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Society in Vellore

“Love is our most unifying and empowering common spiritual denominator. The more we ignore its potential to bring greater balance and deeper meaning to human existence, the more likely we are to continue to define history as one long inglorious record of man’s inhumanity to man.” -  Aberjhani

Be good. It is as simple as this. A good society comprises of individuals who are compassionate and peaceful and each person is as important as the other regardless of whether he is disabled, a destitute or an orphan. That's humanity defined.

Vellore is more known in the country as a medical hub. Patients come to CMC hospital for specialized treatment and cure. It is natural for people to learn to be more patient and understanding. Even the government has a considerable number of organizations giving medical aid, education, child care, community development,vocational training etc. and empowering children, women and disabled people to lead a normal life.

Orphanages in Vellore

There are some children who are not lucky enough to have the umbrella of love and care of their parents. However, in Vellore, there are some Non-Government Organizations which have taken up the responsibility of looking after such children of God. These NGOs use grants from various sources for the education and well being of these children.

Embesow Orphanage in Vaniyambadi Taluk, Smt. V. Lakshmi Kanthammal Sanmarga Gurukulam in Sathuvachari, M.D. Children's Home in Katpadi, Don Bosco Boys Home in Jolarpet, Don Bosco Centre in Yelagiri hills, Sacred Hart Novitiate and St. Claras Adoration Monestry in Sathuvachari, Ramakrishna Madam in Tirupattur Taluk, Reach Boarding School in Ranipet and Little Flower Craft Centre in Pallikonda are some homes for children.

Other orphanages in Vellore include Jehovah Jireh Orphanage Home No.3 (Boys&Girls), Jehovah Jireh Orphanage Balar Illam Home No.12 and Jehovah Jireh Orphanage Balar Illam Home No.45 in Gandhi Nagar, Grama Ezhai Mattrum Thickatror Nala Sangam (G.E.T.S) in Arakkonam Taluk, CORD --- Centre for Orphanage Development Trust in Thottapalayam and Joya Children's Home in Arakkonam in Vellore district.

Self Help Group of Women in Vellore

Self Help Groups in Vellore

March 8 is International Women's day. It is celebrated every year to remind every woman that she is capable of attaining her dreams, being self-reliant and can contribute and make a difference in society.In Vellore, there  are SHG or Self Help Groups of women who work together, learn a skill or vocation and then market it to become self reliant and financially independent individuals.

These self help groups carry out various activities pertaining to education, health, rehabilitation, free medical camps and women welfare etc. These include SARAL (Social Activities in Rural Adults Literacy & Training Society), CEED Trust (Calvary Education and Economical Development Trust), World Vision India in Katpadi, TASA --- Trust in the Area of Social Activities in Arakkonam, Student Organization for Natural Service (SONS) in Katpadi taluk and Globe Love Charitable Mission Trust (GLCM) in Ambur.

Dalit Women Development Society (DWDS) in Sedhuvalai, Vellore, works for empowerment of women, forms SHGs and conducts health camps.Rural Energy Development Agency - REDA in Gandhi Nagar is involved in creating awareness about adult education, formation of SHG, eco-farming and creating awareness on environmental issues. WEED Trust - Women Educational & Economical Development in Katpadi is into health, education, economic development and AIDS awareness.

NGOs in Vellore

An NGO may be community based or a city wide organization. It may be a national or even international NGO. Red Cross, Y.W.C.A and Y.M.C.A. etc. are working at the national level while OXFAM and CARE along with many others are international NGOs. These work on a particular cause such as women empowerment, child rights, education of the poor, upliftment of street children etc. NGOs in Vellore such as Institute for Social Sciences and Research and Village Education and Development Society are working on environment.

Lives Ecology Animals Foundation, Sri Logammal Educational Trust, Organization for Rural Development,  Mahatma Charitable Trust, Federation for Rural and Urban Women Self Help Group, Women Integration For Solidarity Empowerment, Women For Women, Tirupatthur, Female and Child Development Society etc. are some NGOs in Vellore.

Most of these NGOs are working on specific issues in Vellore. They are all making a difference in someones life each day, banishing darkness and bringing the light of hope. Names of some more NGOs in Vellore are Organization for Rural Development in Ariyur, Mahatma Charitable Trust and Federation of Indian Social Service Organization in Sankaranpalayam, SHARE - Self Help Association for Rural Education and Employment, Swamy Vivekananda Charitable Trust for Destitutes and Guidance Society for Labor Orphans and Women in Tirupattur.

Old Age Home in Vellore

Old Age Homes in Vellore

Some times it so happens that the hands that held you when you were young, have to walk on their old feet all alone with their grey hair and feeble feet. There are many aged people living far from their children and grand children in old age homes. However, being with people of their age, regular health check ups and leading a peaceful life are reasons that brings them here. The International day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 every year.

Indian Red Cross Society
Town Hall Road ,Officers Line,
Vellore-632004 Tamil Nadu
0416-2234329,  0416-2220442

There are quite a number of old age homes in Vellore. St. Anni's Home for the Aged in Katpadi road, Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) in Poigai and Nirmal Hriday Old Age Home in Madha Koil Street, Shenbakkam in Vellore are some of them. Poondi Mahan Mudhiyor Illam and Vallalar Mudhiyor Illam in Velapadi are also old age homes in the fort city.

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