Commitment of TCT & Philosophy

Thirumalai Charity Trust – TCT was founded on the belief – “Social responsibility of business is not optional, but obligatory”. TCT was created in 1970 to promote education, provide medical relief to the rural poor and, in general, reach out to people in dire need. 

TCT, well past its golden jubilee is proud to recall that its commitment and activities have grown…. touching many spheres of service – Community Health, Education, Women Empowerment,    De-addiction, Disability and many more.


  • Continues a tradition of service in education, helping to establish & support new institutions right from inception in 1970
  • Brings the rural poor together, in building their own future in our Community Health and Development Services, from 1988
  • Provides affordable, accessible and quality healthcare, in our Thirumalai Mission Hospital, which was started in 2010
  • Gives comprehensive treatment for addiction problems and offers services for adolescent wellness and therapy for the mentally ill at the N.R. Swamy Rehab and Wellness Centre, which was set up in 2014.
  • Conducts community health and epidemiological research studies to get insight into the common health problems widely prevalent in the community, in the Thirumalai Mission Health and Research Unit, since 2015.
  • Offers teleconsultation, home nursing, physiotherapy, laboratory and pharmacy services at the request of patients in the comfort of their homes, in its TMH Home Care Services, since 2020.

TCT believes in the following:

  • Education is the most crucial element for a country’s progress
  • Volunteerism, women empowerment and community ownership of programmes are essential for meaningful development

Healthcare is a shared responsibility between the healthcare provider, patient, family and community and a holistic approach is necessary to enable the right care and treatment for the patient

Founder : Mr. S. Santhanam
Mr. S. Santhanam has been in the business of trading and manufacturing chemicals all through his career. He is a former Managing Director of Ultramarine and Pigments Ltd. and Director of Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd. He has been actively involved in various social development projects. He is a committed member of the International Humanist Movement and believes in voluntary action to bring about social change. Being an ardent supporter of neighbourhood promotion, he was responsible for mobilizing the community at Wadala, Mumbai for greening the neighbourhood. He is the President of the Managing Committee of South Indian Welfare Society that manages a High School, N. R. Swamy College of Commerce and Thirumalai College of Science. He is a diploma holder in printing Technology. He is a Founder – Trustee of Thirumalai Charity Trust.