Sunday, August 26, 2007

Reading

Hi all,

Every Sunday at Padma Seshadri Bala Bavan School [PSBB], Habibulla Road, T Nagar, Chennai, reading session for Visually challenged [VC] students is being conducted. All you need to do is, just drop in at the above said venue and read out the study material brought in by the students.

Since most of the VC students who come here belong to Tamil medium, Volunteers who could read Tamil language are predominantly needed. Having said so, English reading volunteers are also required to little extent in a ratio of 90:10.

The session would start exactly at 10.30 am on every Sunday and ends up at 12.30 pm noon.

FAQs:

1. What if I am not familier with Tamil language?
You can still volunteer yourself to assist students on English.

2. Do I need to bring text books along with me?
No, the students will bring their own materials.

3. Do I need to be a member of any Charitable trusts or clubs to volunteer to this activity?
No, not at all required.

4. How many students will be assigned to a reader?
It depends upon the batch those students belong to. It may be 1 to 1 or 1 to many.

5.If I am a new comer, Do I need to register to volunteer?
No, not necessary. Just walk in.

6. Can I bring my friends along with me who could also volunteer?
Yes, you can bring friends along with you.

7. Will I be paid any sum for this activity?
No, you wont be paid. Its an 100% self volunteer program.

8. Which organisation/trust actually run this?
Sathya Sai samiti, T. Nagar, Chennai.

9. Bus route?
Valluvarkottam bus stop. [47,147,17,147,10,9 bus series]

10. Venue: Padma Seshadri Bala Bavan, YGP Auditorium, Habibulla Road, T. Nagar, Chennai 17.

11. Landmark: Vidhyodhaya School, Habibulla Road,T Nagar [Close by Valluvarkottam Signal].

12. What if I come by Train?
Get down at T Nagar railway station >> Walk down T Nagar Bus Terminus >> Either get a Bus or Share Auto to Valluvar kottam bus stop >> Ask for Habibulla Road - PSBB school.

13. Google map to locate the venue:
http://maps.google.co.in/maps?daddr=17,+Chennai,+Chennai,+Tamil+Nadu+(PSBB)&geocode=CaX1uRkuhghpFdkexwAdxWHIBCG5EGoBtAPBtA&dirflg=&saddr=Valluvarkottam,+T.+Nagar,+Chenai&f=d&hl=en&dq=PSBB+school,+loc:+habibullah+road,+t.nagar,+Chennai&sll=13.047176,80.221532&sspn=0.018256,0.053296&ie=UTF8&ll=13.051595,80.241523&spn=0.019357,0.038581&z=15
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fyi:
Below the photo link to have an understanding of what & howz happening at the reading session.
http://picasaweb.google.com/scopeon2002/SundayReadingSessionAtTNagarChennai#
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64 comments:

surya said...

keep up , good start

Ros said...

Well said.

பரிசல்காரன் said...

என் நண்பர் இதை எனக்கு அனுப்பியிருந்தார், என் வலையிலும் இதைக் குறிப்பிட்டுள்ளேன். நன்றி!

Vidhoosh said...

Thank you for the information. I will give a permanent link to this post.
--Vidhya

Sharadha said...

Yes, it is divinely for a noble cause and worth a million-dollar service,with the Benign Blessings of Sathya Sai Baba:

Balasubramanyam Krishna Iyer

thamizhini said...

its a noble cause-thanks to parisal too

thamizhini said...

kindly spread the message to whoever u know...Lets build our deeds through our actions.

Anonymous said...

Good job,,, Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Its really good thing.But I'm unlucky because I'm in Bangalore & I'm unable to help.. But i ill pass this to all my friends.. Keep going & all the best

Vinoth Kumar said...

thnks 4 d info...!!

Mounika deepthi said...

Thnks 4 letting others knw about ths...

MAX said...

Keep up the good work. Even I will definitely come sometime along with my friends.

Ramya said...

Good Job guys... Keep up the good work.. will come there one day for sure...

Geetha said...

Good job :) Congrates to the iniator...
Doing some sort of help plays the major role.. rather than posting comments :)

Vinodh said...

Thanks for the information !!!
in fact, i was looking for an opportunity like this..

Satty said...

Good work....

I will come on one day definitely.....

Anonymous said...

That's a great thing sir.. I will surely help on this & also inform my friends about the same sir.. Please keep doing such great things in future.. May God bless u..

Anonymous said...

some people really want to help but dont know how to.it is good to post articles like this.i have passed on to my friends as i am in abroad.keep up the good work.

Shiv said...

ORu Neenda Payanthin Toovakam....
Nandrigal
Endrum Shiv

Shiv said...

Oru Neenda Payanthin Toovakam....
Nandrigal,
Endrum Shiv

P.L.Gopinath said...

This weeek surely i will be there as an reader.

Mahaveeran said...

I will definitely come 2 sundays a month.. I will try to get My Dear Friend Machiiiiiii also.. Dear God please be with those visually challenged friends...

Anonymous said...

This is a great work. This one needs to be spread among ppl and should not be disturbed in any way.

Anitha said...

It is a great effort. Wish i could be there on all weekends. Is it possible to bridge the distance gap between a volunteer and one in need thro technology???

Check out my blog post on Nethrodaya - a home for the visually challenge.

http://anithawrites.blogspot.com/search/label/Nethrodaya

Anonymous said...

is it still happening ?

Manikandan said...

It's good information who one really wants to help others.

regards,
Manikandan

shivakumar said...

Thanks for letting me know...will surely take the opportunity

செதுக்காத சித்திரம் said...

