The Mother Teresa Foundation has been carrying out various charitable activities for the last 21 years; following the footsteps of St. Mother Teresa. Among its projects that include Orphan Care, Elderly Care, Health and Education, The Foundation under its Community Development Program provides rice, grocery, medicines and other basic needs on monthly basis to the vulnerable and differently abled.
Under this program The Foundation has taken up construction of homes for the homeless in coordination with The Thanjavur District Administration. This falls under The Chief Minister’s Green House Scheme. A total of 4 houses have been constructed by The Mother Teresa Foundation and 3 have been handed over in the year 2022 to deserving beneficiaries. Read more below.
Permanent Housing Provided to Family of 6
Permanent Housing provided for 2 Vulnerable Families
The construction of the fourth house was completed and the same was handed over to the beneficiaries on 10th February 2023 by Thiru. Dinesh Ponraj Oliver, District Collector, Thanjavur in the presence of our Foundation’s chairman Dr. AR Savarimuthu who presided over the event.
The beneficiary family hails from Ayyanar Kovil, Thiruvisanallur, Thiruvidaimaruthur Taluk, Thanjavur District. The family consists of Mr. Annadurai and Mrs. Gowri Annadurai who have both been afflicted by polio. Despite being differently abled they have been putting in hard work to earn their livelihood and support their only 5 year old child Anushka. They have been living in a dilapidated thatched house on the bank of a temple tank over many years.
The District Collector of Thanjavur coming to know of their plight through TV reports about the hardships through which this family has been put into; came forward and allotted Government land for free measuring 1,100 sq. ft. and issued patta besides assuring them a constructed house, free of cost, under Chief Minister’s Green House Scheme.
Since The Mother Teresa Foundation has been supporting the above program in the recent past, the District Collector approached our Foundation to supplement the amount granted by the State Government and to undertake construction under our direct supervision.
The total construction cost of said house was Rs. 6,20,000/- out of which The State Government provided Rs. 1,80,000/- and the District Collector under his discretion provided Rs. 1,00,000/- The Foundation on its part provided the remaining Rs. 3,40,000/- and undertook the construction under its direct supervision.
The District Collector who lit the lamp and opened the house acknowledged the laudable service activities being carried out by The Foundation and wished them further good luck in their endeavors.
The event was honoured by the Trustees of the Foundation Shri A.R. Sampath Raghavan, H. Govindaraju and G. Muralikrishnan and hosts of guests of honour including Ms. Purnima, Sub Collector, Mrs. Susheela, Thiruvidaimaruthur Thasildhar, Mr. Murugan and Mr. Veeramani, Block Development Officials, Mr. Rajendran, Block Development Engineer, Mrs. Sabarmathi Rani, Supervisor, Mrs. Maariammal, Local Panchayat President, Mr. Saminathan, Local Panchayat Vice President, Mr. Robert, Local Panchayat Secretary and other members of District local body and local public participated in the event.
The arrangements for the function were made by Shri. Jerome, Logistics Manager, Shri. Rathish Kumar, Project Director, Mrs. Mercy, Administrative Manager, Mr. George Vedamanickam, Director, IT Public Relations, Smt. Rani, Smt. Viji, Public relation officials and Program Coordinators Smt. Renuka, Smt. Sharmila, Selvi. Varshini and Smt. Christy.