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Introduction

The foundation of every state is the service of underprivileged peoples.
“SHASHA FOUNDATION” was founded for this noble purpose and has been serving the cause for last 9 months

When you work to make things better and realize your hopes, the joy it yields is great and I wish to share the activities and achievements of this foundation to multiply that joy. The success of few inspires many to achieve more. It is therefore with a sense of pride and the desire to motivate that I begin with the first meeting of our foundation.

   

Establishment Meeting

The First meeting was held at Mother Home of “SHASHA” on 13.6.12. In this meeting we determined the purpose of the organization. And to envision the foundation will become and what the long term goals and objectives. Vision is one important pillar of organization that continuously guides people associating with organization. It is like guides light. It has no time frame. Our vision and mission was clearly described on that meeting. And we are selected our board members and delegate the rights, powers and duties.

   

Incorporation

On 23 submitted with the information about the Name of the trust, name of the board members, vision and mission statements and the articles and the bylaws.

   

Initial Board Meeting

After Our NGO Incorporation, we organized initial board meeting which was held on 8 Mother Home of “SHASHA”. At that time more than 25 members were joined our foundation and our vision and mission, goals and objectives explained to us by our founder Mr. Premji


And also we discussed about our preliminary and upcoming projects. Those are,

  • Learning center for school students. (Smile)
  • Empowerment program for women. (nimirnthu nil)
  • Wings of fires youth club. (sport and culture)
  • Sizzling star theatre and cultural academy (cultural academy)
  • New hope counseling and guidance center. (New Hope)
  • Awareness and re-education programs. (Public assembly)
  • Life skill trainings. (Goals)
  • Drug free India. (Silent Killer)
  • Annathanam. (Free Food)

For these following projects we selected Individual Project Secretaries on each projects. It was motivated the members for their effective works and performance.

Learning Centre Inauguration

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Mahatma Gandhi

On 15th July 2012 we started the “first project that was learning center for school students”. We invited the great person “Mr.Mohandoss” from Public Works Department as a chief guest. He gave a powerful motivation speech to us for engage well in our foundation.

And also we released our “SHASHA Foundation” banner at the same moment.

Women Empowerment

   

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” - Diane Mariechild

Our Second project was started in the name of “Nimirnthu Nil” on 3rd & 4th Aug of 2012. In that project, we planned to empower the women by giving the street play training workshop to “Ethiraj College” Students by our Founder Mr. Premji.
More than 20 Students are actively participated and got benefitted. This was especially beneficial to women students who want to become a great personality in acting.

 

Education Awareness

   

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” - Malcolm X

On 15th Aug 2012, we celebrated the Independence Day by giving “Education awareness Street play” for the public at Marina Beach. We consider education as a very precious tool in life. It cannot be measured by money, fame and other things for we consider this as a key to success that disregards the stature in life and financial capabilities as long as there’s the desire to achieve the goals we envision in life.

One can safely say that a human being is not in the proper sense till he is educated. Without education people wouldn’t have their high developed skills and talents that would help them become successful both in our careers, family in making right decisions in life and to become aware of our environment. Our Tuition center Students trained by our cultural academy “Sizzling Star theatre” and performed very well. I admire and appreciate our students for keeping the “SHASHA” banner flying high.

 

Inauguration

     

The Inauguration of Shasha Foundation was held on 19th Aug 2012 at Ethiraj College. We invited the great persons such as Mr. Peer Moideen Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Muralidharan from Sevalaya Trust. Mr. P.Duraiarasan, Mr. Mohandoss from PWD, Mr. Rizu R.J, Mr. Kumar R.J, Mrs. Padmini A Nss Program Officer of Ethiraj College, Mrs. Sri Priya From Gold Heart Foundation, Mr. Bala Bharathi from the team of Nalaiya Eyakunar, Actors Mr. Thiru and Mr. Alagesan From Kana kanum kalagal came as guest.

Our Founder gave the welcome speech and introduces the board members on that occasion. Chief guests gave the motivational speech for our future developments. Their speech inspired the gathering. And we honored those by giving mementos. Our Shashaniyans entertained the gathering with their special cultural events.


Finally the inauguration ended with the celebration of Cake cutting and our Vice President Mr. V. Jaya Krishna gave a wonderful Vote of thanks. Our foundation as always continued with its activities with enthusiastic spirit.

