Monday, December 24, 2018

SEVAI a NGO has been chosen to run child line 1098 in Trichy District.

Childline Foundation of India(CIF) has chosen SEVAI a Trichy based NGO to run Childline 1098 in Trichy District as collaborative agency after eight months without a collaborative agency in Trichy, which began functioning from 1, December 2018.SEVAI closely works with Bishop         Heber College, as this academic institution  serves as Nodal Agency for Trichy District Childline 1098.CIF functions as Nodal Agency for Ministry of Women and Child Development ,Government of India.Child line 1098 service is a 24 hour free emergency phone outreach for children in need of care and protection. ” The Director of  SEVAI K Govindaraju said, “Our missions as collab agency is to ensure children in need of help get the service at the right time,” as Childline collaborative agencies are entrusted with the task of receiving calls on its helpline 1098 and rescuing children from marriages, labour, begging, physical abuse and sexual abuse and complying with the procedure as per the JJ Act. The Child helpline 1098 functions in the DWC-Commercial complex near the central bus stand in Trichy. The agency has been equipped with nine staff members including a six member team, counsellors and volunteers.Child line 1098 has a special focus is on all children in need of care and protection, especially the more vulnerable sections. Children who need emotional support and guidance, Victims of child trafficking, Children abandoned by parents or guardians, Missing children, Run away children, Children who are victims of substance abuse, Children in conflict with the law, Children in institutions,HIV/ AIDS infected children, Children affected by conflict and disaster, Children whose families are in crises. The activities of CHILDLINE include The CHILDLINE team receives & responds to the calls Crisis Intervention Direct assistance: medical, shelter, protection from abuse, repatriation, death, missing children, intensive counseling, on phone: Emotional support and guidance, information and referral to services for the caller, information about CHILDLINE, silent calls, Long-term rehabilitation, After the emergency needs of the child have been addressed, CHILDLINE explores options with the child to study, learn a trade, go back home etc. Based on the decision of the child, CHILDLINE links the child to an appropriate organization in the city. The CHILDLINE is in response to the Child Right Convention and is seen as a one point window, connecting children in need to various NGO's working for child related issues. CHILDLINE works towards ensuring that all children in need of care and protection are aware of and have access to services, that are child friendly, available when they want it and encourage them to participate in decisions that affect them.

Adolescents in Thottiyapatty learn and perform Devarattam.

Thottiyapatty Adolescents learn Devarattam
Adolescents of Thottiyapatty in Thogamalai Block of Karur District   practice their traditional dance, Devarattam, the ‘dance of gods’. This folk dance has been performed by Kambalathu Nayakar community Trichy-Karur regions of Tamil Nadu. It is believed that Kambalathu Nayakar community members are the successors of heavenly gods or ‘devas’. Hence they perform the Devarattam dance during festivals and special occasions which are celebrated in the state of Tamil Nadu.The ancient dance of Devarattam has a rich history and has been protected till today by royal descendants of the state.Veerapandiya Kattabomman was the founding father of Kattabomman dynasty. He refused to surrender to then ruling British Raj. According to the researchers, the dance is a blend of ancient ‘ muntherkuruvai’ and ‘pintherkuruvai’ belonging to the Tamil kings of ancient time. The dance form has significantly evolved through the ages and the present form of Devarattam imitates the lives of Kambalathu Nayakars.Urmi’ which is a drum-
Performance of Devarattam
like double-headed percussion instrument is one of the main sources of music used in Devarattam. The dance is enacted in two parts. For one, the performers begin the dance by worshipping the musical instrument and the music player. Then the dancers perform Devarattam dance with fluid movement and fast steps. The captivating performances of the ancient courtyards are reflected in the rhythmic flow and style of Devarattam dancers who enact the performance with equal dexterity and craftsmanship. The dancers wear colorful costumes and hold handkerchiefs in each hand while performing the dance. They move gracefully in the beat of Urmi Melam, Thappu Melam and the occasional use of elongated flutes. Devarattam dance is a stunning artistry of Kattambomman dynasty still prevailing its undeniable charm and purity, mesmerizing the state of Tamil Nadu from time immemorial-.Govin

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Indumathi a student of of SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School honoured by Dinathanthi,for her academic performances, the cash award handed over by District Collector,Trichy.

