CHENNAI: The second edition of Rhapsody 2015— an initiative to reach out to cancer patients was held at Museum Theatre in Egmore recently. The event featured cultural performances by corporate employees and television artistes from the city. Around 300 people attended the event and cheered to mimes, soft music, mimicry and dance performances by the artistes, including Comedian ‘Robot’ Shankar, who entertained the audience with his mimicry act.
The event is an initiative of Thenmozhi Memorial Trust, an NGO that works towards providing emotional and monetary support to underprivileged cancer patients.
As a part of the function, Vaidehi V C, a cancer survivor, known for her blog ‘Path of Life to Happiness’ was presented the ‘Beacon of Hope’ award. Aakaash Anandan, a UKG student, was given the ‘Cheerleader of Change’ award for his advocacy on road safety. “I wish everyone starts wearing helmets while driving,” he said.Deepika Sudhersan, the third hearing-and-speech-impaired chartered accountant in the country was awarded the ‘Inspiring Idol’ award.
Film director Balaji Mohan of Kadhalil Sodhapuvadhu Eppadi fame who was present at the occasion shared, “This is the second consecutive year I have been associated with this event, I hope they do great in future.” Also present was actor Janani Iyer and Dr Subramanian, Oncologist and founder of VS Hospital. All the proceeds from the sale of the tickets will go to the benefit of underprivileged cancer patients.