Monday, December 20, 2010

Sivakumar educational trust awards given to Students

The Sivakumar educational and charitable trust started by actor Sivakumar in 1979, held its 31st function to give educational aid to students.

"Six years ago, Suriya’s Agaram foundation joined hands with this trust and is continuing the work to help first generation literates. This year 55 students are being helped along with five blind students and some students from Sri Lankan refugee camps in the state ", said Sivakumar.

The highlight was the release of the English version of his autobiography titled Idhu Oru Rajapattai Alle by noted journalist Malathi Rangarajan. "I hope students can take me as a role model and inspiration since I too have suffered and struggled to get education. I hope this book will reach out to many non Tamil readers as well and that is the reason for this translation " said Sivakumar.

The book was released by Principal Ilamparai Marimaran from Tuticorin. Speaking on the occasion actor Suriya said "these kids are the real heroes while we are heroes after coming to films. They have risen and come so far with their hard work and will to succeed. Karthi and I will do more films and earn more so that we can help them in a bigger way for more deserving students. "

Many students went emotional and narrated their tales of overcoming odds in order to study bringing tears to everyone on stage and in the audience. The Agaram foundation made several donations to organisations from various parts of the state.

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Suriya launches Vidhai at Agaram foundation Chennai

Suriya noted Tamil Actor has launched Vidhai at Agaram foundation in Chennai. Suriya joined hands with Vijay TV for a noble cause named ‘Vidhai’, which will help poor students to achieve their academic goals. Suriya was the special guest when Vijay TV and Agaram foundation come together with a programme titled ‘Oru Koodi Oru thodakkam’ on January 14, 2010 at 9 a.m.

Agaram foundation is an organization working towards helping the under-privileged in attaining their right to knowledge and quality education. Agaram provides a platform for better learning, a podium to brighten their tomorrow and give them the best in their pursuit of happiness by transforming their dreams to reality. Suriya is a founder of Agaram foundation Chennai.

“Agaram Foundation would choose deserving students at the end of this academic year and their higher education — be it Engineering or Medicine or any course of the student’s choice — would be funded completely from the corpus collected.” said Suriya

Check more about Agaram foundation Chennai here

A Small step towards achieving not a dream but a reality, the coming together of similar minds to help the children of this state to have access to the right education and shaping their futures. On pongal day the movement of Vidhai starts with Suriya & nine other samaritans cometogether @ 9.a.m in Vijay T.v.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Surya’s Agaram Foundation to help Karnataka students

Suryas Agaram Foundation to help Karnataka students 

The iron man of Kollywood who has won millions of heart down south is in news yet again with his Agaram Foundation to help the under privileged needy students fulfill their educational dreams and change as far as possible the attitude of people towards education.The local Vijay TV has also joined the hands of the foundation by bringing in a programme named “Oru Kodi Oru Thodakkam” to support it.
Meanwhile the actor has all plans to extend the service to the similar students of karnataka through this renowned organization on getting the support from various philanthropists contributing their part which the actor while addressing the sporting event in Bangalore.
The foundation has got huge support in Tamil Nadu and the actor is happy over the fact that various sponsors, media and local tv channels are rendering their honest support for this noble cause.
As of now the actor is busy shooting for his upcoming flick, the much awaited “Ezhaam Aviru” which is produced by Udayanidhi Stalin under the banner of , directed by the popular A.R Murugadoss of Ghajini fame.

Surya Karthi Sivakumar On Agaram Foundation

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Vijay, surya, Jyothika and Madhavan for a documentary film Herova Zerova – Pictures, Stills and the documentary video

agaram foundation documentary video In a bid to reduce primary school dropout rate and eradicate child labour in the state, the Tamil Nadu Government, an NGO and four Tamil film stars have joined hands to send across a message to the society on the evils.In the five-minute documentary, titled “Herova Zerova” (are you a Hero or Zero), actor couple Surya-Jothika, and top stars Vijay and Madhavan are seen speaking against child labour and stressing the need for the young hands to hold pens and pencils rather than the spanner and chisel.

The documentary, produced by Agaram Foundation, has big names from South Indian cinema behind the screen too. Popular music director Harris Jayaraj has scored the music while noted cinematographer, K V Anand is behind the camera.
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Sreekar Prasad has donned the editor’s role. The NGO has made the five minute documentary for the Ministry of School Education which in turn would be beaming it on all television channels to create public awareness on the issues, School Education Minister Thangam Thennarasu said. Later, the minister told PTI that the dropout percentage in the primary school level (class one-five) in the state was 1.4 per cent and the upper primary level (class six-eight) 2.4 per cent. The campaign will be a continuous process so that there is considerable awareness on school education, he added.

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Vidhai – a Successfull Journey With Suriya

Vijay TV had joined with Agaram Foundation started by Actor Surya for Vidhai on Pongal 2010 titled ‘Oru kodi oru thodakkam’. Vidhai project aims to generate huge amount of money to help the underprivileged students to achieve their academic goals. Ten industrialists came together to pool in ten lakhs each summing to one crore on the day of harvest, Pongal festival. This money was made available to the education of the needy who wants to pursue their higher studies.
Vidhai   a Successfull Journey With Suriya 

In a continuation, Vijay TV is once again shaking hands with Suriya’s Agaram on this Independence Day, August 15, 2010.

Among an ardent audience of about 160 students, their parents and donors, Actor Suriya would be a moderator on Vijay TV’s Vidhai that would air on August 15, 2010, 9am. Students would be seen to discuss their dreams and aspirations, what specialization they intend to pursue in their higher studies, future plans, financial status, family background, education and interest of subject in the presence of Actor Suriya. The special guest on the show would be Director Bala.

On speaking about the show, General Manager K.Sriram comments, “Vidhai was initially just a thought. That little spark had led us create this project which was joined hands by many. This indeed gives us the encouragement to make us achieve the required. Vijay TV has always believed in being socially responsible and has done little things to contribute to the betterment of the society. That is when we joined hands with Actor Suriya’s Agaram Foundation with the Vidhai project where many deprived students were benefited.

Those students who really understand the value of education would be taken care of completely from the first day of their college till they move on to face the real challenges of life. The five years of the child’s education would be taken care of. When this project was started on the day of Pongal, we had our own doubts whether we would be able to collect so much money. But then, when the donors started to contribute was when we realized that Vidhai is no more a thought, instead a movement”, continues Sriram.

We thank Agaram volunteers for having a constant monitoring over the students of Tamilnadu and choosing the most deserving among them. We thank Actor Suriya and Agaram for having partnered with us in this novel venture”, concludes K.Sriram, General Manager, Vijay TV.
Do not miss to watch ‘Vidhai Suriyavudan oru vetri payanam’ on Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 9am on Vijay TV.