Besides regular activities, we have undertaken the following need based activities for year 2016-17.
1. Scheme of assistance to students hailing from economically weaker sections/ BPL family to continue their higher education with the help of contributions from willing donors.
2. Providing SMART CLASS ANIMATION CDs for the benefit of school going students of STD. I-V.by seeking CSR Funds.
3. Conduct of Free coaching classes for UPSC/TNPSC/TRB competitive Exams. for the benefit of SC/ST/OBC Students appearing for the Examinations to be held in 2017 onwards with the help of Govt. or willing donors.
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The Nataraj Educational and Charitable Trust is a national level, nonprofit NGO founded in 2006 to ensure educational opportunity of the younger generation and to promote people aspirations and potentiality and settle the poor and the down trodden.
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To promote the usage of scientific Tamil while teaching, Tamilzhaga Science Teachers forum under the president ship of Dr. Annadurai. There has been continuous efforts to teaching community through a special function cum publication of a Book on "Ariviyal Tamil" on various topics Our Managing Trustee, N.Adiyapatham has been asked to participate in the function and released a paper on "Awareness on Sex Education". It was appreciated by all the participants as it is very important current issue on curbing the social evil of raping and sexual harassment.
To Study the implication of the enactment of the law on "Right of Children for free and Compulsory Education Act 2009", a pilot study on the implementation of Right to Education Act was Conducted by the Trust in August 2013. Our Findings and strategies are recorded in the book entitle "A Study on the Implementation of Right to Education Act". We Hope that the study report will supplement the Educationist and Researches on elementary Education. The copy of the book containing our findings, specific suggestion and recommendation was submitted to the state and central government for necessary action. About 1000 Copies were printed and distributed to various officials especially to teachers who are implementers of the Provisions of the Act.
To mitigate the sufferings of flood affected people of Chennai city,as an NGO,our chairman, N.Adiyaptham and the Trustees of the NATARAJ EDUCATIONAL AND CHARITABLE TRUST have visited the rain waterlogged area in Balaji nagar, PALLIKARANAI,CHENNAI and distributed blankets, dhotis and biscuits to 30 families of the flood hit victims on 11.12.15 . It was reported that there are more number of affected persons requiring relief materials. Then, we approached willing donors and continued our relief work immediately.
CONTRIBUTIONS OF COGNIZANT EMLPLOYEES IN FLOOD RELIEF OPERATIONS.
In a joint mission with NATARAJ EDUCATIONAL AND CHARITABLE TRUST (NECT), a 12 member team of volunteers from COGNIZANT Technologies, Chennai took a vital role in identifying and distributing relief materials. Each affected family was given relief materials with a bag containing bed sheet, mat,rice, dhal, cooking oil, blackgram, sugar, salt, biscuit and mosquito bite roles worth about Rs.1000/- individually in flood hit areas like Balaji nagar in Pallikaranai, Road workers from north India staying in tents under metrorail project bridge near Vellacherry, KPK Nagar opposite to Dr.Ambedthkar Law university and Thiruvalluvar nagar in Perungudi on 20.12.15. The total number of beneficiaries were more than 100 families. On behalf of the Trust, we thank the donors from CTS and the volunteers, the police personnel and the public who assisted us in the mission of flood relief operations.
IS IT NATURE’S FURY ? THIS ARTICLE ENTITLED "IS IT NATURE’S FURY" HIGHLIGHTING THE RAVAGES OF HEAVY RAINFALL IN TAMILNADU IS AN INITIATIVE OF OUR CHAIRMAN, N.ADIYAPATHAM UNDER COMMUNITY WELFARE PROJECT.
We are aware that the state of Tamilnadu experienced unprecedented torrential rainfall in the month of November and December,2015.The unabated showers completely paralysed the normal life of the people of Chennai city and several Districts like Kancheepuram, Thiruvallore, Cuddalore, Nagapattanam,Thoothukudi and other parts of our state.
There has been severe damage in Chennai city and other parts of districts in the state due to heavy rain amounting to 30 cm. in two days in the first spell. Unfortunately, the entire city marooned in rain water and many people in residential areas were sending SOS for simple living as flood waters do not recede for more than three days.
During the next spell, I shudder to think about nature’s fury that showered continuously for 14 hours measuring around 40 cm of rainfall on December 3, causing flash floods in all parts of the city. With the result, many buildings were inundated due to heavy rain even upto10 ft. from the basement level, all lakes and rivers are flowing over its danger mark level. As there is no proper sewage system and drainage canal in many parts of the city, rain water submerged into residential areas. Everything became stand still. People have no communication from any quarters for three days in many parts o he city.
Due to unabated heavy rainfall, the catastrophe started that many people drowned into flood water, many huts(with valuables) on the banks of river side were washed away .Waterlogged in some buildings up to first floor level.
In most of the area, people have lost their belongings like domestic appliances, educational certificates, land record s, voter id, family id cards etc. Several people in rain hit districts faced similar extensive damage like loss of life, huts and houses were damaged partly or fully, loss of cattle, crops submerged in rain water and so on and so forth.
RESCUE AND RELIEF OPERATIONS
The state and central Govt. authorities have taken rescue and relief operations on war footing. More than 19 lakhs of people have been rescued from the water logged areas and rehabilitated in relief centres . In inaccessible areas, the Govt. has made arrangements to supply essential materials like food packets, milk powder, water packets etc. have also been distributed through helicopters . Though the Govt. has opened about 6775 relief centres across the state and announced flood relief grants, it has not fully covered all the rain ravaged areas . Relief materials is yet to reach out to certain flood-hit pockets of city.
Besides, dedicated NGOS, volunteers from Service organizations, political parties, social activists, individuals and many others have been involving in rescue operations and providing food packets, clothes, medicines, milk powder, bread biscuits etc., to the flood affected People.
Above all, We salute all those who involved in rescue and relief operations in the unprecedented flood havoc in Tamilnadu.
Normalcy is slowly returning now . But the position of the persons who lost their homes is still precarious. Several hundreds of educated youths could not continue their employment and they are now under stress. There are hundreds of migrants labourers who are searching for new employments avenues as the present employer is unable to resume work due to flood water damage. The school going children and the college goers could not continue their learning due to prolonged closure of educational institutions for a month and Parents are worried about their wards performance in the ensuing public Examination . Restoration of water bodies and water ways that existed in 1991 in all parts of the city and the rest of other districts are to be restored. Farmers are the worst hit people as nothing can compensate their loss . More than 14000 small and medium company owners cross their fingers who incurred heavy loss. There can be counseling sessions to soften the mental agony experienced by flood affected persons through Govt. guided media and NGOS.
PROJECTS FOR FLOOD AFFECTED VICTIMS AND OTHERS
To mitigate the sufferings of the flood victims, our organization as an NGO plan to conduct SKILL TRAINING PROGRAMS in areas like
This article is an initiative of NECT/CSQ Global in the Service of Younger generation. Mr. N. Adiyapatham, Chairman, of the Trust and former District Educational Officer states the critical issues and the strategies to be adopted any importing education to children.
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This article is an initiative of NECT in the Service of Younger generation by Mr. N. Adiyapatham, Chairman, of the Trust and former District Educational Officer.
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