Spreading Quality Education

Single Teacher Schools (75, 4th Avenue, Ashok Nagar) have started 12 more schools at Thandarai village (Thirukazhukundran Road, Chengalpet) exclusively for Irula Tribal children on Oct. 11. Nearly 360 kids will get benefited by attending these schools.
S. Vedantam Social Worker and Founder of Single Teacher Schools) inaugurated the program in presence of K.K. Rajendran, Chief Executive Officer, Irula Tribal Women’s Welfare Society), Lion Dr. V.A.Sathyaprema, Lions Club of Mambalam and R.P.Krishnammachari (Secretary, Single Teacher Schools and Managing Director, Tex Biosciences (P) Limited, Ashok Nagar).Krishnammachari said that this is the first time the Irula Tribal children will be getting quality based education at their door steps. Children between the age group of 5 and 12 years are enrolled for classes from I to V. The school runs between 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm. The curriculum includes Languages, Arithmetic and Basic Science.

spreading quality education18The children are taught discipline, hygiene and elementary yoga. As the teachers also serve as Health Workers, the entire village gets to know about hygiene and basics of healthy living. The students are provided with notebooks and other materials. The teachers are also provided with the necessary teaching materials, basic medicines and first aid kits. The entire village changes its outlook and improves a lot on hygiene. Each and every house / hut focuses on cleanliness. For more details contact 2433 7640.


Cardiac camp gets a good response

cardiac campMore than hundred persons attended free Cardiac Health care camp conducted jointly by Lions Club of Cosmopolitan and Billorth Hospital at Vani Vidyalaya School, K. K. Nagar on 12th October 2014.The camp was inaugurated by Dr. G. Manilal (Multiple Vice Chairman-Lions International) in presence of S. M. Sundaram (Vice-District Governor), Murali (President, Lions Club of Cosmopolitan) and other eminent personalities.


Workshop for a safe Diwali Celebration

Radhatri Nethralaya conducted its 5th annual interactive Diwali workshop on ‘First aid following cracker injuries to the eye’ on 14th October 2014.More than 100 students represented and participated from 30 schools from City it includes T. Nagar, West Mambalam, Ashok Nagar, K. K. Nagar, Vadapalani, Kodambakkam, Nungambakkam, Siruseri and other areas.Dr. Vasumathy (Medical Director, Radhatri Netralaya, MS, DNB, FRCS) conducted the workshop with power point presentations and also through demonstration.

workshop for safeShe also gave hundreds of do’s and don’ts pamphlets to the school students and general public. A first aid and certificates distributed to all the participants.The program was inaugurated by S. Ashok Kumar (Asst. District Officer, Tamil Nadu Fire & Rescue Service, Chennai South).Dr. Vasumathy spoke in detail at the workshop to the participants about fireworks-related injuries to hands and eyes. Important safety tips were given to the participants. Radhatri Nethralaya (12, Hindi Prachara Sabha Street, T. Nagar. For details contact 2433 2229, 2431 1550.


World Last Week

Saturday 11th October

 Country singer Johnny Cash has been honoured with a bridge in Folsom, California named after him’ The first section of the Johnny Cash pedestrian and cycle overpass has been unveiled.

 A NASA spacecraft has provided evidence that the volcanic activity in the moon surface has slowed down instead of stopping abruptly a billion years ago.

 Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have found out that stress mentally causes heart ailments for both men and women. Moreover stress leads to changes in blood pressure and heart rate of response.

 University researchers in India have developed a computer programme that recognizes the emotion of people based on their typing style.

Sunday 12th October

 The Pacific nation of Niue has released coins with Disney characters on one side and Queen Elizabeth II on the other side. The colourful attractive coins are produced by the New Zealand Mint are legal tenders.

 Walking and texting with is cell phone is a risk and problem for road users. In order to stress safety among pedestrians China has created sidewalks lanes for the mobile users at Chongoing City.

 Bridges have always been architecturally challenging. An architectural marvel is the Fredrich Bayer Bridge in Sao Paulo in Brazil. The bridge is turned by two giant wheels to give way for ship movement.

