Friday, 15 June 2012

My Visit to Smt.Rajeswari Radhakrishnan Charitable Trust


Today I went to Smt.Rajeswari Radhakrishnan Charitable Trust, Nanganallur along with my father. Managing Trustee Mr Radhakrishnan has been requesting me for a long time to visit their Home for the visually challenged girls. Finally today I could make it. All the seven girls are from remote villages of Tamilnadu. Their parents are not taking care of them. He brought them to Chennai and  providing accommodation & education to them. He is rendering a great service. I had an interactive conversation with the Girls with the help of his daughter who translated my story (which I narrated in English) to Tamil and explained to them. They were very much inspired and inquired me about how did I overcome the challenges related to my physical disability. I told them about the visually challenged girls who successfully participated  in last year's paralympic Swimming Competition. They expressed their desire to learn swimming. I promised them to arrange training. I am going to request Govt. to provide coaching for them in Velachery pool on weekends during non-peak hours. Hope they will support.

Sunday, 10 June 2012


12th National Paralympic Swimming Competition - 6-9 Dec.'12 in Chennai

We had our Association meeting along with our supporters at RKM Powergen Co Ltd, T Nagar. We are very much grateful to Mr Singaravel uncle for hosting this meeting. He has taken personal interest in providing disabled friendly facilities for the guests. I feel extremely happy to declare that we are going to host 12th National Paralympic Swimming Competition  during 6 - 9 Dec.'12 in Chennai. We have already requested member Secy, SDAT for allowing us to conduct the event at Velachery Aquatic Complex for which he responded in a very positive manner.

We have also requested the Director, IIT and Dean for Students, IIT to provide accommodation for the participants. They are very sympathetic and generous and promised to extend their maximum support to us. 

Mr Aneesh from NH Media Communications, Mr Deva and Mr Vinodh (My colleagues) also joined with us in this meeting. They are very much interested in supporting this initiative.

We want to create awareness among general public as well as differently abled about this event.

We had a fruitful discussion on the arrangements for the forthcoming event.