CVV’s NSS Unit Stepped Up to Support Anandan and His Family

The NSS unit of Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth (CVV) recently stepped up to provide crucial assistance to Anandan C. A., a 10-year-old student at Kendriya Vidyalaya Kadavanthra, bravely facing the challenges of Type 2 Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Anandan’s condition restricts his mobility, making it impossible for him to walk.

Recognising Anandan’s situation, his family sought support from Arajavam—the public clinic, an initiative by the NSS and SEVA units of CVV. In response, in June 2022, the NSS and SEVA volunteers at CVV conducted a successful fundraising campaign, collecting donations and presenting Anandan with a new scooter, a vital mode of transportation for his daily needs.

Recently, Anandan’s mother reached out to the Arajavam clinic, expressing her difficulty in carrying Anandan, especially while taking him to school and the physiotherapy centre. Responding to this need, the Arjavam clinic took the initiative to further assist Anandan and his family. Through collaboration with philanthropists outside CVV, a substantial amount of ₹60,000 was raised to provide Anandan with an electric wheelchair, a significant support not only for him but also for his family. The event, scheduled for December 8th, was a testament to our university’s commitment to aiding those in need.

At an event at the Warriam Road facility, Prof. Ajay Kapoor, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, presented the electric wheelchair to Anandan.  Prof. Kapoor conveyed his emotions by acknowledging the collective effort behind this accomplishment and pledged unwavering support from CVV  to Anandan and his family. Dr. A. Ashokan, Dean–Academics and Registrar in charge, and Dr. Gireesh Kumar, Dean of Research, were also present. 

A heartfelt note of gratitude was expressed by Mr. Rajeswar Govindan, COO of GWC, the primary donor of the wheelchair, who joined the event online and extended his appreciation to the CVV family. Mrs. Jayalekha, an employee of JIO Network, also contributed to this noble cause and attended the event virtually. Additionally, the financial support from two alumni was instrumental in making this initiative possible. An emotional speech by Anandan’s family conveyed their heartfelt gratitude to everyone involved. The event exemplified the spirit of compassion and collaboration within the CVV community, showcasing a remarkable display of support and goodwill towards Anandan and his family.

This event stands as a testament to our University’s commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those in need, further emphasizing our core values of empathy and solidarity.