Our Club along with Rotary Clubs of Metropolis, Chennai Capital, Chennai Amethyst, Chennai Metrozone and the Kalpavriksha Trust installed and inaugurated a 500lph Water RO Plant at the Chennai Boys High School in Saidapet. The school serves 1500 students from 6th-12th standard. Thanks to the project, now the students get clean drinking water, and the run-off water from the RO Plant is used for hand wash and washing vessels. The total cost of the project cost is 1.5Lakhs.
Our Caring for Little Hearts Project, in partnership with Rotary Club of Pasadena, USA, has completed 500 surgeries so far, saving lives of children born with congential heart diseases in Tamil Nadu. To commemorate the good work done, a function was organised on 26 August at Hotel Savera, where representation from the corporate sponsors, senior doctors and administrators from Sooriya hospital, showed how close the Little Projects project was for all of them. The project was started during the year 2017-18 and has seen two global grants, and the third grant approved recently. As our Rtn. Ajit Gautam put it, "Nicely organised 90 minutes followed by a lovely dinner."
August is a busy month for our Club with several projects being inaugurated. We kick started the installation of Interact Clubs at St. Antony's School, counselling sessions at Dr. Nirmala Girls Hr. School, spoken English classes at Mary Clubwala Jadhav School, and Sacred Hearts School, among others. These projects bring about a positive change in the lives of these students.
Vision Mission is our Club's unique signature project for the Rotary year 2023-24, where men/women needing eye care surgery for retinal defects will be offered free treatment and or surgery. Timely treatment can prevent blindness in those who have retinal issues. The project will be done at VHS Hospital and our Club President Bina Boaz signed an MoU with the hospital. The surgeries will commence soon.
Our Club inaugurated several programmes at schools in Chennai on 25 July, to help students build their skills in speaking good English. The spoken English class at Jaigopal Garodia Girls School in Todhunter Nagar, Saidapet, Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School, Saidapet and Nirmala Girls Hr Sec School@ Ashok Nagar are inaugrated by our Club President Bina Boaz and our Club Vocational Services Director Rajan Babu. It was a busy day and our priceless contribution to the development of the youth of our country.
The Rotary year 2023-24 started with a project in partnership with Rotary Club of Velachery to tree saplings near the Perungudi Mass Rapid Train Service (MRTS) station. Our member M C Srikanth roped in M/s McDermott company to sponsor 100 trees all of which were planted by our members, our young Annette Aadhiran and the staff of M/s McDermott Co. This is an ongoing project of Rotary Club of Velachery since 2021 and the trees are very well cared for, and has since grown to be the largest microforest in Chennai. It is on the road leading to the Velachery station from the Perungudi station. Pic courtesy: The Hindu.
Our Club has been involved with shcool development projec at Goverment Hr. Secondary School, Kodambakkam where more than 1000 students study. Regular teaching support, counselling, computer skills and extra curricular activities are provided to the school. The project for the school academic year 2023-24 have just started, and the best students are awareded once every quarter. At the function held at the school on 17 July, commemorating the birthday of Shri. Kamaraj, the former Chief Ministrer of Tamil Nadu, certificates and rewards for the meritorious students of the school were presented. Our President Rtn. Bina Boaz was the chief guest at function.