Thursday, August 28, 2014

VScribe - Annual Report 2014

Supporting differently-abled students / persons in their study work by recording their course contents, reading for their learning process and scribing during their exams. Team's Achievements in Last one year:
491+ exams
16+ recording books
10 assignments

Vegam being a massive sports event for Differently abled students, with over 483 Participants from 19 schools in and around Chennai.

Nalanda - Annual Report 2014

The Nalanda team aims to instill a sense of responsibility in the student-community towards their society and country. This can be achieved through encouraging the practice of ‘Good habits’ as devised by ‘Munaivar Poonthuraiyaan’. We conduct ‘Good habits’ classes for students of government and government aided schools. Apart from this we also provide financial support to some tuition centers.

Nalla Pazhakka Vazhakkam

An excellent initiative with a very apt name. This activity spans for one full academic year with few phases.

Phase 1

We conduct a moral session to the kids teaching the causes and consequences of being good and bad and the importance of developing good behaviors. Then we introduce them our work sheet / book materials, teach them on how to work out those and distribute to interested students.The material has a tabular chart for each month, where good behaviors and charted in row against days in a month in the columns. The list of good behaviors include,

  1. Waking up at 5 AM,
  2. Brushing the teeth first
  3. Taking bath
  4. Helping mom
  5. Watering plant
  6. Finishing homework, etc.,
The kids will self evaluate for all the listed activities at the end of the day, before they go to sleep.The list of good activities to be followed by the kids is divided into 3 different levels based on the grade they study.

Phase 2

We visit the kids every month, get their work sheets, sign on them and give them feedback on their past 1 month performance, then discuss with them how they felt, did they had any problem in following the activities and try to resolve any issues they had. This review happens every month for maximum 6 months.

Phase 3

At the end of the academic year, we collect the worksheets back from the kids to evaluate their performance under various criteria to identify who has filled them honestly and also continuously. We then either visit those student’s parents or call them to know about positive change in their child’s behavior in the last one year.

Phase 4

Nomination form will be issued to the students, who does this practice regularly and they will nominate themselves for performing truly well.

Then highly performed kids were given some gifts as a token of appreciation and to encourage them, to further continue the activity in their next academic year. They are also issued a certificate of accomplishment. Once they complete their 10th/12th grade these certificate holders will get priorities in availing the sponsorship for their higher studies.

List of schools which are covered in the academic year 2013 – 2014

School Type
School Count
Total Strength
No. of Prizes
Chennai Corporation (Royapuram Zone) schools
Govt. and Govt. Aided High and Higher Secondary schools in Tiruvallur
Other Schools


  • We introduced this practice in 105 schools in Chennai (and outskirts), Tiruvallur District and also in our Tuition centers. The prize includes Pencil, Sharpener, Eraser, Sketch Pen, Wax Crayons, colouring cake, Pen set, Ball point pen, etc.
  • We conducted special classes for 12th Standard students on Career Guidance and “The Secret of Success.

Children’s camp

We conducted a two day camp at Tonakilla, Avadi on January 25th and 26th for 41 children from the tuition centers which we support. The idea of the camp is to give children the experience of staying a day out from their normal routine. During these two days, children underwent yoga, military activities like crawling on the rope, tug of war, Karate session, camp fire, scout related activities, session on various knots, awareness on first-aid, Street play, magic show, etc.

Plan for Next Academic year

Plan for next year is to continue the same set of students for minimum of 3 years to understand the changes happened in them. And we find several other ways to motivate the students to do this practice effectively.

Red Drops - Annual Report 2014

In 2013, Red Drops team was handled by Nagappan and he done great works to relaunch the reddrops team with some good effects. In his lead, 88 individual donations and 25 via Blood camp in `State Bank of Travancore`, totalling 103 units...

In 2014, Jagadish took over and managed 249 individual donors and 177 via Blood camp.

Combined Stats:

Total Units: 529
Individual donors: 337
Camps: 202
New donors: 29
Govt hospital: 80 - 85 % contribution.

Thanks to donor, volunteers and supporters . . . . and our team mates... :-)

Blood Camp @ Children's Hospital, Egmore

Food Bank - Origin and Annual Report 2014

Viewer Discretion: The following post contains brutal images of Injured Animals.


The story of Food Bank started like this when one of volunteer saw that a plastic bag came flying from third floor of an apartment to a garbage bin which was 50 meter away from the building. When the bag reached the bin, he saw at least 3 dogs and 6 crows running and flying to reach this bag.
Wondering what was there in it.. it was filled with stale food, somehow the animals know what come out daily.

