Thanthai Periyar E.V. Ramasamy (17-09-1979 to 24-12-1973) the founder of our institution . He was one of the great rationalist in the world like Socrates, Rousseau, Voltaire, etc…,. His movement of Self- respect and Rationalist Sprouted out of his unbounded love and affection for humanity. He aroused the people to realize that all men are equal and it is the birthright of every individual to enjoy liberty, equality and fraternity. The ‘‘Revolution’’ which Periyar brought about was a bloodless one and he had to spend more than fifty years of his life opening the eyes of people to their want of education and consequent backwardness, their faith in superstitions. And also he struggled for eradication of untouchables, women’s rights and social justice. UNESCO gave a award in 27th June 1970 to the great rationalist Thanthai Periyar ‘‘Periyar – The prophet of the new age, The Socrates of South East Asia, Father of the social reform movement and arch enemy of ignorance, superstitions meaningless customs and base manners.
Asiriyar Dr. K. Veeramani., M.A. B.L., is the chair person of our Periyar Teachers’ Training Institutions he also the secretary of Periyar self respect propaganda institution.
Thiru. K. Veeramani a relentless fighter for social justice, educational and job opportunities for people belonging to backward and downtrodden sections of the society, especially espousing the cause of women, women’s Right’s women.
Founder Chancellor Periyar Maniammai University
Delivered extension lectures on various occasions in the Universities of Nagpur, Madras, Pondicherry and Annamalai, Thanjavur Tamil University and Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai. Delivered the ‘G.U . Pope Memorial Lecture’ at the House of Lords, Westminster Palace, London on 15 the January 2004.
Gold Medalist in the M. A. Degree of Annamalai University and also many prizes for academic excellence. Many Awards for Oratory during School and College days.
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