 

Elders Day Celebration

“The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.” - Saki, Reginald

On September 1st we tied up with Ethiraj College and celebrate the “Elders Day”. World Elder’s Day is dedicated to make our elders happy and calm. The only way we can keep our elders happy by satisfying their physical and emotional needs. They want a little attention and time to show themselves that they are also the part of the family. This is the only thing they want from us. Many Old peoples came from old age home. They were happily participated the cultural events. Our members also actively served and entertained the Old peoples. We made the day glad full to those old peoples.

   

Teachers Day Celebration

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher." - Japanese proverb
Teachers’ day is a special day when teachers all over are recognized and appreciated for their hard work and dedication. Teacher's Day is celebrated as a tribute to the valuable contribution made by teachers to the society by imparting knowledge and enlightening and shaping the career of students. “Shasha foundation” took it upon them to honor the teachers. Teachers’ day was celebrated on September 5 of Shasha with our tuition center students and their parents.

 

Cultural Fest

On September 8th 2012, we joined with “Goodwill Trust” and hosted the inter college cultural program in “Chellammal college”. Understanding the culture of a nation, people, or group—the arts, beliefs, customs, practices, values, and social behaviors are very important to students By attending cultural events, students experiences firsthand the diverse offerings of culture and artistic expression found in a community Various on stage and off stage events were conducted for the students. Our members were actively involved and helped them in organizing the program and also won a first place in solo dance.

 

Second General Board Meeting

Our 2nd General Board meeting held on September 23rd 2012. 30 members were attended the meeting. Our Foundation is committed to develop our members’ individual skills and knowledge. “The Vestige” company delivered the self employment eye opener session for our members. The session was interesting and beneficial to all. Every meeting we provide ample opportunities for members to exhibit their own ideas and plans for our future development. After that we discussed about our next project “Temple Cleaning” i.e. Agenda for that project explained to our members.

   

Temple Cleaning Project

“Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.” - Kahlil Gibran quotes

Temple Cleaning Project was done as in the name of “AALAYAM” on September 30th 2012at Vayanallur Village “Sivan Temple”. Mr. Vimal acted as a secretary for this project and lead the members. Traditionally we did this project with cleaning and made the path for that temple. 15 members are actively participated and worked in the temple Project. And also we thank to Vimal’s family members for their support and guidance. At last we conducted the pooja and end the project with full of happiness.

 

Gandhi Jeyanthi Celebration

“The good man is the friend of all living things.” - Mahatama Gandhi
On Oct 2nd 2012, we celebrated the “Gandhi jeyanthi” with Gold Heart Foundation in Government Children Vigilance Home by giving cultural events. Our President
Mr. B. Prem Kumar entertained the children’s, by performing mimicry and singing songs and our Vice president Mr. V. Jaya Krishna Gave a wonderful inspirational speech to get privilege of conversing with the great personality. The Grand Essentials of
happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for”. We were extremely happy for make the children’s happiness.

 

Hospital Cleaning Project

At the same day we started the other project as hospital cleaning “Joy of Life” which was jointly with “Ekkam foundation” From Oct 2nd to Oct 7th 2012 held at “Egmore Child Hospital”. Miss. Tamizh and

Miss. Abirami was acted as the sectaries for that project and gave an effective participation and rendered service to clean the hospital. And also D.G.vaishnav College NSS volunteers participated and served in this program.

Our volunteers are help to organize the program in a successful way. And they deliver hard works and physical efforts to one week without any problems. They bare all the situations and volunteers to help out with janitorial duties, like cleaning beds and outside of the hospital. Other "advanced volunteers" includes patientcare liaisons.

Our volunteers’ service is most helpful to make the clean locality around the hospital. It was helped the patients to feel well. And the public who are all watched our volunteers dedicated work also get some awareness to maintain the cleanliness in the hospital. It was the major impact delivered through this program

 

Chennai Special Olympics

     

Olympics for special children (spastic children, mentally challenged, hearing impaired & physically challenged) was conducted by “Plus dream makers” organization. This program was an inspiration for the youth who has no hope in life. More than 446 children’s are participated in different games. And 300 children’s wins the medal. This was a great success of this program. Many VIP’s and Indian Wheel Chair Tennis Player Mr. Sathiyamoorthy and Food king Mr .Sarath Babu and so on was came as a Chief Guest and been a role model of all the special children’s

The events were organized by Mr.George, and our enthusiastic sports secretary Mr.Bharath Krishna and our buddy “shasha” members. The events were conducted according to the age category i.e. below 8yrs, 9-11yrs, and 12 -15yrs, above 16 yrs for both boys and girls. Name of the events are as follows:

  • Activity 1 (running race)
  • Activity 2 (soft ball throw, obstacle race, shot put)

The events were successfully ended in the noon after lunch.