P.Indumathi is studying higher secondary first year in Sevai Shanthi Matric
District Collector hands over the cash award
Higher Secondary School.She was the school topper in her SSLC board examination for the academic year 2017-2018.She secured 480/500 in her board examination.Her parent’s are working for daily wages and her family includes three girl children.Eventhough she is coming from economically poor background,her thirsty for studies is too rich.She has been awarded cash of Rs.10,000/- by our District Collector Thiru.K.Rajamani in the presence of CEO Trichy district,organized by DAILY THANTHI “EDUCATION FUND” for the student’s who scored good marks in board examination from economically backward family. This function was held at Govt Girls Higher secondary School,Mannachanallur, Trichy district on 29.11.2018.At an interview of that event she told “Special classes in her school helped to focus on the subjects and to get good marks”.In addition to that she told “Moral Support  of my Parent’s and my School Teacher’s created determination to get good marks and I became a Topper”.And she also expressed her wish to study B.Sc,Agriculture and work with farmer’s.She also added that the school provides quality education and paying more attention toward’s all individual student’s and promote them for their upliftment.She also expressed the Eco-friendly campus is very pleasant to study.Finally,she concluded that she enjoys studying and avoids rote memory.-Meena

RCI-SEVAI Open Shelter provides a safe and loving environment for rescued children.

life Enrichment classes in OS as part of NFE.
Railway Children and SEVAI has rescued 781 children in 10 months as of December 2018 in Trichirapalli Railway Junction, children below the 18 years of age. Most of these children lost interest in Education and school surroundings, abused, unwanted, Child labour purposes although some of the children have simply come out of an emotional situation where a parent just needed help. Children Assistance Booth has been set up in Trichy Railway Junction in Platform 1, with the approval of Railway authorities. The children those need care and protection have been produced before Children Welfare Committee for sheltering them and follow up for psychological support restoration with the parents as per the best interest of the Child. Railway Children and SEVAI (RCI-SEVAI), with the approval of Department of Social Defence, Government
Dining space
of Tamilnadu has given license to run an Open Shelter for rescued 21 male children. The children live in a joyful learning atmosphere with care givers who are with them twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to give guidance and encouragement. Non formal and Health Education,Yoga classes have been imparted to the children and steps are being taken for mainstreaming them. Life Skill and Life Enrichment skills are imparted to the sheltered children. RCI-SEVAI with the support of CWC has taken children in and tried to make a difference in their vulnerable lives and to help to rebuild the broken lives of these children and to build the bridge, between home, parent, and child as to productive adults raising their own children. Our intervention in
aftercare strives to enable rescued children victims to heal, recover, and develop a hopeful, healthy life. The RCI-SEVAI Open Shelter provides a safe and loving environment.-Govin
Computer Application Practical Classes in OS

Friday, November 23, 2018

SEVAI, a Trichy based NGO contributed Rs.50,000 to Trichy District Collector to be transmitted to Cyclone affected victims relief works.

SEVAI hands over  Rs.50,000 to District Collector Trichy for Gaja victims.
SEVAI, a Trichy based Voluntary Organization had contributed Rs.50,000 to Trichy District Collector, Trichy as its contribution for relief measures being taken for the ‘Gaja” Cyclone Victims to retrieve cyclone victims from the unprecedented damage as token of its contribution for the emergency cause. Cyclone ‘Gaja’, which had crossed Tamil Nadu coast on 16, Nov. between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranyam, has so far claimed 61 lives and left a trail of destruction, uprooting lakh trees and damaging major agricultural land in the affected districts Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Pudukottai and Tiruvarur in Tamil Nadu . Cyclone Gaja is now officially the worst that has hit the Delta Region in the past 25 years. Starting its vicious cycle in the coastal regions of Nagappattinam and Vedaranyam at a speed of 110-120 kmph, the mighty cyclone took a path of destruction across Nagappattinam, Thiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudhukottai, Dindugal and parts of Theni and Madurai districts.SEVAI contributes Rs.50,000 in the form of Cheque drawn in favour of District Collector, Trichy for relief works for the ‘Gaja’ Cyclone affected people.-Kris

FOUNDATION RAJA Women’s Award-2018 presented to Dr. (Mrs).Benjamine Oberoi in France.

