Out of the 46 selected teachers for the national award from different parts of the country, Ramachandran is the only teacher chosen from Tamil Nadu.
On Teachers’ Day, Ramachandran, a secondary grade teacher in a Panchayat Union Primary School in Neelambur, will be awarded the national best teacher award. Ramachandran has spent more than 80 percent of his salary on the school over the years and has transformed it into a thriving learning environment.
Ramachandran has spent more than 80% of his salary on transforming the school over the years. He has gotten laptops, computers, and mobile phones for the students at his own expense in order to give them the best technology. In an attempt to incorporate a sense of oneness among students, Ramachandran has even gotten himself the same uniform as the students and wears it every day to school. He proudly says that when he receives the award on September 5th, he will wear the government school uniform.
Ramachandran was born on June 2, 1982 to father Kamatshi and mother Bethai Ammal in a village named Sembongudi. He was brought up with two brothers and two sisters. Ramachandran is married to Nagalakshmi and has two sons and a daughter. Ramachandran’s family has always been dependent on farming. He completed his primary schooling at Sembongudi Primary School in his hometown. After that, he studied from Class 10th to 12th in a government-aided school in Thiruvaranga.
He attended Sembongudi Primary School in his hometown for his primary education. After that, he went to a government-aided school in Thiruvaranga for classes 10th to 12th. He then tried to study at the District Teacher Education and Research Institute but wasn’t able to get a seat. In 1999, he had to work at a tea shop in Madurai due to financial difficulties at home.
Ramachandran said that he is working in the education sector so that life of poor people can be improved.