Renowned comedian and actor A.V. Dhamodaran, popularly known as Dhamu, has extended his influence beyond the realm of entertainment to champion the cause of education, particularly among the youth. Notably, Dhamu's significant contribution comes through the International Parents Teachers Students Assembly (IPTSA), a Non-Government Organization he established in collaboration with former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, in 2011.

Under his leadership, IPTSA has provided educational services to over 20 lakhs youths, 30 lakhs parents, and 1 lakh professors across Tamil Nadu and India. Inspired by Dr. Kalam's vision, Dhamu's journey in the field of education has been marked by unwavering dedication to empowering the younger generation.

Recognising the pivotal role education plays in shaping individuals and the nation, he founded the National Students' Welfare Society (NSWS) to address the challenges hindering students' academic pursuits. Through collaborations with organizations like Lead India Movement 2020, Dhamu has tirelessly worked towards nurturing the future leaders of India. His commitment to education was further exemplified during a national summit, where, in the absence of the scheduled guest of honour, Dhamu captivated the audience with his unique blend of mimicry and motivational insights, earning accolades from none other than Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam himself.

Over the years, Dhamu's efforts have garnered widespread recognition, earning him numerous awards and honours, including the prestigious Doctor of Letters conferred by the International Tamil University, USA. As IPTSA celebrates its successful 10-year journey, Dhamu remains steadfast in his mission to transform India into a powerhouse of knowledge and innovation.

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