Vysya organisations which were spread out across the country had been consistently working with the agenda of helping the poor, educating the uneducated.

The affluent among the Vysya community should extend help and assistance to the poor and weaker sections of society, Governor K.Rosaiah said here on Sunday.

Vysya organisations which were spread out across the country had been consistently working with the agenda of helping the poor, educating the uneducated and improving the lot of those who were economically weak, Governor Rosaiah said participating in a function organised by Tamil Nadu Arya Vysya Maha Sabha to felicitate him.

Stating that Vysya organisations were service minded, Mr. Rosaiah said they do not hanker for power. Their aim is to help the poorer sections of society, he added.

Like any other community, the Vysya community had constructed choultries at Tirupathi and Srirangam providing food and shelter to pilgrims visiting the shrines, he said.

The Governor launched the K.Sivalakshmi Health Project launched by Tamil Nadu Arya Vysya Maha Sabha in collaboration with Chettinad Health City, Chennai, on the occasion.

The health project has been named after the Governor’s wife.

Tamil Nadu Arya Vysya Maha Sabha State president Silpa B. Rangarajan, former M.P and chairman, Raasi Group of Companies C. Narasimhan, R.R.Natham, chairman, Gubba Charities, Tirumala, Sabha general secretary A. Madhava Manoharan participated in the function.