The Women Self Help Groups in Trichy-SEVAI and SEVAI express their
Dr.Mrs.Benjamine Oberoi with Foundation Raja women Award 2018
happiness and congratulates Dr. Mrs. Benjamine Oberoi for her receiving the FOUNDATION RAJA Women’s Award-2018 in France on 19th November 2018 and thanked Foundation Raja in France for selecting Mrs.Oberi for this WOMEN AWARD 2018. Dr. Mrs. Benjamine Oberoi, Bengaluru, a PhD holder of NIMHANS, a flower of France spreading her service to the cause of children education, women empowerment, water and soil conservation through watershed, and extending support to quite a few NGOs in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. She created ‘Objectif France Inde’ in France to raise funds for projects that she was developing with her local partners in India and many funding institutions started trusting and recommending her for her management and reporting skills.Mrs.Benjamine Oberoi  associates with NGOs to also build poverty-free, gender-balanced, equitable, ecological-sensitive, democratic, just and value-based inclusive society, which  creates freedom of choice to the families, groups and community to determine and develop the meaning of
Mrs.Benjamine Receives the AWARD.
their lives, their identities and their life styles for the well-being of their life. Her husband Mr.Bhusan Oberoi the promoter of CASA Cottages gives his fullest support to Mrs.Benjamine Oberoi for her mission for services of the poor and needy population especially in Karnataka and Tamilnadu. Mrs.Benjamine believes that Equivalency Education, Life Improvement quality and livelihood promotion and family care are some very vital roles women play in the society and women need to be taken too powerfully and Women need to be appreciated in all facets of life. Women have become aware of their existence their rights and their work situation. Dr. Mrs. Benjamine Oberoi ‘s intervention with NGOs working for the promotion of women SHGs such as SEVAI,Gramium  in Trichy the  self-help groups (SHGs) is doing very imperative role to women motivated in entrepreneurship and the members of SHGs now become entrepreneurs. Women Entrepreneurship benefits are many, problem solving, organizational, and leadership abilities, to fostering creativity and creating empowerment, its merits is the significant boost it gives to the rural economy. Women empowerment helps Women Self Help Groups to take their own decisions and to make them independent in all aspects from thought, mind, decision, and family income and to bring equality in society.
Dr. Mrs. Benjamine Oberoi is a role model to promote that Women can be ‘Agents of Change’ for Sustained Socio-economic Development. - Govin

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Pettavaithalai-Students lend a helping hand to Gaja Cyclone victims in Trichy.

Students hands over Rs.10453 for Gaja cyclone victims relief to Principal

Students of ‘SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Pettavaithalai’ in Trichirapalli District collected donations from their parents and handed over Rs.10453  to Ms.Kala, Principal of the School  as students  contribution for the relief measures of Gaja Cyclone victims. Subsequently this donation had been handed over by the School Teacher Mr.Varadarajan to Vasavi Vidyalaya, one of the Zonal points of Matriculation Schools in Trichy as per the guidance of Education authorities. It is understood that Education Department authorities would hand over all the donations contributed by various schools to the cyclone victims through the Government officials. The students who are busy with their half yearly examinations decided to collect donations  to render a helping hand to the Gaja “cyclone victims” of Tamilnadu.The Principal appreciated the gesture of the school students for their contribution at their level to the ‘Gaja Cyclone Victims. School principal Ms.Kala, appreciating the gesture of the students, said that people should develop social responsibility and help fellow citizens at the time of natural calamities. She said such an act would send a message to others to follow to support Gaja Cyclone Victims those ‘Need Food, Water and Shelter’ .-Kris