A fund raiser program will be conducted at the Nehru Stadium on April 18, 2010 in an effort to collect funds to establish an orphanage for children affected by HIV/AIDS in Chennai.
The World Malayalee Council and Madras Medical Mission who are part of Hridayaragam that helps conduct heart surgeries for poor patients have taken this initiative to raise funds for this noble cause.
Kamal Hassan was part of this event and handed over letter of appreciation and the first ticket for the event. He also announced the names of 160 beneficiaries for whom free heart surgeries were conducted with the amount collected in 2006 and 2008.
The Malayalam as well as the Tamil film industries will be part of this fund raiser event for which the tickets will be priced at Rs 250, 500, 2000, 5000 and 10,000.
The actor while speaking at the event that was held at Green Park Hotel, Chennai lauded the effort of the Tamil Nadu government in providing health insurance scheme to the economically backward people in the state. He also said that Tamil Nadu has been a front runner in announcing this scheme that even the US government has approved only recently.