As full as snow our shasha family filled the ground and was restlessly running and conducted the events as speed as ants. Totally 36 members was assembled and represented shasha. Our shasha family’s wonderful support was also helped for the grand success of this grand event. The children were running with power and enthusiasm. Every one of us was amazed on seeing the willpower of those children. This kind of program created positive thoughts in our minds. And this was the most memorable day because “shasha” got her first authority and awarded with a wonderful memento for her great service in the program. Same as this lets work with the spirit for our upcoming projects.

 

Thithikum Diwali

     

Olympics for special children (spastic children, mentally challenged, hearing impaired & physically challenged) was conducted by “Plus dream makers” organization. This program was an inspiration for the youth who has no hope in life. More than 446 children’s are participated in different games. And 300 children’s wins the medal. This was a great success of this program. Many VIP’s and Indian Wheel Chair Tennis Player Mr. Sathiyamoorthy and Food king Mr .Sarath Babu and so on was came as a Chief Guest and been a role model of all the special children’s

The events were organized by Mr.George, and our enthusiastic sports secretary Mr.Bharath Krishna and our buddy “shasha” members. The events were conducted according to the age category i.e. below 8yrs, 9-11yrs, and 12 -15yrs, above 16 yrs for both boys and girls. Name of the events are as follows:

  • Activity 1 (running race)
  • Activity 2 (soft ball throw, obstacle race, shot put)

The events were successfully ended in the noon after lunch.

As full as snow our shasha family filled the ground and was restlessly running and conducted the events as speed as ants. Totally 36 members was assembled and represented shasha. Our shasha family’s wonderful support was also helped for the grand success of this grand event. The children were running with power and enthusiasm. Every one of us was amazed on seeing the willpower of those children. This kind of program created positive thoughts in our minds. And this was the most memorable day because “shasha” got her first authority and awarded with a wonderful memento for her great service in the program. Same as this lets work with the spirit for our upcoming projects.

 

Children’s Day carnival

“The Best way to make children good is to make them happy” - Oscar Wilde

Children's Day is seen as a day for the kids to engage in fun. The Occasion of children’s day is not only an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy, but it reminds us of the mission and message of good thoughts and knowledge. We always wanted children all over the world to grow, prosper, get education and prosper in life. Through this program we have the opportunity to make the children’s happier and deliver some important aspects to make their life colorful.

On November 25th 2012 we have planned to celebrate the children’s with underprivileged children’s in the Government Children’s home associated with “Gold Heart Foundation”.

 

Honorable senior advocate Mr. A. Thiyagarajan was came as a chief guest. Program started with inaugural function. And chief guest gave a wonderful speech. It was inspired by all the children’s. Then we conducted the sports and cultural events. Through this project we make children’s happy.

 

And also we should not lose sight of Nehru's real message. That is providing our children with a safe and loving environment to grow as well as giving them ample and equal opportunities through which they can take great strides and contribute to the progress.

 

This Day serves as a reminder to each and every one of us, to renew our commitment to the welfare of children and teach them to live with good standards

Save our Sisters Movement

“The solution to women’s issues can only be achieved in a free and democratic society in which human energy is liberated, the energy of both women and men together. Our civilization is called human civilization and is not attributed only to men or women.”

 

In this program We are associated with many Ngo’s and participated in the rally at marina for Save our Sisters movement to demand the immediate action on those with registered cases of crime against women.

 

On November 23th 2012 we are joined the rally for the important cause to Save our Sisters movement with many other Ngo’s our volunteers’ are interestedly participate the event to support the demand for immediate action for crime against women. It delivers the social responsibilities to all the peoples.

 

Our volunteers are walk with this rally and raise their voices to support the women who are all abused. Save Our Sisters (SOS) is an initiative action of save the women that works to prevent the trafficking of young girls and women for purposes of commercial sexual exploitation. And this program was gave awareness to the society.

Polio Drop Camp

“If you want to save your child from polio, you can pray or you can inoculate…. Choose science” - Carl sagan
India is one of the four remaining countries that still have polio. Polio mainly affects children under the age of 5. There is no cure for polio. So the polio vaccine will protect baby. Timely immunization is the most effective way of preventing the disease.


On 21st January we conduct the “Polio Drops Came” in Mother Home Of Shasha Foundation”. More than 50 children’s below the age of five years given in polio drops. This program was end with grand success and makes us happy to felt something to this society.

