Adopt a Village Project

About Project Location

Sesurajapuram is a village adopted by the Kenosis Foundation (KF) including another 18 villages as it needs immediate attention for social and economic development of indigenous community. Sesurajapuram is a large village with 18 villages, located in Denkanikottai of Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu with total 3750 families residing. The villages have a population of 16578 of which 8596 are males while 7982 are females as per Population Census 2012.

The village population of children with age 0-6 is 2136 which makes up 12.88 % of the total population of the village. Average Sex Ratio of villages is 929 which are lower than Tamil Nadu state average of 996. Child Sex Ratio for the villages as per census is 916, lower than Tamil Nadu average of 943.

This has the lowest literacy rate compared to other region or state of Tamil Nadu. In 2012, the literacy rate was 58.43 % compared to 80.09 % of Tamil Nadu. The Male literacy stands at 66.14 %, while the female literacy rate was 50.15 %.

As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, these villages are administrated by the Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of the village.

Villages of Tamil Nadu are special and prominent for their own specific reasons. Some yields massive amount of food crops, while some are vital transaction points and some feature distinguished cultural integrity. The religious traditions and festivals of the Tamil Nadu villages are still widely followed all across the state.  However, the times have changed its fate of prosperity in yielding cash crops and people struggle even to get drinking water, and care for the domestic animals.

Our vision is for a rural community that is empowered, thriving, and equitable. We focus on stopping migration, child labour, school dropouts, child marriage,  physical and sexual abuses by providing health, education, entrepreneurship for women’s group, employment for unskilled, unemployed youths and school dropouts and formal schooling for children in need. We are guided by our belief that voters want a more secure future, desire a more positive political process and more proactive government, and are the most capable of solving their own problems.

Festivals in Villages of Tamil Nadu

During the Tamil Months of Karthikai, the villages of Tamil Nadu are decorated lavishly for the celebration of their regional festivals in Masi, Panguni, Aadi and Vaigasi temples. The commencement of any Tamil Nadu village festival starts with that of a hoisting of the flag and tying. Mayana Pujai is mostly practiced in midnight during the worship of Irulappasamy or Sadalaisamy.

Art and Culture in Villages of Tamil Nadu

The traditional “Theru Koothu” and “Villu Pattu” dance dramas are famous street shows in villages of Tamil Nadu. Since the earlier days, these were the only means of entertainment that conveyed social messages to the village people.

The villages of Tamil Nadu are prominent for their cultural facets that not only reflect the integrity of the state but also India, as a whole. The village deities of Tamil Nadu are not into the traditional patterns of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Several legends are related to the villages of Tamil Nadu that are associated with social suppression.

Administration in Villages of Tamil Nadu

The conflicts within the villages of Tamil Nadu are solved by the village Panchayat with occasional choices of the interference of the police or the court system.

Hogenakkal Falls

Hogenakkal Falls or Hogennakkal Falls is a waterfall in South India on the Kaveri (or Cauvery) River. It is located in the Dharmapuri district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, about 180 km from Bangalore and 46 km from Dharmapuri town. It is sometimes referred to as the “Niagara of India” With its fame for medicinal baths and hide boat rides, it is a major site of tourist attraction. Carbonatite rocks in this site are considered to be the oldest of its kind in South Asia and one of the oldest

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Melagiri Hills Overview

After having seen the breathtaking falls, the next most attractive places of Hogenakkal are the Melagiri Hills. The Hills are a few km away and various trekking options upto the hill add to the thrill of finally seeing the ranges.

 

The hills are the point where the Eastern and Western Ghats meet each other. With two mountain ranges converging from both the sides, and dense forests all around the place, the view is simply sublime. You can also spot one horned antelopes in these valleys.