Glimpse of other projects
The Club regularly conducts health screening camps, blood
donation camps, dine with divine projects for the aged, the physically
challenged and the destitute, educational and talent promotion projects.
Besides these from time to time some unique projects are under taken.
Here is a glimpse of these projects:
Ultra Sound Scan camp for women:
On the occasion of late Mother Theresa’s birth anniversary,on 27th
August 2005, a free ultra sound scan camp for women was conducted at Medical
Centre. Lion Sasikala Ashok was President that year. Even though the programme
was scheduled from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm it had to be extended in view of
the overwhelming response. Around 75 women (which included pregnant women)
were scanned by Dr.Hemalatha Manoharan of Theresa Scans, Besant Nagar.
The same project was repeated in August 2007, when A.S.Subramanian was
President, with the same success.
Tree Plantation Programmes:
Our Club wished green even before the trend caught on. Trees were planted
at our adopted schools at Rani Meyyammai School and Corporation School,
Kamaraj Avenue, and the trees have now borne fruit and provides shade
to the students.
In 2002, during the Presidency of S.Manikandan, a sum of 1.75 lakh was
obtained from Tamil Nadu Road Development Corporation (TNRDC) for a tree
planting project undertaken at East Coast Road. The project was launched
at a grand ceremony in which Chief District Forest Officer of the IFS
rank, Mr.Sridhar was the chief guest along with a Senior executive of
TNRDC. The programme was well attended by the then District Governor,
Ln S.Sankara Pandian, the then VDG, Ln.R. Mohan, Ln.N..S.Sankar and many
others participated. Five thousand trees were planted along the stretch
from VGP to Mahabalipuram between 2/10/2000 to 26/1/2001.
On 27th October 2002, a tree planting project was conducted when N.Ramesh
was President, at Thiruvanmiyur New Beach Road along with Lions Club of
Kalakshetra. The first tree was planted by the then Mayor of Corporation
of Chennai, Mr.Karathe Thiagarajan.
In 2008, on the eve of Governor’s Annual visit, our club, in association
with Art of Living, planted 61 saplings at Rani Meyyammai School.
On 25TH August 2011 100 trees were planted at AMET University on the
eve of the Lions International President’s visit to India..
Cancer Detection and Screening Programme:
On 26/04/08, to mark the occasion of PCC P.S.Rou’s birthday, a cancer
detection and screening programme was conducted at our Medical Centre.
Though Club members were apprehensive about the response, they were relieved
to see that it was encouraging. A team of doctors and psychologists from
Cancer Institute, Adyar, did a wonderful job of both detection and awareness.
A video presentation on Cancer and its causes was made to the waiting
people. Of the people scanned 20 were detected positive and were advised
to visit the Cancer Institute for a follow up. It was late Dr.D.V.L.N.Sastry
who was responsible for bringing the dedicated team of doctors and Cancer
Institute was obliging enough to spare their doctors for the purpose.
Time and again Quest Programmes were conducted by our Club. The first
was when Sankari Iyer was President of Lioness Club, when she selected
four teachers after a screening of seven schools. The Lioness Club was
awarded for the best Quest Programme participation. When A.S.Subramanian
was President in 1998-99, he got 2 teachers selected for the Quest programme
from a school run at Chitlapakkam. The teachers were trained at Meenakshi
College. L.K.Syed Ahmed, then VDG inaugurated the programme at the Chitlapakkam
School. Kits for the purpose were given to the school. The programme went
on successfully for three to four years. Again one teacher was sponsored
At the Lions Quest Awareness Seminar held at the Meenakshi College auditorium
on April 9th 2004, our Club was selected for “Outstanding Lions
Quest Club” and a certificate was awarded to us by the Past International
Peace Poster Contest
When V.Rajappa was the President, in 1993-94, a Peace Poster Contest was
carried out for the first time on a grand scale. The programme was so
well appreciated that V.Rajapppa was made District Chairman for Peace
Poster Contest the following year. In fact the winning exhibits along
with a large number of good paintings were displayed at an exhibition
in Madras Museum.
Towards greener pastures
As a demonstration that we are environmentally aware, on 20th October,
a national seminar on carbon management was conducted jointly with AMET
University and Lions Clubs International- District 324 A1, Region XI –