Since Independence, our nation's leaders and architects have dreamt of creating an egalitarian society with balanced growth. In spite of various measures put in place by successive Governments, achieving a well-balanced growth in physical and social infrastructure continues to remain a distant dream.
Providing quality education for every single child is the only way of achieving our developmental goals, as sustainable development can begin only with education. Giving an opportunity and a better platform for learning will not only protect the child's future, but in-turn will lead to transforming our society and nation.
Agaram is one such initiative that aims to provide quality education and equal opportunities to the under-privileged children. Agaram, which denotes "A", the first letter in all languages thrives to bridge the gaps in providing high quality education, for the rural children from interiors parts of Tamilnadu.
"I strongly believe that we can eliminate social evils and uplift the society only through education. Through Agaram, we reach out to deserving students from most backward parts of the country and provide them with opportunities to not only complete their education, but also transform into confident, competent and socially responsible individuals.
Education has got the power to make a human civilized and face the challenges of life. Education is an answer to the economic imbalance of an individual, religion and caste divide that prevails in the society and could be an important factor that blocks the above being transferred to the next generation."
I am confident that the beneficiaries of Agaram, whom we nurture today, will soon become the much needed catalysts to bring about the positive transformation in their families, communities and society at large. - R.S. Suriya, Founder, Agaram Foundation
"To bring about a significant positive change in the socio-economic status of the rural society by offering quality education to the deserving individual"