Reach the Beach – Initiative on International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD)

RAINDROPSS “REACH THE BEACH – SKY IS THE LIMIT” Initiative on International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD)

‘The observance of the Day aims to promote “Together a better world for all”, an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

People with special needs or differently abled often find it difficult to move about or travel with ease once they step out of the comfort of their homes. Although most schools and workplaces make efforts to make the places accessible to such people, the same cannot be said about tourist spots. Millions of persons with disabilities across the globe have great difficulty finding accessible accommodation while travelling. It is a dream of every differently-abled person: visit the beach to leave a trail on the wet sand and let the frothy waves lap at their legs. But for many, it remains unfulfilled as nothing is more difficult than wading through the sand in a wheelchair or walking on crutches.

Going to the beach for the pleasure of enjoying the lap of waves on one’s feet is one of life’s simplest pleasures, and yet it is out of reach for lakhs of differently-abled people. Driven by the need to make it inclusive for all, RAINDROPSS, a renowned youth based social organization widely popular in delivering social awareness messages to the public through entertainment and media, having Music Director AR Raihanah as the Goodwill Ambassador, have recently laid a temporary ramp on Elliot’s Beach in the city, for persons with disabilities to reach the shore.

Organised by Raindropss, this initiative was to spread awareness on inclusion and making public spaces accessible for people with disabilities. It was a heart-warming sight when a the organizers and volunteers of Raindropss gathered to assemble a makeshift, temporary ramp with carpet welcome to enable people on wheelchairs reach the shore.

We used interconnecting plates on the sand, positioned in such a way as to make movement of the wheelchair easy. Volunteers of Raindropss and support organizations helped keep this make-shift pathway in place, whenever conditions turned windy.

We wanted to make the dream of every differently-abled person come true, we believe this initiative has made them happy and they will cherish these memories.

Deputy Commissione of Police Rohith Nathan sir, Chairman of VGP Groups VG Santhosam iyya, Founder of ExNoRa International M.B.Nirmal sir, Actor turned Social Activist Lakshmi Ramakrishnan mam, Soil Biologist and Organic Scientist Sultan Ahmed Ismail sir, State President of Tamil Nadu Udavikaram Differently Abled Welfare Association T.A.P. Varadha Kutty, Director of Infoline System Siva Ram sir, International Wheelchair Tennis Player Sathyamoorthy Kesavamoorthy, Playback Singer – Super Singer fame Mohamed Rizwan bro and many others participated and supported this noble initiative on International Day of Persons with Disabilities(IDPwD).

Hearty thanks to Greater Chennai Police for the great support and co-operation. Special thanks to all the PRESS and MEDIA, it was great response from all of you. Thanks to all our supporters DXC Technology India, Infoline Systems, Yuva, Mega Digital, Saj & Taj for joinig hands with us and make this possible.
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On World Food Day – RAINDROPSS Free Food Truck

On the occasion of World Food Day, Raindropss in association with Aasife Biriyani organized “Free Food Truck” in Chennai as a part of their “Virunthali – Feed the needy” project, a vision towards hunger free society. Raindropss Free Food Truck was flagged off by Music Director A.R.Raihanah mam, Dr V G Santhosam iyya, Chairman- VGP Groups and Aasife Ahmed sir, Managing Director of Aasife Biriyani, at Alandur. There on the truck took its route to Alandur, Ekkaduthangal, MGR Nagar, Saidapet to serve thousands of needy and homeless people in the city.

Serving the needy on the roadsides is not something new to Raindropss, we already have a project Virunthali – Feedy the needy, where we serve the needy people every week. We started Virunthali – feed the needy project, with a vision of creating a hunger free society. We wanted to name the project as ‘Virunthali’, as we need to treat the needy people starving for food on the roadside as our guests, feed them with a meal and conquer their hunger with love. To do something special and big on World Food Day, we wanted to serve large number of people through our Raindropss Free Food Truck and create awareness on chronic hunger. We recieved wonderful response and support for this noble initiative through various social media’s, Volunteers of Raindropss, DXC Technology and Students from Seers Girls Home, Vyasarpadi joined to help in serving the food to needy.

