Manoj is currently a standard 12 student of Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Kilpauk. Constantly driven by the need to make his surroundings a better place to live in, Manoj has made a significant contribution by joining the Young Indians (Yi) student body. He had always volunteered for the pro-social events organized by this body; one of which includes carnivals for the specially able on the World Disability day. He is also one of those students who sees a limitless number of domains where he can exert his influence. He is an avid quizzer and has taken part in a number of local as well as national quiz competitions.
He also enjoys performing arts. For which, he is elected as the cultural secretary of his school. He extends his interest in sports for socially benefitting activities like for being a pack leader in cycle rallies organized by the ‘Young Indians’ against cyber crime. Manoj is also a long time tennis player who has consistently been ranked in the top 15% in the nation. He was a part of the South Indian delegation for the Young Indians national summit, 2010, held in New Delhi where he was one of the 8 speakers across the nation to speak in a national showcase event on India’s development. Being a science student in school, Manoj has taken part in ecological conservation events in the reserve forests of Nanmangalam and has volunteered to promote afforestation on World Environment day as a part of Yi. Manoj is one of those students who stays positive and never looks back. He can be described, in one word, as eclectic.