Food and blanket were distributed by our Club jointly with 'Vyasai Tholargal', the NGO, to the people in Vyasarpaid affected by the recent flood in Chennai.

For the first time in history of our Club, we have gone North donating computer to less privileged schools in Kashmir, under the Ford Rotary Digital Literacy Initiative. The project was predominantly confined to Tamil Nadu for most of the last 10 years and but the good words of our work spread to the North of India. Our project chairman Rtn. Mukund took it to further heights identifying needy schools in Kashmir and distributed laptop computers to them. The laptops (partially used) are sponsored by Ford Business Services.

Our club in association with Ford India has helped set up a Digital lab at a Night School run by Vyasai Tholargal, a group of youngsters making positive change in Vysarpadi. They run the school helping close to 160 students with after-hours school coaching for the last 10 years now. In order to enhance the quality of learning, 15 computers, work station furniture and chairs were donated to this school on the Independence Day. The entire facility is housed in a container like shed, a sign of innovative use of space and resources by these 'tholargal' (friends). Rotary District Governor J Sridhar was the chief guest at the function to mark the beginning of the lab and he hoisted the tricolour. What a sense of accomplishment and Rotary serving to Change Lives.

The students who passed out of Tally and Basic Computer course sponsored by our Club at ANEW, the NGO in Anna Nagar, are ready for the job. In a unique initiative, our Club conducted written test and personal interview for the students and identified 20 of them for immediate employment. The interview panel said 'The students are smart and motivated. They will be good asset if given good opportunities'. These students come from economically weaker section of the society and deserve much support. Any takers?

Our Club distributed grocery kits and food to 100 differently-abled persons from Kattur and the surrounding villages (Vembedu to Kovalam). Village Development Officer and other government officers participated and facilitated the distribution to deserving beneficiaries. Our Club member Rtn. Suresh Arunachalam who is involved in various welfare activities of our Club in these villages organised the entire programme. Our Club's Community Centre is located in Kattur village, off OMR on the outskirts of Chennai, and supports the village community with various services programmes.

Our Club has embarked on a major project to offer Covid relief support to hospitals in Chennai treating Covid infected patients. As part of the project, N95 mask and PPE kits were donated last week to several hospitals including Govt Children Hospital, Egmore (pictured), Kilpauk Govt Medical Colleage Hospital, and others. We are also supporting covid care centre at St. Thomas Hospital, Chennai and have donated ventilator, bed-side patient monitors and patient beds. More support is in the anvil, watch out this page.