 Climate change is the most talked topic by scientists and researchers across the world. To make it interesting about 97 scientists had a debate to express their views.

Monday 13th October

 Inspector Shakti Devi of the Jammu and Kashmir Police has been named recipient of a prestigious international female peacekeeper award by the UN’s police division for her “exceptional achievements”

 Toronto based researchers have developed a topical solution containing nanoparticles that will combat dry eye syndrome with only one application a week.

 A team of UN military observers has visited the villages along the International Border with India to get first-hand information on the situation.

 DJ Mustard emerged as the biggest winner, bagging four nods including DJ of the Year, Producer of the Year, MVP of the Year and Track of the Year at the 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards.

Tuesday 14th October

 The world’s largest bus is the Auto Tram Extra Grand at Germany. The bus is over 100 feet long, with the capacity to transport 256 passengers.

 Vestas claimed the crown of the largest wind turbine on the planet generating electricity, with the installation of its V164-8.0-MW prototype at the Danish National Test Center for Large Wind Turbines.

 A new research study has found out that a pill size pacemaker that s smaller than conventional ones could be a game changer mainly due to its size and latest technology facilities.

 Researchers have created a robot that can climb sand and hills better than any search and rescue operation. The technique used by sidewinders were tested using a modular snake robot.

Wednesday 15th October

 American researchers have stated that a new generation of electronic gadgets that completely dissolves in water may soon be a reality.

 A lunch menu from the Titanic ship which sank in April 1912 is expected to fetch 70,000 pounds at an auction in England. The menu card was owned by Elise Lurette who survived the disaster.

 Health researchers have found that a chemical found in cauliflower and cabbage can greatly improve symptoms of autism.

 Austria’s interior ministry is appealing to the other governments to take over the house where Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau.

Thursday 16th October

 A Dallas bound American Airlines plane no-2293 that departed from San Francisco International Airport turned around and made an emergency landing after some parts of the cabins wall got shaky.

 Scientists have found that children born to older mothers have greater risk of getting diseases. Scientists state that concept as maternal age effect.

 Drinking tea reduces the risk of dying from cardiac woes, say researchers while investigating the effects of tea and coffee in people.

 A primary school in Tiantai country in China Zhejiang province has created a 200 meters running and sports track of top of the four story school building due to in sufficient space on the school campus premises.

Friday 17th October

 Darjeeling is home to the highest number of species of springtails, a wingless insect that helps in soil formation in the country. It is home to 32 species of springtails.

 Scientists have now found that strapping ice packs around the body fat could burn calories and reduce a person’s body weight. Cold ice converts fat into burning tissues.

 NASA has ordered the US multinational Boeing company and the California based Space Exploration Technologies Corporation to develop space taxis for transporting astronauts.

 A mechanical installation Long Ma and The Spider were operated by French art team at a stadium in Beijing. These installations are to be showcased during the function which marks 50 years of diplomatic ties between the countries.


Awarded for her Space Age Education Initiative!!

A Srimathy Kesan is the Managing Director of Space Kidz India and a resident of Munusamy Salai, K. K. Nagar. Srimathy had received the ‘Best Social Service’ award from Lions Club International for her ‘Education through Travel’ programme. The award presented by Dr. G. Manilal (Vice-Chairman, Lions International Multiple Councill) in presence of eminent personalities. She is an Educational Travel Evangelist, focusing on a new medium of education. Srimathy had founded Space Kidz India , to propagate this new medium of education. A Tourism Management student from the University of Alagappa, was chosen as one of the 1000 Women entrepreneurs around the World, and funded by Goldman Sachs to pursue management training at the Indian School of Business, September 2012. Through Space Kidz India she manifests her thoughts on Travel and Culture; travelling to the pinnacle of space education or performing at the Olympics; her brainchild has created a unique identity.
Srimathy, conceived this idea to create a platform for Indian students to explore the pinnacle of Space Education (NASA). Through this program she was able to motivate 850 young inquisitive minds on a life changing journey. Started out as an idea for kids, this concept also became an opportunity for industry partners like the airlines, travel companies in the US and local restaurants. The State of Florida also recognized this as an income generating model. The U.S Commercial service – Washington DC, had appreciated this unique work by handing a meritorious certificate. Recently, Space Kidz India partnered with a pilot training school (Phoenix East Aviation) in Florida (USA) to provide a Launchpad for young Indian aviators. SKI is proud to be the first Indian entity to offer this unique training program.

