HISTORY AND EVOLUTION

1981
Established
Amar Seva Sangam (ASSA) established by Mr. Ramakrishnan

Amar Seva Sangam (ASSA) established by Mr. Ramakrishnan, in the international year of the Disabled to cater to disability management focusing on rural areas.

Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya started as a primary school with just 5 students in thatched shed.

1985
Nursery School Commenced
Nursery School Commenced

Polio Detection camps conducted in villages.

Nursery School and Hindi coaching classes commence.

Famous Tamil Writer Smt. Sivasankari, brought the life story of Shri S. Ramakrishnan to the external world through Ananda Vikadan, a popular Tamil weekly.

1985-1990
Wider public attention
Wider public attention

ASSA starts getting wider public attention and donations from many individuals commence.

1991
Home for Disabled Children
Home for Disabled Children

Integrated school started where Disabled children study with the normal children.

Home for Disabled Children started.

1992
Mr. Sankara Raman joined
Mr. Sankara Raman joined with Mr. Ramakrishnan

Mr. Sankara Raman C.A, confined to a wheelchair due to muscular dystrophy, hears about ASSA and joins Mr. Ramakrishnan.

Dormitory shelter for Disabled children constructed.

More than 60 Polio Detection camps conducted.

1993
Rehabilitation Centre started
Rehabilitation Centre started

Rehabilitation Centre started.

Vocational Training camp conducted.

1994
Caliper making centre started
Caliper making centre started

Caliper making centre started.

Quarters for disabled volunteers constructed.

1995
Village based Rehabilitation programme launched
Village based Rehabilitation programme launched

New Administrative office constructed.

Computer Training centre started.

Typewriting Training centre started.

Spirulina making started.

Village based Rehabilitation programme launched.

1996
Early Intervention programme launched
Early Intervention programme launched

Notebook making centre and Book binding centre started.

Prevention, Early Identification and Early Intervention programme launched.

1997
Spastic Centre started
Spastic Centre started

Valley for the Disabled and village Self help initiative through establishment of Village councils initiated.

Spastic Centre started with 13 children.

 

1998
Hostel for Disabled youth trainees
Hostel for Disabled youth trainees

Hostel for Disabled youth trainees inaugurated.

1999
AutoCad centre
AutoCad centre

AutoCad centre inagurated.

Spirulina expansion programme.

2000
Modern quarters for volunteers
Modern quarters for volunteers

Modern quarters for volunteers constructed.

Desktop publishing training Centre started.

2001
Gets support from Sir Ratan Tata Trust
Gets support from Sir Ratan Tata Trust

Village Based Rehabiliation (VBR) initiatives gets support from Sir Ratan Tata Trust and started in four select pockets.

2002
Dr. S. Sumathi joined
Dr. S. Sumathi joined

Dr. S. Sumathi, wheel chair user due to muscular dystrophy joins hands to take active part to build educational and vocational training activities.

2007
Advance IT Centre started
Advance IT Centre started

Advance IT Centre started and Post-acute care Centre for Spinal injured started.

2008
School for children with special needs
School for children with special needs

Sangamam School for children with special needs started.

2009
Hostel for Physically challenged girls
Hostel for Physically challenged girls

Hostel for Physically challenged girls started.

2010
Integrated School Upgraded
Integrated School Upgraded

Barrier free Dining hall and Kitchen completed.

Integrated School Upgraded to 10th Standard.

2012
Amar Institute of Rehabilitation
Amar Institute of Rehabilitation

Barrier free Training centre for Physically challenged completed.

Amar Institute of Rehabilitation started.

Additional class rooms constructed.

Advanced Library centre constructed.

Early Intervention program for childhood disabilities started.

2013
Early Intervention Centre
Early Intervention Centre

Early Intervention Centre started.

Garments making unit started.

2015
Life care support centre
Life care support centre

Life care support centre inaugurated.

Grand Challenges Canada project rolled out.

Dr. S. Sumathi, our Committee member passed away.

2016
New Goshala inaugurated
New Goshala inaugurated

New Goshala inaugurated.

Community Radio Awareness Workshop at TIRUPATI on behalf of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), Government of India..

New Computer Lab inaugurated for our Higher secondary school.

2017
Inauguration of VTC Extension Building
Inauguration of VTC Extension Building

Inauguration of VTC Extension Building and LED Project & VTC for Intellectually Challenged.

New Concrete road, Audio testing Room and Annual day function of Sangamam School were inaugurated.

Two Wheeler Mechanism Training Centre were inaugurated.

Solar Pump at Open Well site was inaugurated.

Higher Secondary School Building - Phase I was inaugurated.

2018
Initiative to provide Home-Based Care
Initiative to provide Home-Based Care

We have inaugurated A.K.A. Abdul Samad Memorial Block in our administrative office.

We have inaugurated the “K.R.BLOCK VOLUNTEERS QUARTERS” Extension building.

“INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE HOME BASED CARE” our VBRI team conducted Initial training for RBSK SNs/SHNs in Regional Training Institute, Chennai, Madurai, Salem and Villupuram.

We have inaugurated Higher Secondary School Building phase II.

We have inaugurated of Shri K.Ramanathan and Shri. T.R.Thiagarajan Memorial center for Community Rehabilitation of Amar Seva Sangam at Melapavoor.

 

2019
Amar Seva - Saradambal ITI
Amar Seva - Saradambal ITI

We have inaugurated “Girls Hostel Container Houses” (Hostel for physically challenged youth trainee girl students).

We have inaugurated multiple projects in our campus (Foundation Stone Laying for Boys Hostel Container Room, Water Recycling Plant and Biogas Unit, Sarathi Sadan Drivers Room, Caliper Extension Unit and Foundation Stone Laying for the Medical Testing Unit Expansion).

5th Parent Empowerment and Consultation Workshop were conducted in our campus.

We have inaugurated Higher Secondary School Building phase III & IV.

We have started the courses for the first batch of the Academic Year 2019-2020 of “Amar Seva - Saradambal ITI” .

 

2020
Padmashree Award
Padmashree Award

Our Founder President Sri.S.Ramakrishnan is being conferred with "Padma Shri 2020" Award.

Conducted International Early Intervention Conference.

Won Zero Project Award for our Early Intervention Project.

We have taken enormous Covid relief activities especially Dry ration to needy people.

Launched our EI home based program to Tirunelveli & Thoothukudi districts with the help of TN Government.

2021
EI app licensed
EI app licensed

Foster Care Centre inaugurated.

Our EI app licensed to 4 NGO Partners.

2022
40th Year Celebration
40th Year Celebration

We celebrated our 40th Year Celebration with TN Governor Shri R.N. Ravi.

Tamilnadu Chief Minister Thiru M.K Stalin released our 40th year Souvenir.

Inaugurated our Rehab Orchard.

Meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 SSA Program Launched.

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