Saturday, June 6, 2020

REACH THE UNREACHABLE



REACH THE UNREACHABLE 

AN APPEAL FOR SUPPORT

An initiative of Tamilnadu Udavikkaram Association for the Differently Abled ( Udavikkaram) to help the differently abled  people suffering due to covid-19 Lock Down
Ours is state Association of Differently Abled having branches and affiliated organizations in many districts of Tamil Nadu. The office bearers of UDAVIKKARAM though differently abled , are professionals, self-employed and well educated and qualified peoples, serving Persons With Disabilities(PWDs) with full dedication.
1. We serve the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) during the past 4 decades
2. We help the PWDs for their education, employment, sports development, Medical Rehabilitation etc..
3.We conduct medical camps in Chennai and suburbs ,screen the PWD’s and  assess their requirements and render free assistance according to their needs such as providing Three-wheeler Scooters, Tri cycles , Wheel chairs, Calipers, Crutches, Hearing Aids, Blind person’s walking sticks etc. at free of cost
4. We also support the differently abled to participate in National & International games.
5. We provide Educational assistance, scholarship, tuition fees, books and notebooks, secure admissions to Professional and arts and science courses , training programs for self-employment, assist in getting loans from banks
6. We conduct FACE TO FACE meetings of PWDs every Saturday to discuss the issues and problems faced by them and redress their grievances and provide solutions.
7. We conduct Seminars, State conferences, Exhibitions, talent programs, sports events etc., for the PWDs
8. We help to get ID Cards, Disability Pensions & all other assistances under the various schemes of the Government.
9. We publish UDAVIKKARAM monthly Magazine to focus the problems faced by the PWDs, give opportunities to discuss the problems of disability sector, represent to the Government and other authorities and get necessary help as well as placement services to them.
10. We do matrimonial services – marriage & family counseling, conducting marriages marriage assistance etc.

II. we give below the details of some of our activities, programs and events during the last one year organized by our Association so as to benefit  the differently abled persons

1.     Feb 23rd and 24th 2019-
we conducted 2 days conference in which around 1000 persons with disabilities have participated in seminars, group discussions, talent programs etc. and more than 100 peoples were donated free tri-cycles, crutches, walkers, sewing machines, wheel –chairs etc.During the conference we have also recognized 25 achievers being successful sports persons, academicians, self-employed achievers, artists, lyrics, best speakers etc., so as to promote talent amongst the differently abled.

2.     April 2019
we organized Medical Camp in Kanchipuram Town and distributed aids and appliances to 60 differently abled persons.
 we have taken 300 differently abled persons from Chennai to Kanchipuram in 15 vehicles and arranged for their special dharshan of Athivaradar and spent for their food and travelling expenses and gave them an opportunity of worship (which they could not have experienced for next 40 years) and the Kanchipuram District Collector Mr. Ponniah IAS and Addl Director General of Police (L&O) Dr. Jayanth Murali IPS, and other top officials of Kanchipuram District give warm reception at Kancheepuram and escorted us to the temple and took us near the deity for a special and comfortable worship. We are instrumental in creating accessible environment to PWDs in temples
 
4.     Oct 2019
we have conducted Multi Specialty Medical camp in association with Ramachandra Medicalcollege  and Research institute, Ragas Dental College, Muthukumaran college & Hospital and we did free medical checkup and follow up and Eye Treatment, Skin Treatment, ENT, Dental, Ortho, Physio Doctors and Surgeons from various hospitals in the City participated in the Camp. Around 500 differently abled persons got the free treatment and medical benefits because of the Medical Camp.

5.     Nov 2019
 We conducted one day seminar focusing on the games for the differently abled and motivated the differently abled players to participate in the National and International Games and helped them for travel expenditure to participate in the National Games.

6.     Dec 2019
We organized the celebration of International Day of Differently Abled and distributed sarees , and clothes to 300 differently abled persons. Further  jointly  with an Ngo RAIN DROPSS having  young software  professionals as volunteers , , we organized “ Reach the Beach” program and took 400 wheel chair bound differently abled persons to the Besant Nagar Beach and gave them opportunity to enjoy the waves and waters touching their feet by laying special paths on the beach sand to take the wheel chairs on the sand.