Infoline Systems, D Craft, Mega Digita, Saj & Taj have partnered with Raindropss for this noble initiative.

Isai Sangamam 2015 – In Aid of Educate a Child initiative

Raindropss had conducted a mega Musical evening at Kamarajar Arangam Chennai on 5th July 2015 in aid of their Educate a Child Project.The event has supported the education of 34 underprivileged children and scholarships were given.Great versatile artists like veteran music composer Gangai Amaren, Ilaiyaraaja’s daughter Bhavatharini, actor Karunakaran, actor Aarthi Ganeshkar and playback singer Kalpana Raghavendar,Al Rufian,Abhay Jodhpurkar,Georgina,Uthra UnniKrishnan,MLR Karthikeyan and Hip Hop Tamizha Adhi contributed and supported for the cause along with Shamshudeen’s Gentle Man orchestra.A.R.Raihannah,brand ambassador of Raindropss led the concert.Also,National-award winning child singer Uthara Unnikrishnan was honored by Raindropss

Summer Kondattam – A day out with Kids from Home’s

Raindropss in association with VGP Universal Kingdom organized its 3rd edition of “Summer Kondattam -2015” with 100+ less privileged children from Seers Girls Home and Sevalaya, a day out to VGP Universal Kingdom on Sunday. Sathyabama University supported the event with the transportation for the kids and the entry passes were sponsored by VGP Universal Kingdom. Children enjoyed the various rides in the amusement park.Oscar Award winning music director, A.R.Rahman’s sister, Music director A.R.Raihanah, National Award Winner Actor Bobby SimHa, Dangamari Fame “Gana Viji”, VGP Universal Kingdom Chairman Dr. V.G.Santhosham and John yesudas, CEO – Gadgets World graced the occasion and celebrated the Easter day evening with the 100+ lovely kids from the Seers Girls Home and Sevalaya

Raindropss in association with EVP Amusement Park(EVP World) organized a Summer day out (கொண்டாட்டம்)-2013 with 800 underprivileged children and elderly people from various NGOs and Home’s on 31 March 2013 at EVP Amusement Theme Park.

At Diwali Kondattam, Raindropss celebrated Diwali with 275+ children with Musical Cracker on 27 Oct 2013, Sunday evening at Spencer Plaza. Light music was performed by “Udhaya Raagam” U.K.Murali. The evening began with the magic performance of National Award winner Arun Loganathan and leading playback singers T.L.Thaegarajan, MLR Karthikeyan, Velmurugan, Hariharasudhan, Deepika Thaegarajan, Aravind, Haritha, Georgina entertained the children. Sutta Kadhai movie crew, Divya Dharshini (DD), Actor Mahendran, Dr.Rajamani (Director – Astro Channel, Malaysia) and many more attended the celebration and greeted the children from the orphanages. The transportation for the children was organised by Parveen Travels, and Velammal International School also took part in this celebration. Dinner, gifts, and donations for the children’s costumes were presented on behalf of Raindropss.

Raindropss “தாய்க்கு ஒரு தாலாட்டு” – Mother’s day celebration

Team Raindropss celebrates Mothers Day with elderly at Anandam Oldage Home,Ambattur Chennai.

On the third edition of Raindropss, Mother’s day celebrations, Raindropss felicitated legendary playback singer P Susheela for her outstanding contribution towards the music Industry, on the occasion of international Mother’s Day.

Music director A R Reihanah (Oscar winning music composer A R Rahman’s sister), also the brand ambassador of Raindropss presided over the grand celebrations.

This grand celebration was held at Anandham Illam, a free home for senior citizens in Ambattur. Raindropss celebrates Mother’s day in Anandham Illam every year and this year was more special for the inmates, as the senior citizens in the home got an opportunity to meet and greet with their ever green melody queen P Susheela.

Listening to the super hit numbers of P. Susheela made them to recollect their early day’s memories. Super Hits of P. Susheela and the Mother’s day special songs were performed by leading playback singers A R Raihanah, Shravan, Haritha, Aravind and Swetha supported by the Shamsudeen’s Gentlemen Orchestra.

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