Underprivileged single women have tough battles to fight in a country like India, sustaining and nurturing themselves and their children. Naam is committed to the education and empowerment of single women from the underprivileged segments who are unmarried, widowed, abandoned by their spouses or victimized in any way. The aim is to empower such single women by guiding them into suitable professions, empowering them with requisite skills and providing educational aid to their children.
Ace lensman G. Venket Ram has created the 2020 calender in a befitting tribute to the legendary artist Raja Ravi Varma. This is for the NAAM Charitable Trust, founded by actor-filmmaker Suhasini Maniratnam, as a part of their 10th-anniversary celebrations. This limited-edition calendar was launched in Chennai on February 3, 2020.
All proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go to NAAM, the funds will be used for empowering single women from under-served segments of society.
In line with the theme "celebrating the spirit of Indian Womanhood", G. Venket Ram recreated a few iconic paintings of Raja Ravi Varma portrayed by stunning women of substance from South India. Popular south Indian actors and dancers like Khushbu, Shruti Haasan, Ramya Krishnan, Aishwarya Rajesh, Samantha Akkineni, Nadhiya, Lissy Lakshmi, Shobana Chandrakumar, Lakshmi Manchu and Priyadarshini Govind turned muse for the photographer. It is commendable that none of the celebrities and team involved in the making of the calendar charged anything. They have given their time and energy in creating this calendar to help underprivileged women. Chamundeshwari who is also featured is a NAAM beneficiary and a real star in her own right for overcoming the hurdles in life after being abandoned by her husband. She is a stellar example of the women who have rebuilt their lives with the help of NAAM charitable foundation.
CALENDAR 2020 BY G. VENKET RAM
CALENDAR DIMENSION 9" x 14"
RECREATED IMAGES OF THE PAINTINGS BY RAJA RAVI VARMA
All images and captions reproduced with permission. Do not use the photographs without seeking permission of the creators.
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ABOUT G VENKET RAM
A renowned name in Chennai’s advertising circle, film industry and publishing houses, Mr. G. Venket Ram has shot for all the leading brands and has worked with most celebrated of personalities from various fields including films, sports, politics & academics right from Mr. Sivaji Ganesan, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan for Kalyan and PM Narendra Modi Ji to name a few. His work in the world of cinema has been highly appreciated. His shots for the promos have been as successful as the movie itself.
ABOUT NAAM CHARITABLE TRUST
Empathising with the single women in the underprivileged segment women, Naam was formed in 2010 by actor-filmmaker Suhasini Maniratnam. The basic objective of Naam is to empower single women. Naam has developed a highly personalized approach to reaching out to these women. Naam identified mentoring as the single most impactful approach and hence decided to work through a panel of women volunteers identified as Naam Thozhigal.
20 women volunteered to be coaches to take personal care of these women, keep in touch with them on a daily basis and ensure that they were counselled by experts specializing in issues that affected the women. The coaches meet once a month to evaluate their work and to discuss new approaches, new resources and to discuss specific issues that need additional focus. These women coaches bring together vast experience in community work and bring with them empathy and commitment to help empower the Naam Women.
- SELF DEFENCE TRAINING: Women are given the tools and techniques to protect themselves and others through Krav Maga workshops.
- FIRE DRILLS AND SAFETY AWARENESS: Through awareness and precautionary measures, women will avoid such accidents and live with reduced risks.
- COUNSELLING: Women are provided with personal, parental, vocational, and financial counselling.
- VOCATIONAL TRAINING: NAAM helps women explore and tap into their interests by offering training in their field of interest.
- EDUCATION: Counselling is given to students and college entrants. Aid to students of all levels of schooling and deserving high school graduates are offered fully sponsored seats at Sathyabama University.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as NAAM Charitable Trust is a registered trust & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act.
CONTACT FOR ANY QUERIES
Name: Mr. Gopikrishnan
Phone: 95660 77799
When do I get the receipts?
It takes up to 2 weeks after the campaign is closed for the money to be transferred to the NGO. The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
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