Quotes from some of our visitors
S. Krishnaswamy, District Judge, Chingleput
SEE GOD IN EVERYONE is a gospel in which Swami Sivananda Saraswathi had great faith.
The Sivananda Ashram Kattan Kolathur, founded in his name by Shri S.V.Iyer and Dr.Mangalam
is now nourished and brought up by Mr. Rajaram and Mrs. Lakshmi Rajaram and the
beneficiaries are the orphans in whom the disciplined and devoted couple see God.
May almighty shower his blessings on this institution and shade to multitude who
may turn our as mighty and glorious sons of India.
Rajendra Kumari Bajpai, Honrable Union Minister For Welfare Government of India
I am happy to visit the Sivananda Ashram. The work is well organized. More over
devoted workers who are working with the service spirit.
Thiru Sameer Vias, I.A.S. Collector of Chingleput
The Sivananda Ashram is indeed a harbor to those who have been abandoned on the
sea of life. There is warmth, joy and care here, something which is so valuable.
I wish the institution all the best for a healthy growth.
Sri. V.R. Tavardhanam
Rotary club of Ambattur is immensely privileged to have been associated with Sivananda
Ashram, a noble Institution, in the "Sleeping Children around the world". We shall
cherish this appearance for years.
Sri. Ram Dulari Sinha, Honrble Governor of Kerala
I am happy to have a view of this Institution. Although it was started in 1945,
it is not yet expanded to a great strength. It seems dye to paucity of donation.
More expansions are needed. My all the best wishes to the organizers and children
of this Sivananda Saraswathi Sevashram.
Sri. Ranjit Singh Dayal, his excellency Governor of Pondicherry
My wife and myself are deeply impressed by the type of activities being carried
out in the Sivananda Ashram. I congratulate Mr. & Mrs. Rajaram for the wonderful
work they are doing and wish them every success.
Shri. M. Rajendran. I.A.S., Chief Secretary to Govt.TamilNadu
It has been a great pleasure to me to have been able to participate in the Annual
Day celebrations of this Sevashram. Under the Guidance of Thiru & Thirumathi Rajaram
this integrated complex of institution for Children and the aged is fulfilling an
important need of this community. The Institution seems to provide love and affection
those very much in need of it.
I would like to congratulate the management, donors and well wishers of this organization
for sponsoring such a worthy cause. May best wishes for the further promotion of
Shri. Surjit Singh Barnala, Governor of TamilNadu
I am glad to visit Sivananda Saraswathi Sevashram and to see the work being carried
on here by Dr. S. Rajaram and his colleagues. The home for the elders though not
big it serves about 25 senior citizens. The orphan girls and boys all appear to
be happy. They are well clad and look cheerful. His effort is commendable and require
encouragement to make it a model institution. I wish this institution all success.
Shri. T. Panduranga Rao, Managing Director, State Bank of Patiala
It is said that when God closes one door he opens another. So when a child looses
natural parents God takes the responsibility of the parents, and HE does this through
some divine souls. Blesses are those divine souls and the children who receive the
affection of these divine souls are even more blessed. Seeing is believing that
in these days of man eating man there are some like Dr. S. Rajaram and Smt. Rajaram
who love those who are entrusted to their care by the ALMIGHTY. I wish the children
all the best parental love and affection and elders/aged person's peace, happiness
and good health. Above all I wish the ashram and the patronage of all those more
fortune in the service of less fortune. May God give energy, strength and will power
to the young couple to cross many hurdle that come in their way in the course of
those who are entrusted to their care by the ALMIGHTY for their welfare. WITH LOVE
Sri. Chandrasekar, former Prime Minister of India & Sri. Yashw Ant Sinha former Minister
of Govt. Of India
We were in this institution this evening. It is a noble endeavor. Children are the
assets of the nation. Any work associates with their well being is a great patriotic
duty. I wish this institution a bright future.
Mr. David Coikerham and Mrs. Coikerha, British Deputy High Commissioner in Southern
Thank you very much for allowing us into your Ashram to meet so many wonderful children
and the equally wonderful adults who are giving them much vital care and support.
With your help, I am sure that a great future for them and for India is ahead. I
hope that the books donated by the British High Commissioner will help to that end.
DR. R. Sridharan, Member of Parliament, South Madras
I am extremely pleased to be invited today for Annual day function. I place my deep
sense of appreciations for Dr. & Mrs. Rajaram. I am also pleased with the teachers.
I place my deep sense of appreciations for the boys and girls of this institution.
May God bless you, your wife, children and also the orphanage.
Dr P.C. Alexander, his excellency the Governor of TamilNadu, Raj Bhavan, Chennai
I am indeed very happy to have the opportunity of visiting this institution. The
similar faces of the little children before me filled me with happiness.
