Aachi Celebrates Founder’s Day
Aachi group of companies chairman Padmasingh Isaac’s 60th birthday was celebrated as Aachi Founder’s Day. A number of events like blood donation camp, free eye care and health camps and relief aid to flood victims were organised by the group. The company staff donated blood on the special occasion. Besides, Aachi founder’s wife Thelma Isaac came forward and donated her blood to set an example. After her, 150 Aachi employees donated their blood to the blood bank. To save the coming generation, more than 500 tree saplings have been planted by the founder and his family all over Chennai.
Rotary Honours Equitas Chief
Equitas group CEO PN Vasudevan received this year’s vocational excellence award from the Rotary Club of Madras East for his work in microfinance. The award was handed over by Srinivas Acharya, managing director, Sundaram BNP Paribas Home Finance, in the presence of Jayanthi Govindan, president RCME and Ravi Venkataramani at a function in Chennai. The Chennai-based Equitas Microfinance has obtained RBI’s licence to work as a small bank last year and has currently filed its plans for an initial public offering (IPO) with the SEBI. Equitas has extended credit to more than 2 million customers and home loans to more than 3,000 self-employed entrepreneurs.
Internationalism at Valliammal
Valliammal Matric HS School, Anna Nagar East, has spread the feeling of being international citizens among its students. The world belongs to those with ‘horizontal exposure and vertical expertise’. In order to gain that horizontal exposure, one needs to challenge oneself with unfamiliar territories. V. Karunanidhi, assistant, commissioner of police and Jayachandran, inspector from K4 Police Station, Anna Nagar, were the guests of honour. The ISA (International School Award) activity on road safety rules of USA, UK and Dubai were compared with India’s safety rules. Children carried placards showing various signs with messages. The students exhibited the symbols which are followed in Dubai. The inspector appreciated the students’ talent and the school which tried to imbibe the spirit of internationalism and blends it with the curriculum.