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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Srinivas Youngmen's Association - SYMA .. .. .. at Triplicane !!

Living in holy Thiruvallikkeni divyadesam ! – how observant are you ? – many a Triplicane residents walk through the mada veethis around Sri Parthasarathi swami temple daily.  There is Barathiyar illam, Gangaikondan mandapam (colloquially Gangana mantapam / and vegetable market) – kulakkarai and more .. .  .. ..  a couple of decades  ago ! on Fridays would spring up posters of new release films – now more than the posters, it is the flex-boards – did you observe these boards at Gangaikondan, opp to Barathiyar illam and at South tank Square street ? it is an era where even free service requires some advertisement to reach common public !! 

Srinivas Youngmen’s Association (popularly SYMA)  has been doing service to the society ever since 1977.  Their services spread to various lines such as civic welfare, medicine, health, environment, education, personality development more.  The medical services and laboratory which remained closed during Covid 19 are open to public now.  We at SYMA, feel strongly the primary responsibility of improving the Society and helping the underprivileged.  

Years ago on 14.8.1977, SYMA was formally inaugurated by the then Honble Minister for Social welfare Ms PT Saraswathi, Sri N Krishnaswamy Reddiyar beign the Chief Guest.   SYMA has marched a long way since ! – entering its 45th year.  Sunday, 4th of  August, 2019  would ever remain  a gold letter day in the annals of SYMA history. We have been dreaming of expanding ~ and the foremost impediment in realizing our endeavour was perhaps lack of space. On that day SYMA moved to sprawling premises at 37 Car Street, Triplicane, Chennai 5 from  a 270 SFT  premises approx  at 29 TP Koil Street,   Opp to Bharathiyar  Illam.     

In a few months – the visibility grew bigger and so did the activities – the Rs.2 Medical centre started attracting more patients and then came the dreaded Corona Covid19. Presently,  We have : Medical centre, Blood analysis lab (test results from Neuberg Ehlrich),  Ultrasound Scanning facility, Gynecological consultation, Physiotherapy, Eye clinic – all under one roof – added to that  private Doctors providing treatment at our premises.     

1) Medical Centre and Laboratory run for the poor wherein free consultation and medicines are provided – popularly known as ரெண்டு ரூவா மருத்துவமனை [Rs. 2 hospital !] This functions between 5 – 7 pm on all days except Sundays and National holidays. Consultation is free and medicines too – provided through a specified Medical shop with whom we have working arrangement. Around 40 – 50 people utilize this daily. We also have a Medical lab wherein blood and other tests are done at very nominal costs. The running of Medical Centre and Lab costs around Rs.45000/- per month.  The recently added Scan facility offers various scans at an inaugural offer of Rs.650/-  

2) SYMA Growth – a purposeful special tuition centre for coaching poor students of 10th and 12th standards.  Into its 14th  year now, this was inaugurated in  2008 and producing good results year after year, changing the lives of poor children.  The academic year 2020-21 was impacted by Covid and this year we have restarted with pooja on Dec 1, 2021. 

Through this project we aim to provide quality educational support to students who would otherwise will have no opportunity to such quality education. Education is imparted through qualified senior teaching professionals who are paid nominal fees by us. Classes are conducted on all days of the week. We have created an excellent infrastructure and have dedicated staff for this. The classes are conducted at the premises of National Boys High School, Triplicane for which we pay a nominal rent and some amount towards electricity and other expenses. This year we have 1 class for X Std English medium, +2 Science and +2 Commerce group.  

Besides other activities, we have been providing more than 1000 sets of uniforms to school children every year for close to 3 decades now – last year due to schools not functioning, this was not done.  This year too with schools not fully reopening, this has not been done.  

Generally, we collect funds in the months of  July & ahead coinciding with our Educational Aid Programme, though donations are welcome throughout the year. You have patronized us in a big way in the past, and we look forward to receiving your donations this year too. Cheques are to be drawn in the name of  ‘SRINIVAS YOUNGMENS ASSOCIATION’  (or simply SYMA)– payable at Chennai. In case any donor wishes to make a Bank transfer, we will provide details of our Bank A/c on request. Contributions to SYMA are eligible for deduction under Sec 80G (5) (vi) of Income Tax Act, as applicable. 

Thank you for the support – do have a look at the banners that describe our activities.  Please share this with your friends and in social media ensuring that more people are benefitted by our philanthropic schemes.  We appreciate the efforts of all our Office bearers – more specifically TJ Ramani & SR Parthasarathi for the - concept, printing and display of these banners at strategic locations.

With regards – S. Sampathkumar
Vice-President (SYMA)
22nd Dec 2021. 

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