News and Events
NMCT with the CSR partnership of NTT DATA performed Bhumi Pooja for new sanitation block at Government High School, Idigarai on 15th August 2023. NMCT is proud to have participated in Indepandence day celebration in the same school along with Mr.Rajesh Kannan, Director - NTT DATA, Coimbatore and a few illustrious Alumni.
The "Responsible Travel - ECR" project has marked a significant milestone in our journey toward creating a more sustainable and vibrant community at Muttukadu Boat House. Through the establishment of various new activities, including the inauguration of the Sanitation Unit, Sewage Treatment Plant, Children's Play Area, Water from Air Plant, and Plastic Crushing Machine, we have taken bold strides to enhance our environment and minimize our ecological footprint. These new facilities not only provide enhanced amenities and recreational spaces for both residents and visitors but also serve as a testament to our unwavering dedication to a greener future. Through innovation, unwavering commitment, and collaborative efforts, Muttukadu Boat House has been transformed into an exemplary model of responsible development.
NMCT's remarkable CSR collaboration with Royal Enfield in the "Teak to Tiger" project, where a museum at Attakatty, Anamalai Tiger Reserve, underwent a captivating transformation from teak-centric to a vibrant homage celebrating the region's biodiversity and magnificent tigers. With a focus on sustainability and community engagement, this initiative stands as a beacon of responsible heritage preservation. The museum's revival not only educates but also empowers, reflecting NMCT's commitment to a greener future and enriching lives. As it opens its doors under the care of the Forest Department, this revitalized space symbolizes the powerful alliance of conservation, community, and compassion.
As part of LIFE Project, Native Medicare Charitable Trust (NMCT) organized a two-day Consultation on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act 2017 and Dissemination of interventions: An Epidemics and Endemics perspective from July 27th to 28th, 2023, at Clarion Hotel President, Mylapore, Chennai. The Inaugural ceremony was graced by esteemed dignitaries, including Mr. A.S. Sankaranarayanan, Founder/Managing Trustee-NMCT, who warmly welcomed the participants. Dr. Bimal Charles, a renowned Public Health Expert from Hyderabad, delivered the Keynote Address, setting the tone for the consultation.
Dr. M. Janakiraman, Joint Director- M&E, Targeted Intervention (i/c)-TANSACS, Chennai, inaugurated the event and delivered the Inaugural Address. Dr. Prabhat Kumar Sinha, Director- Public & Government Affairs, Boehringer Ingelheim India Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, chaired the ceremony as the Chief Guest and extended his best wishes to the organizers and participants. Dr. Joseph D. Williams, Director-Projects, VHS, Chennai, presented his Presidential Address, emphasizing the importance of collaborative efforts in combating HIV/AIDS.
Mr. S. Vijaya Khanna, Monitoring Officer, KKS Germany, India, graced the consultation as the Guest of Honour. The event also saw the valuable contributions of Dr. D.T. Reji Chandra, Consultant, Madurai, and Prof. Dr. John Britto, Founder, JOBA Australia, who shared their insights as Special Guests. Dr. P. Manorama, Founder/Director-CHES, Mr. Ramapandian, Director- TNP+, Chennai, and Ms. Jaya, General Manager, Sahodharan, Chennai, felicitated the consultation with their presence, emphasizing their support for the cause. Mr. S.Alex Parimalam, Consultant - JOBA, expressed gratitude on behalf of the organizers to all the participants and dignitaries who attended the consultation.
Drawing upon their extensive experience working with people living with HIV/AIDS since 2002, NMCT facilitated in-depth discussions on learnings, challenges, research, and opportunities during the consultation. The event comprised four panel discussions, focusing on Best Practices in HIV/AIDS intervention, Challenges and Opportunities in HIV/AIDS intervention, Highlights of HIV/AIDS Act 2017: Implementation & Challenges, and Contemporary research in combating Epidemics & Endemics specific to HIV/AIDS with the support of renowned personalities for moderating and Panelling the Discussions on both the days.
