Tamil Nadu woman to be honored for donating land worth crores to build school


JANUARY 14, 2024

Ayi Puranam Ammal of Kodikkulam, Madurai.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Sunday said that a woman from Kodikkulam in Madurai, would get the chief minister’s award on Republic Day for donating her over Rs 7 crore worth land for the expansion of a government school.

Stating that education is “an imperishable wealth”, Stalin said in a post on X on Sunday, “Thousands of students will benefit from Ayi Puranam Ammal’s donation. Ayi Ammal, who is a symbol of the Tamil community that values ​​education and teaching as the highest virtue, will be honored with a special award from the Chief Minister on behalf of the government on the upcoming Republic Day.”

When Ayi Puranam Ammal, who works as a clerk for a nationalized bank, found that a government school near Otthakadai in Kodikkulam required land to be converted into a higher secondary school, she went to the land registrar and registered the land in the school’s name.

She then handed over the documents of the over one acre land to the Chief Education Officer.

After being informed, Madurai MP Su Venkatesan went to Kodikkulam and met her on January 11.

“There are many who only wish to take, but only a few who wish to give. It is our duty to celebrate such a person who wishes to give when we find one”, the MP said.

Courtesy: India Today / PTI