Sunday, January 31, 2010


CDF Students festive 2010 [Dinakaran - Tamil News paper update]

We thank all the volunteers and members who made the CDF event successful yesterday.We will update you with more information and photos soon, Here is the first update from today's news paper.-(Dinakaran- Trichy edition).
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Saturday, January 02, 2010


The inauguration of the “Rural Students Holistic Development Program” happened on 23-August-2008 @ Edamalaipattiputhur Municipality School.

The representatives of CDF, Udhavum Manangal, school principal, teachers and center coordinators of CDF-UM participated in the inauguration.

15 students each from our Edamalaipattiputhur/Bheema Nagar centers also participated enthusiastically.

Ms.Jayanthi from UM gave welcome address with the introduction of dignitaries. She outlined about the whole program to the students and other participants.

Sampath [CDF member] discussed with the children about their dream in their life and how to achieve the same using this Rural Students Holistic Development Program.

Ex-Principal of the Edamalaipattiputhur Municipality School explained the students about this program, he stated that this program is the golden opportunity for them to get focused on their studies and requested them to utilize it fully to uplift their families. Being a mathematics teacher, he gave mathematical tips to the students and also he was very eager to take classes on Math’s in our study centers every week.

Kumaran [CDF Member] discussed with the students about spending more time to understand the subjects will help them in future rather than memorizing. He also discussed about the English/Tamil medium barriers and how to overcome the same.

The School Management felicitated CDF/UM representatives.

Kumaran [CDF member] presented Rs 15,000 as a cheque from CDF for the operation of two centers and students savings account for initial period of 3 months.

Edmalaipattiputher study center coordinator started her work on the day one itself. Hats off!!! Madam with the help of you we hope to bring these students to a greater level.

CDF has celebrated Deepavali with 100 kids on Oct18th 2008 at Vathslyam Nikethan, Hosur.
CDF conducted various competitions and prizes were distributed for the childrens.CDF memebers enjoyed the celebration with kids and also cdf members distributed the fruits and snacks for all the kids. CDF presented the cracker boxes to Vathslyam Nikethan.
Here are some pictures from CDF -Anandha Deepavali...

Friday, January 01, 2010


Here is the link to visit the annual funcation 2009...


Monday, July 14, 2008



Dear All,
We CDF members visited VATHSLYAM NIKETHAN (Orphange) in Hosur on 13th July. We interacted with around 100 kids in Vathslyam, we spent almost the entire day with them.

Activities planned and executed in Vathslyam by CDF members are listed here..

* We gave a cheque of Rs 8000 for the establishment of new kitchen
Kitchen item
1)Heavy Stove (Spl making) 3000 Rs
2)Gas pipeline with valves 5000 Rs

* We interacted with kids (age group below 9 years) and conducted drawing competition. We selected four members as winners and gifted them with drawing books for improving their personal skills and also gave chocolates for all the kids

* We conducted the Drawing competition for other age group kids (from 9 to 11), selected four members as winners and gave them gifts to encourage their skills.

* We conducted the fancy dress competition (with the newspapers) to improve their creativity. Children in age group from 11 to 15 actively participated in this competition. Totally 5 Teams participated, results where announced on the basis of the audience poll .Kids and also, the staff working there, participated in this poll and selected three of them as winners. We gave gifts for all the winning teams.

* We also gave footballs, cricket bat and balls to improve the group activities in sports (One of the student is already playing for the district cricket team from this home).

* We gave a scientific experimental box, using which the kids can experiment small scientific experiments which they are seeing in a day to day life.

* We engaged all the kids for an hour and encouraged them by giving special gifts for those of them who actively participated in dance and singing.

* CDF Spent around Rs 1500 for the gifts

Overall CDF and its members had a very special day with kids in Vathslyam.
R.Gowthaman from Vathslyam thanked all the members of CDF for the valuable contribution. He also expressed his happiness that through this program we actually helped him, in identifying the children with special abilities. In future he is planning to encourage these children on their interests.



Bangalore CDF Team

Monday, February 18, 2008

CDF New Year & Republic Day Celebrations 2008.

In CDF we have done it once again!!!.We have successfully celebrated New Year and Republic Day with the underprivileged children.

Even though the function is to start by 9AM, the children started to come only by 9.30.
By 10 AM all the kids had arrived. The kids were welcomed with traditional sandal paste & sweets. The specially arranged cartoon character also welcomed the kids with joy.

The day started with the welcome note and then lighting of kuthu vilzhakku (lamp).We called in small kids from all the homes as representatives for lighting the lamp and with that they day of fun started.

We started distributing dresses for the kids and then we requested them to wear it too.
After break for dress change, children clad with new dresses gathered for cake cutting celebration.

The cake cutting was done amidst of noisy applause/whistle and cheerful shouting of “Happy new year”. Immediately following the cake cutting, children rushed into the stage for a fantastic New Year dance.

