Birth Annieersary-Mr. Kamaraj, Father of Education
By Savarinathan Maria Arasu | Founder Director
Talk on Mr. Kamaraj, Father of Education
Celebration of the birth anniversary of the late K. Kamaraj, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
On the birth anniversary of Kamraj on 15th July 2023, the Evening School in Rainbow Nagar celebrated the life of this great leader. During the celebration, a student from the evening school delivered a short speech about Kamraj's remarkable contributions.
Mr. Kamraj was born on 15th July 1903 in a town called Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, throughout his life, he actively participated in significant movements such as the Non-Cooperation Movement and Nagpur Flag Satyagraha. In 1954, he assumed the role of Chief Minister of Madras State, which is known as Tamil Nadu today.
One of his most notable initiatives was the introduction of the innovative concept of mid-day meals in schools, providing free meals to children from economically disadvantaged families. Thanks to his efforts, the number of schools in Tamil Nadu increased significantly. Due to his profound impact on education, he is affectionately referred to as 'KalviThanthai,' which translates to 'Father of Education' in Tamil. Kamraj passed away on 2nd October 1975, at the age of 72, in Chennai
Educational support to the children by the student Interns
Prime Trust with the support of the interns from Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSOM), Bangalore supported children to improve their learning skills from June 27, 2023, to June 30, 2023. This is an Internship program for the students. The primary objective of this program is to provide life skills training along with teaching English and Mathematics. The students comprising 15 numbers supported a local school, our Evening Remedial Schools, and the Janani Home for abandoned girls.
The children actively participated in the process and gained substantial knowledge through the aspiring MBAs.
Prime Trust conducts surveys on the micro-credit outcomes in the women Self Help Groups
Prime Trust with the support of the interns from Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSOM) conducted a survey to assess the outcomes of microcredit given to women self-help groups. The survey was done from June 27, 2023, to June 30, 2023, as part of their internship program. The primary objective of the survey was to evaluate the impact of microcredit on the economic empowerment and socio-economic well-being of women belonging to Self-Help Groups. The survey team aimed to assess various aspects such as changes in income and employment, and access to financial services. The microcredit provided to the self-help groups has had a positive economic impact. A significant percentage of respondents reported an increase in their income levels since accessing microcredit, leading to improved living conditions. The microcredit received by the self-help groups has facilitated the creation of new employment opportunities. The survey indicated that microcredit has played a significant role in empowering women within self-help groups.
While the outcomes of microcredit were generally positive, the survey also highlighted some challenges faced by the self-help groups. Common challenges included limited financial literacy, high-interest rates, and difficulties in accessing markets for their products. These challenges require attention and targeted interventions to further enhance the benefits of microcredit.
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