Everyday tons and tons of food goes as waste in hotels, wedding celebrations, parties and even from homes where we have a culture of putting in a plastic bag and throwing it in the garbage/ Dustbin. This way it is not accessible to any living things.

On the other side many humans and animals die of famine and hunger without food. One of the main reasons to survive in this world is for food, and we decided not to let go of food as a waste rather feed hungry mouths (destitute people, children, even animals) at least in this city.

Initiative to save Waste Food

For this we collect food from places where it is getting wasted and transfer to the people and animals that are in real need of food.

After our volunteers heard this initiative they call us started donating raw rice to feed the hungry mouths on the roads. In fact at the end of 4th year of FOOD BANK we can proudly say we have donated more than 13 tons of food for animals.
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Although the intention of FOOD BANK is to only provide the waste food to animals, the intention made us to closely work with animals continuously, we got engaged with Blue Cross of India involving in cleaning the shelters of cows, dogs, puppies, cats and on…. including cleaning their fecal matter in the shelter.

11 Tons of raw rice collected for animals till 2013

2 Tons of raw rice in 2014  

Animal Rescue

Later in 2012 CSS started helping in animal rescues. There is always ambulances and 108 facilitates for the humans and the medical help is always there wherever and whenever possible. But for animals even if they fall in a pit there is no one to help. Or no one is skilled to help the animals in vain. So that’s when CSS started in helping animal rescues along with the BCI – We started involving in animal rescues from there on – CSS has gone to the level of rescuing Dogs, Cats, Cows, snakes peacock, pelican, etc and even going up to the stage of filing cases against the culprits who involve in animal abuse and illegal killing of animals. We have followed the lorries and seized those involved in illegal cow slaughters and meat mafias.

One of our Volunteer helping in rescuing a puppy which got its ear cut brutally by a man. He also sat infront of the police station to file the FIR against the culprit for the whole day.
From 2014, FOOD BANK is planning to train interested volunteers who can work for animals on the go.. These volunteers will involve in an intensive training on how to handle different types of animals especially during the emergency and trauma for the animals. We are planning to come up with a medical kit which can be handy and will have all required things and medicines during an emergency.
We could like to continuously thank all our volunteers who have been supporting this project by donating rice, by running during emergency rescues even at odd times.
Our Volunteers helping in rescuing a buffalo

Volunteers helping in rescuing a cow which was hit by the train

Volunteers helping in cremating more than 100 dogs which were brutally killed and buried next to a pond

Rescues in 2013

  • 1 Puppy
  • 4 Cows
  • 2 Snakes
  • 1 Pigeon
  • 2 Dogs

Sample of what a `Animal Rescue Operation` will look like`:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Environment Care Group - Annual Report 2014

Reason of Origin

In our fast-paced world we tend to forget about the environment around us. Video games and television can distract us from the beauty of nature outside our doors. But just because we don’t often notice it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t care about the deteriorating environment. Hence this team `Environmental Care Group` is launched.


8 years Journey

In the past 8 years we have accomplished a lot in making our environment more greener. Our work included a wide variety of activities:
  1. Sapling Plantation in Parks, Grounds, etc.,
  2. Distributed Saplings to Individuals who request tree saplings.
  3. Distributed Saplings in Bulk to guests of marriage functions, receptions, etc.,
  4. Assisted Isha Nurseries in the gardening, maintenance works.
  5. Started monitoring governmental activities on Tree Planting to keep a check on public funds being utilized at it best.

Sapling Count
2009 - 2010
2010 - 2011
2011 - 2012
2012 - 2013
2013 - 2014

Though we crossed miles, considering our Goal of attaining 33% forest cover in the country, we are yet to go light years ahead.


Sapling Count
2009 - 2010
2010 - 2011
2011 - 2012
2012 - 2013
2013 - 2014

Our Initiatives - SMS - A - Sapling

SMS A Sapling is a brain child of Mr. Tirupathaiah. This project was aimed at Chennai residents who wish to plant trees in their houses, but don’t know where to procure the saplings, how to plant and maintain them. Under this initiative, whoever sends an SMS GREEN to us @ 8754045124, will get a sapling for free. For each SMS that we receive, we call back them, get their address, advise them on the types of trees and distribute it to them for free.

Launched on 26th July 2009 by Mr.Naresh Gupta Chief Election Commissioner @ Queen Marry college Chennai.

Our Initiatives - Sapling Distribution at functions
We initiated a culture of distributing sapling to guests for special functions like marriage, reception, etc., in Chennai. We are regularly distributing saplings to marriage function, on demand.


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