Saturday, April 24, 2010

S Ramasamy Naidu: Educationist and Social reformer

Shri.S.Ramasamy Naidu M.A.,BL of Sattur ( Popularly known as S.R) the first generation advocate and Social reformer and a political leader emerged among the agriculturist, was rightly chosen to identify the association. He was the member of Provisional Parliament during the period of 1950-52 and and former Member of the Legislative Assembly. He was elected to the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly as an Indian National Congress candidate from Sattur constituency in 1952 election, from Sivakasi constituency in1957 and 1962 elections as Indian National Congress candidate. He was again elected from Sattur constituency as a Swatantra Party candidate in 1967 election.

Sri SR, because of his dedicated social work and political background; scores of people from southern districts were able to get the basic education prior to 1960. He was instrument in bringing the Govt High School in all villages at Southern Districts and many schools were named as Sri SR Naidu Govt High School. After the demise of Sri SR, one Arts and Science College was established by the community people in his name at Sattur which is a reputed institution in Virudhunagar.
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