Once we made sure that no more cake was left for eating, we started the games section.
First we started with “Musical Chair” for 1st – 5th standard children.Goppi, nanda, anand & janani team managed the games effectively.
In between the games a special mimicry program was done by MIET college students.

By 12 we gave cold rose milk for the kids. Then we continued with games like “Paper Raja & Rani”, “Kannakku puli” (Maths tiger ;-) ).

After initial set of games we started lunch by 1.30.It was special lunch with sweet, briyani,
icecream…kids really enjoyed it. Once we served the lunch for them they reciprocated their love towards us, by forcefully serving food for us. This is the third year we are meeting the same set of kids, so we have developed a kind of bond between us ;-).

After lunch we screened “Tiger king” a Tamil 3d animation movie for the kids using the LCD projector. On seeing us setting up the screen they wished that we could play some Vijay or vishal movie. They got disappointed when they saw some cartoon characters coming in the screen, instead of their favorite super stars ;-).

After video session we continued with the games like “pipe of straws”, “search chocolates in wheat flour” .

Ramana, baski & team had made elaborate arrangement for the “Treasure Hunt” for the students of 10+ standard. They ran all over the school campus and enjoyed the game.

After tiresome games we energized kids with hot badam milk. Truly speaking they were energetic through out the day; it was we who got exhausted ha ha ;-)

We came to almost close of the day. The stage was all set for the closing ceremony and prize distribution.

This time we had invited the organization heads of our partner NGOs as guests.

We had Mr.Murugan of VYSWO (Village Youth Social Work Organization), dhramapuri.We have supported VYSWO last year with stationery for two schools, scholarship for one college student and with special scholarship for an engineering student. He and his team is involved in lot of good work in villages near by dharmapuri, we wish we could support more this year too.

We had Mr.Saravanan, of Manam Mallaruttum, vellore.His organization is creating a revolution kind of stuff by giving special coaching to village students near Vellore and putting them into professional courses. We have been supporting this program for past two years.

We had Mr.Arumugam of Alaya Mani, Trichy.His organization is involved in encouraging village students by giving away prizes for toppers in government schools. We are supporting them for past two years.

We had Miss.Jayanthi, of Udavum Managgal; trichy.Her organization supports underprivileged students and putting them into diploma courses. We were supporting them last year.

We had Mr. Moses, Operations Head,Mind Tree consulting,a special invitee, who has involved himself in several social service initiatives.

We thanked their service to the society by presenting with small mementos.
We also thanked CDF members parents by presenting them with a momento, who year on year making this event a successful one.

The prizes where distributed to all the winners. Special gifts where given to each children home. After formal talks the stage was freed and given to children for showcasing their special talents like dance, drama and singing. After seeing the kids energatic dance our members also stepped in;-)

As sunset and darkness started engulfing by around 7pm, much awaited part of the day came, yes kids always love fireworks. It was a spectacular show for around 30 minutes.

At last the time has come for the children to leave, but they really don’t want to leave. They boarded the van, just before leaving one kid said “I don’t know what to tell, I just don’t what to leave you Anna…” with watered eyes…I have never faced a situation like this in my life. I consoled her saying that we will meet again next year…….

With the support of all our friends in CDF …we hope to meet her once again next year.

Thanks to all of you who made it possible, year on year. A special thanks to our friends in Germany for their contributions and also for Ashok & co for sponsoring the food.

View the entire album in this link:

CDF Republic Day Celebration

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Dharmapuri school visit – Kamaraj Birthday celebration

Distributed note books to two schools in the rural areas around Dharmapuri,near Hosur,TamilNadu.

We took this activity with the help of VYSWO (Village youth Social Work Organization) which operates in a village called somanahalli near Dharmapuri.

Please we view the photos from this link:

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Support for student Parthiban

We came to know through Pragati foundation that one of their scholars is ailing from heart disease and was diagnosed for immediate operation. Parthiban is a very good student with good academic records. His parents are laborers and who where not able to raise Rs 1.5 lakhs for the operation.

The student was admitted in Jain hospital for the urgent operation. The hospital authorities and Pragati foundation pitched in for the fund raising. The hospital authorities were able to raise funds up to 50%, through Heart Care Foundation.

Since I am a mentor with Pragati Foundation, I got the information about all this and passed it to CDF.

We consulted few CDF members and finance person for the help. After the consultation we paid Rs 5,000 immediately on the same day and promised them any future support too.

Since Jain hospital was very near to our workplace couple of us met the student a day before the operation and paid the deposit amount for the operation on behalf of Pragati Foundation.

The next day the operation started at 7.30 AM in the morning ended nearly 4 – 5hrs after that. I don’t know how that 16 yrs old student’s body was able to bear this 5 hrs operation.

In between they were in need of 3 units of blood. We went to MS Ramiah blood bank, donated our blood and got the parthiban’s group blood as replacement.

All these efforts paid off, the operation was successful and we met him on the next day evening.

He gave a smile on us… it was a smile from someone who has touched the heaven’s gate and came back.

His mother wanted to convey her deep hearted thanks to all the noble hearts that helped them…

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