ஆத்திசூடி - Aathisoodi
Part 1- Verse 1-13
Sagayam’s father was a farmer and his mother a
housewife. He was the youngest of five brothers
and he studied at a Tamil-medium panchayat
The family home overlooked a 50-acre mango
grove. Playing with his friends one day under the
trees, he’d found ripe fruits which had fallen from
the tree, which the children collected and took
home to their mothers. Sagayam’s mother was
furious, she made him throw the fruit even when
he protested that nobody had seen him and that
everyone else had done the same thing. “Just
because all the others are doing a wrong thing it
does not become right,” she told him—a lesson
that the adult Sagayam repeats like a mantra.
Sagayam is now considered one of the most
honest IAS officers. In his 20 years of service he
has been transferred 19 times. He is the first IAS
officer in the state to make his assets public - a
bank balance of Rs 7,172 and a house in Madurai
worth Rs 9 lakh.
அறம் செய விரும்பு
aram seiya virumbu
Desire to do what is just/morally right
Yuvan and Selvaraghavan broke up their successful music director - director alliance in the film Aayirathil oruvan after
their hits like Thulluvatho Ilamai, Puthupettai, Kathal konden
After few years they patched up again and Selva tweeted "My next is with Rana Daggubati, a bilingual. And yes, music will
be composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Friends are back! Have fun!"
Mr. R. Larencce in his childhood suffered from Brain Tumor and was paralyzed one side, and was victim of numerous
diseases and suffered his childhood with pain. He knew what it is to experience pain, and he couldn’t get into regular
schools and could study till 10th class. At that time, he decided to educate at least 10 deserving students and help
physically challenged individuals in his life time. He transformed his home to a trust for this noble cause, and shifted to a
He provides medical assistance to the needy and any needy person can approach him for help.
இயல் வது கரவவல்
Do not conceal something you can offer
P. Kalyanasundaram, is a gold medallist in library science,
he is also an MA in literature and history. He worked for 35
years as a librarian in a College in Tuticorin district.
He has also donated his body and eyes to the Tirunelveli
Ever since he got a job as a librarian in Tuticorin, he has
contributed all his salary, pension benefits and ancestral
property to social welfare. He contributed his pension fund
to the Collector's Fund.
He now heads an organization `Paalam‘ which serves as a
bridge between donors and beneficiaries: it collects money
and materials from those willing to donate and distribute
them among the weaker sections.
The International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, has
honoured him as `one of the noblest of the world', while the
United Nations Organisation adjudged him as one of the
Outstanding People of the 20th Century'. An American
organisation has also selected him as the `Man of the
Do not move away from giving charity
Chain snatching in Tamil Nadu mostly occurs due to
the display of gold chain in the road by women.
Flaunting of wealth attract income tax people resulting
in Income tax raids.
Always be careful in displaying your wealth. It might
attract people and eventually result in loss of some
do not publicize your belongings
Nicholas James "Nick" Vujicic was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four
limbs. As a child, he struggled mentally and emotionally as well as physically, but eventually came to terms with his disability
and, at the age of seventeen, started his own non-profit organization, Life Without Limbs. Vujicic presents motivational
speeches worldwide, on life with a disability, hope and finding meaning in life.
dont lose your conviction
Selling idli-dosa on the streets of
Chennai would have been Sharad
Babu's fate. That's what he did as
a boy to keep the roof over a
family that ran on Rs 20 a day,
while his mother toiled so that he
could go to a good school.
Sharad Babu was good student
he studied well and got into BITS ,
Pilani and later into IIM,
After completing his management
education in 2006, he started his
venture "Food King Catering
services Private Limited" with a
capital of Rs 2000 to cater to banks,
software companies and
educational institutions. It is now
located in 6 locations around India
with a turnover of 8 crore.
எண் எழுத்து இகவேல்
en ezhuthu igazhel
do not despise numbers and letters
(numerics and alphabets- maths and literature)
Tamil Nadu Government Distributed free TV to people as per their
Since 2006, 15.3 million TV sets have been purchased to give away as
freebies, costing taxpayers more than $773 million.
A Farmer in Tamil Nadu returned his TV to his District collector and insisted he
could take care of his entertainment and let the money spent on Free TV spent
on providing basic amenities to people of Tamil Nadu.
Subramaniam Balaji, a Chennai-based lawyer felt that everything gets
sacrificed – education, hospitals, social security, infrastructure for the sake of
Free TV and filed a petition to ban Free TV distribution with the election
Finally in 2011 the election commission banned distribution of free TV.
Do not accept anything which you have not earned. You will end up paying for
it in some other way.
It is a fault to accept(alms)
Narayanan Krishnan ,an award-winning chef with a five-star hotel group, shortlisted for an elite job in Switzerland.
Krishnan was visiting a temple in the south Indian city of Madurai in 2002 when he
saw the man under a bridge eating his own excreta. Haunted by the image,
Krishnan quit his job within the week and founded his nonprofit Akshaya Trust in
iyam ittu un
eat after you give alms
• Nattarasankottai, a nondescript village in this district,
wore a festive look when hundreds of people thronged
the Kannathal Temple for the ‘Sevvai Pongal,’ the
annual Pongal festival celebrated on the first Tuesday
of the Tamil month “Thai”.
• Though community members are settled in different
parts of the world, they converge annually at the
village to celebrate the festival.
• “Every year, we assemble in this temple as per our
century-old tradition. This year, 895 families scattered
across the globe have arrived,” said S.V. Ramasamy,
a native of this village, now settled in Madurai.
• Take effort to follow your customs and culture.
Know your customs/duties and act
according to that
Aravindhavalli, a resident of Triplicane was married
when she was in class IX, and was part of a large,
joint family. For many years she was completely
immersed in daily chores.
But with dedication she studied upto BA in Music.
After death of her husband, whose wish was to make
her wife a doctrate , she decided to purse her PhD.
Aravindhavalli’s research is on the music of
Thirumangai Alvar, the last of the 12 Alvar saints of
She completed her PhD at the age of 73 in 2013.
Age is no bar for continuning education. Always keep
reading to gain knowledge.
never stop reading (learning)
• 33 year-old Suresh Kumar alias Appu Suresh hurled
nitric acid on 23-year old Vinodhini here on the night of
November 14. The girl, who was employed in a private
firm in Chennai had come home for Deepavali as she
rejected his love.
• Having lost her vision in the attack, Vinodhini fought a
90-day vain battle at a private hospital in Chennai, until
her system collapsed.
• Tragedy struck the family of the Vinodhini again, when
her mother Saraswathi committed suicide by
consuming pesticide at Thirukadayur near here.
Depression over her only daughter’s death was said to
be the cause.
• Suresh was sentenced to life and slapped a fine of
Rs.1 lakh by the court, of which Rs.50,000 would be
given as compensation to Vinodhini’s family.
• Speaking or acting out of jealousy would cause harm to
others and you.
Dont speak jealous words
N.Appu alias Idayatullah (28) and his sibling Saffi
alias Saffiyullah (25) were booked under the
Prevention of Black Marketing and Maintenance of
Essential Commodities Act 1980 as they were
indulging in smuggling of PDS rice over a period of
They were in the habit of diverting large quantity of
PDS rice and transporting the commodity by trucks
and containers to other States. As it was felt that
their illegal activity would hamper the functioning of
the PDS, they were detained under the provision to
prevent black marketing.
Black marketing, hoarding of grains causes
shortage of food grains and high price of food
grains making it less accessible for poor people
and makes them suffer.
do not conceal grains