The 13th Annual Day function of Anandam was celebrated on 15-02-2015. In the morning pooja and homams were done and pooja for 6 cows was also done.
In the evening a simple and elegant function was got up between 4.00 PM an 6.00 PM and started with music programme by VIZHIGAL a group of visually challenged persons.
The Chief Guest of the evening was Shri. K. VEERA RAGHAVA RAO., I.A.S., District Collector, Thiruvallur.
Other Guests of Honour were Shri. V. Vasudevan, Head Cards Operation, HDFC Bank and Shri. A.S.Hariprasad, Chairman, GKS Group of Industries.
Meeting started with Thamizh Thaai Vazhthu by residents of Anandam.
Mr. R. Rajkumar, Trustee, Anandam welcomed the guests and they were greeted with bouquets and mementoes. Mrs. Bhageerathy Ramamoorthy, Managing Trustee, traced the milestones crossed by Anandam.
Shri V. Vasudevan and Shri A.S. Hariprasad complimented ANANDAM for the excellent work and wished many more Laurels.
As a fitting gesture on the 13th Annual Day 13 Home for Senior Citizens were invited and honored with dress materials for all the residents of the Home and a steel tumbler. The District Collector and the other guests distributed for representatives of the homes. Total distribution was done for 412 elders on that day.
School bags for the 120 students getting tuition at Anandam (bags sponsored by Jain Association) was distributed.
Mothers of the children getting free tuition are given free tailoring coaching, by a trained teacher. In order to make them earn a living 3 persons who have completed tailoring training were given tailoring machine free by Anandam which was given away by the District Collector.
The District Collector in his inspiring speech praised the excellent work done by Anandam and touched on every aspect which was given importance by Anandam.
Shri.P.A.Balakrishnan, Trustee, Anandam gave a VOTE OF THANKS. Meeting ended with National Anthem.