Trust under the name and style of ‘P.S.GOVINDASWAMY NAIDU & SON’S CHARITIES’ came into being to cater to the growing needs of education and industry. Coimbatore opened a new chapter in its history. To understand the genesis, growth and objectives of the trust, it is necessary to travel back in time and visualize the social, educational and economic scenario of India in general and city of Coimbatore in particular.
Illiteracy and poverty afflicted the people, while lack of resources and organized services imposed enormous constraints on the government. The city of Coimbatore, as it exists today with all its industrial and educational houses of excellence, could not even have been dreamt of. The entrepreneurs were yet to arrive while education was meant only for an exclusive few.