Chennai: Here is a story of a group of women residents who joined together over 20 years ago not for any entertainment purpose but for the objective of serving the needy.
Apporva Womens Association at Kuppuswamy Street at T Nagar in the city provides financial assistance to economically weaker students, medical assistance to leprosy-affected people and supports orphanages.
The forum is celebrating its 23rd anniversary on 11 November at Balaji Kalyana Mandapam (near Agasthiyar temple), Sundaram Street.
Yes, it is a long journey but we are young enough to look up for the future, said Radha Krishnamurthy, founder president of the forum.
Tracing back the history, Radha said,”I was first associated with Aishwarya Ladies Club of Nathamuni Street as an advisor and organised several programmes to help out the needy.
”At one stage, my friends and well wishers wanted me to start a forum and hence Apoorva Womens Association was born and now it is 23 years old.”
The association organises various programmes including stage plays of seasoned dramatists like Crazy Mohan and fund the needy.
About this, Radha pointed out,”Thanks to the continuous patronage given by philanthropists like Nalli Kuppusamy Chetty sir and GRT Rajendran sir, our association is able to take up social welfare projects covering a number of orphanages in and around the city.”
”We have around 20 working members and plenty of non-working members from across the area who give their heart and soul for implementation of our programmes.”
The anniversary celebrations scheduled on 11 November included an exhibition session by physically challenged people from 10 am followed by competitions and valedictory function in the evening.
Radha Krishnamurthy can be reached at 93814 93939.