Saturday, March 26, 2011

Joy of Giving - A philanthropic wave by young minds

Warren Buffet and Bill Gates are very much in the news sharing mantras of philanthropy to the businessmen in India. However, young minds in NSN Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Chennai are no lesser than any great philanthropists in the country. The joy of giving by these young minds have in place for nearly 12 years now !

N.S.N Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Chitlapakkam, Chennai set a record of supporting deserving social causes continuously for the past 12 years. In a simple function organized at the school premises on 25th March 2011, Mrs. Chitra Prasad, the Correspondent of the school, presented donation cheques to Indian Developmental Foundation, Avvai Home and Orphange and Naam Foundation in support of outstanding service rendered for the welfare of less fortunate children. The donation presented was voluntarily mobilized by the students for various social causes as a part of their social responsibility program.

Mrs. Suhasini Mani Ratnam, renowned cine artist and the Founder of Naam Foundation was the Chief Guest for the function. She lauded the students for their sacrifice and selfless service towards reaching out to the needy. She said the children have done the right thing and the spirit of service should sustain.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Chitra Prasad, the Principal and Correspondent of the school said that while it was important for the students to be successful, it was equally important to be service minded. School life was the wonderful opportunity to develop the spirit of service, she observed.

Dr. S. Franklin, Manager Southern Region, Indian Development Foundation mentioned that the N.S.N. Mat. HS School, has set an excellent example of sharing and caring by supporting many needy causes for 12 consecutive years. Hats off to the young minds for generating such a philanthropic wave.

Ms. V. Susheela, Hon Secretary and Correspondent of Avvai Home and Orphanage thanked the students and the management profusely for the great support extended for the cause of educating underprivileged children.

Student representatives of the school took active part in the program. N.S.N. Mat. H.S.S. has the tradition of supporting social causes every year out of willing and voluntary contributions raised by the students. N.S.N school has an excellent track record of winning several state, regional and district ranks both in academics and extra-curricular activities. The school aims at the overall development of children and sets a sterling example for many others to emulate.

Mr. K. Sathyamurthy, Development Executive of Indian Development Foundation joined Dr. Franklin in expressing sincere gratitude to all the students for their splendid social performance.

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