Street Play Festival

“When Earth is Sick and polluted, human health is impossible…. TO heal ourselves we must heal our planet, and to heal our planet we must heal ourselves” - Bobby McLeod

We associated with Ethiraj SIFE and arrange the street play competition with the concept of “Waste Management” Sife Ethiraj & Shasha foundation proudly presented Chennai street play festival on 22rd January 2013 at Ethiraj auditorium Egmore Chennai. R.J. Rizu, R.J. Praveen and Mr. George is come as a judge on this event. There are several colleges are participated in this grand event. They are all well performed and gave many new ideas about waste management.

 

Really it’s became a wonderful awareness program and it delivers the importance of waste management to all of us. Many celebrities are come as judge for competition and entertain the program with full of joy. Volunteers are get more benefitted and they are the major part of this program. Again they proved the team effort and make the program grand successful manner.

Republic day Celebration

“I feel that the constitution is workable, it is flexible and it is strong enough to hold the country together both in peacetime and in wartime. Indeed, if I may say so, if things go wrong under the new Constitution, the reason will not be that we had a bad Constitution. What we will have to say is that Man was vile.” - B. R. Ambedkar

On January 26th 2013 we celebrate the Republic day in Mother Home of Shasha. Mr. Sathya Moorthy (Indian Wheel Chair Tennis player) came as a chief guest and hoisting the national flag. Many childrens and publics are participated the grant event. On that date we should take an oath and we shall do our best for the welfare and peace of our beloved country. We should swear to serve our country with devotion.

Youth Health Mela

The Indian youth is the most vulnerable to Non-Communicable Diseases. The choices made and the subsequent risks involved significantly impact the health of today’s generation and therefore the overall well-being of the society. The Youth Health Mela targets youth and the young in Schools, Colleges, Corporate and the Community at large.


All information disseminated through the Youth Health Mela will be based on scientific evidence. Products, services, solutions, beliefs and conduct of the partners, participants, sponsors, exhibitors or their staff shall not run counter to the objectives of the Mela or be diluted or hijacked by overt or covert commercial or monetary considerations. No Partner, Participant, Sponsor, Exhibitor shall conduct themselves in a manner which may promote or gloat over the lifestyle related risks sought to be identified and prevented by the Mela. All decisions of the Jury of the YHM will be based on the above premise in an objective manner


Our Volunteers are done their services on the 3 days (Jan 24th to Jan 27th) to help and organize the mega event to make grand success. And also our tuition centre kids are performed the awareness street play in the name of “Vizhithezhu Elaingnaney”. The main Object this project is to provide guidance towards healthy living among youth and the young and seek their active participation to create awareness. And To create awareness on prevention of lifestyle related diseases. To involve the scientific community in raising awareness to the cause of prevention of lifestyle related diseases and to initiate urgent Policy changes and interventions in the health sector at all levels to promote the well-being of the youth and the young in the present and the future.

Youth Got Talent

The First meeting was held at Mother Home of “SHASHA” on 13.6.12. In this meeting we determined the purpose of the organization. And to envision the foundation will become and what the long term goals and objectives. Vision is one important pillar of organization that continuously guides people associating with organization. It is like guides light. It has no time frame. Our vision and mission was clearly described on that meeting. And we are selected our board members and delegate the rights, powers and duties.

Inauguration of “Odor – Free Camp in Chennai”

It was the important program which was fully made for the purpose of social cause. Waste that is not properly managed can create serious health or social problems in a community. People can get seriously sick from badly managed waste problems. If they have to leave the community to spend time in hospital, the patient and their families can be badly affected by the separation. If waste is managed well, the cost of fixing problems does not become a burden. Effective Microorganisms will help to reduce the stench emanating from garbage as well as speed up the process of decomposition.


According to that we joined with The Consortium for Sanitation Redress (CSR) and many NGOs have suggested the use of Effective Microorganisms (EM) to manage garbage in the city. And also we are suggesting that the EM be sprayed at all the eight transfer stations where over 4,000 tonnes of fresh garbage is brought in by small-sized compactors and collected to be transferred to the dumping yards at Perungudi and Kodungaiyur using large compactors. This Article came in “The Hindu” Newspaper.


And the CSR conducted the special camp in the name of “Odor free Chennai” on 28th January 2013 in Valluvar Kottam garbage transfer station. Social welfare Minister Mrs. P. Valarmathi and Mayor Mr.S.Duraisamy are came as special guest and inaugurating the camp. The representatives of C.S.R demonstrated the EM.

Stars Of Chennai

"Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven”

“Stars of Chennai” it was the noble entertainment program which was conducted on 2nd Feb 2013 at Kamarajar Arangam by “Plus Dream makers” and we tied up with us. We helped to organize the mega event.

