Staff Reporter

We have distributed booklets and planning to screen films to remove the prejudice against girl children.

Madurai: "True to its name Giants, which is an acronym for Generosity, Integrity, Action, Nobility, Truthfulness and Service, the organisation has involved in many social welfare projects not only in the home country but also in countries like Kenya and Britain," said Nana Chudasama, World Chairman, Giants International, while briefing presspersons about the organisation here on Sunday.

Participating at the multi-unit conference comprising members from Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Mr. Chudasama, who had served twice as Bombay Sheriff, said that the Giants International had successfully carried out its service projects in the country, which included family planning, AIDS (Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome) control and rain water harvesting. Last year, the Giants International had sponsored 38,000 family planning operations in the country, he added.

"Our focus now is to create awareness among the public against female infanticide and female foeticide. We have distributed booklets and planning to screen films to remove the prejudice against girl children. We are also interested in helping out differently abled people to enable them establish a self supportive system," he said.

"Our international service projects including the one against drug addiction in U.K. had gained public confidence," said Mr. Chudasama.

"Our Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital in Kenya has been rated very high by the World Health Organisation, which only goes on to prove our commitment towards providing best medical facilities to the people. Our future projects will be decided at our international convention in Hubli during December," he said.

Communal harmony in Sri Lanka

The Giants International is now planning to spread its wings to Sri Lanka and Malaysia. "Our main focus in Sri Lanka would be communal harmony," Mr. Chudasama explained.

The Giants had accorded equal importance to women members and had encouraged launching of exclusive women groups, `Saheli' Giants. There were 85 `Sahelis' in the country, he said.