Ananda, the first of our fundraiser series got off to a flying start on March 7 at the Music Academy, Chennai. The programme began with the playing of Bharata Desa Hitaya, AIM for Seva’s national anthem composed by our founder, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati.
A quick video tour of AIM for Seva Krupa Home followed the anthem playing and our audience got to know the daily life of a Krupa home resident. The august gathering included 25 of our Swaminis and Sadhu coordinators from across India. Our Chairperson and Managing Trustee, Smt. Sheela Balaji gave the welcome address. Other dignitaries on the dais included N.Ravi, director, Kasturi and Sons who was the chief guest for the programme, Sri. P.S. Govindachari, chairperson and managing director, Rajsriya Group who was the guest of honour and Sri. Ravee Malhotra, trustee, AIM for Seva.
The CMT of AIM for Seva, Smt. Sheela Balaji then honoured the Chief Guest for the evening, Sri. N. Ravi with a shawl and books while Sri. Ravee Malhotra did the honours for Sri. Govindachari, the guest of honour.
The chief guest, N. Ravi then released Kuru Sevam Tvam, a souvenir specially created for Ananda. This book is a pictorial depiction of AIM for Seva’s journey over the last 18 years and is a tribute to our founder Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati’s vision which has inspired our efforts everyday. Sri N. Ravi then addressed the gathering after which Sri. Ravee Malhotra delivered the vote of thanks.
For the next 80 minutes, the audience at Music Academy were transported to a novel music realm. Smt. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath presented, ‘Chintaye Guruvaram,’ that was a tribute by the acclaimed artist to her Gurus who have led her on the journey of life, and gone ahead to pave the path for her to walk on. The concert was a freshly woven production with narratives. Highlights included songs from the Thiruppugazh.
At the end of the concert, the main artist, Smt. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath was felicitated by Sri. N. Ravi, and Smt. Sheela Balaji. The other accompanying artists were felicitated by Sri. Ravee Malhotra.
Proceeds received from Chintaye Guruvaram will be assigned towards building of a new dormitory block at the AIM for Seva Krupa Home located in Sriperumbudur in the outskirts of Chennai. AIM for Seva Krupa Home provides end of life care to 36 differently-abled men. The residents are engaged meaningfully throughout the day as part of occupational therapy efforts. The products handcrafted by them are displayed at our new format store, Spirit of the Earth located in Desika Road, Mylapore, Chennai.
Every year, we have an increasing number of adults with autism seeking admission in Krupa Home. We need to build a new dormitory block and training centre that are diffabled friendly in order to accommodate and provide for their every need. The estimated cost of this project is Rs 60 lakh.
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