RAINDROPSS in association with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation – The House of Kalam, Rameswaram will be organizing the 5th year Remembrance Day – Virtual tribute titled “𝐊𝐀𝐋𝐀𝐌 𝐒𝐀𝐋𝐀𝐀𝐌” to our former 11th president of India APJ Abdul Kalam on 𝟐𝟕 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 – 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝟕.𝟎𝟎 𝐏𝐌 (𝐈𝐒𝐓) 𝐎𝐧𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬, which will be widely broadcasted in the social media’s and YouTube channels of Raindropss and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation and their other global associates including Tokyo Tamil Sangam and Vgp Ulaga Tamil Sangam.
During this unprecedented time, when so much has been going digital, we are excited to bring this digital tribute by having voices from all walks of lives around the world who continue to be inspired by late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. 𝐔𝐥𝐚𝐠𝐚 𝐍𝐚𝐲𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐧 Dr. Kamal Haasan sir will join this virtual tribute program and share his fond memories about APJ Abdul Kalam. Eminent achievers across the globe will be a part of this tribute program.
This digital tribute is going to be stronger and more inspiring to the common world by having eminent achievers in the spotlight of this compilation and letting the world know how he is part of their life.
COVID Relief works – Big thanks to all our generous donors and patrons for their valuable contributions
Day’s ago,our we got a request from the people of Seethancherry Village, Uthukottai Taluk mentioning around 275 daily wages families belong to tribes community who were struggling for their basic needs to survive during this lockdown period.
After due diligence, we RAINDROPSS team members immediately reached CGI India’s CSR team and placed our request for the same. Our proposal was immediately approved and 2000 worth of provisions were handed over to these 267 marginalized families (Total worth of 5,34,000) to manage this lockdown period. Our hearty thanks to CGI India for the immediate support extended to the needy families through their CSR.
The kits were distributed to all families including the Destitute elderly people by following the proper social distancing protocol. Raindropss takes immense pleasure to thank CGI India for helping these families and to all the CGI India Employees for their generous contribution to help people in need.
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, have recently laid a temporary ramp on Elliot’s Beach in the city, for persons with disabilities to reach the shore.
Organised by Raindropss inassociation with Velammal Educational Trust and Tamilnadu Udhavikram Differently abled welfare association, this initiative was to spread awareness on inclusion and making public spaces accessible for people with disabilities. It was a heart-warming sight when the organizers and volunteers of Raindropss gathered to assemble a makeshift, temporary ramp with carpet welcome to enable people on wheelchairs to reach the shore. They used interconnecting plates on the sand, positioned in such a way as to make movement of the wheelchair easy. Marking the Christmas celebrations, 25 Volunteers of Raindropss were dressed like Santa Clauses and the led the initiative and pushed the wheelchairs to the beach, other support organizations also helped keep this make-shift pathway in place, whenever conditions turned windy.
‘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. 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. 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.
Actor Sarathkumar, Chairman of VGP Groups VG Santhosam, Exnora Chairman M B Nirmal, Organic Scientist Sultan Ahmed Ismail, Houston Tamil Studies Chair President Sam Kannapan, Playback Singer Velmurugan, State President of Tamil Nadu Udavikaram Differently Abled Welfare Association TAP. Varadakutti and many others participated and supported this noble initiative, commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD) and shared their Christmas greetings.
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.
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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