Lady junction 118SpaceKidz India embarked on a unique mission to find the future scientist within the schools of Tamil Nadu. This competition brought scientists, scholars and educationalists under one roof with a common objective; to select the Young Scientist. Boston Hill Community College extended a scholarship for the Winner and Runners Up along with a robotics workshop at MIT and visit to Harvard. She was awarded a Space Camp at NASA and a flying experience at Phoenix East Aviation School.


Appreciated with an Award for Excellence!!

The Probus Award of Excellence was awarded to Shri M. Radhakrishnan, Aged 62 years, the Founder & Managing Trustee, Sri Rajeswari Radhakrishnan Charitable Trust, Nanganallur, Chennai in recognition of his exemplary services rendered to the poor and visually challenged. He is running the Nilacharal Ashram with funds received by him from his Voluntary retirement from Indian Bank as Chief Manager. He has given his own building in Easwaran Colony, behind Dharmalinges war Temple in Nanganallur costing more than Rs.50 lakhs to house 13 college going blind girls.

He is also donating for studies of poor students, conducting marriage for one couple in a year and also starting a Book Bank for College Students free of cost with a security deposit of Rs.500/- only. He is related to the Sangita Pitamaha, Late Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer. He has served in the Ramakrishna Mission, Perungalthur Branch “Sri Saradha Sakthi Peedam” for one year. M.Radhakrishnan is the Founder and Managing Trustee of Smt Rajeswari Radhakrishnan Charitable Trust. The trust has been founded in the name of his wife Mrs.Rajeswari. He has been associated with the upliftment of blind students since his retirement.

Know yr neighbr 1The aim of this non-profit service trust is to help the needy and the deserving. The Probus Club of Chennai organised the “International Elders Day” Celebrations jointly with the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) at the RCSC, Kasturi Ranga Road, Chennai-18 on Thursday, the 01st October, 2014. Former Supreme Court Judge and Former Chairman, Law Commission of India, Dr. AR. Lakshmanan was the Chief Guest. The Probus Club also awarded Probus Recognition Awards to two of its Past Probian Presidents, Shri R. Manickam and Sri V. Audimoolam by the President, Rotary Club of Chennai.



Health awareness campaign

International Hand Washing Day is a campaign to motivate people especially youngsters around the world to wash their hands with soap. It takes place on October 15 of each year. The campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of hand washing with soap as a key approach to disease prevention. To mark the occasion, International Hand Washing Day was held on 14th October 2014 at Leo Matriculation Higher Secondary School, East Main Road, Anna Nagar West Extn, Chennai.

The function was jointly organised by Indian Community Welfare Organisation and Leo School to promote good health habits among the students. Dr.M.Baskaran, President-ICWO, welcomed the gathering. Honourable Justice Dr.T.N.Vallinayagam, Judge, Lok Adalad, Former Judge, Madras High Court inaugurated the function. Mr.A.J.Hariharan spoke on the health benefits of hand washing. Importance of hand washing and healthy surroundings were highlighted by Mr. S.Damodaran, Founder Director and Dr.S.Amirthamathi, Monitoring Officer- Gramalaya, Trichy. Mr.V.G.Jayaraman, Director and Hepzibah Solomon, Vice-Principal, Leo School encouraged students to spread awareness on hand washing.


City Bee

Diwali Shopping Festival
Visit the grand Diwali Shopping exhibition at the Chennai Trade Centre. There will be stalls and stalls of clothes, accessories, food, Diwali special lights, diyas, fire crackers and much more. The three day exhibition promises to be a one stop shop for all your Diwali needs. The show is on till 19th October 2014.

