Chennai: Every organisation has a name and meaning to it. True to this is Jaimaa Trust at Vadapalani, which is into social service.
Jayasundari, founder of the trust, says it was formed by the goodwill of three people belonging to the same family two years ago. Being ardent followers at Ramakrishna Mutt, they coined the trust name with it.
Jayasundari says, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa’s wifes name was Saradha and when people asked her as to how to address her, she replied that if they uttered the word Maa, she would immediately be by their side. So, having this in mind and due to the reverence and respect they had for her, they prefixed Jai to that and addressed her as Jaimaa. Even today, in all the organisations of Ramakrishna Math, they mention her name as Jaimaa and we named our trust after it.
The trust conducts counselling session, where they teach meditation, positive approach, stress relief, sleeping techniques, including peaceful living.
Our charitable activities are every Monday. We go the government hospital at Poonamallee and attend to leprosy patients. We provide free breakfast for patients and also help them by dressing their wounds and other service as directed by the doctors and staff. Apart from this, we coordinate with Sankara Nethralaya and conduct free eye camps on their Nungambakkam premises twice a month in which not less than 200 people are screened.
We also provide 80 free spectacles every month. In addition to this, we go to various organisations / educational institutions and conduct free counselling sessions, she says.
Balachandran, another trustee of Jaimaa, says they have around 20 volunteers ready to do service and support as pillars of the trust.
Jayasundari can be reached at 99400 30939 / 98842 84348.
-Report by Chitralekha Vanamamalai