Vijay Sethupathi is one of the most loved stars down South. Apart from being a brilliant actor, he is also known to be down-to-earth and kind. It has now been revealed that in the past three years he has silently helped over one lakh people get jobs. Yes, you read that right! The information has been shared by a Pondicherry-based social activist.
The activist, Veerarahavan, runs a non-governmental organization called Vallallar Velai Vaaipu Sevai Iyakkam, which looks into guiding and providing employment services free of cost to youngsters. The NGO has helped many companies in Pondicherry including several districts of Tamil Nadu.
Veerarahavan was working as a teacher in a central government school. He started helping people in the year 2016 on a part-time basis. By 2019, he helped around 3300 people secure jobs. He was invited to be a part of the TV show called 'Namma Ooru Hero' in 2019 and Vijay Sethupathi was a host of the show who was impressed by him. ALSO READ:Vijay Sethupathi Attacked By An Unidentified Man At Bengaluru Airport, Here Is The Video That Went Viral
Veerarahavan shared, "After the show ended, Vijay Sethupathi told me that he would do everything possible to help me provide my service on a full-time basis," via IndiaTV News.
He further added, "When I drew Vijay Sethupathi's attention, he immediately helped me set up a proper office in Pondicherry and recruit people to run it. All government norms were followed and a proper service organisation called the 'Vallallar Velai Vaaipu Sevai Iyakkam' came into existence."
He went on to add, "Vijay Sethupathi's help was not an ordinary one. He kept disbursing the salaries of all the employees and me every month on time. As a result, both companies looking for employees and youngsters looking for employment stood to gain. As of March 20, 2022, 1, 00, 133 educated youngsters have stood to benefit from our services and have found suitable employment."