RAINDROPSS – a youth based social organization from Chennai founded by Aravind Jayabal in 2011 concentrates mainly on delivering social awareness messages to the public through entertainment and media. Also Raindropss is the first team in India to spread social awareness messages to public through theme songs and short films. A.R.Raihanah (A.R.Rahman’s sister) is the Brand Ambassador of Raindropss.
I am more than glad to enunciate certain activities of RAINDROPSS in the recent past in order to give you a better picture of this social organization. Within a short span of time we have recorded various theme songs and exceptionally sung by various leading playback singers and the song are already popular among people. We have done short films and theme songs addressing various social issues such as Eye donation, Disability, Child Education, Environmental theme song etc and reached the mass in an effective manner.
We recently launched our annual calendar “Maatram Thaedi – Be the Change 2014” in order to raise funds towards education for children living HIV. The rationale behind this project is two, firstly it will show the pictures of achievers whom the common people can take inspiration from, after all inspiration is caught and not taught; secondly the proceeds goes towards a noble cause. The calendar was launched by veteran film maker K Balachander and was received by the sensational film maker A R Murugadoss. The event also conferred Mr. K Balachander with the life time achievement award for his contribution towards Indian Cinema.
RAINDROPSS organised for the 2nd year and recognised the சாதனை பெண்கள் WOMEN ACHIEVER’s – CELEBRATING THE WOMEN ACHIVERS ACROSS THE GENRES in connection with the WOMEN’s DAY today (09th March 2104). A.R.Rahman’s sister, Music Director A.R.Raihanah (Brand Ambassador of Raindropss) & Women Achiever’s from various fields have been felicitated with the WOMEN ACHIEVER AWARD.
It is notable that last year Raindropss 2013 சாதனை பெண்கள் Women Achiever Awardee’s includes – Padma Bhushan P.Suseela, Padma Shri Dr. Mrs. YGP, A.R. Raihanah, Dancer Shobana, VJ Divya Dharshini (D.D), Director Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, RJ Ophelia and few more.
This year Raindropss ”சாதனை பெண்கள் – Women Achiever Awards 2014″ – Celebrated Women Achievers across the Genres and also launched Raindropss Women Entreprenuership Cell (RWEC) today in the event happened at Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidhyashram Auditorium, Kilpauk.
Lifetime Achievement Awards:
• Non Filmy: Padma Bhushan Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam(by K.s Chithra)
• Filmy: Padma Shri. K.S.Chitra (by Padma Subramaniyam)
• Ms. Shoba Chandrasekhar (by Padma subramaniyam)
WOMEN ACHIEVER AWARDS
1. Music – Nithyashree Mahadevan (_________________)
2. Social Entrepreneur – Girija Raghavan (_________________)
3. TV Personality – Revathi Sankaran (Seerkali Shiva Chidambaram)
4. Medicine – Dr. Kamala Selvaraj (by Mr. Muthu Kumar)
5. Instrumentalist – Dilrubha Saroja (by AR Raihanah)
6. Acting – Dhansikha (by prasanna)
7. Sports – Kavitha (Khabhadi) (by Sujith Kumar)
8. News Reader – Nirmala Periasamy (_________________)
9. VJ – Priya Dharshini (by AR Raihanah mam)
10. RJ & Dubbing Artiste- Kalaimamani Deepa Venkat (by Revathy Sankaran)
11. Educationalist – Anusha Ravi (__by Sujith Kumar)
12. Social Activist – Bhagyarathi, Founder – Anandham Old Age Home (by Sujith Kumar and Sharath babu)
13. Lyricist – Kutty Revathi (by AR Raihanah)
14. Costume Designer – Vasuki Baskar (by AR Raihanah)
15. Inspirational Women – Preethi, Founder – Soulfree.Org (by Muthukumar)
16. Self-Employment – Selvi (Auto Driver) (by Anusha Ravi)
17. TV Media: Gowthami Vembunathan (by Siva raman)
18. Entrepreneurship – Veena Kumaravel (CEO – Naturals) (by Sharath Babu)
19. Best Director – Subhashree Thanikatchalam, (by AR Raihanah)
20. Outstanding Service to the society – Team “Tangled” ( Rotaract club of WCC)