I was working with IRCDS from April 2001 to April 2003. A friendly behavior of IRCDS family members made me one among them. Within the short span of time with IRCDS gained me more momentum. During my tenure in IRCDS as Family counsellor, I handled more than 200 family dispute cases with the support from the co workers of IRCDS, Advocate, Government departments and technical support from the Tamil Nadu Social Welfare Board. Reconciled families with social, psychological and Legal support to solve their issues. I got appreciation at each step while closing the cases successfully. Motivation, Non interference, coordination and cooperation, continuous follow up helped me to achieve this result.
I loved the family counseling profession, I worked with different organization but worked with full job satisfaction in IRCDS only. Because there was freedom to implement the project components and necessary support when necessary. By my activities in tackling the issues as a family counselor in IRCDS, I was selected as a Member of Child Welfare Committee, Tiruvallur district (2007 to 2011) served around five years under Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act.
IRCDS is working in different sector like Women empowerment, Livelihood development, Enterprise development, Counselling, Child development, Education, Differently abled development, promoting grassroots level and higher level community institution etc., Hence, I had an opportunity to learn and gain knowledge in different sectors. I gained more experience in different sector as well as administration. It was a memorable experience. While representing IRCDS at various forums, I understood the inspiration of our Founder why an organization like IRCDS is needed for this district. I was also motivated for my future career advancement. Now I travel to many organizations and I am in a better position.
My joining in IRCDS was very interesting, originally my friend Mr. Prabakaran was called for the interview for the post of Family counselor, he attended the interview and suggested my name as I will be better performer for the post. They accepted and called me to join as family counselor without seeing my face. After receiving the appointment letter I was interviewed and the whole team of IRCDS was satisfied this is the history behind my role in the family of IRCDS.
Because of IRCDS I had came to know many other Government projects and joined in many other projects. It is basically a foundation for my life and turning point in my life. After IRCDS I have joined as Asst Project coordinator for Total Sanitation Campaign in DRDA, Tiruvallur, then joined in Tamil Nadu Empowerment and Poverty Reduction Project (Known as Pudhu Vazhvu Project) as Asst Project Manager in Tiruvallur district and selected for state level position as State Micro finance specialist in the same project. Presently I am working as State Lead, TSA, CCD for Tamil Nadu Rural Transformation Project.
It is my pleasure to give my sincere thanks both Mr. Titus and Mr. Stephen who provided me an opportunity to serve in IRCDS.
Now I am proud to say that I belong to Thiruvallur only because of IRCDS.
K.Karuppasamy (9th October 2021)