Music Concert
Euphony presents Marina, a musical concert as a tribute to Marina beach and the city of Madras. This concert is in view of the city’s 375th birthday celebrations. It will feature world class musicians Guitar Prasanna and Sikkil Gurucharan on the vocals, Keith Peters on the bass, Navneet Sundar on the piano, Navin Iyer on the flute, Jeoraj George on the drums and Vikram Rozario on the percussions. The event takes place on n Saturday, October 18th at Music Academy.

Skill training
SCARF- Schizophrenia Research Foundation (India) has been identified as one among the organization to conduct tailoring and embroidery as primary skill training program for the mentally ill clients. SCARF- Schizophrenia Research Foundation (India) functions at R-7A, North Main Road, Anna Nagar West (Extn),Chennai. For details contact 2615 3971.

Group Art Show
An art show titled “The Passion of Paper, showcases the best of new emerging works on paper” featuring Chantal, Dhasan, Diane de Valou, Mainaz Bano, Mukta Wadhwa, Nataraj, Neeta Gajam, Parul Pattani, Pravin Sawarkar, Rajesh Patil, Rohini Singh, Sanjeeva Rao, Srinivasa Reddy. The show is on till 26th October, 2014 at Apparao Galleries, No-7, Wallace Garden, Nungambakkam, Chennai. For details contact : 9941012386, 9841022477.

Dance programme
Danseuse Medha Hari will be performing at The Music Academy on Friday, Oct 17, 2014. She is a disciple of Anita Guha and has won a lot of appreciation in the field of dance. She has performed in many sabhas and events in the city

Special Tribute Concert
The Bluebirds is all set to pay a tribute to two legendary bands Scorpions and Rolling Stones. The line-up will feature Timothy Madhukar, Kavita Thomas and Rajasekaran. The concert will be held at Music Academy on Saturday, 18th October 2014.


Diwali Celebration at Anbu Karangal

Diwali celebration at Anbu karangal18Lakshmi, Founder of Anbu Karangal (1/216, Vivekanander Street, Kottivakkam) an orphanage and old age appeals for new clothes, sweets and crackers for Diwali celebrations on 22nd October 2014.
There are more than 50 inmates studying school and colleges and 27 old age persons. Anbu Karangal provides free shelter, food, education and medical assistances for the inmates. Lakshmi told that Anbu Karangal is run with donations from individuals, organizations and philanthropists. For details contact 2492 8282 /8383, 2474 1003 and 94444 31495.


Book launch function by Probus Club

Probus Club of Chennai organised the “International Elders Day” Celebrations jointly with the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) at the RCSC, Kasturi Ranga Road, Chennai-18 on 1st October, 2014. Former Supreme Court Judge and Former Chairman, Law Commission of India, Dr. AR. Lakshmanan was the Chief Guest. A book titled “Probus Way to Graceful Ageing” was released during the function. The first copy was received by Sri S.N. Srikanth, President, Rotary Club of Madras. Mr. Mikhail Gorbatov, Director, RCSC also addressed the gathering. The book would give the senior citizens an awareness of the problems of old age and how to equip themselves for facing it happily and successfully.The Chief Guest, Dr. AR. Lakshmanan lauded the Probus Club for having sent its suggestions for consideration on the Bill, “The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act-2007” before the Bill is introduced in the Parliament.

Book launchThe Probus Award of Excellence was awarded to Shri M. Radhakrishnan, Founder & Managing Trustee, Sri Rajeswari Radhakrishnan Charitable Trust, Nanganallur, Chennai in recognition of his exemplary services rendered to the poor and visually challenged. The Probus Club also awarded Probus Recognition Awards to two of its Past Probian Presidents, Shri R. Manickam and Sri V. Audimoolam by the President, Rotary Club of Chennai. Ms. Jyoti Agarwal, President, Inner Wheel Club distributed prizes to the winners. Shri K. Lakshmipathi, Secretary proposed a vote of thanks.For book copies and donations contact Shri B. Ranganathan, Treasurer, 9962644468 and K. Lakshmipathi on 9840706015 (or) Dr. P.P. Ramaswami on 9841280256.