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February 1, 2012 Jack of all trades SOMA BASU The Hindu YOUTHFUL ENERGY: Selvaraj Suthagar. Photo: S.James Selvaraj Suthagar on how Abdul Kalam fired his imagination His visiting card does not carry his name. It simply says: ‘F@YS – What service demands’ and lists two numbers. The moment he flashes the small black visiting card with fluorescent blue prints on it, something tells me he is the typical restless youth wanting to do too many things in one go. He confirms it: “My head is bursting with ideas, but I don’t have the matching time, money or resources.” Thirty-one-year-old Selvaraj Suthagar compels you to wonder how after failing Class X Board exams, he has become a multi-tasker racing against time. F@YS stands for “Friend at Your Service” and he means and stands by these words. “You just have to tell us what you want and we will be at your doorstep, ” he asserts. And his work can mean anything – from de-silting a clogged drain to painting your home, from arranging eco-treks into forests and hills to growing organic crops in your backyard, from painting vehicles to repairing electrical gadgets, from plumbing to rolling steel sheets at construction sites, from coaching youngsters in different games to setting up cricket bowling machines in malls, from teaching traffic rules and signals to reading road maps to students, from helping tribal people with basic amenities to adding to his collection of old bikes, gramophone and other antique items. It is this veritable assortment of odd jobs that he chooses, gets to do and also delivers, that take away some sadness from his life. It keeps him excited and happy as he looks forward to his next mission, which could be either in the adjacent lane in his neighbourhood or in the picturesque hill range of Theni or Sirumalai. “Born into poverty and having suffered all along, I am a self-motivated man today. I have understood that to achieve something in life is nothing but to have the interest and the drive to accomplish it, ” he says. For him, the journey began when he flunked Class X exam. “From Class V, I have been helping my mother to boost family income. She would do odd jobs in the Church and get Rs.150 a month and I would do things like fetching water for residents in apartment buildings or running some errands for them and earning few extra bucks. As a result, I could never focus on studies.” At 15, he shifted to Chennai and did a short course in operating cranes. But he joined as a cleaner boy in a Cottage Industries Emporium showroom. With a penchant for languages, he soon picked up a smattering of French, German and Spanish while interacting with tourists. Impressed with his determination and flair, the Branch manager posted him as caretaker of a showroom in a star hotel. From there, he moved on to IDBI Bank as a document verifier. “On my weekly off, I would go to the beach and play with the children around. Many days I would make some models with all thrown away cigarette boxes and other waste.” He was spotted by an employee of Satyam Computers and taken in as a Floor Supervisor for the office. Three months into joining, the then President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam came to inaugurate a new building for the R& D wing. “It remains one of my most memorable days as he ignited our minds and told the young employees to keep firing their imagination with new ideas and innovative thoughts.” Suthagar’s appointment letter was due to come when the Satyam fiasco happened. A colleague, who used to accompany him on some occasional treks during holidays, introduced him to Eco-Login, an initiative of some students of IIT-Madras, that incorporates social dimension to trekkers’ schedule. Their work matched his passion and he is now back in Madurai as the marketing manager of Eco-login tying up customized and theme-based experience trips with 40 exotic locations to choose from that range from adventure, wildlife, nature hotspots, rural and city circuits. “Travel is an uncompromising part of anybody’s learning. But I don’t find many enthusiastic people in Madurai, ” rues Suthagar, who is now busy visiting schools and colleges to help them plan their field trips and excursions. Last time he undertook a trip with 63 members of a family who were re-uniting from all over the world. “It was one week trekking and staying with tribal families in the forest areas of Periyakulam. This experience will remain with me, ” he says. Suthagar has now identified 30 tribal locations and formed a core team with each of the groups to coordinate such treks. “It is a fantastic opportunity to learn and also help them, ” he says. Right now, he is working with Paliyar tribe in a small village called Malaiyur, 18 kms off Madurai, helping them with medicines, clothes and coaching the tribal children. “I collect old and new clothes from people who want to donate. My mother and I wash and iron them before distributing them among the tribals, ” Suthagar shares. He has dabbled in so many things that it becomes difficult to keep track. In between, he also finished a diploma course in film technology from University of Madras and few other polytechnic courses. “I have a burning desire to keep on learning something new. You can trust me with any job, ” he smiles.
