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Welcome to Srimathi Sundaravalli Memorial Educational Trust  

Oh Mother! God Cannot be everywhere,
so He created You

Srimathi Sundaravalli Memorial Educational Trust was founded on 3rd May 1985, in the fond memory of Smt.Sundaravalli, a noble soul and the mother of Sri.K.Santhanam, the Founder and the Managing Trustee, with the primary aim of imparting quality education to students and to serve the humanity at large.

Srimathi Sundaravalli Memorial Educational Trust

The Trust was started in the year 1985 and has grown like a huge Banyan Tree. The following institutions are under the auspices of the Trust.

Srimathi Sundaravalli Memorial School, Nagappa Nagar, Chromepet, Chennai - 600044

Sri Sarada Secondary School, Gopalapuram, Chennai - 600086

SSM Residency, New Perungalathur, Chennai - 600063

Srimathi Sundaravalli Memorial School, New Perungalathur, Chennai - 600063

With the blessings of God, the Trust now treasures, 6500 Students, 1250 Staff members and 350 senior citizens. This enormous growth is the result of the support extended by all the Senior citizens, Staff, Parents and Students.

The future vision of the Trust is to establish a world class SSM Residential School, having Classes from VI to XII, to serve the economically backward students, totally at free of cost. The Trust owns 80 acres of land at Tirunelveli for this purpose and the Institution will come into existence at the earliest. The proposed Residential School at its full strength will have 3024 Students. The Trust will help these students to pursue their higher studies on vocational courses in ITI / Polytechnic Colleges, Arts and Science Colleges / Professional Courses, depending upon their academic performance level and support them till they become independent. The Trust wishes to contribute its mite towards the Nation building.

The Trust has plans to start a World Class "SSM General Hospital and Medical College" with state-of-the-Art facilities at Perungalathur, Chennai - 600063, within the next few years, in an area of 20 acres of land and provide excellent medical facilities to the poor and the needy at an affordable cost. The MBBS seats in the command of the Trust, in compliance with the Government rules, will be allotted to the brilliant students, without collecting any capitation or donation, in any form. We are well aware that we are only a drop in the Ocean.

God should bless us to achieve the above goals. The Trustees dedicate their entire life for the cause of Education and Service to humanity at large.

The following Eminent personalities, of great erudition and true social commitment constitute the Board of Trustees of both the past and the present.

Vidwan Pudukkottai
Trustee ( 1985 - 1992 )

Late Vidwan Pudukkottai Sri.A.Srinivasaraghavan, the epitome of piety and simplicity and a reservoir of knowledge and wisdom, was the Founding Father of the Trust. He had authored many books and had translated the Tamil verse "Naalaayira Divya Prabandham" in Hindi. He was awarded the "Tamra Patra Award" from the Governments of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar for his significant contribution to the Hindi Literature. He, as a Sanskrit scholar, was a recipient of  a prestigious award from the President of India. He was a prodigiously talented scholar, who had distinguished mastery in Sanskrit, Hindi, English and Tamil.

Late Dr.K.Parthasarathi, an Educationist was the Chairman of the Trust and was instrumental in inculcating a sense of responsibility with moral principles. He started his career as a teacher in Madras Christian College High School and rose to the position of the Headmaster and Correspondent of M.Ct.M.High School. Dedication and Enthusiasm were his hallmark, which contributed to the development of the trust. The Trust owes all its success to him.

Dr. K.Parthasarathi
Trustee ( 1985 - 2005 )
Trustee (1985 - 2008)

Late Sri.R.Sethuraman, the Company Secretary and Philanthropist, was the most inspiring and towering personality of the Board. He is solely responsible for establishing the Trust and for all its growth. He is the embodiment of all Virtues. He was influential in motivating all the other Founders. The Trust could establish many institutions under his able guidance and advice. He had rendered dedicated service and cared only for the Trust, at his personal sacrifice.

