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Sangarsh – A tale of transforming lives

“Never stop doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”  

                                                                                                                                                 - Ritu Ghatourey

How true are these words! Sometimes, a small deed done by us has the power of transforming the lives of several people. Rotaract Club, the oldest club of CEG, also had this same idea in mind. And thus came about Sangarsh. ‘Sangarsh’ in the literal sense means struggle. And this initiative was started over a decade ago by the Rotaract club to help people overcome their struggle.  

“More than the government running the country, it’s the people who run the country and you are setting an example even while you are in college. I have never been to one, so I have more than one reason to envy you guys.” , says actor Kamal Hassan, who is a patron of this noble cause. Music directors Ilayaraja,A.R.Rahman, actors  Karthi, Santhanam and Bhagyaraj are some of the others who have extended their patronage for Sangarsh.

Having a humble start in 2003, Sangarsh had touched and transformed the lives of many underprivileged and needy children and adults over the years. Right from the physically challenged students and staff of our very own college, many organizations have benefitted from this initiative, such as the Cancer Institute,Adyar, Karunai Illam, Dr Mani Heart Foundation ,Thalassemia Welfare Association and the Lysosomal Storage Disorder Support Society.

Continuing their commendable work, the Rotaract club has organized a concert as part of Sangarsh this year, wherein renowned performers such as Super Singer fame, Ajeesh Ashok, Nivas K.Prasanna , Antony Dassan, Tippu and Sun Music MC Rio will be performing and entertaining the crowd on the 2nd of April, at the Music Academy. Holding hands with the Ray of Light Foundation, Nungambakkam, this concert has been arranged to support the cause of Paediatric Acute Leukemia, which is a terminal malignancy diagnosed in children. The tickets for the same can be procured from the website www.sangarsh.rceg.in

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."

True to these words of Sir Winston Churchill, the Rotaract Club of CEG has been illuminating innumerable lives through Sangarsh.

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