Shri.Ravi Sam, the Chairman of A.A.S.A.I (The Academy Wing of R.E.A.C.H Foundation) is a leading Industrialist in Coimbatore and also a Philanthropist. He hails from an Industrial Family which was running more than ten textile mills during 60s and 70s. He owns M/s. Adwaith Lakshmi Industries Limited, Adwaith Textiles Limited, Titan Paints and Chemicals Limited – a group turnover of more than 75 crores.
He is the first son-in-law of Dr. D. Jayavarthanavelu, Chairman and Managing Director of M/s. Lakshmi Machine Works Limited, Coimbatore, and the country’s leading textile machinery manufacturer.
He is the Founder Trustee of Siruthuli, the movement for preservation of nature in Coimbatore which is a famed Public movement of the State.
He runs Sree Annapoorneswari Temple and a Veda Patasala which propagates Vedic culture and has a Gurukulam style Vedic teaching with around 30 students between the age group of 7-15. The Veda Patasala is unique where the students are also exposed to computers, spoken English and Maths.
He is an active Trustee of the Sruthi Seva Trust, Aanaikatti.
He is the founder trustee of Sri Gopal Naidu School and correspondent of G.N. Sam matriculation school, which caters to the local population.
He has personally renovated various temples throughout the country under South India Art and Heritage conservation Trust. To name a few: –
♦ Bangaru Kamatchi Amman temple, Tanjavur
♦ Sri Patteswarar Temple, Perur
♦ Arulmighu Renugambal Amman Temple, A.K.Padaiveedu
♦ Arulmighu Aathinathar Alwar thirukovil, Alwarthirunagari
♦ Sri Deepaprakasar – Vilakkoli Perumal Temple, Chinna Kanchipuram
♦ Sri Valvilraman temple, Thirupullambhootankudi, Kumbakonam