Approximately 100 participants from different regions of the country, representing NGOs and Networks working for vulnerable communities, actively engaged in the consultation. They shared their valuable perspectives, aiming to strengthen the HIV/AIDS Act 2017 in the state of Tamil Nadu. The consultation sought to gather insights from service providers and stakeholders to identify ways to enhance the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS interventions.
Based on the knowledge shared during the consultation and the expertise of the participants, NMCT formulated crucial observations and recommendations. These outcomes will be presented to the Government of India and the State Government of Tamil Nadu, contributing to the continuous improvement of HIV/AIDS prevention and control strategies in the region. NMCT reaffirms its unwavering dedication to uplifting underprivileged communities and promoting a more equitable and healthier society through its noble mission
Rojakootam, meaning "Bunch of Roses," emerged during the implementation of an HIV Care and Support program in Coimbatore District between 2002 and 2005. The program aimed to ensure that no child in HIV-affected families would be deprived of education. Over 1000 families were reached, and each child from an HIV-infected family was encouraged to save Rs.20 per month. Local donors were identified to support each saving child with an additional Rs.50 per month. Annually, the pooled savings were used to provide funds for school essentials like bags and notebooks, through the program called Join Hands. These children formed small groups and federated into Rojakootam, taking responsibility for their education. Today, with over 800 members, Rojakootam comprises 50 children clubs. Their dedication has inspired others, with Lakshmi Rings Traveller Coimbatore, Sri Devi Textiles Coimbatore, and individual donors providing valuable support. Rojakootam Day, celebrated for the past 15 years, unites children in raising local donations to assist 1500 children with educational supplies, uniforms, and footwear.
We could conduct Rojakoottam in Tirupur as well in Coimbatore with more than 1500 underprivileged children on 28.05.2023 and 04.06.2023 respectively. MLA, Commissioner were the chief guests at Tirupur and District Collector was the chief guest at Coimbatore for the event. Many anthropologists, representatives from educational institutions, industries, government agencies have participated and supported to empower the children.
Pongal Vizha is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the most important and widely celebrated festivals in the region. Pongal Vizha is a four-day festival that usually takes place from January 14th to 17th each year. During Pongal Vizha, people express their gratitude to the Sun God for a bountiful harvest. The festival marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of the Tamil month of Thai. It is a time for family gatherings, feasts, and cultural celebrations.
The NMCT Pongal Vizha 2023 is an annual celebration that honors and respects tribal youth and elders during the harvest festival of Pongal. It is a day of thanksgiving to Mother Earth and the soil, which holds great significance for tribal communities and others alike. In this event, 1000 tribal women and elders living in karamadai block, were provided with new sarees, dhoties, and bedsheets through the support of local resources, individuals, and welfare associations/clubs. The Lions Club International District 324 C and numerous donors contributed to the success of the 14th year of Pongal celebrations.
The Annual Get Together and Review Meeting of NMCT took place on December 29th and 30th at Gopanari Tribal Village. The event saw active participation from all staff members. The Get Together was a day filled with entertainment and cultural programs, creating lasting memories. Winners of games and cultural programs received prizes, and staff members showcased their 2022 activities through PPT or video presentations. Employees who had served in NMCT for over 15 years and 10 years were honoured and awarded. Department Directors and Project Managers were appreciated for their leadership and received awards. Additionally, accolades were given for the Best Employee of the Project and Winners of the Knowledge Assessment Test. New Diaries for 2023 were provided to all staff members.
NMCT FORD Happy School Project has handed over the new sanitation units for girls at Corporation Middle School, Veeriyampalayam constructed under FORD Corporate Social Responsibility.
NMCT CIRCOR Project has handed over the new sanitation units for boys and girls at Panchayat Union Middle School, Kaaduvettipalayam and Renovated Anganwadi center at Pothiyampalayam under CIRCOR Corporate Social Responsibility.