நல்ல முயற்சி !
என் நண்பர்களோடு உதவ நான் தயார்.

rajha said...

I will try to join and I am spreading this message through my friends circle...

Shankar said...

Dear all,

Thanks to one and all for spreading the word across. Please go thru the udpated FAQs. Also please send a test email to scopeon2002@gmail.com so as to keep you all posted about such kind of social service activities happening in and around Chennai.

Cheers!
Shankar

jeyaprakash said...

thank u for the information.keep it up.

Vijayalakshmi said...

This is a very good service to the visually handicapped students.Every city/town will have such handicapped students. Those who are interested in such selfless service should find out about such avenues for service, so that we can make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate than us.
I visit a Blind Girls'Home( run by Goodwill Foundation)on Bharathiar St.,Methanagar(Nelson Manickam Rd.).Ladies/housewives who are living around this area can go to the Home any day between 10am-6pm and read out to the girls.They can also donate their glossy magazines to the Home, so that the blind students can record their lessons on them using the Braille system.
Please remember that such service will give us immense satisfaction.

Dr.G.Vijayalakshmi.

Anonymous said...

I want read for VC people in coimbatore.Is there any option?

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Adhiradi said...

Im sad I cant read tamil..but surely il atleast be there to help the good cause in some small way as I can..excellent work guys

venkateswaran said...

It is definitely a great service to VC students. I have come and given my service last week and assure you, i will be there with my friends for coming weeks.

praveen said...

thanks for yr valid information.

pinky said...

Hi, does the reading session happen now also? I am interested to help. To whom should I contact? Pls guide.
- Pinky

venkateswaran said...

Dear pinky,

Yes, Every sunday Reading session is going and the location is

Bus route?
Valluvarkottam bus stop. [47,147,17,147,10,9 bus series]

Venue: Padma Seshadri Bala Bavan, YGP Auditorium, Habibulla Road, T. Nagar, Chennai 17.

Landmark: Vidhyodhaya School, Habibulla Road,T Nagar [Close by Valluvarkottam Signal].

Timing: Every sunday Morning 0930 Hrs to 1230 Hrs.

Pinky said...

Thanks for the info Venkat....

tasneem said...

Is in open now? does it happen on the same venue? if not kindly update the details

Kishore Sheik Ahamed said...
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Kishore Sheik Ahamed said...

Linking this post in my blog

http://www.kishoreinme.in/2011/02/helping-hand-to-visually-challanged.html

kamla said...

Hi..I am back to Chennai, after a long time.I was doing this many years ago, while i was here.I wish to be of help in this awesome deed you have initiated.But i would want to be picked up and dropped, by any guy who happens to pass this way.I am a teacher and have over 25yrs of service behind me.I cannot mange mt own trasnport.If this hassle is taken care of count me in:)

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Anonymous said...

Is it need now?

Vaishnavi said...

Hi.... please let me know whether its available still... i wish to do it

Anonymous said...

Hi all,
every saturday @ fathima girls school, united india colony, kodambakkam reading session is being conducted. nearly 100 visually challenged students are coming for the reading session every week. but, nowadays we are running out of readers.. kindly share ur vision and help tose vc students.

VENUE: fathima girls hiher secondary school, united india colony, kodambakkam.

TIME: 10.00am-1.00pm

"Help others to acheive their dreams, and yu will acheive yourS"


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Anonymous said...

Hi all,
every saturday @ fathima girls school, united india colony, kodambakkam reading session is being conducted. nearly 100 visually challenged students are coming for the reading session every week. but, nowadays we are running out of readers.. kindly share ur vision and help tose vc students.

VENUE: fathima girls hiher secondary school, united india colony, kodambakkam.

TIME: 10.00am-1.00pm

"Help others to acheive their dreams, and yu will acheive yourS"


Join us in facebook

http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/visonvides/168326029927546

[copy and paste the URL]

Anonymous said...

is this activity still going on

Vaishnavi Sundar said...

Gr8 activity !! I was attending for more than 5 months . Nw am unable to cme . Missing it ! Very soon wil join the forthcoming sessions . Friends do read for them !

Sridharan Devarajan said...

Good job, I also thank God for giving me this opportunity to be a reader in this group

Vaharkalil K said...

I want to join this program... By reading this blog i gathered data... From coming sunday i will be present on that school.

Arun Mozhi said...

Keep up ..Good job.

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Anonymous said...

Is this still active

Anonymous said...

Not sure if this blog is still active. Anyways, for people like me who want to volunteer and landed in this blog - Found a facebook group https://www.facebook.com/BlindScribes where help is requested for scribes. Based on your availability you can help

Varsha Parmar said...

Can i have the number of the organization that runs this? Thank you

InGoodIntent said...

This is very much active. I tried it as a first-timer a few weeks back and it is a very well organized and smooth activity and I am hooked.
Sundays 10.30 at the above given address.

Aj said...

Hi.. would you have contact details. I am planning to visit with few friends.

Aj said...

Hi.. did you get the contact number?

hemalatha srinivasan said...

May i have any contact ph#? I would like to volunteer

Scribes & Readers said...

Dear friends,

Thanks for those kind hearts who keep volunteering/supporting this initiative in all possible ways. As well, the ones who take a minute to stop by on this page to respond to fellow volunteer.

This blog contains the necessary static data along with the ample FAQs in an interactive pattern about an ongoing project/initiative for 3 decades during the academic period of every year since its inception.

Keep helping. In case of queries, please email me at given email id scopeon2002@gmail.com as mentioned in the blog. Do mention the subject of the email as "query on reading"

Thanks
Shankar