7.     March 2020
On 6th and 7th , we organized Udavikkaram Para National Games 2020 in YMCA Grounds, Nandanam Chennai. More than 300 Differently abled National and International level players from 10 States across the country participated in the games and Gold Medals and Cash awards were presented to the Champions of the Events. The Hornourable Social Welfare Minister of Tamil Nadu, Dr.Mrs. Saroja and The  Hornourable Transport Minister Thiru. M.R.Vijaya Baskar , Chief Guest for the program presented Dr.Puratchithalavi Amma Memorial Trophy   and cash awards for the champions of various events of the  Udavikkaram Para National Games 2020
The above programs are some of our special programs conducted during the year.

In addition to the above
 THROUGH OUT  THE YEAR , We conducted  regular meetings on every Saturday evening between 4 P.M to 9P.M in which we help the differently abled peoples by providing them vegetables, rice, and pulses which will help them to take care of their requirements for every week, and also we give them periodical training for their self-employment, pay for  scholarship, school fees, notebooks, stationery, etc on week to week basis depending on their request.

OUR NEW INITIATIVE  IN 2020-21

                                          REACH THE UNREACHABLE

*Due to the pandemic corona virus National Lockdown, Hundreds of thousands of differently abled persons are worst affected being isolated  invisible minorities in various  remote villages  scattered and could not move out  but suffer from where ever they are  and crying for support.

* They are in touch with UDAVIKKARAM by telephone and whatsapp and ask for help and financial support for meeting the essentials.

*UDAVIKKARAM is collecting the bank account details  of the differently abled people along with their DISABIITY CARD and Aadhar Card  details so as to help them by direct  transfer of Rs 1000 to each beneficiary account

* We are already in touch with peoples  with helping tendency and other organizations  to  support the persons with disabilities  living in various places by monthly provisions and vegetables and Masks and soaps.,

* NOW our motto is to REACH THE UNREACHABLE – and our target and aim is  to reach 750 Nos-  Persons with disabilities VIZ Ortho, Speech and Hearing impaired , Visually impaired, Mentally retarded , leprosy cured etc.in remote villages in various districts of Tamil Nadu and Pondichery.

*Already 1000 Persons have  registered with us for help and applications are received from all over the state every day asking for financial support  since their livelihood has been badly affected on account of Corona Virus Lock down

*  We  request you to kindly support the cause.

*The sponsored amount by the Donors will be distributed to the Persons with Disabilities @ Rs.1000 each through Bank transfer to the Beneficiary account.

*The Beneficiary details such as Name, Address, Nature of Disability, Mobile number etc. will be furnished to the Donors after the transfer of the amount to the Beneficiaries Bank account..

·      So far  we were able to support 500 persons  with disabilities @ Rs 1000 each  and another batch of 50 persons will be sent Rs 1000 per person by next week.

·      All these became possible only due to the support of charitable trusts, philanthropists and  kind hearted and service minded people like you .

·      We are  yet  to go further  to reach our goal of 750 nos and we are confident of  achieving our target  with the support of kind hearted and broad minded  people  , philanthropists, Charitable Trust , Social organization etc.

·      Some of our major donors for the project to  Reach the Unreachables so far are

1.     Mr.N.Ravi  (former official of Tamil nadu Tourism) Who himself a differently abled person and Wise president of Udavikkaram has mobilized Rs. 100000/- for the project
2.     Mr. A.P.Madhivanan ( former official of RBI and Differently Abled Person )  has mobilized More thanRs. 100000/-  to Reach the Unreachable
3.     Charitable Trust like Shakthi Foundation and Lodge Accountants Charitable Trust have contributed Rs. 50000/- each to the project
4.     Some NRIs from USA Australia , Singapore, Hong Kong and a number of donors from across country have liberally contributed for the project

So far we are able to raise funds to the tune of Rs. 5.75 lakhs , Distributed Rs. 5 lakhs through bank NEFT transfers to the individual bank accounts of 500 nos Differently abled persons living in remote villages across the state and helped them to buy the basic essentials for their livelihood during the crisis period of Corona Lockdown . Another batch of 50 persons will be sent Rs. 1000 each during this week by NEFT transfer to their bank accounts.
We need further Rs. 2 lakhs to fulfill our Goal  of the Reaching the Unreachables – balance 200 no’s to be covered before June end – probably the last lap of the National lock Down

