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“Radium” light for people in the dark, an event organized by blueblood, to light up the lives of people in dark... “Give a child a fish; u feed him for one day. Teach a child, how to fish, u feed him for life” Hence education is a very important aspect of childhood.

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. Giving education is the best thing one can to do to light up a child’s life. This thought was the foremost one for the inception of the idea of “RADIUM” – light for people in the dark which later became reality on July 1st, 2007. Yes, this event was organized to raise funds for the education of 40 child laborers from the usulampatti village. But other than being a fund raiser, this event also helped to create awareness, about the abject state of various orphanages in Chennai, their state and needs, among the public and also propagate the message through media, with the help of SS music (media partner). In this event, children from 30 schools in Chennai participated. A month before the date of the event, we went to the schools and collected the list of the children enrolling for the competitions and also conducted a prelim round and selected few for the finals from each school. We collected an amount of rs.10 as enrollment fee from each and this was used for sponsoring the education of child laborers.

On July 1st morning, the event started with our routine Sunday visit to an orphanage, this time it was the SOCIAL SERVICE CENTER, in vandalur. The children were eagerly waiting for our arrival and this time we had a surprise for them - we were to take all of them, to GOOD SHEPHERD school, (the venue of the event) for cultural programmes and other competitions in which they could participate and enjoy... In the morning we spent some joyous moments with them, entertaining them, distributing some things (biscuits, note books etc...) to them and we were also entertained by those sweet tiny tots who danced and sang for us so beautifully. The joy and love we shared with each other is inexplicable. Then the SS music crew had an interview with the children in that orphanage and they also had a great time there. Now coming to the main part of the event, we started from vandalur to the venue of the event, GOOD SHEPHERD, in college road.

The event comprised of three main parts, the competitions, cultural program, and speech presentation by blueblood....We conducted sports events and paper events and the topics for the paper events were formulated so as to inflame the creativity of the children. Essay writing, poetry and drawing under paper events and 100 meters, 200 meters and many fun filled competitions under sports events were conducted. The children felt very much excited to participate in the sports events and enjoyed a lot. It was a colorful evening indeed. The main purpose of the events was to nurture young talents and to make the orphan children mingle with the other child participants who came from various schools in Chennai. Certificates were awarded by BlueBlood to each child who participated. Two chief guests presided over the event- the deputy commissioner of police, Chennai police, MR.CHANDRA MANOHARAN and Olympics champion, MR. GERALD WILCOX and distributed the prizes.

They very much appreciated the activities of BlueBlood and felt immense pleasure to have been there that evening. They also promised to support us in the future endeavors. Then a speech presentation was given by one of BlueBlood’s key person. The whole event was covered by the SS MUSIC crew. Through this event, we made many people realize the pitiful state of the orphan children including the parents of the participants who had come there. It served to awaken many minds. The orphan children had a new exposure, felt really very happy and that was seen in their beautiful smile. That was the greatest achievement of “Radium”. All we wish is to keep them smiling forever.

We have planned for many more events in the future and we wish more and more ppl join us in this noble work and touch lives of those in dark. Let’s change for a CHANGE!!

You can also join with us on any of your free sundays and be a reason for a childs smile.

Our main ongoing project is to get recognition for the orphanages and to help create future for those children.
Even when we are blessed with beautiful relationships and things that we need, sometimes our future seems a question mark...then one can just imagine about the irony of those abandoned children. We need not even give away our fortunes, just a simple thought and a helping heart is enough, we can transform the lives of thousands of children. We can help them to help themselves in the future and keep them smiling forever.