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Message from John McLaughlin 2014


I’m very grateful to Mrs. Raghuvir for the invitation to perform for her Shakti Foundation.

I had the pleasure of assisting in another event two years ago, and witnessed the marvelous work Mrs. Raghuvir and her team are doing with children who have been handicapped in some way either physically or mentally.

The reputation of The Shakti Foundation is growing exponentially, and naturally enough, more and more children are seeking assistance from the Foundation. I and my musicians are very happy to be involved in the task of spreading awareness of the Foundation’s work. This work is of paramount importance. Of course, opening access to buildings 4d-band-3with steps is one of the principal physical accomplishments they are making, but it certainly does not end there. Other important task confronting the Foundation today is in creating access to computers and information technology.: The development of programs such as text to speech for those unable to use a keyboard, and vice versa for the blind. The list goes on.

Look forward to seeing you there.

- John McLaughlin

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SHRYAAHVA 2014

article-2551547-1B3033F700000578-915_634x377“MY ASSOCIATION WITH THE SHAKTI FOUNDATION HAS BEEN FOR THE PAST 8 YEARS. IT HAS BEEN FULFILLING ESPECIALLY FEATURING IN THEIR PUBLIC AWARENESS DOCUMENTARY TO HIGHLIGHT THE IMPORTANCE OF RAMPS AND ACCESS IN BUILDINGS. INTERACTING WITH THE CHILDREN MAKES ME UNDERSTAND THE COMMENDABLE WORK THAT THE FOUNDATION DOES.

WISHING THE SHAKTI FOUNDATION THE VERY BEST ON THE EVE OF THEIR ANNUAL MUSIC CONCERT SHRYAAHVA IN AID OF HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT AND APPEALING TO ALL TO JOIN ME IN SUPPORTING THEIR CAUSE WHICH WILL EMPOWER THE CHALLENGED CHILDREN AND UNDERPRIVILEGED. OUR SUPPORT WOULD SAVE MANY LIVES.”

Sachin Tendulkar

Message from Sachin Tendulkar

the-shakti-foundation-sachin-tendulkar-20131“My association with The Shakti Foundation has been for a long time and I commend the work they do. I have featured in their public awareness documentary a few years back.

I hope that this year everyone will support the Shakti Foundation and the cause to give medical support for the rural underprivileged.

My best wishes for MAYURIKA 2013.”

Sachin Tendulkar

For further details on the fundraiser on 9-February-2013, call 26611213 or email support@theshaktifoundation.org.

Message from John McLaughlin

IMG_6843Dearest Friends,

It gives me enormous pleasure to come back to Chennai after some years of absence, particularly with my esteemed colleagues in the Shakti group.

In addition to the pleasure, it is also an honor to have the opportunity to play for the wonderful Shakti Foundation here in Chennai. I’ve been aware for quite a few years now, of the wonderful work that Mrs.Raghuvir and her dedicated team at the Shakti Foundation have been doing for the physically challenged children. This is a continual work in progress, and I and my colleagues are delighted and proud to be able to help the Foundation in its noble work. Along with myself will be Tabla Maestro Zakir Hussain, Mandolin Shrinivas, Shankar Mahadevan and Selvaganesh Vinayakram.

We will performing at the Music Academy, Chennai on Feb 11th @ 7.30pm.

The Shakti Foundation today is a help line office for over 1300 physically challenged children abandoned by their parents because of their disability. They are housed in 15 special schools in Chennai and the foundation helps provide whatever their needs are throughout the year by way of wheelchairs, crutches, education stipends, medicines, uniforms, rehabilitation aids and any other specific requirements.

Apart from this, Shakti Foundation also crusade relentlessly for access and a barrier free environment together with the emphasis on ramps being made mandatory in all public buildings.

The FOUNDATION’s MOTTO ‘To Love, To Care To Share’ is most appropriate, and I urge each one of you to come forward to help realize the founder’s vision and take it forward.

The ticket proceeds of ‘Remember Shakti’ are being directed for a most notable cause, that is, towards the purchase of a school bus for the physically and mentally challenged children and hospital equipment.

Really looking forward to seeing you at the concert,

- John McLaughlin

For further details on the fundraiser on Feb 11, call 26611213 or email theshaktifoundation@airtelmail.in.

Message from Sachin Tendulkar – 2012

SACHIN-PICTURE-NEW“I have been associated with The Shakti Foundation for a few years now and commend the work they do.

I have seen for myself the need for the physically-challenged to have a barrier-free environment. I would request all to participate in the annual fund raiser in February 2012 and to support the cause, which not only helps to create a barrier-free environment but also takes care of providing medical support and transport to the underpriviledged. Best wishes for the ‘Remember Shakti’ fund raiser.”

Sachin Tendulkar

For further details on the fundraiser on Feb 11, call 26611213 or email theshaktifoundation@airtelmail.in.