Brief History

This centre was initiated on 24th May 2003, with activities mainly oriented towards community building, women empowerment, legal aid, career guidance & job placement, dropout prevention. Initially it was operating from a rented premise at Thendral Nagar, Thiruvannamalai. In 2007 a separate campus was built at Adaiyur Village, Thiruvannamalai, which is ever since dedicated for the above said causes along with facilities for systematic vocational training and skill development and animation of various groups. Year by year it is striving to reach out to more and more deserving people in more innovative ways, through the generous help of donors and friends.

Given below is the organic diagram of departments and activities at DB SIHARAM

Total Area

The total geographical area of the district is 6191 Sq Kms, comprising the Revenue Divisions of Thiruvannamalai and Cheyyar. The district has six taluks viz. Thiruvannamalai, Chengam, Polur, Arni, Cheyyar and Vandavasi. There are 18 Blocks, including one tribal Block, Jawadhi Hills constituting the district under Rural sector and four Municipalities viz. Thiruvannamalai, Arni, Cheyyar (Thiruvathipuram), Vandavasi representing urban sectors along with Polur selection grade Town Panchayat .


Tiruvannamalai District came into existence on 30th September 1989 after the bifurcation of the erstwhile North Arcot District. The District lies between 12° 00′ and 12° 49′ North latitude and 78° 38′ to 79° 45′ East longitude. The district is bounded on the north and west by Vellore District, on the southwest by Dharmapuri District, on the south by Villupuram District and on the east by Kanchipuram District.