BIO-GRAPHY OF MR.K.SUBRAMANIYAN

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Mr.K.Subramaniyan, aged 49 years belongs to a Dalit peasant family and is a key person in promoting the VEAD trust in 1996. He was inspired by various social Actions of SPADE organization in Pettavaithalai which is the adjacent area of his native village – Mettumarudur. First Mr.Subramaniyan joined a youth club of SPADE and actively involved in various programmes and led the club in some people’s agitations against the inactive of Government bureaucrats in delivering welfare services for rural poor helpless, abandoned aged and widows and handicapped . In the SPADE organization, he grew up to project co-ordinator from lower position like village animator and community organizer. Due to various reasons, the SPADE had to wind up its services. Mr.Subramaniyan immediately chose to promote an organization by name “village, Education and Action of Development Trust (VEAD)” along with some likeminded women and youth when more than 20 co-workers joined various organizations in Karur and Trichy districts. During his service in SPADE, he supported 31 Dalit families to get Rs.1500/- (Rupees One thousand and five hundred only) each as compensation from of United India Insurance company for that the thatched huts of those 32 dalit were burnt due to fire accident. Since 16.12.1996, has been the chief (Managing Trustee) of VEAD Trust taking up various people’s issues and problems at the district level. Under the dynamic leadership of Mr.Subramaniyan, VEAD Trust has become popular at the district level among the different sections of rural society. He has a merged as an eminent resource person on women empowerment, women and child health, HIV/AIDS environment, organic farming etc.,