Ms. Sundari Sivasubbu in 2010 completed her MA in Communication with a First Class as an outstanding student of Madras University and a First Class B. Com. She works as Communication and Programme Officer at HCL Foundation.
Sundari started her career with ABN AMRO bank in 2006 but the call of being a wordsmith finally made her switch tracks to writing. She is a painter, feature writer,was working as sub-editor with The New India Express (2010 to 2012) and continues till date as freelance feature writer, advocate for disabled.
January 2019 SUNDARI SIVASUBBU publishes a book called the ‘A bumblebee’s Balcony” that cerebrates life even if rough edges are encountered and surpassed.
‘It is a salute to all those human bumblebees who are fighting a thousand battles daily — mentally, physically, emotionally, socially and economically, yet unflinchingly flap their wings and fly forward’ Sundari shares.
#Gokul Srinivas – SPASTN student strikes GOLD in Special Olympics World Games – Swimming
Gokul Srinivas is a 15 year old boy studying in The Spastics Society of TamilNadu. He is following the state board syllabus. According to his teacher he is very good in studies and also much focused in class. SPASTN has given him permission to attend training sessions and to attend sports events across India. SPASTN has supported him by giving the family Rs.81,000/- by raising funds so that his Para Olympic dream can be fulfilled.
Gokul has won laurels for India and SPASTN by winning GOLD IN 800m freestyle swimming completion held in Abu Dhabi Special Olympics World games. He also has won Silver in 1500m dash for India among intense competition. 2019 Special Olympics World Games, took place from 14-21 March in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Swimming champion Gokul Srinivas is a very dedicated focused young man who has won several awards and accolades. He is Tamil Nadu Para Sports State swimming Champion 2018, achieved second and third place in free style dash of special Olympics Mumbai, March 2018. He won the first prize at the Special Olympics Bharat organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Government of India (scheme for sports and games for disabled).
Gokul is second born to his parents and family of 2 children. Mother is a housewife and father works in a private sector with a take home pay of Rs. 16000/- per month. But the financial limitations of the family did not deter them from supporting their son Gokul to pursue swimming. Initially Gokul joined swimming to reduce his hyperactivity. Gokul is a good example of turning a problem of hyperactivity into an opportunity by channeling his energy to sporting excellence. Later the coach who taught him swimming found the potential in him and he was then guided to pursue training in swimming for championship. The family was very supporting, especially his mother who used to take him to swimming pools for his training.
# Pursuing dreams – Ms. Fathima – 4 students with Deafblindness.
DEAFBLINDNESS no BARRIER for PURSUING COLLEGE EDUCATION –GRIT, DETERMINATION, FAMILY, SCHOOL and SERVICES SUPPORT is the key to success.
SPASTN is the Regional Learning Centre for Deafblindness working with and through State Learning Centres across TamilNadu, Kerala, Andhra, Telengana, and Karnataka.
SPASTN Royapuram first identified Ms. Syed Ali Fathima as a person with Deafblindness and through guidance and counseling she was able to complete her final year in school as SPASTN Royapura provided hearing assessment and hearing aid. Fathima was student of Little Flower Blind School. She has joined Queen Mary’s College to pursue English Literature.
Students of St. Louis for the Blind are also in our Deafblind Support Services. Four students have joined College.
Anand Kumar – B.A English Loyala College
Md. Shaheed – B.A. Tamil Loyala College
Dinesh – B.A. English. Loyala College
Congratulations and Good wishes.