Raji Foundation Launch Function : Wed the 28th May 2014

Raji Foundation was formally launched on Wed. 28th May, 2014.

The Program

Date and Time: Wednesday the 28th May 2014, 9.30 AM to 3.00 PM

Venue: Adyar Shastri Nagar Welfare Association Hall, 18/11, 5th Cross Street, Shastri Nagar, Adyar , Chennai – 600020 . Ph. 044-24460822.


  • 9.30 AM – 10.30 AM: Formal Launch Function of the Foundation
  • 10.30 AM – 11.00 AM: Tea Break
  • 11.00 AM – 1.00 PM : Meeting with representatives of Schools for the Disadvantaged Sections.
  • 1.00 PM – 2.00 PM : Lunch
  • 2.00 PM – 3.00 PM : Meeting of Trustees and volunteers to consolidate the inputs and formulate plans.

Goal of the Meeting with School Representatives:

This would be a meeting with representatives of the schools/homes for the poor from in and around Chennai, in which we will explain about RSMF background, purpose and goals, and seek from them inputs on the kind of support that they would like us to extend to them. There are broadly two types of engagements RSMF could have with them:

  • Engaging with them in improving their ongoing teaching-learning processes within their schools – through providing additional coaching in the required subjects; extracurricular/ co-curricular/ creative activities; language, communication skills and personality development, etc.

  • Preparing and supporting the children for life beyond the school – opportunities for higher studies, careers, vocations, skills, employment etc that they can pursue after they pass out of the school. We would get the inputs from the school representatives on the kind of specific engagements they would like to have with the Foundation in these two areas. This input would form part of the basis for our future programs in this domain, as well as we will be able to identify institutions and individuals with whom we could be working , beyond our primary engagement with Avvai Home.

Details of the Formal Launch Function and list of speakers

Invocation: Dr. K R Aarya

Welcome & Introduction: Prof. C N Krishnan, Chairman of the Foundation

Address: Prof. Jothi Kumaravel, Principal, Ethiraj College for Wome

Talk by: Ms. V Susheela, Secretary & Correspondent, Avvai Hom

Chief Guest address by: Ms. D Sabita, IAS, Principal Secretary, T N Govt


  • Prof. Yasodha Shanmughasundaram
  • Dr. C N Parameswaran
  • Dr. Mukul K Sinha
  • Mr. S Ramakrishnan
  • Mr. A V Balasubramanian
  • Ms. Hema Gopal

Vote of Thanks: Ms. N Shanthi, Managing Trustee of the Foundation

Click here for some photographs taken on the occasion.

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