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Founder

Founder

In 2014, during his student days Mr.P. Naveen Kumar was highly disturbed on seeing the state of beggars on the roads and was inspired to change their condition by helping them to lead a dignified lifestyle. On a bright day, during a field work he found the plights of a beggar who sparked him at the Salem bus stand in a busy area who was at a helpless condition lying on the roads. Mr. Naveen Kumar then decided to lend a helping hand despite resistance.

After several days of follow up and counselling he successfully reinstated the beggar into normal life with dignity after several hardships and this made him to envision to pursue his dream to create a Beggar Free India, which now belongs to all of us. With this in mind, he founded the Atchayam Trust in 2014 along with college student volunteers while teaching at an Engineering College in Komarapalayam. He graduated with Masters in Engineering degree and subsequently taught briefly as Assistant Professor at an Engineering College in Komarapalayam. He had dedicated all his time apart from teaching to nurture youth and college student volunteers to lend a helping hand to Atchayam Trust to undertake field work, to indentify beggars and document them, to provide counselling, medical assistance and other material supports.

The Government of India for his exemplary services towards helping beggars and destitute of all age groups has awarded him with the National Youth Award in 2018 and has received the Chief Minister's State Youth Award 2019 from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Shri Edappadi K.Palanisamy. Also, he has received several awards from private institutions and organizations like Vikatan Awards, Rotary Club, Young Indians, JCI, etc. He is also a Motivational Speaker and has been participating as a Chief Guest in various institutions.