Manidha Naeyam IAS and IPS Free Coaching Centre
opened a branch in Anna Nagar East on Monday.
Nearly 600 civil service aspirants would benefit from
the setting up of the branch. The coaching centre is a wing of the
Manidha Naeyam Charitable Trust founded by former MLA Saidai S.
Participating in the inauguration ceremony, Mr.
Duraisamy said that education is the only tool to attain equality in
society. Civil service aspirants must understand their responsibilities
and work for the downtrodden. He also explained the features of www.saidais.com, saidaiduraisamysmanidhaneyam.com, a
website offering free online coaching for the candidates.
Commending the initiative, the centre’s advisory committee
member and former Vice-Chancellor of Anna University V. C.
Kuzhandaisamy said educating youngsters free of cost was an act of
Pointing out that the number of civil servants from
Tamil Nadu had dwindled over the past two decades, he said lack of
proper facilities was one of the reasons for that. The coaching centre
would help in providing equal opportunities to all. Of the 100
candidates selected from Tamil Nadu last year, 25 were from the Manidha
Naeyam IAS and IPS Free Coaching Centre, he added.
Former Home Secretary R. Poornalingam said hard work
and focussed attention were the watchwords to succeed in the competitive
examinations. “You (students) must spend 14 hours a day on preparing for
the examination and develop a habit to read and analyse news,” he said.
Even if candidates failed to become civil servants,
skill development and knowledge acquisition would help them when they
opted for other careers, he added.
While former Director General of Police A. X.
Alexander traced the progress of the coaching centre, former Highways
Department secretary M. Abul Hassan said that a similar facility must be
started in south Chennai.
The coaching centre’s director Vaa.Voo. Si. said the
first coaching centre was started in CIT Nagar in 2006. While 12
candidates from the centre were selected for Civil Services in 2007, the
figure rose to 25 last year. A general knowledge monthly magazine was
also released at the function.
R.Gopalaswamy, a candidate chosen for Indian Revenue
Service, shared his experience. The Trust’s director Mallika Duraisamy
and the trust’s managing director Vetri Duraisamy also participated.
Courtesy : The Hindu