American historian Howard Zinn once said, “Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” Very few continue to live these lines. Those who do, make us question ourselves on the share of responsibility we have as fellow human beings. Dr Dhetchenamoorthy is one of the examples of such people.
Break the Shackles, Conquer Your Dreams !
Coming from a humble family background, Dr Dhetchenamoorthy’s father earned a paltry sum, and his mother was a housewife. Since childhood, his ambition was to become a doctor. On the other side, he was also aware that studies and marks are his only weapon to live his dreams.
He passed his entire schooling from the nearest Tamil medium public school in his town. Amid severe financial constraints, he passed with flying colours, thereby fulfilling his dream of becoming a medico, enrolling in Tanjore medical college with an excellent score.
“Never introduced to English medium until college, wore torn clothes to school, struggled harsh realities of life. When kids witness someone being successful out of these things they complain about, they derive enormous courage to dream something magnanimous,” Dr Moorthy exclaims.
Since his graduation days, Moorthy was determined to motivate students like him to make sure they chase their dreams. During his college vacations at his hometown where he took motivational sessions for the children of public schools. His talk is paced with hard-hitting words of courage and strength to encourage children to dream big.
Using Thy Strength For A Cause
After completing his graduation in 2005, Moorthy wished to expand his work to more students. He contacted his school alumni and gathered more doctors, lawyers and professionals from his batch to start a group named “Thisaigal” (Directions]”. Together they had a long journey for the past 15 years grooming 1000’s of kids.