Dr Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, RSS Founder

A group of Youngsters who have studied only up to 5th std., had a vibrant thought to do some service to the nation. These daily wage workers of Paraiyur village, Palacode, Dharmapuri District, Tamilnadu built a Gandhi mantap.  43 youngsters of the village formed a group by name Gandhi Youth Seva Mandram in 2001.  Various service activities like distributing free books, uniforms etc. were the routine work done by them.  Out of their meagre income, they saved 4 lakhs rupees to construct this Gandhi mantap.
Four pillars of the mantap carry the picture of great leaders namely Netaji, V.O Chidambaranar, Bagat Singh and Dr. Hedgewar. Tamilselvan, the Secretary of the Mandram informed: “This mantap is constructed to guide the next generation on a good path, eradicate bad deeds, encourage sewa activity and desa bhakthi”.
(VSK Chennai)