Religious Trust to finance heart suregeries to needy children

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Chennai, Dec 27 (UNI) The 'Sri Narayani Peedam', which administers the newly consecrated Golden temple of Goddess Mahalakshmi at Sripuram near Vellore, about 150 km from here, will provide financial assistance to 320 poor children across the country for performing heart surgeries next year.

Talking to reporters here today, the 'Om Sakthi Narayani Siddar Peedam' Charitable Trust Manager Administration Sampath said the financial assistance would be given under the scheme ''Arogya'' launched by the Trust.

Under the scheme, about 80 poor children were given assistance last year. This year it was decided to extend the assistance to 320 poor people to commemorate the consecretation of the temple, which took place in August this year, and to celebrate the 32nd Jayanthi of Sakthi Amma, who established the Narayani Peedam 15 years back, that falls on January three, 2008.


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