September 18th, 2015
Source : Sabari Giri Vasan S
“On 8th Aug 2015, around 6.30 am, an uneducated single mother with her daughter were in Anna University Campus Chennai, looking for direction to Anna Arangam for her daughter’s counseling in B.Sc. Agriculture which was scheduled at 8.30 am.
The mother, a farmer tending cattle, and the girl were from a small village near Trichy. Due to some misguidance, they did not know that the counselling was at Agriculture University in Coimbatore. Luckily for the girl, some early morning walkers turned up who informed her that she was to be in Coimbatore rather than Chennai.
The girl had scored 1017/ 1200 though suffering from illness during the +2 exams, and had somehow got misguided to attend interview at Chennai.
Thankfully, one of the walkers offered to sponsor to send both of them by flight immediately to Coimbatore. Other walkers pitched in – they asked friends/ contacts to inform the Registrar about the case. By 7.50 am it was agreed to look into the case. Meanwhile breakfast was provided to the mother and daughter.
The sponsor of the flight tickets transported them to the airport by 8.15 am to board the 10.05 am flight to Coimbatore. Arrangements were made to pick them up from Coimbatore airport at 11.40 am by car. They reached the University counselling venue by 12.15 pm
The Registrar had made an arrangement to ensure that the candidate got fair counselling. Through the counselling the candidate was offered B.Sc. – bio technology in TNAU – Cbe. at 2.00 pm the same day.