Monday, October 19, 2009

Meeting with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Helping Minds representatives got a chance to meet with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam with the help of Action2020, on Oct 7 at Raj Bhavan, Chennai. We had a wonderful inspiring speech from Kalam. Thanks to Mr. Srinivasan and other coordinators for giving such an wonderful opportunity. Please watch the photos and also listen to the speech of Dr Abdul Kalam in the following link:

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Volunteering at India Sudar Knowledge Festival

India Sudar Trust conducted a Knowledge Festival for the Orphanages in and around Chennai. As part of this, they conducted several competitions such as Drawing, Tirukural exam, Essay writing, Translation for the children. Murali, Muppi and I volunteered for the India Sudar Knowledge Festival.
Murali had arrived at 8:30 am itself and helped in the photos compilation and display. We all conducted the thirukural exam for the students, evaluated the drawing competition. Then we discussed with the members from other NGOs, the Govt school teachers, distributed our HM Trust’s pamphlets and left by noon.

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Article in Indian Express about HM Trust

An article about our trust was published in Indian Express Trichy edition on 4th October, 2009।

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Water tank installed for Mayanoor Govt School

Helping Minds Trust had
provided Rs. 10000 for installing water tank for Mayanoor Government school. This work has been completed and the children have started using the water facility.

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Children Magazines for Kenganayakkanpalayam Govt school

We received a request from Mrs.Sivakami, Head Mistress, Government Middle school, Kenganayakkanpalayam, Tirupur District requesting for few magazines that could be useful for the children that can be read during the library period. Helping Minds trust has arranged to send the magazines Chutti vikatan (Rs. 380), Gokulam (Tamil – Rs. 96 and English – Rs. 120), Namathu nambikkai (Rs. 120) for one year to this school.

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Library setup at Mulanur Govt School

Helping Minds, along with India Sudar trust, has set up a library at the Mulanur Government school, Tiruppur District. The school has classes from 6th to 12th Std. There are 338 students in this school. About 217 books and a book shelf were made available for this school. HM member Balamanikandan, along with his friends, and volunteers from India Sudar trust had co-ordinated this library setup.

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