The 8th edition of Raindropss Women Achievers Awards, which was instituted to honour women achievers in various fields, was presented at an event at the Rani Seethai Hall, Chennai. Conceived by Raindropss Charity Foundation, a youth based social organization well known for spreading social awareness messages through entertainment and media, organized its 8th annual Women Achievers Awards presented by Velammal Nexus and Sree Thangam Jewellery.
The awards were instituted in 2012 to honour women achievers across various genres.
Mrs. Pappammal LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Padma Shri Awardee – 105 years Old Organic Farmer from Coimbatore
Ms. Lakshmi Krishnan LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – 93 years old INA Freedom Fighter
Ms. Anitha Pauldurai Padma Awardee – Captain of the Indian Women’s National basketball team
Ms. Urvashi Queen of Tamil Cinema
Ms. Joyita Mondal India’s First Transgender Judge from West Bengal
Ms. Jothimani Gowthaman India’s First Woman Truck Driver
Ms. Remya Sreekanthan The First Female Firefighter of Souther Region of AAI
Ms. Vairamani First Crematorium Watch Woman – Coimbatore
Ms. Sudha Ramen IFS Former Deputy Director – Aringar Anna Zoological Park – Vandalur Zoo
Ms. Veeralaskmi Nation’s first women ambulance driver
Ms. Karpagam First Visually Challenged Advocate in Madras High Court
Ms. Vinisha Umashankar Young Innovator- Science & Technology
Ms. Parimala Devi Organic & Integrated Farming
Dr. Renuka Ramakrishnan Community Service – Medicine
Dr. S. Vijaya
Director – IOG – Govt. Hospital for Women and Children, Egmore
Lakshmi Senior Staff Nurse, Covid Hospital – Guindy
Ms. S. Aruna
Devi Dialysis Technician, TamilNadu Multispeciality Hospital
Sathiakumar Managing Director – Sugam Hospital, Thiruvottiyur
Subbulakshmi Deputy Commissioner of Police, Washermanpet
Rajeshwari Inspector of Police, Secretariat Colony
Ms. Sonia Sivaji
Sundaram Social Activist, Tiruppur
Velankanni Sanitary Worker
Actor – Director K. Bhagyaraj, Director P. Vasu, Principal of Police Recruitment School Saravanan, Chairman of VGP Groups Dr. V.G.Santhosham, Music Director James Vasanthan, Veena Maestro Rajesh Vaidhya, Director Arun Vaidhyanathan, Additional Commissioner of Income Tax Nandha Kumar IRS, Regional officer of Censor Board Leela Meenakshmi, Former Chairman of Ethiraj College for Women and COO of Bahwan CyberTek Mike Muralidharan, Nodal Officer of Tamil Nadu Government Multispeciality Hospital Anandkumar, Actress Neelima, Dr Srimathy Kesan, President of Tokyo Tamil Sangam Ganesan Hari Narayanan graced the occasion and presented the awards to the achievers. Clicks : Tstudio
As the pandemic had changed lives of the mankind,Pongal (Harvest Festival) is believed to be the sign of the new beginning. To mark the new beginning and bring back the positivity and smiles, with the support from our patrons and in association with Rotract Club of Zenith.
Raindropss Charity Foundation hosted the celebration evening on 17th of Jan 2021 at VGP Beach Resort. The event graced with the presence of 100+ gods own children from CHES ( Anandha Illam) & SEERS Girls Home. Its was fun filled evening and more engaging for the kids with the popular traditional games like Horse Ride,Pot Making,Rotating Swing, Parrot Reading,90s Kids Snack Stalls etc. An evening with full of smiles after a year of lockdown and pandemic. Every safety aspects were strictly adhered and safety was strictly maintained.
Trustees and Members of Raindropss Charity Foundation would like to express our thanks to the sponsors Leap Sports & Tokyo Tamil Sangam. VGP Beach Resorts management for providing us the space and being our venue partner, Velammal Educational Trust for helping with the transport for the kids commutation,Uzhavan Mess for the healthy and delicious food, Infoline Systems,Mannvasanai, Twist N Turn Studio, Corner Bake House, Yuva Media and JK Consultancy for being our kind partners for this event. Special thanks to our photography partner TStudio for clicking the moments.
25 children from care centers and community in Chennai got their share of limelight when achievers across the genres along with the celebrities from kollywood walked the ramp hand in hand with them at a charity fashion show held recently at VGP Golden Beach and Resort.
