Monday, October 27, 2014

Red Drops to the Rescue

We usually arrange for 50 to 100 Blood donors per month, after strict filtration and more focus given to people from Government Hospitals.

But the last 4 days were completely different. There were loads and loads of blood requests pouring in, even after the basic filtrations. Despite the unexpected number of requests, we managed to arrange 43 units of blood. And with this blood, we supported

  1. 3 kids.
  2. 2 pregnant women.
  3. 2 accident victims.
  4. 3 elderly peoples.
Big Applause and thanks to Team co-ordinator Jagadish, and volunteers  Akshyaa, Divya, Rathi, Ashwin and Satish Bonthu for ramping up their efforts to meet the crisis :-) (y)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Heavenly Diwali Celebrations at Home of Hope, Thirunindravur

We are too excited to share the happy and safe Diwali day moments that we celebrated with the cute and enthusiastic kids of Home of Hope, Pakkam village, Thirunindravur...

I. Event Schedule

  1. We all gathered at the home around 11 AM.
  2. Quick introduction of the kids and volunteers.
  3. Kids were divided into groups.
  4. Kept sand and water beside the area where crackers were to be busted
  5. Busted crackers under volunteer's supervision
  6. Delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian lunch served around 1:30 PM
  7. Back to Bursting crackers continued till 5 PM.

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II. Highlights

  1. The mythology behind Diwali celebration nicely delivered to kids by Venkat
  2. Started with bursting 2000 wala and ended with a 1000 wala :)
  3. Crackers sponsored by Vidhya (Nandhini's sister), Thomson Reuters and CSS.
  4. Sweets sponsored by Mithila and Vidhya (Nandhini's sister)
  5. Tasty Gulab Jamun by Surya's mom.

III. Special Applause

  1. Cute poem (Kavidhai) delivered by Jagadish about Teachers to encourage kids on how and why one should respect teachers.
  2. Nice little toys sponsored by Aravind Sudarshanan, his father and brother.
  3. Special cheers to the elders who took part in the event at remote area despite heavy rain showers and difficult transportation. We appreciate your enthusiasm:)
  4. Tiru to take pain in buying  crackers at the last hour (late night) despite his busy office work.
  5. To all the volunteers for ensuring kids safety.

We hope you all had a heart felt satisfaction in spending time with the kids. There are lots more to happen in future… Please stay on track… We will keep you posted...

Kindly feel free to share your feedback, as they are valuable for any further improvisation.

IV. Volunteers and Sponsors

27 Volunteers:

Ashwin, Haribabu, Ponmurugan, Parthiban, Usha, Nandhakumar, Jagadish, Sai, Sai’s Mom, Surya’s Mom, Sasikumar, Little princess Keerthana, Dhivya, Mithila, Her Dad & Mom, Akshaya, Arvind Sudarshan, His Dad & Bro, Srinivasan, Jeyabalan, Bonthu, Venkat, Tiru, Charu and Mahesh.

Radha Shivakumar, Varshitha Nagarajan, Sanjeevi Kumar, Akshaya & friends, Anitha, Mithila, Prasana Ilangovan , Srinivasan, Jeyabalan, Aishwarya, Arvind Sudarshan, Parthiban, Haribabu, Ponmurugan, Sasikumar & Friends, Nagappan, S. Indra, S. Aravind, Tapan Kumar Das, S. Prabhu, E. Murlirajan, R. Aishwarya, K. Vatsal, K. Sakthivel, V. Subramanian, M. Jeyasree, G. Omnivas, D. Dhandayudhan, M.N. Chitra, P. Dhanapal, T. Kalyani

V. Finance

Total Sponsored Amount = Rs. 32250

Lunch - Rs. 7000
Crackers - Rs. 3650
Transport - Rs. 500

Total = Rs. 11150

Balance transferred to CSS Account: 32250 - 11150 = Rs. 21100 (handed over to Venkat)

PS: The funds collected shall be used towards Mr. Satish's hip replacement surgery.

VI. Closing

A very special applause to all the donors for their generous contribution and we wish this continues forever...

On behalf of Team Aravanaipu, we thank all our seniors for their constant guidance and thank our fellow volunteers for helping us in making the event a memorable one.

Last but not least, we conclude with a special thanks to all sponsors, and our members who have participated in the event and helped the team. :-) :-) :-)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Annual General Body meeting and Elections for CSGAB

On 19th Oct, General body meeting of CSGAB (College Students and Graduates Association for Blind) and the elections to select the new representatives went on well amidst heavy rain.

Thanks to all the volunteers for making themselves available.

Event started at 09:30 with the registration. Thanks to Monisha, Sangeetha, Sandhya, Vaishnavi, Hiranmayi, Sahana and Deepa from M.O.P. College who managed more than 400 people to get register and assisted them to cast their vote. Also thanks to Rathi, her son Varun, Ashwin, Ponmurugan, Akshyaa, Aishwarya and Priya.

The meeting got over by 2 and after lunch, the elections took place and went on until 05:30pm. Later the counting of votes started at 06:30pm and went on until midnight 12:30.

Thanks to Ashwin, Ponmurugan, Yasodha mam, Praveen and volunteers from CTS for staying until late night.

Special thanks to Akshyaa for pulling volunteers from her college :-)

Monday, October 13, 2014

October 2nd Week - Sapling Distribution

We had 2 awesome GREEN events this week and it went awesome :-)

Vana Mahotsav @ JRK Matriculation School, Vadapalani

JRK School is celebrating Vana Mahotsav festival by planting trees in their Campus by the school Students. We picked up 50 saplings from Adambakkam Isha Nursery and delivered for the festive.
Big Kudos to Akshyaa and Arun Prasad for the Distribution :D

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Kodungaiyur Sapling Distribution

We resume this year's Sapling Distribution Activity of this year in North Chennai with this event. There were plenty of requests around Kodungaiyur in Perambur, Kolathur, Red Hills, Thiruvottiyur and more with our Isha Nursery localted at Kodungaiyur.

As a start, we delivered 10 saplings to a Tree Lover in Moolakadai :-) More distribution activities to be planned in the same area in upcoming weeks :-)

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