Please support liberally  to  “REACH THE UNREACHABLES”
·      Your donations may be sent by Cheque/  Demand draft drawn in the name of “TDS TRUST”(Tamil Nadu Differently abled Sangam Trust) or by way of Neft transfer to the following Bank Account.
·      Account Name           : TDS TRUST
·      Bank                               : Andhra Bank
·      Branch                           : KK Nagar
·      SB A/c No                     : 081210100020320
·      IFSCCode                             : ANDB0000812
The donations are eligible for 80G exemption
Thanking you
With Regards
Yours Sincerely
CA.T.A.P.Varadakutti
 President
UDAVIKKARAM
Cell: 9841048947
Website: www.udavikkaram.org






Sunday, March 6, 2016

SCHOLORSHIP ANNOUNCED BY PRIME MINISTER

மாணவர்களுக்கு அரியதோர் வாய்ப்பு.

10ம் வகுப்பு மற்றும் +2 தேர்வு எழுதவிருக்கும் மாணவர்களுக்கும், அவர்களின் பெற்றோர்களுக்கும் ஒரு மகிழ்வான தகவல். நமது பிரதமர் நரேந்திர மோடி அவர்கள் ‘’அப்துல் கலாம் மற்றும் வாஜ்பாய் பெயரில் மாணவர்களுக்கான கல்வி உதவித்தொகை (ஸ்காலர்ஷிப் ) திட்டம் அறிமுகப்படுத்தியுள்ளார்.
அதன்படி, 10ம் வகுப்பு தேர்வில் 75%  சதவீதத்திற்கு அதிகமான மதிப்பெண்கள் பெறுகின்றவர்களுக்கு ரூபாய் 10,000/மும்,
+2 தேர்வில் 85%  சதவீதத்திற்கு அதிகமான மதிப்பெண்கள் பெறுகின்றவர்களுக்கு ரூபாய் 25000/மும் வழங்கப்படுமென தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.
அதற்குரிய விண்ணப்பப்படிவங்கள் நகராட்சி அலுவலகங்களில் கிடைக்கும். விண்ணப்பப்படிவத்தை கணினியில் பதிவிறக்கம் செய்ய, இணைய முகவரி: http://www.desw.gov.in/scholarship

#இவ்வாய்ப்பை தவற விடாதீர்கள்.மற்றவர்களுக்கும் கூறுங்கள். வாழ்த்துக்கள் மாணவர்களே.
      
 Dear all,
Just to inform all parents of 10th passed children.
There is a scholarship scheme by our PM Narendra modi in the name of Abdul Kalam and vajapeyee. for students scoring more than 75% Who will get ₹10,000/
These forms r available in the muncipal corporation .
Pls do not ignore .
For 12th std ,above 85% its 25000
Frwd in all grps.
Someone somewhere needs it...so..plzz  website link to download application http://www.desw.gov.in/scholarship
by



A.M.BADRI NARAYANAN Dhavappudhalvan dhava.ambi@gmail.com


மாணவர்களுக்கு அரியதோர் வாய்ப்பு.

10ம் வகுப்பு மற்றும் +2 தேர்வு எழுதவிருக்கும் மாணவர்களுக்கும், அவர்களின் பெற்றோர்களுக்கும் ஒரு மகிழ்வான தகவல். நமது பிரதமர் நரேந்திர மோடி அவர்கள் ‘’அப்துல் கலாம் மற்றும் வாஜ்பாய் பெயரில் மாணவர்களுக்கான கல்வி உதவித்தொகை (ஸ்காலர்ஷிப் ) திட்டம் அறிமுகப்படுத்தியுள்ளார்.
அதன்படி, 10ம் வகுப்பு தேர்வில் 75%  சதவீதத்திற்கு அதிகமான மதிப்பெண்கள் பெறுகின்றவர்களுக்கு ரூபாய் 10,000/மும்,
+2 தேர்வில் 85%  சதவீதத்திற்கு அதிகமான மதிப்பெண்கள் பெறுகின்றவர்களுக்கு ரூபாய் 25000/மும் வழங்கப்படுமென தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.
அதற்குரிய விண்ணப்பப்படிவங்கள் நகராட்சி அலுவலகங்களில் கிடைக்கும். விண்ணப்பப்படிவத்தை கணினியில் பதிவிறக்கம் செய்ய, இணைய முகவரி: http://www.desw.gov.in/scholarship

#இவ்வாய்ப்பை தவற விடாதீர்கள்.மற்றவர்களுக்கும் கூறுங்கள். வாழ்த்துக்கள் மாணவர்களே.
      
