The multifarious activities, responsibilities, initiatives he took in his committed work in Gandhigram for 22 years speak volumes of his dedication to rural unliftment through higher education. Under the leadership of distinguished Gandhian Leaders such as Dr. Soudram Ramachandran and Dr. G. Ramachandran, he plunged into rural reconstruction activities in over 100 service villages around the Gandhigram complex of institutions.

Adult education, health and sanitation, health and hygiene, rural housing, conflict management, rural youth training, awareness creation about the six killer diseases, documentation and propagation of folk art forms were the major areas of concentration during this period, besides his teaching and administrative work back in Gandhigram Rural Institute. (1968 to 1990)