"Parataiah Raman Subramanyam: Inspiring Dreams, Empowering Lives"
Born into a lower-class family, Mr Subramanyam's path was not an easy one. However, his determination led him to complete his Management Trainee program at DILT and achieve a Master’s in Counseling. It was during his service among rig pickers and street children in Hyderabad that he experienced a profound revelation. While counselling these vulnerable children, he heard heart-wrenching stories of their struggles to break free from their challenging circumstances.
This defining moment ignited a vision within him – to establish an orphanage that could provide a nurturing environment for these children, empowering them to break free from the shackles of their past and embrace a brighter future. Although the idea took root in his heart, he faced discouragement and skepticism from those around him. However, Mr Subramanyam's determination was unwavering.
Years later, fate brought him face to face with a young boy begging at the railway station. This encounter became the catalyst for action, and in 2005, he founded the Cherish Foundation orphanage. Starting with just two children, Kumar and Krupa, who tragically lost both parents to suicide, the foundation steadily grew with the support of 14 dedicated families serving as a steering committee.
Over the last two decades, the Cherish Foundation has become a beacon of hope for hundreds of children. More than 200 children have been integrated into society, with over 60 of them graduating and stepping into a new chapter of life. Additionally, 10 orphaned children have been raised, married, and settled into their own families, thanks to the love and guidance provided by the foundation.
But the impact of Cherish Foundation doesn't stop there. It has touched the lives of over 3000 families, extending its influence far beyond the walls of the orphanage. The vision has evolved to not only give these children a second chance at life but to also empower them to become responsible citizens of our country. Now, the visionary focus of Cherish Foundation has evolved. Parataiah Raman Subramanyam's dream is to create future civil servants like IAS, IPS, and IRS officers who will dedicate their lives to serving our beloved country, India. The foundation is tirelessly working to inspire and encourage orphaned children to aim high and achieve greatness in their lives.
Cherish Foundation tirelessly works to instil the values of dedication, knowledge, and social responsibility in its children. By nurturing their potential, the foundation aims to create a generation of leaders who will bring positive change to the country they call home.
The journey of Mr Subramanyam and Cherish Foundation is a testament to the power of compassion, perseverance, and the belief in a brighter future. Together, they have transformed lives, broken barriers, and built a legacy of love that continues to shine brightly across India.
Iam a medical doctor (cataract and Lasik Surgeon),I was surprised to see the discipline.talent,out spokeness of the children in Cherish.Few children has the potential to become leaders!Hats oof to the caretaker.