Thuvakkam – Be The Change

Newsletter Edition: Vol 3. Issue 09 – September 2022

Hey there!

Glad you could make it! The month of August gives us good memories of founding Thuvakkam. The memories of ‘Be the Change you wish to’ came to life with our first ever event, 8 years ago. To wish is something, but to act it out in confidence is another, it is what makes us different. This month reminded us of the importance of volunteers and how the team is built strongly from change activists. As our union government initiated Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to celebrate 75 years of independence, we have integrated our ideal of volunteering for change into the initiative “75 Days of Change” . With all such great beginnings this August, seeds of change were sown, acts of kindness were extended and shoots of ideas were planted.

Read further for much more!

Stepping into the 9th year!

When we first began Thuvakkam, we didn’t know we would witness 8 years of social work. Today, with 945+ events, engaging 24,865+ volunteers, it has been a journey of highs and lows, teachings and learnings. We are grateful to our partners, who have played a vital role in bringing our visions to reality. We are ever grateful to our members, and volunteers who have been the extended members of Thuvakkam team. Thuvakkam, as a team, has grown to accommodate the growing nature of the organization. 

The foundation day was conducted with ease by the organizing committee along with the team, headed by Mr. Aritharan. The event acted as a reminder to our journey thus far and motivates us for more to come. Words of wisdom were enunciated by our chief guest Mrs. Vidhya Ramachandran IRS (Retd.) and our guests of honor Mr. CK Kumar, CEO Alert ops and Bharathi Tamizhan, online editor, the Hindu (Tamil). Their presence throughout our journey is remarkable and it was our pleasure to have them in our celebration. The highlights of the event began with the prologue of series of events happened the former year along with updates from each department; the goals set for the current year, interlaced with the government’s Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav initiative; the epilogue was with Mr. Krishna Kumar CEO, Thuvakkam with the vote of thanks. The final unravel of ‘volunteer of the year’ , ‘member of the year’ and ‘employee of the year’ added a tinge of excitement to the event. Stepping into the 9th year, we have reminiscences of every step we walked. The journey further is filled with possibilities and opportunities, which we are looking forward to embracing.

Change Happenings

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Change Created – August 2022


Total no of lives Impacted


Total no.of plants planted


Total number of events  


Total no of lives benefitted


Total No. of volunteers


Total no.of events in Environment


Total no of volunteering Hours


Total sq.ft. of walls revamped


Total no.of events in Education


Total no.of plants maintained  


Total no of hours of events


Total no.of on field events

Spotlight of the Month

Beginning a 75 step journey

With the nation marching towards the 75th progressive year, Thuvakkam joins hands with Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav initiative, to involve as many volunteers as possible to create an impact in the society. For the same, a ‘75 Days of Change’ campaign was initiated on 26, August 2022 and will continue on till 13, November 2022. The calendar was released by Honorable Minister Thiru. Siva. V. Meyyanathan, Department of Environment and Climate Change, Government of Tamil Nadu. The arduous journey planned has one focus, which is to engage as many volunteers as possible in the change journey and to have each of them play a part in the betterment of society. Various events have been planned in 30+ locations in and around Chennai. Volunteering opportunities are given to many individuals like school and college students, corporate and others. 

Check out “75 Days of Change” to find out more details and of events to volunteer

Change Moments Captured

Wall of Praise

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts”

                                                                                                                    ~ Henri Fredric Amiel

The Foundation day committee

“The foundation committee team’s dedication and hard work has paid off, and we thank you all for everything you have done to accomplish this!”

~Abhirami Arunachalam

Jeba Rupavathi & Sarumathi

“Thanks for beautifying the Thuvakkam Office with wonderful decorations for the foundation day event.

~Karthik Shivaa

Change Activist



Volunteer of the Month

August 2022

Change Crusader

Jeba Rupavathi

Jeba Rupavathi

Coordinator of the Month

August 2022

Social Media Change Impacts