Karthikeyan Halan

Chennaiite conducts over 1,000 medical camps

Chennai: He has no banner and no office building. But, he has been doing service to society silently. P Raman, who runs NGO Daasya at Ashok Nagar in the city has so far conducted over 1,000 medical camps covering the locality and also across Tamilnadu. Though he has been doing the service for four decades, he registered Daasya (meaning ‘Service’ according to Shirdi Baba), as a NGO only in 2012.

Chennai man offers freezer box free of cost

Chennai: When I Jerome decided to revive his social service, he found help from NGO Thuvakkam. When somebody passes away, he lends a freezer box free of cost to the needy, till the final rites are performed. The freezer box is kept in a shed on 86th Street, behind Mathias Church, Ashok Nagar, and the banner written on the wall reads – Anbuchuvar. “‘Three years ago, my friend’’s relative passed

Young football star scores 49 goals in 41 matches

Chennai: Thirteen-year-old S Jithes residing near Ashok Nagar in the city is one shy of the golden goal. He has so far played 41 football matches in 10 tournaments and has scored 49 goals. Recently, he was honoured for scoring 10 goals in the under 14 football tournament conducted by Doveton Corrie Anglo-Indian School, Vepery. Like father, like son, they say. Jithes’ father had represented junior Indian football team in

Chennaiites come ahead in donating to charity

Chennai: Do you have any leftover food, unused clothes or toys? Here is a place where you can drop them and it would be taken away by the needy. In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the locality, K K Nagar 6th Sector Residents Welfare Association and Lions Clubs International jointly inaugurated the Akshaya Pathiram project at the entrance of 31st Street of the sector on Republic Day. “‘One week has gone

Resident brings out history of area in Chennai

Chennai: Do you know how the name Nesapakkam in the city came into being? It is said during the freedom struggle, people from outstations who came to then Madarasapattinam to take part in protests used to stay here during nights. They were served food by the local residents affectionately and it was called Nesapakkam (nesam – affection, pakkam – area). Also, it is said the people in this area used

Chennaiite runs music troupe with only children

Chennai: What can you achieve in six months? Ask the singers of Chinna Kuyilgal (Children Cine Orchestra) and they would say that the sky is the limit. Started in July 2017, they did their first performance at an Amman temple at Teynampet in August last year and the latest one at the ongoing Tourism and Trade Fair at Island Grounds during Maattu Pongal. Based out at K K Nagar, in