"Dr Nithyashree Mahadevan sings Bharathiyar songs to raise funds to aid the education of underprivileged children in Sevalaya School."
Each year more than a hundred girl students, who study at Sevalaya, appear for the Board exams. Each one of them come from very challenging economic and social backgrounds, and are first generation school goers. At Sevalaya, they are given extra tuition classes during the evenings and holidays to prep them for their Board exams. Not surprisingly, the pass results over the past few years have been bordering 100%.
Sevalaya is a registered charitable Trust established in 1988, with activities in villages around Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram district. Currently the centres are operating from Kasuva village and Aayalur village near Thiruninravur in Tiruvallur District, North West of Chennai in Tamilnadu, India and in vadanallur village near Uttiramerur and Thirumalai Vaiyavur village in Kancheepuram district, South of Chennai in Tamilnadu.