Gallantry award winner gets govt job after 12 yrs
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Last Updated: Friday, March 23, 2012, 23:22
Puducherry: Twelve years after receiving the National gallantry award for saving three children from drowning, the persistent efforts of a 23-year-old man to secure a government job have paid off with Chief Minister N Rangasamy himself issuing an appointment order to him.

S Kuppuraman had rescued three students of a government school at nearby Sellipet in 1998 from drowning in a river during flash floods. His courageous act won him the national gallantry award in 2000.

However, he dropped out of school and started working in a brick kiln at Sellipet to supplement the family income. His school teacher Sri Ram who found out about it, urged him to give representations to the government for a job.

After years of submitting many representations, his efforts finally bore fruit when the Chief Minister, taken aback by his plight, issued him an appointment order yesterday at a function at Villianoor, posting him as a multipurpose worker at the Indira Gandhi Sports complex at nearby Uppalam.

The teacher said this was a good beginning and Kuppuraman would definitely zoom ahead in his new career.

Kuppuraman also thanked the Chief Minister.


First Published: Friday, March 23, 2012, 23:22

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