Once again the Tamil Channel of oneIndia.in - thatsTamil.com has created an impact among its readers through the story of an aspiring blind student from Tuticorin. We are proud yet indebted to our readers for having shown a noble gesture in helping the blind boy pursue his dream.
Bangalore, August 06, 2008: On July 6, 2008 thatsTamil.com published an article about a blind boy named Anand from Tuticorin (Saathankulam town) who sought financial help for pursuing higher education.
Anand had secured 1047 marks in his + 2 examinations and wanted to enroll for a diploma course in teaching at a private institute in Tuticorin. But the education fee of Rs. 40,000/- demanded by the institute was way out of Anand's capability. His parents were struggling to arrange for the huge course fee. Anand also needed money to undergo medical treatment for curing his blindness.
After learning about Anand's hapless situation and his determination to study further, our Tuticorin correspondent filed a quick story. The story was published on our popular channel thatsTamil.com to create awareness among our wide spread readers and connect Anand with people who were willing to contribute.
Soon, there were readers from various countries coming forward to help Anand.
It gives us great pride to report that our loyal readers have successfully raised Rs. 45,000/- to fund Anand's education and medical expenses. Anand has now joined the Joseph Teacher training institute for a diploma in secondary grade teacher training in Tamil.
On behalf of thatsTamil.com & oneIndia.in, we would like to thank our US readers Suresh, Manikandan, Ramu, Thangaraj and Nagerkoil Jyothi who have generously donated towards Anand's first year education expenses.
Not long ago, thatsTamil.com had published another article about a School with a single teacher for 153 students. India Sudar, an NGO in Bangalore read our article and immediately sent out two of their teachers on their own cost.
We once again thank our readers for their magnanimous support in helping the needy. Certainly there is nothing more gratifying than being able to help the needy through our popular language portals.
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