Monday, December 22, 2014

SEVAI-Amoor SHG members produce the ‘agal vilakku,. under Elle Founder project

Agal Vilakku production by  SEVAI SHG

SEVAI-Amoor SHG members produce the ‘agal vilakku,’ the traditional earthen lamps, for the Karthigai festival. Then improvised equipment not only makes their labour easy to a great extent. Logambal the SHG Members, says that the improvised method has spared them of intensive labour. As many as 2,000 lamps of ‘number 1’ size daily, the standard size used for lighting the ‘deepam’ during the festival, could be The equipment could be altered for making larger or smaller lamps also. Explaining the advantages of the equipment, Ms.Logambal said that the new device does not require any special skill. In fact, it has become a hassle-free effort. The lamps making equipment is ideal for the locally available. Since Karthigai Deepam is a festival of light, the whole house is decorated with the oil lamps called as “Agal Vizhakku”. These lamps are considered as an auspicious symbol wherein lighting them depicts warding off darkness with light representing joy, goodness and prosperity. The whole Karthigai month is considered auspicious and lamps are lit throughout the month and Kolams (rangoli) are drawn in front of the houses. -Govin

Ettram clippings

Society for Education Village Action and Improvement(SEVAI)-Photos

Tamilnadu Board of Continuing Education Presidents

Tamilnadu Board of continuing Education,(TNBCE) Founded by Dr.Malcolm Adiseshiah and current chariman Dr.K.Govijndaraju

SEVAI Projects

SEVAI NGO.Trichy brief-

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sports club strengthened in SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School.

Developed in partnership with Australian Entrepreneurs Mr.Haydar & Mr. Daniel SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Pettavaithalai near Trichy in Tamilnadu promoted school sport club as support school students to develop essential life skills and support them to confidently move from school sport into national sport, by providing the opportunity for them to participate in a sport club environment in the school that they set up and run by the SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School physical education Department. The sports club is designed to create a unique environment which develops a sense of ownership and belonging for all school pupils who attend whether as a player or as a volunteer of this sports clubs. This SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School has students’ strength of 1800 pupils. Run by SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School physical education Department, they position school pupils at the school and provide an introductory experience for all pupils, regardless of ability.Multi-Sport Disability Clubs is also designed to provide disabled kids with an opportunity to get involved in disability and modified sports, and provide a pathway into special sports. Principal Mrs.P.Chitra of SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School thanked Mr.Haydar & Mr. Daniel and Mr. Paul Clarke of Equal Health, Australia for their substantial support for promoting sports activities in this school.-Govin

Colourful cultural events marking independence day 2014

Colourful cultural events by students of SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary school marked the Independence Day programme in this school in Trichy District. The programs were held in the school premises. School Principal Mrs.P.Chitra hoisted the national flag and inspected the guard of honour and inspected the school students march past.
 Head Mistress Mrs.Chitra appreciated the cultural events exhibited by school pupils and spoke on this occasion, “Our cultural programme at SEVAI Shanthi Matric.Higher Secondary School is integral to school; an essential part of a holistic education immersing children in activities that strongly develops creativity and confidence. Many a child discovers with delight hidden talents and their lives change forever and for the better. We ensure that our children are able to experience all facets of the cultural activities offered to school children. This develops in children an understanding of the flow of knowledge, the disciplined approach in ensuring that one achieves a set goal and most of all that learning is fun, lively and joyous.We involve dedicated Art, Drama and Music teachers who are experts in their field and who teach our children in cultural events from the early years of schoolchildren.Within our philosophical educational beliefs that children must be exposed to many different facets of life, we have introduced a Clubs and Societies programme which allows school pupils to explore other talents and interests and breaks from the academic programme.Currently the Clubs and Societies programme involves the following activities such as Debating club,Book club,Crafts club,Scrap booking club,Art club,Chess club and Photography club”- Govin

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

International Day of Persons with Disabilities-2014 Observed at SEVAI

Cultural events by children with disabilities in SEVAI Centre

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. SEVAI, a Trichy based NGO observed 2014 theme of sustainable development –the promise of Technology in  Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Responses, Creating Enabling Working Environments, Disability-Inclusive Sustainable Development Goals.K.Govindaraju,Founder and Director of SEVAI spoke to the special educators of disabled children,” Persons with disabilities, "the world's largest minority", often face barriers to participation in all aspects of society. Barriers can take a variety of forms, including those relating to the physical environment or to information and communications technology or from societal attitudes or discrimination. The result is that persons with disabilities do not have equal access to society or services, including education, employment, health care, transportation, political participation. The day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the inclusion of persons with
integrated SEVAI School
disabilities in every aspect of life.
Disability Day is not concerned exclusively with either mental or physical disabilities, but rather encompasses all known disabilities, from Autism to Down Syndrome to Multiple Sclerosis. The overall aim is to show non-disabled people that a person with a disability can be a vibrant member of society, as it happens that the entirely healthy are not always quite aware of this fact, which can lead to different kinds of discrimination of varying degrees of severity. The disabled, on the other hand, benefit from such performances by proving to themselves that there are many things they can still do, despite their conditions, which can help with their self-esteem and avoid mental issues such as depression from plaguing them. In general, these kinds of events are meant to challenge and they get rid of various stereotypes so that disabled people can enjoy lives free of discrimination and additional hardship”. The children with disability exhibited their skills through performing disabled friendly cultural events on this occasion.-Govin

World AIDS Day-2014 observed in SEVAI.

Pledge taken on HIV Prevention,care and support in SEVAI Centre

SEVAI a Trichy based NGO in Tamilnadu observed World AIDS Day on December 1 to spread the awareness about the AIDS pandemic as this day observation is a unique opportunity for people across the world to unite in the fight against AIDS and show their support for people living with the deadly disease as well as to commemorate people who have died. Dr.K.Govindaraju, Founder Director of SEVAI ( delivered the key note address on this occasion and mentioned that the  campaign  for World AIDS Day 2014 is "Getting to Zero - "Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation.". Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS-related deaths. World AIDS Day observation reminds the public that HIV is still very much prevalent and that there is an immediate need to increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education. AIDS is different from HIV; a person who is HIV positive does not necessarily have AIDS, but all people with AIDS are HIV positive. Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV is a virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS. In the advanced phase of HIV infection, the infected may develop a number of 'AIDS-defining illnesses' which could be very debilitating and possibly lead to death.’ Dr.K.Govindaraju urged the Link workers team of HIV/AIDS in SEVAI and target intervention to create awareness to public and vulnerable population about Precautionary Measures against AIDS to increase public knowledge about HIV. By being informed about how HIV is transmitted and how to protect themselves and others, one could enjoy life and prevent the spread of HIV.Make life as normal as possible for the AIDS patient - give them the community free from stigma and discrimination.” Worlds AIDS DAY 2014 pledge was taken on this occasion”-Govin