nspiring women icons honoured at 5th annual Raindropss women achievers awards
The 5th edition of Raindropss Women Achievers Awards, which was instituted to honour women achievers in various fields, was presented at an event at the Spencer Plaza, Chennai.
Conceived by Raindropss, a youth based social organization well known for spreading social awareness messages through entertainment and media, organized its 5th annual Women Achievers Awards presented by Sathyabama University – Chennai in association with BOFTA film instititute, the awards were instituted in 2011 to honour women achievers across various genres. Oscar winning music composer A.R.Rahman’s sister, Music Director turned Producer AR Raihanah also the Goodwill Ambassador of Raindropss presided over these celebrations held in appreciation of international women’s day.
This year, lifetime achievement award was conferred on Saalumarada Thimmakka, 106 years old Environmentalist from karnataka and women achievers awards include Meenakshi Ammal oldest woman in India practicing Kalaripayattu from Kerala, first tamil woman to win medals at asian games Santhi Soundarajan from Tamil Nadu, Queen of Kollywood Nayanthra, First woman loco pilot of southern railways C V Thilagavathy from Chennai, First woman project director of ISRO Anuradha TK from Bangalore, World Whistling Champion Swetha Suresh from Chennai, Farmer Navaneetham from Thiruvallur district, Automobile Franchise Expert Wahitha Shahjahan from Pondicherry, Social Activist Vijayasree, Palam Silks Jayasree Ravi from Chnenai and Special recognition to visually challenged vocalist and instrumentalist Jyothi from Chennai were presented in the grand ceremony.
“SO THE WORLD MAY HEAR, GIVE YOUR VOICE”, is an initiative of Raindropss to support the children with the hearing impairment.
To create a significant awareness among people, Raindropss in association with Sathyabama University, supported by Sethu Bhaskara Matric Hr Sec School altogetherhad joined hands and created LARGEST HUMAN IMAGE OF AN EAR and entered the
The gift of hearing opens up a whole new world of opportunity. It connects individuals to life and helps them realize they can accomplish more than they ever thought possible. There are approximately 10 million people in this country with a hearing loss. In India, 63 million people suffer from significant auditory loss. Nationwide disability surveys have estimated hearing loss to be the second most common cause of disability.
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 Culinary Arts Expert Mallika Badrinath, Organic Scientist Sultan Ahmed Ismail, Aasife -i Managng Director, Aasife Biriyani, CSC Lead Rajesh Subramanian at Aasife Biriyani, Alandur. There on the truck took its route to Meenambakkam, Pallavaram, Chrompet and tambaram to serve thousands of needy and homeless people in the city.
We recieved wonderful response and support for this noble initiative through various social media’s, Volunteers of Raindropss, CSC India and Students from Seers Girls Home, Vyasarpadi joined to help in serving the food to needy.
Makkal Auto, Mega Digita, Saj & Taj also partnered with Raindropss for this noble initiative.
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.