Monday, January 3, 2011

Vishranthi Charitable Trust bags award (Savithri Vaithi)

(Ms Savithri Vaithi is well known for her charitable activities
towards destitute older women in TN)

Vishranthi Charitable Trust bags award

Express News Service
First Published : 02 Jan 2011 04:16:01 AM IST
Last Updated : 02 Jan 2011 08:58:17 AM IST

CHENNAI: The Vishranthi Charitable Trust on Saturday received the
Hamsdhwani R Ramachandran Award of Excellence from Gopalakrishna
Gandhi, former Governor of West Bengal.

Savithri Vaithi, founder and chairperson of Vishranthi, an old age
home, received the award.

The occasion was organised since 2008 to mark the birth anniversary of
R Ramachandran, who was a journalist and had a brief stint in the
Indian Express, followed by The Hindu. He retired from The Hindu as a
chief sub-editor. After his retirement, he joined the cultural wing of

R Ramachandran passed away in 2007.  The first recipient of the award
was N Ram, Editor-in-Chief, The Hindu, followed by the Amar Seva
Sangam and the Voluntary Health Services Hospital.  This year, the
Vishranthi Trust has been awarded `15,000, for their services to old
women, deserted by their children.

According to the treasurer Natrajan Ramakrishnan, the Trust gives
individual care and attention to old women, and makes their life
better by serving all their needs. R.K.Raghavan, Former Director, CBI,
was present for the occasion.
Dr P Vyasamoorthy, 30 Gruhalakshmi Colony Secunderabad 500015 Ph
040-27846631 / 9490804278.
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