Suyamvaram – 2015
Poondi Madha Basilica has a marriage bureau. As in the past 3 years, we arranged a get together of all men and women of marriageable age who have registered their names with our bureau, on 15th August 2015. It was a one day program arranged by the priests of the Basilica. 210 persons took part in the event.This way to facilitate the young men and women to find suitable life partners.
Help to the Poor Widows and Widowers
As an expression of it social responsibility the Poondi Madha Basilica gives priority to the vulnerable section of the society. To share our joy to the less fortunate, we have distributed 380 free saris and 85 dhotis to the widows and widowers living in and around Poondi this year. Rs. 3,50,000 was spent for this purpose.
Free Education Aid
Poondi Madha Basilica helps and encourages the poor students in and around Poondi Parish, by giving them scholarship. This year we helped 47 students from different fields of education. This year Poondi Madha Basilica spent Rs.1,54,000 for scholarship.
Flood Relief Fund
Poondi Madha Basilica has generously contributed to the people of chennai and cuddalore who were affected by heavy rain and flood. Rs. 3,75,000 was sent for relief work along with 500 saris and 200 dhotis.
The free meal plan is indeed a big service to the pilgrims. Free meal is given every 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month at 12:00 noon .
Free Medical Camp
People have to travel at least 3 kms to have access to basic health care facility. Therefore,a free medical camp was organized on 20th January 2016 at our Retreat Centre. A team of 20 medical doctors including specialists, nurses from Sri Ramachandra Medical College Hospital, Porur, Chennai and Nurses from Sacred Heart Hospital, Kumbakonam conducted free medical check-up and issued free medicines. More than 1600 people benefited. The chidren studying in Chinna Rani High School, Poondi were given special treatment and care.