: Mr. R. Saravanan, Founder, Dhanalakshmi Raja
Educational and Charitable Trust
: 16th Dec 2015 (Wednesday)
: 2.15 PM to – 4.00 PM
: Sarojini Naidu Gallery, SJT 6th Floor, VIT BS.
Brief profile of the awardee and his firm
Dhanalakshmi Raja Educational and Charitable Trust to fulfill his dream
of helping students who lack financial resources to study
Till date, he has
helped more than 200 students from around Tamil Nadu get free seats in
engineering colleges located in and around Chennai. He has built a good
rapport with the top management of few colleges, who allot a few free
seats each year for the candidates he recommends.
For Saravanan, who
did his schooling at Chennai’s Bishop Corrie Anglo Indian Higher Secondary
School and B.Com from Vaishnava College, it is the satisfaction of fulfilling
the dreams of several youngsters that has convinced him to devote his whole
time for the cause.
After his graduation
in 1999, he worked in several educational institutions, starting his career as
a junior assistant and rising to the level of administration officer in one of
the reputed schools in Chennai.
In 2014, he quit his job to focus fulltime on his social activity.
About VIT Business School & The Weekend Leader Association
VITBS in association with ‘The Weekend Leader’ has been organising ‘The Weekend Leader Guest Lecture series’ under the two banners – ‘ Amazing Entrepreneurs’ and ‘Unsung Heroes’. The’Amazing entrepreneurs’ has had some of the best guests, who have risen from grass roots to make a mark in business world. This series has exposed the students to a lot of business ideas, struggles and successes of entrepreneurs. The ‘unsung Hero’ series has had people from different walks of life, who are dedicated to a social cause. Their speeches and their lives have brought in a few sparks of social sensitivity in our students. Both the programs are well received by the students and faculty members.