Raised in a hamlet by laborers, Sathyaraj was one of four children. He studied hard from an early age and became a DSP, realizing that knowledge is the only way to succeed in life and maintain a respectable position in society.
His father started working in the Bangalore market when he was twelve years old. I’m not aware of his salary. The latest overpayment he made, to the best of his knowledge, was Rs. 100. Nobody thought I would work as a DSP. But the ambition to have a prominent position was unique to me.
A laborer’s son’s journey to become a DSP
In the Villupuram district, Agaram Chittamur located roughly eighteen kilometers from Villupuram city. There is a house there, according to the villagers, and there are houses lined up. The fact that they still have to go quickly to that town despite the lack of a road causes them much regret.
Even an ambulance cannot arrive at night if someone is unexpectedly bitten by an insect; it must drive five kilometers. This community continues to exist because of the circumstances surrounding it. Sathyaraj joined the Tamil Nadu Police as a DSP after completing his education in a hamlet like this.
Kaliamoorthy Amirthavalli, who resides in the Villupuram district’s Akaram Chithamur hamlet, is the father of Sathyaraj. None of his siblings—two sisters and one brother—studied Perusa when they were born.
Kaliamurthy moved to Bangalore to work as a marketer when he was twelve years old. The Kaliamoorthy family was forced to leave the nation in order to obtain the money necessary to support the family due to their extreme poverty.
As Kaliamurthy grew older, he married Amrithavalli at home. Prior to that, he was unaware of the specifics of our diet and sleeping arrangements. Perusa does not own any family land. On the small amount of land required for food production, there was an environment where some crops were cultivated.
The four offspring of Kaliamurthy Amritavalli include two males and two girls. When the family is not impoverished, he forces his kids to go to school. He continues to tutor one of the daughters until the tenth grade and the other until the fourth. The oldest son has completed his studies up to class 9, beyond which there are no resources.
Satyaraj, the fourth son, has the highest level of education in the family. Tamil was the medium of instruction at Satyaraj Akaram Chittamur Government School up till the fifth grade. Following that, he studied until class 12 at Ananthapuram Government School while living in the dormitory. Sathyaraj received a score of 422 out of 500.
In class ten, Sathyaraj received 422 out of 500 points, and in class twelve, he received 851 out of 1200 points.
Veteran DSP Sathyaraj, an educated man, records in his place.
Sathyaraj came to see the importance of education.
Since I attended school in my hometown from first to fifth grade, I can claim that there haven’t been many significant changes. I used to study both at home and at school, just like everyone else. Nevertheless, since I was a young child, I have been more interested in studying than in religion.
I have never witnessed my siblings studying at home, despite the fact that they are all housed in our home. My father registered me in the neighboring Ananthapuram Government School when I completed the fifth standard.
There, I had a distinct experience. The reason is that I typically attend classes from home and then have the opportunity to study in a hostel afterward.
Not only do many of the people who study with me come from distant towns, but all of the students who take religious studies will also reside in that dormitory. I was naturally friendly, so everyone treated me well. When the mealtime comes, I’ll be here with a hand and a book. It was there that I had a stronger desire to study and work for the government.
Every time I study, my parents are on my mind a lot. They are working for pay all the way through.
I shall always be grateful to the teacher Kumaraswamy, who gave me support and consolation during my stay at the hostel in Ananthapuram. He even said, “You are welcome.” He treated every student with great kindness.
He worked as a hostel warden and even paid for his own meals. All of my students get along well with him, and they all appreciate his communication style. After I became DSP, I had one in-person encounter with him. He was overjoyed. Good souls like them frequently intervened, enriched me, and expressed that, even during my darkest moments.
After completing the twelfth grade, Melmaruvathur College of Engineering offered a B.E. in computer science. I picked up a book. My love and worry for my studies have given rise to the notion that, despite the challenges, my father shouldn’t give up and should take out a loan to continue his education.
Dad remarked, “I’m willing to lose everything because you don’t care about money and you want to keep studying.” B.E. One may argue that some of my impairments helped me adjust only after I started studying.
Yes, I studied in Tamil till the 12th grade. When I switched to English in college, I found that I was unable to communicate regularly with my peers because everyone spoke it fluently. There was a chasm between us as a result.
I used to skip class a lot since I was unable to comprehend the answers and the behavior of the other students due to my limited command of the language.
But even though I was exhausted the first year, I worked hard and improved myself to the point where I could communicate in English with everyone else. I was in first year even though I missed a lot of classes. I received no grades for passing.
Other pupils were really taken aback by this. Aside from that, I can now write, read, and speak English fluently.
Every time I feel exhausted, I picture my mother picking weeds in an agricultural area for a living and my father picking up taste. You can ask, “What is the difficulty?” and raise the bar.
Though I was nearing the end of my life, I joined a coaching center in Chennai and began taking courses connected to the civil service after finishing my engineering degree with a grade of more than 76%. I still believed, up until 2012, that I would take the civil services examinations and get hired by the government.
Sathyaraj put in a lot of effort into his government work.
I then began preparing for the TNPSC exam. I will always remember my coaches there, Gobu Prasanna, Subhash Chandra Bose, and Madhavan; they were really kind to me and gave me excellent training.
I completed their training, passed the test, and was hired by the government in 2017 to work in the labor welfare department for $14,000. I went to work and began studying more, though, because I was determined to do something greater than this.
I began studying in this manner, and after taking the 2018 TNPSC exam, I was hired as a first-level inspector in the cooperative department, earning 30,000 per year. However, I was still driven to succeed in another area.
I participated in the 2019 Group One exam, received good marks, and was chosen to become a Sub Superintendent of Police.
Up until 2019, DSP candidates had to complete a year of training in Chennai, and in 2020, DSP candidates finished their program in Karur. In 2021, after successfully finishing my course, I was appointed DSPA in Palani and got married to Yogeshwari.
The first thing I did after starting a job was to keep my father from going to work. I advised him to stay at home and get plenty of rest from his mom and dad.
My mother has always made it her mission to feed anybody who visits the house. Because occasionally eating our food was like going to a celebration. Mother developed the practice of ordering visitors to eat a certain way because of this. I had a very clear understanding of the value of education in life. Sathyaraj stated, “I always advise the young people I see in the future to study with ambition and progress.”