Suriya honored students at the 33rd award function of Sri Sivakumar Educational & Charitable Trust in Chennai recently. About 20 students were awarded Rs 10,000 each amounting to Rs 2 lakh of financial assistance.
The trust, founded by the actor's father Sivakumar, who himself is a popular artiste, has been supporting the education of deserving candidates for more than three decades.
In his address, Sivakumar expressed happiness in serving the society for more than 25 years. He said that he was really happy that his legacy of nurturing the needy is now carried on with the same passion by his sons Suriya and Karthi.
Suriya said 'Agaram Foundation' is aiming to cater to the bottom of socio-economic pyramid. 'Education is no more a want but a basic necessity in life apart from food, shelter and clothing', he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Karthi expressed interest to reach out to do lot more to the society. At the function, Thai Tamil Palli supporting primary education of less privileged children of Tindivanam; and Vazhai, pioneers of mentoring first generation learners, received Rs 1.5 lakh each.