The project is jointly supported by ‘I Am For India,’ a voluntary initiative by the actor’s wife, Lata Rajinikanth, and the Rotary Club of T. Nagar.

On the occasion of the 63 birthday of actor Rajinikanth, a collective of voluntary organisations and a prominent clinic in the city, on Thursday, launched a drive to hand over 63 reading glasses to children from the lower economic strata suffering from eye problems.

The ‘Superstar super vision’ project, aimed at comprehensive health screening of schoolchildren, was inaugurated by A.P. Khanna, Rotary district governor.

The project is jointly supported by ‘I Am For India,’ a voluntary initiative by the actor’s wife, Lata Rajinikanth, and the Rotary Club of T. Nagar. Over 130 schools will be covered in the project.

The project will include comprehensive eye, dental and general health screening of children from various schools in and around the city. A vision screening camp will be held in schools in and around Chennai covering 63,000 children, starting from December 12, 2013, to March 12, 2014, according to a press release.

On Thursday, scores of fans of the Superstar thronged his residence in Poes Garden.

They interacted with Lata Rajinikanth, who distributed sweets to those who visited the actor’s house. (The actor was out of the city, as has become his wont when it comes to his birthdays.)

The actor’s upcoming film ‘Kochadaiyaan,’ a 3D animation feature, is slated to hit the screens in the next few months.

Though the audio release was slated for his birthday and the film itself for Pongal festival, it has been postponed and official word is awaited.

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