Mrs. Lakshmi Ramachandran, a social activist and Vocational course trainer runs “NivedhaSevaiMaiyam” with the intention of helping the destitute women by taking government certificate course classes free of cost.
Mrs Lakshmi - Soul for Service
Mrs. Lakshmi started her service 20 years back. She had a strong mind to give a helping hand for women because she thought that women must be economically independent She was clear in her intention and did not want education to come as a barrier . Therefore all her certificate and diploma courses have no connection with educational background. Her courses at present include
- Expert in handling Tailoring,
- Income Generation Products
- Paper Bags
- Doll making
- Food Products
- Fast food Preparation
- Jewel Making
She is planning to do other courses and finish her diplomas; She is an example for people who want to be educate with no age limit. .
NivedhaSevaiMaiyam was born due to her sufferings in life.
She was married in 13 years and had no proper education for her personal support. She was looked down upon as a girl of immaturity and ignorance. But the hardship in life made her evolve ossible from a 13 year old immature to an M.A. Sociologist with 19 diplomas along with it. She wants no other women to face problems as she faced. Now, she has groomed her son and daughter in a very good way and both are well settled. Once, when she paid a visit to her grand-daughter in San Francisco, she was invited for a guest lecture on vocational skills and her works were recognized.
Mrs.Laskmi was awarded the Best Resource Person in 2012 on International Women’s Day by VayadhuVandhorKalviThittam. She was presented the Vivekananda Award in 2010 by Bharathidasan University. She has been recognised by various institutions like Murali School of Music in 2002, GRG Polytechnic in 1997 & 1998 and St. Louis Deaf and Dumb Higher Secondary School.
Her recognition by awards
Mrs. Lakshmi provided free voluntary services for people affected in Tsunami near srinivasapuram, Kalpakam, Mahabalipuram, etc. She also teaches regularly for Jail students. She is also working part time in Meenakshi Krishnan Polytechnic College. Also took seasonal classes for other colleges like MCC and Stella Maris. She busily engages herself in productive works despite of her back bone fracture. She is a role model to be emulated .