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    SAMUDHAAYA FOUNDATION – SAHAAY 2011

     
    Dear Sir/Madam,


    14 Dec 2011

    PRESS RELEASE

    SAMUDHAAYA FOUNDATION – SAHAAY 2011


    One of India’s leading Carnatic vocalists, Padma Shri Sudha Ragunathan felt an insatiable need to reach out to humanity and society beyond the realms of her music. Thus was born the Samudhaaya Foundation in 1999, a labor of love and compassion.

    Samudhaaya Foundation’s Project Sahaay 2011 has brought in funds to the tune of Rs. 40 lakhs to aid the underprivileged affected with childhood cancer at Sri Ramachandra Hospital and also to offer support to Prema Vaasam - a home for the less fortunate, mentally and physically challenged children. The cheques will be handed over to the beneficiaries on 14 December, 2011 between 6 & 7 pm in the presence of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India at the Image Auditorium, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai.

    Samudhaaya Foundations has so far contributed over Rs. 1 crore to varied causes (listed alongside). The funds have been disbursed to the beneficiaries in the presence of dignitaries who have been exemplary service vehicles themselves - Shri S.M.Krishna, Shri Gopala Krishna Gandhi and Dr. M.S.Swaminathan, to mention a few.

    Samudhaaya foundation also confers the Saadhana Award for Excellence individuals who have demonstrated proficiency and outstanding service in any chosen field. Sudha Murthy, Chairperson,Infosys Foundation, Justice K Parasaran, Dr.V.Shanta, Chairman of the Cancer Institute (WIA) Chennai and Dr.M.S.Swaminathan, Chairman of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation are some of the distinguished recipients of this Award. The Saadhana Award 2011 is being presented to Shri M Murali of Sri Krishna Sweets.
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