Sathyabama University – Chennai presents Raindropss “Salaam to Kalam”, Aim High – Dream High – Fly High – A Tribute to our Missile Man, Dreams of less privileged children to fly high to pay their tribute to our people’s president!! The selected Children of Seers Girls Home, Sevalaya, Anandam, Maatram Foundation, Balagurukulam, Audacious Dreams Foundation-ADF,India and Students from the general public selected through Essay Writing contest by air from Chennai to Madurai thereby on road to Memorial of Dr. Kalam and House of Kalam to pay their tribute on his 1st memorial day (27th July 2016).
It’s their first flight ever in life and each kid has bunch of questions on how the aircraft looks like, on the seating, window side view, takeoff and landing etc…..We are completely awestruck on seeing each kid’s face on the aircraft with the seat belt fasten. All were much excited once they boarded and started discussing among themselves on experiencing the all new ambience. Within a few seconds, our flight went on run away and took a takeoff, in midst of clouds and glittering lights below, the entire chennai city from above looked like a bunch of toy array. In an hour or so we safely landed Madurai. Pilot and entire cabin crew of Air Pegasus came to the cabin and enjoyed clicking selfie’s with the kids – A memorable moment. On the whole, the first fly experience of these kids was awesome and thrilling.
We all safely landed Madurai and after dinner started on road to the most inspiring place RAMESWARAM.Next day, Kids visited Kalam sir’s memorial and the museum setup by DRDO.We along with kids learnt much about Kalam sir and got inspired by the way he lived. He is not just a human but beyond that. On seeing all his accolades, awards it rooted a strong positive impact on the young minds. Each and every single thing that kept in museum were much informative and the learning for all of us. We also took part and witnessed the official government ceremony of unveiling the statue of great leader in person.Later; we visited House of Kalam and we wanted to give kids a different experience by road atlesast.We then came to know that these kids haven’t travel in a sleeper class bus. Finally, we managed to get a first-class Sleeper bus and reached back Chennai comfortably. Ultimately, the first fly experience of the kids was awesome and it’s sure that this experience will stay in their memory ever. Most importantly the information, learning they acquired from the great Kalam ji will drive in much positive way to lead their life.
World Hunger Day is aimed to create awareness of chronic hunger that people live through and remind ourselves that hunger can be eliminated sooner than expected if the necessary political will, professional skill and people’s participation are brought together.
In that spirit, Raindropss -partnered with Aasife Biriyani Centre Biriyani on the World Hunger Day, May 28, 2016 to donate food to the needy on the road sides in the city. The free food truck was flagged from Mount Road, Aasife Biriyan at by Chef Dhamu, Director Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, Music Director A.R.Raihanah and Aasife – Managing Director Aasife Biriyani.
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. To do something special and great today on World Hunger Day, we wanted to serve large number of people through our Raindropss Free Food Truck and create awareness on chronic hunger.
Volunteers of Raindropss, CSC India and volunteers from Seers Girls Home, Vyasarpadi joined to help in serving the food to needy. Makkal auto, Studio Prolific, SAJ & TAJ, Cargoji have also partnered with Raindropss for this noble initiative.
On the 4th edition of Women Achiever awards presented by Tanjara and Raindropss on 26th March, felicitated the inspiring eminent personalities across the genres. Music Director A.R.Raihanah (Brand Ambassador of Raindropss) presided the celebrations held in appreciation of international women’s day. Achievers from various fields were felicitated with the WOMEN ACHIEVER AWARD.
It has been a vision of our Raindropss to recognize and honor the achievers in their own fields, similar to our projects Edupreneur Awards and Change Maker Awards; we take great pleasure in honoring the outstanding women achievers across various every year in connection with International Women’s Day celebrations
Awardees of 2016 includes –
* Dr. Tessy Thomas (Missile Woman of India – Project Director of Agni)
* Ms. Meenakshi Vijayakumar (First Indian Women Fire Officer)
* Wing Commander Puja Thakur (First Women Officer to led Gaurd of Honour for US President)
* Ms. Rupa Devi (First Women Football Refree FIFA)
* Ms. Sudha Kongara (Film Director)
* Ms. Sudha Raghunathan (Music)
* Ms. Laxmi Agarwal (Acid Attack Fighter, Model for fashion brands)
* Dr. Malini Chandrasekharan (Medicine)
* Ms. Vasanthakumari (Asia’s First Women Bus Driver)
* Ms. Mohanasundari (Managing Director – Sharp Electrodes Pvt Ltd)
Elderly at many oldage homes are left alone and isolated.Its a very rare happening that they could celebrate any festivals.Raindropss always love to celebrate with those circle that are left behind.On 10th January 2015 Raindropss celebrated Pongal festival with 100+ elderly at Anadam Oldage home,Ambattur chennai along with the 40 kids from Seers Girls home.The traditional folk dances,entertainments,popular Tamil folk singers Mrs.Chinna Ponnu Kumar,Anthony Dasan and MLR Karthikeyan enthralled the gathering.Being Raindropss’s vision “Celebration for a Cause” -donated 2 computers for the free Medical Center operated by Anandam during the occasion.
Raindropss always stood by its vision of serving the needy and our initiative supporting the victims of the flood is now progressing in full swing. The relief activity is being carried out by our team round the clock and saddened to see many livelihoods have been completely marooned. Unanimously, we understand that rehabilitation of our fellow friends’ family is the need of the hour in Chennai. Way forward, Raindropss team has dedicated completely on it.