Welcome to Madurai Ecotourism. Madurai Ecotourism is the best eco-friendly tour provider in India. Let the startup of your eco-friendly journey be by your Madurai Ecotourism. It will provide you ever nostalgic moments which will also enter a search of your footprints on a pristine streams and foggy mountains. The tours and treks are guided in and around TamilNadu. Which contains enormous themes making us more enthusiastic like adventures jungle trips based on which explains the region, culture and green tourism also mountaineering and hiking. And main focus on heritage tourism which contains the legacy of the intangible culture and the life style of a group of society whom are inherited from present generation and also to know about their tangible valuables they keep in remembrance and about the socio cultural themes which create a bonding with tourism industry. Your Madurai Ecotourism will show you different poorest local community people below poverty line. As a traveler, we are often remote and removed from these people, but Madurai Ecotourism brings you in direct contact. So you can directly experience their way of living, poverty, love, humbleness, culture and how they are different from us and the emerging generation. Yet reminding us we are all human and we should feel humanity. Madurai Ecotourism provides a one third of source of livelihood for those communities and gives you a chance to show your token of love which may enrich their life and you will experience a good feel. We provide service tourism and an end to end customized experience. You can choose your destination such as rural and city circuits with about 25 exotic locations we have. We organize tours for companies, families, colleges, schools. Book your south Indian Eco tourism package with us call @ 076048 37477, 9500137477, 04524355253, 0452-2607477
To have an enjoyment all over South Indian Package Tourism, Adventure trip(trekking, bird watching), religious and spiritual worships and understand each other in a better way and to create a team work and build a bonding with tourism industry in south India and environmental by the trend ecotourism and south Indian tourism. We travel through rural areas to make aware of locale’s lifestyle, culture, customs, and also to experience the nature’s beauty in its purest form. To integrate learning with travel to religious and spiritual places and also trekking, we conduct experiential learning program, designed by Mr.S.Suthagar Selvaraj, founder of Madurai Ecotourism and South Indian Tourism. We hope for the mutually advantageous cooperation between our companies.We will be highly pleased if you choose Madurai Ecotourism and South Indian Tourism.
To Have An Enjoyment All Over South Indian Package Tourism, Adventure Trip & (Trekking, Bird Watching), Religious and Spiritual Worships and Understand Each Other in a Better Way and to Create A Team Work and Build a Bonding With Tourism Industry in South India and Environmental by the Trend Ecotourism and South Indian Tourism. We Travel Through Rural Areas to make Aware of Locale’s Lifestyle, Culture, Customs, and also to Experience the Nature’s Beauty in its Purest form. To Integrate Learning with Travel to Religious and Spiritual Places and also Trekking, we Conduct Experiential Learning Program, Designed by Mr.S.Suthagar Selvaraj, Founder of Madurai Ecotourism and South Indian Tourism. We hope for the Mutually Advantageous Cooperation Between our Companies.We will be Highly pleased if you choose Madurai Ecotourism and South Indian Tourism.
SOUTH ECO TOURISM - SPECIAL OFFER FOR THIS MONTH ( GROUPS ONLY ) KERALA TOUR PACKAGE MUNNAR ( 2 NIGHTS 3 DAYS ) Tour Details • Standard Package, Transpotaion Non A/c / Accommodation Non A/c • Deluxe Package, Transpotaion A/c / Accommodation A/c • Luxury Package, Transpotaion A/c / Accommodation A/c • Cost: Include, Toll / Taxe / Parking / Other State Permit • Driver Allowance / Hill Charge / Daily Morning Breakfast / Includes.