He has converted a village dogged by the menaces of poverty, untouchability, crime, discrimination and child labour into a safe, clean, self-sufficient community. Mr. Elango's success story is reflected in every building of Kuthambakkam village. A chemical engineer by qualification, he followed his heart to start finding solutions to the social menaces that affected his hometown. Initially focusing on the causes of education and women empowerment, he aimed to make Kuthambakkam a model village for the panchayats. Soon after, his vision grew to include safe housing for all villagers and now, there isn't a single hut in the settlement.

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