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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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.