Conceived by Raindropss, a youth based social organization well known for spreading social awareness messages through entertainment and media, organized its first edition of Ramp For Cause, a charity fashion show of a different kind presented by Naturals Hair and Beauty Salon and Sathyabama University. Oscar winning music composer A.R.Rahman’s sister, Music Director and playback singer A.R.Raihanah also the Goodwill Ambassador of Raindropss presided over the charity show in which the education of the children for the academic year 2020-21 were sponsored and they flew from Chennai to Coimbatore for a day trip.
Children from Sevalaya, CHES, Seers Girls Home, Anandam Education Center and from the community including a visually challenged and a transgender student were groomed by the experts of Naturals Hair and Beauty Salon and costume’s were designed and sponsored by Styl boutique. The ramp walk was Choreographed by fashion choreographer Karun Raman. In the opening round 25 children from care center’s walked around the ramp introducing themselves while in the second round, the privileged children joined hands with less privileged children in the ramp walk to showcase no difference between them and finally, both privileged and less privileged children walked around with an achiever. Rationale behind this project is two, firstly as these children walk the ramp with confidence, they will not only feel special but also happy that their efforts on stage are helping children like them get access to education and also experience their time flying in an aircraft and secondly they get an opportunity to meet and walk along with the achievers whom the children and common people can take inspiration from, after all inspiration is caught and not taught; This event was executed by Sapphire, the new brand and event management company in the city.
Children are our greatest treasure and they are our future. The ramp walk and flying experience will remain ever in their lifetime and get an exposure of an outside world. Raindropss believes that an excellent groom of children is a combination of knowing the world around them, exposure and to seed the good values. This initiative ensured that these kids took back the inspiring values and cherish-able memories for their lifetime.
Special thanks to all our sponsors and partners.
Title Sponsors: Naturals | Powered by:Sathyabama Insititute of Science & Technology | Wardrobe Sponsor: Styl | Venue Partner: VGP Golden Beach Resort | Print Partner: Dinamalar | Radio Partner : Radio One & Fever FM | Hospitality Partner: Savera | Chai Partner: Chai Kings | Digital Partner: IBC Tamil | Photography Partner : TStudio & DCrafts | Creative Partner: Big Bang Creatives | Fitness Partner: FSA | VDJ – Sabarish
Sky is the Limit – Less privileged children flew high for a day trip to Coimbatore
Raindropss has recently done a survey with the younger generation of many homes across Chennai. It was an unanimous desire of those children to fly high on an aircraft in their lifetime. To make their wish and dream come true, Raindropss in association with #VGPUlagaTamilSangam and #ParkGroupofInstitutions, Coimbatore organized its 2nd edition of VANAMAE ELLAI – SKY IS THE LIMIT, a day trip to Coimbatore with the selected 25 Children from Seers Girls Home, Sevalaya, Anandam, CHES and Students from the community including a visually challenged and transgender.
Children flew from Chennai to Coimbatore today morning, visited the iconic places and returned by train on the same day night. Ms. Anusha Ravi, CEO of Park Institutions were present in the airport to welcome them. Children were excited and surprised with the warm welcome showered at their arrival. Children were taken to Park Institutions for a Campus tour and were guided on the higher education opportunities.
This initiative not only provides children’s to visit Coimbatore and its iconic places but also fulfil their experience of first time flying on an aircraft, a memorable initiative towards making a positive impact on the young minds and lives of the Children. Industrialist and Chairman of VGP World Tamil Sangam V G Santhosam, Music Director A R Raihanah, Organic Scientist Sultan Ahmed Ismail, Playback Singer Velmurugan and members of Raindropss accompanied the children and make their trip memorable. Children were served with delicious lunch and dinner by the iconic #HotelAnnapoorna. The flying experience will remain ever in their lifetime and get an exposure of an outside world.
Raindropss believes that an excellent groom of children is a combination of knowing the world around them, exposure and to seed the good values. This initiative will ensure that these kids take back the inspiring values and cherish able memories for their lifetime.
Raindropss 7th annual musical ANANDA DEEPAVALI celebrated at Anandam Free Home for Senior Citizen, Kallipukkam, Ambattur with 105 elders and 270 children.
Our Goodwill Ambassador and Music Director A R Raihanah mam and Anandam Founder and Managing Trustee Bhageerathy amma presided over the celebrations and Padma Shri Dr. T V Devarajan sir and Kavitha Ramu IAS were the Cheif Guests for the grand celebrations and wished the kids to celebrate the festival with great joy and safety.
It was an evening of Music, Dance and colorful celebrations. Film songs, old and new was rendered by the battery of leading playback singers Shamsudeen sir, Haritha, Pravin and Zee Tamizh Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Fame Karthik and Sahana – the children overcame their shyness and danced.
Electrifying dance performances of Twist and Turn Dance Studio, Seniors of Anandam and Zha Song by Raihanah mam made the children to enjoy the celebrations at the best.