Dr. Paul Sinnappan who is fondly known as a passionate social activist who fought for the poor and a pioneer in educating children in the early 1970s passes aways at 71. According to his son Arul Prakash, he succumbed due to health ailments.
He has shaped the lives of Indian community from the early ’70s when he started his career as a coach, trainer, activist, and speaker, as well as his speeches, novels, and essays. Throughout his career, he emphasized the importance of education to the rubber plantation workers as it plays a major role in developing our nation.
A song which he used to sing to the plantation workers:
Vellakara Aatciyile, Rubber maram thotathile, Kooliyaga vanthavane, Un nelama enna, Un nelama enna, adimai vailkai vaalathe, neeyum sernthu poradu. (What is the fate of the plantation worker, stop living this oppressed life and join in the struggle.)
Sinnappan introduced the people surrounding him to the field of coordinating, highlighting the significance of leadership – not the leader – and leadership principles such as integrity and reverence for the community we were organizing at the time. He showed us how to help the less fortunate by encouraging and inspiring them.
The Varnam team extends our sincere condolences to Paul Sinnappan’s kin in this tough moment.
Source: Malaysia Indru