 

This entertainment program was made for underprivileged, physically, mentally, visually challenged children’s to make them happy. Many television stars and cine stars are came and entertain the children’s by their wonderful performances.

 

We encouraged the social responsibilities of the Stars and honored them by the award given in the name of “STARS OF CHENNAI” Really the program was makes the happiness to all those children’s and stars.

Women’s Day Award Program.

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On 10th March 2013, we associated with the “Plus dream makers” and celebrate the International Women’s Day by the concept of giving awards to women’s in the name of “PENN”. For the First time in India we executed the award ceremony to their Door steps by the intention of praising the women’s who are achieving in the various fields. "PENN" The Force Behind a felicitation for Women who are the force behind, motivation, sacrifice and love behind each and every success. Name List of the awardees


1. Dr,Mariazeena Johnson (Director –Sathyabama University)

2. Dr.Fathima Vasanth (Principle –Madras school of social work)

3. Mrs.Usha Rajkumar (Director – V.G.P Parijatham trust)

4. Ms.Leena Manimekalai (Film Maker – Director)

5. Mrs.Sumanthi Srinivas (Director – WE Magazine)

6. Ms.Daya Kingston (Journalist)

7. Ms.M.Sterlin Nithya (Music Director)

8. Ms.Uma Subramaniian (Lyricist – Novel Writer)

9. J.Stella (NSS program office-quiad mileth college)

10. Dr.R.Rajalakshmi (Proffesor –Tamil dept –Ethiraj College

11. Mrs.K.S.Jayaamma (co-founder Gold heart Foundation)

12. Mrs.R.Rani (founder-sarojini varathapan magalir sangam)

13. Mrs.V.Sivagami (MD- RKV film institute)

14. Dr.E.Vidhubala (HOD- Dept of Psycho-oncology –cancer institute)
It was really motivated them and also we had a great response for this award ceremony.

Manasa Home – Special program

On April 7th 2013 we conducted the food distribution and cultural program at Manasa home - Maduravoyal for Special Children’s. In this ceremony our volunteers are actively participated and make the children’s very happy. With the distribution of food we support and enhance them in participation of their live. SHASHA Foundation means to live solidarity and to develop empathy towards human beings trough giving from the heart! Our deep desire in distributing the food is to develop love to God and his creation. Our foundation is an example for living together in harmony. Sharing is very important.

Nalam – Veethi Nadagam

On Apr 14th 2013, we did an Awareness Street Play in Kodambakkam around the public. Our SHASHA family members are wonderfully performed the play. By this program we create awareness about the concept of “Onrey Kulam Oruvaney Devan, Street parliament, and Noise pollution” It appealed to everyone to realize the need of the street parliament among the area. The play spreads awareness and ultimately brings them to think on their social responsibility.


Majorly we targeted towards youth can really stir up emotions, create awareness and lead the way towards positive change. Important tool in creating awareness, empowering the youth and utilizing our right to freedom of speech and expression positively. This colloquial form of drama connects with the youth instantly.

Labors Day Celebration

On May 1st 2013 we joined with Gold heart foundation and celebrated the Labors day celebration by the way of honoring 108 Ambulance service workers and Fire Service workers. The Both Department is most precious and to be appreciated services. Certain situations in life require immediate medical care and a fraction of a second delay can drastically change somebody’s life. The 108 ambulance service is very important in society as they save hundreds of lives daily by responding to emergency calls.


Firefighters are rescuers extensively trained in firefighting, primarily to extinguish hazardous fires that threaten property and civilian or natural populations and to rescue people from dangerous situations, like as collapsed or burning buildings.


We are very proud to honor them by the way of giving awards. We presenting awards at a special ceremony are a good way to honor workers who have shown outstanding commitment and accomplished big things. It shows approval and gratitude for each person's good job, and it makes people aware that good work will be rewarded. It shows others, such as the general public and others, Recognition motivates others to strive for excellence and we all benefit from it. Being rewarded for doing well is one of the biggest incentives anyone can receive.


And also we released our Short film “Padikattu” teaser on that special ceremony.

Conclusion

ACTION IS THE FOUNDATIONAL KEY TO ALL SUCCESS. - Pablo Picasso.
The above one year “Shasha” crosses many stages and the journey were motivated us to work with more spirit its raises our involvement and effectiveness in the social work field. It is my pleasure duty to thank all those who have happily contributed works and participation. I acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of the members for their cooperation. I heartily thank them for their active involvement in all activities. Thanks for all members who rendered their great service even in their busy schedule .Our Foundation are proud of very active and dedicated members.