I give my best wishes to the organizers of this institution
Smt. Andal Damodran, Chairman TamilNadu State Social Welfare Board
Visited this institution after many years and I am happy to see the development.
The children are bright and healthy may they their future be also bright. May the
plans of Tmt. & Thiru Rajaram to start an Industrial Training Institute become a
reality so that many more deprived children may benefit.
Mr. Balraj, Chairman, Chennai Port Trust
Today I had the unique pleasure of paying a visit to this great institution run
for the benefit of the destitute and children. I see the happy faces of the young
children, is a pleasure by itself. This institution has got a great potential to
grow further and to expand in different sphere.
The selfless services rendered by Dr. S. Rajaram, and Mrs. Rajaram and the band
of teachers deserve not only appreciation but also our encouragement .
I hope and pray that authorities in various sectors will come forward to assist
this institution in its efforts.
A Diplomat Ministry of Foreign Affairs Confederation Of Australia
My heart felt congratulations for the persons who are kindling rays of joy. May
God bless you all.
Sri. Venkatasubbiah, Honrable Governor of karnataka
I visited this orphanage after five years. They are doing yeoman services. I wish
all the best.
Mr. Graham Gooch, England Cricket Captain
I am very moved by your welcome. I am sorry that the rest of the ENGLAND team cannot
be with you. You must be very proud of the work you are doing here for the Children
Mrs. Suhashini Manirathnam, Cine Actress & Director
Sivananda Gurukulam is like a second home to us. Once you get in you forget about
rat race, survival tensions and apprehension about future. There is a sense of calm
and pure, which is missing in the outside world. Wishing the very best for the children,
staff and the management and my personal thanks too.
Mr. R. Gopalan, Chairman Tidco
To conduct a noble task, one needs a noble mind and selfless endeavour to perform.
It is heartening to see such people, through a few in numbers, amidst the selfish.
Thiru Rajaram and Mrs. Lakshmi Rajaram deserve to occupy high positions in life
to serve as beacon to others.
Mrs. Srinivasan, Chief General Manager State Bank of Patiala Head Office, Punjab
I had the privilege to visit Sivananda Ashram on the 5th August and see for myself
the wonderful work done by Mrs. and Dr. Rajaram and their dedicated team. There
is a difference between service and dedication. While service carry an element of
ego, dedication is devoid of ego. The person offering services feels that "I am
doing this and my services are required"5:28 PM 6/2/2010 where as the dedicated
person feels and derives pleasure out of doing the service. I witnessed in Sivananda
Ashram ample demonstration of this sincere dedication of people involved in a noble
In a materialistic society, where the values are getting devalued everyday, Sivananda
Ashram stands as a symbol for the aspirations of a good society. The innocent look
and enthusiasm of the children and the care with which they are being brought up
makes me proud and happy that our culture and heritage exists. An interaction with
the old people at the Ashram made me sad that our materialism has gone to the extent
that children abandon their fundamental duty for the sake of materialistic gain.
The Ashram is healing the wounds passed on by the society by taking care of the
old people by allowing interaction of these old people with young children in the
ashram. A happy family with absolute faith in God is being developed. I do not consider
that anyone can be called an orphan for, all are God's children. My visit to the
ashram has strengthened me to resolve that in a humble way, I should extend support
to the noble cause undertaken in this Ashram and spread the spirit of love and peace.
For you and the members of your team while I offer my salutation and good wishers,
I trust they will continue to maintain the same sense of dedication while this institution
grows and always remember that they are serving God by serving those in the Ashram.
Sri. Ram Gupta, Managing Director, State Bank of Patiala
I am very pleased and happy to visit the Ashram and all for myself the missionary
work of Dr. S. Rajaram and Mrs. Lakshmi Rajaram. It is very heartening, satisfying
and emulating. May God give them the courage to continue this task under the guiding
spirit of the great Sivananda and Iyer.
Mr. Yuhi Sethu, Chennai
If you give food to a deserved one, you give him/her health to learn. If you give
education to a deserved one, you give him/her heuristic health to live. You, Dr.
S. Rajaram and Mrs. Lakshmi Rajaram and others here, render both education and offer
This yeoman service is the greater human service.
Mrs. Saradha Singh, Chairman and Managing Director UCO Bank, Calcutta
By God's grace, I got the opportunity of visiting Sivananda Saraswathi Sevashram
today. I know Dr. Rajaram for last two decades and know about the dedication and
services to the society & humanity rendered by him and his wife. It is really worth
worshipping and I pray Almighty to bless them with all means to continue servicing
the humanity for long.