to their family and personal situations. They have a huge desire to pursue graduation, but are left unaided. This gave way to the origin of Agaram Foundation. Without the help of our volunteers right from the first batch, this wouldn’t have been possible. Today many colleges have come forward to offer free seats to nearly 450-500.”