Late. Smt.T.Vasanthalakshmi, affectionately known as "Aunty", was the Founder Pillar of the Trust. She was a born Teacher and Educationalist. She had sacrificed her entire life for the cause of education. She started her career as a Teacher and rose to become the Principal of a reputed school. In the year 1976, she founded Sri Sarada Secondary School at Gopalapuram, Chennai, in the fond memory of her beloved mother Smt.Sarada. She was a victim of destiny, for, she suffered throughout her life. But she faced all the hardships with courage and moral conviction. Till her last breath, she had served the students' community. She never aspired for any materialistic wealth. Charity stood as the prime object in her life and she bequeathed all her ancestral property for the sake of the society. But for her presence in the Board, the Trust would have vanished a decade back. The Trust, for generations, will remain grateful for all her sacrifices.

Smt.T.Vasanthalakshmi M.A., B.T.
Trustee (1985 - 2010)
Trustee & Director (Finance)
(2002 - 2017)

Late Sri.N.V.S.Srirengarajan, was astoundingly talented and was in total custody of the finance of the Trust. He acted with utmost honesty and integrity. He worked with an unimaginable dedication in all religious and spiritual activities. His service as the leader of the central kitchen of the Trust, where food is prepared and served on all the 365 days, to the hundreds of senior citizens, thousands of students, more than a thousand staff members and parents at all functions, needs a special mention. He was a great asset to the organisation.

Sri.R.Athmaraman, the esteemed Founder member directs the activities of the Trust along with the other learned Trustees, to retain the hard earned glory in the last 27 years. He is a Mathematical genius, a notable educator and a man of academic excellence. He has authored several books and serves as a member in the Government appointed academic committees of both, Central and State. He is noted for his piety and simplicity. He is the God Father of the Trust in facing all the challenges.

M.Sc., M.Phil., M.Ed., D.S.M.
Founder Member,
Mathematician and Educationalist

Sri.G.Raghavan is a philanthropist and is the Founder and Managing Trustee of "Sri Gayathri Trust" at Chromepet, Chennai. He extends a humane service to the society, through this Trust, that helps people deal with bereavement. He renders selfless service and it is a great honour to have him as a Trustee.

Sri.S.Kothandaraman, an Advocate is recognized for his benevolence and good deeds. He is an embodiment of simplicity. He spends all his earnings in renovating the economically weak temples and in performing Kumbabishekams. He and his team of like minded friends, render services in the temples during the week ends. The Trust is really fortunate to have such a noble person in the Board.

Advocate and Philanthropist
Financial Expert and Consultant

Sri.S.Varadhan is a good friend, philosopher and guide and a wellwisher of the Trust. The Trust Started on a meagre financial footing and has grown over the years under his able guidance. He sincerely participated in all the activities of the Trust even before he became a Trustee. We are fortunate to have his moral support and expertise as a Trustee.

Sri.V.Mani is a pious and clairvoyant personality. He is an able advisor in matters of financial concern. He is noted for his propriety. His service to the Trust before its birth and till date is immeasurable. His presence in the Trust provides moral strength and courage.

Expert in Finance
Sri.M.Karthikeyan, B.Com.,

Sri.M.Karthikeyan, with his worldly knowledge, wisdom and fluency in English, Tamil and Hindi, is a great asset to the Trust. He is good at Finance, Planning and Human Resource. His presence is a great physical and moral strength to the Trust. He is young and energetic. God should bless him to grow to greater heights in his new environment and to shoulder the top responsibility.

Sri.K.Selvakumar is a man of Principles and Ideals with an unquestionable honesty and integrity. He holds a Diploma in Engineering. He is solely responsible for the enormous growth and development of the infrastructural facilities of the Trust, in the last decade. He has mastery over Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and IT Engineering and can command any situation in these areas. It is in his presence that the Trust plans and achieves success in major projects. We pray to God that he must be a responsible custodian of the Trust.

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