The 6th edition of Raindropss Women Achiever Awards – WAA, which was instituted to honour women achievers in various fields, was presented at an event at the Rani Seethai Hall, Chennai.
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Conceived by RAINDROPSS, a youth-based social organization well known for spreading social awareness messages through entertainment and media, organized its 6th annual Women Achievers Awards presented in association with The Organic Store, 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 were conferred on Legendary folk art exponent Vijayalaksmi Navaneethakrishnan along with Lakshmikutty famous poison healer practicing traditional medicine and women achievers awards include singer and gayathri veena exponent Vaikom Vijayalakshmi, Commando Trainer Dr. Seema Rao, Cybercrime investigator Dhanya Menon, Crematorium manager Praveena Solomon, Managing Director of Esthell Groups and Director of Premier Futsal Vimala Britto, Aruvi actor Aditi Balan, CEO of Space Kidz India Srimathy Kesan, Football player Sangeetha, Journalist Ashoka Varshini and Mannvasanai Menaka Thilak Rajan were presented in the grand ceremony.
Legendary film director and actor Bhagyaraj Krishnaswamy sir, Deputy Commissioner Arjun Saravanan sir, Music Director and Goodwill Ambassador of Raindropss Raihanah mam, Pro-Challencor of Sathyabama University Dr. Mariazeena Johnson mam, Kavitha Ramu IAS mam, Sudha Ramen IFS mam, Music Director Bhavatha Sabari mam, Music Director Sharrath sir, Chairman of VGP Groups Dr. VG Santhosam sir, Exnora founder Nirmal Basu sir, Chief Consultant of Apollo ospitals Padma Shri Dr. T.V Devarajan sir, Chairman of Ethiraj College for Women Mike Muralidharan sir, Founders of Naturals Kumaravel Ck sir – Veena Kumaravel mam, Actor Aari bro, Neeya Naana Gobinath Chandran sir, Infoline systems Siva Ram sir, Journalist Ramji sir, Adovate Velmurugan Manickam sir, Apjmj Sheik Dawood sir – Grandson of APJ Abdul Kalam, PRO Suresh Chandra sir, Joint Secretary of Tamilnadu Paralympics Ganesh bro, Folk Artist Chinna Ponnu Kumar akka graced the occasion and presented the awards to the achievers.
Some of the awardees from past year include 106 years old Environmentalist Saalumarada Thimmakka, oldest woman in India practicing Kalaripayattu Meenakshi Ammal , first tamil woman to win medals at asian games Santhi Soundarajan, Queen of Kollywood Nayanthra, First woman loco pilot of southern railways C V Thilagavathy from Career-Tagore Chennai, First woman project director of ISRO Anuradha TK.
Host of the evening Rajavel Nagarajan bro
AV Designs – Venkat Lakshmanan | Designs – Prakash Shankar
Clicks by Deepak photography – Deepak Ln Rohit
Hearty thanks all our sponsors CoolEvents Kumar #Coolevents, Naturals Salon, Vgp Ulaga Tamil Sangam, media partner Dinamalar – World’s No 1 Tamil News Website, PR D’One, Partners ZUBI Lollies & Candies, Cake Point, Aasife Biriyani Centre, Yuva, 6g studios, Twist N Turn Dance Studio and all our supporters for making grand evening a great success.
RAINDROPSS “REACH THE BEACH – SKY IS THE LIMIT” Initiative on International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD)
‘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.
People with special needs or differently abled often find it difficult to move about or travel with ease once they step out of the comfort of their homes. Although most schools and workplaces make efforts to make the places accessible to such people, the same cannot be said about tourist spots. 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.
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, having Music Director AR Raihanah as the Goodwill Ambassador, have recently laid a temporary ramp on Elliot’s Beach in the city, for persons with disabilities to reach the shore.
Organised by Raindropss, this initiative was to spread awareness on inclusion and making public spaces accessible for people with disabilities. It was a heart-warming sight when a the organizers and volunteers of Raindropss gathered to assemble a makeshift, temporary ramp with carpet welcome to enable people on wheelchairs reach the shore.
We used interconnecting plates on the sand, positioned in such a way as to make movement of the wheelchair easy. Volunteers of Raindropss and support organizations helped keep this make-shift pathway in place, whenever conditions turned windy.
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.
Deputy Commissione of Police Rohith Nathan sir, Chairman of VGP Groups VG Santhosam iyya, Founder of ExNoRa International M.B.Nirmal sir, Actor turned Social Activist Lakshmi Ramakrishnan mam, Soil Biologist and Organic Scientist Sultan Ahmed Ismail sir, State President of Tamil Nadu Udavikaram Differently Abled Welfare Association T.A.P. Varadha Kutty, Director of Infoline System Siva Ram sir, International Wheelchair Tennis Player Sathyamoorthy Kesavamoorthy, Playback Singer – Super Singer fame Mohamed Rizwan bro and many others participated and supported this noble initiative on International Day of Persons with Disabilities(IDPwD).
Hearty thanks to Greater Chennai Police for the great support and co-operation. Special thanks to all the PRESS and MEDIA, it was great response from all of you. Thanks to all our supporters DXC Technology India, Infoline Systems, Yuva, Mega Digital, Saj & Taj for joinig hands with us and make this possible.
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 Music Director A.R.Raihanah mam, Dr V G Santhosam iyya, Chairman- VGP Groups and Aasife Ahmed sir, Managing Director of Aasife Biriyani, at Alandur. There on the truck took its route to Alandur, Ekkaduthangal, MGR Nagar, Saidapet to serve thousands of needy and homeless people in the city.
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. We started Virunthali – feed the needy project, with a vision of creating a hunger free society. We wanted to name the project as ‘Virunthali’, as we need to treat the needy people starving for food on the roadside as our guests, feed them with a meal and conquer their hunger with love. To do something special and big on World Food Day, we wanted to serve large number of people through our Raindropss Free Food Truck and create awareness on chronic hunger. We recieved wonderful response and support for this noble initiative through various social media’s, Volunteers of Raindropss, DXC Technology and Students from Seers Girls Home, Vyasarpadi joined to help in serving the food to needy.
Raindropss had conducted a mega Musical evening at Kamarajar Arangam Chennai on 5th July 2015 in aid of their Educate a Child Project.The event has supported the education of 34 underprivileged children and scholarships were given.Great versatile artists like veteran music composer Gangai Amaren, Ilaiyaraaja’s daughter Bhavatharini, actor Karunakaran, actor Aarthi Ganeshkar and playback singer Kalpana Raghavendar,Al Rufian,Abhay Jodhpurkar,Georgina,Uthra UnniKrishnan,MLR Karthikeyan and Hip Hop Tamizha Adhi contributed and supported for the cause along with Shamshudeen’s Gentle Man orchestra.A.R.Raihannah,brand ambassador of Raindropss led the concert.Also,National-award winning child singer Uthara Unnikrishnan was honored by Raindropss