 Dear all,
Just to inform all parents of 10th passed children.
There is a scholarship scheme by our PM Narendra modi in the name of Abdul Kalam and vajapeyee. for students scoring more than 75% Who will get ₹10,000/
These forms r available in the muncipal corporation .
Pls do not ignore .
For 12th std ,above 85% its 25000
Frwd in all grps.
Someone somewhere needs it...so..plzz  website link to download application http://www.desw.gov.in/scholarship

by

.M.BADRI NARAYANAN Dhavappudhalvan dhava.ambi@gmail.com

ISSUE OF UDAVIKKARAM ID CARD TO THE OFFICE BEARERS

ALL THE UDAVIKKARAM  ASSOCIATION OFFICE BEARERS WILL WEAR ID CARD AT ALL THE MEETINGS  CONCERNING THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED  SECTOR










M.B.NANDAKUMAR-state treasurer BIRTH DAY celebrations ---- FELICITATION at UDAVIKKARAM face to face meeting














LETTER SUBMITTED TO ELECTION COMMISSION

22/02/2016

To,
Shri Rajesh  Lakhani I.A.S,
Chief Electoral Officer,
Secretariat,
Chennai-600009

Sir,
Greetings from Tamilnadu Udavikkaram Association for the Welfare of Differently Abled
We hereby submit our suggestions for the accessible environment for the differently abled persons  to enable them for exercising  their franchise at the ensuing assembly elections in May 2016.
1. The vehicles used by/carrying differently abled persons should be allowed to travel in the vehicle till the polling booth from the main entrance of the building where polling booths are situated.
2. There should be Reserved Parking area with disabilitu symbol very nearer to the polling booths and only the differently abled voters should be allowed to park their vehicles in the reserved parking area/ closer to it.
3. The differently abled voters should be allowed to take an escort along with them inside the polling booth for easy and convenient voting by them.
4. There should be a separate Queue for the differently abled voters.
5. There should be suitable ramp/s at each polling booth as well as each polling places and the differently abled voters should be in a position to enter in Wheel chair and caste their vote without any difficulty.
6. In case the voter is a dwarf, suitable stool/s should be provided for them to stand on the same and to vote.
7. In the case of visually handicapped person to vote, there should be a Braille ballet papers.
8. There should be special toilets for the differently abled voters in the polling area.
9. The preference of voting by post should be allowed to the differently abled voters at his choice.
10. Magnifying glass should be provided for low vision people at each polling booth.
11. The election commission office should take the details of the differently abled voters - area wise relating to the various booths and arrange vehicles to reach the polling booths and drop them back at their houses and issue the necessary forms at their house itself in connection with postal votes.
12. The election commission office should issue necessary advertisements in the newspaper calling for the details of the differently abled voters with reference to each area, address wise to ensure necessary accessibility requirements to the differently abled voters in such area. However accessible environment should be made in all the polling booths.
13. There should be a separate voters list for each area for the differently abled voters.
14. The election commission office contact number for each area to be displayed in the booth for lodging any complaints relating to the difficulty in voting by the differently abled voters for immediate guidance to the presiding officer of the booth for redressing their grievances.

We request you to kindly consider the above suggestions for making the polling booths disabled friendly.


T.A.P.Varadakutti Aavin K.Gopinath
(State President) (State General Secretary)

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Disabled care: Southern states show the way




"A fundamental reason for the disparity is the lackadaisical attitude of some state governments," said Deepak Kalra, director of Jaipur-based Umang, which works for people with cerebral palsy, autism and multiple disabilities.
 
Similarly, Odisha and Tamil Nadu have similar share in the national disabled population, with 4.64% and 4.40%, respectively.
 
Yet, in the past three financial years, Tamil Nadu has received only half the amount of funding received by Odisha.
 
Tamil Nadu, however, reached out to more than double the number of disabled (12.13%) than Odisha at 5.89%.

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