Weddings organised through efforts of BHEL master technician
Two visually challenged couples were married in a ceremony attended by students, women and workers with visual impairment, at BHEL on Friday.
The couples who tied the knot were R. Sudhakar from Tuticorin and R. Manjula from Chennai, and N. Munirathinam and K. Revathi, both from Chennai.
More than 1000 guests including school children, visually challenged persons, BHEL officials and other invitees graced the wedding, presided by District Collector Jayashree Muralidharan. R. Shyamala, District Differently abled Welfare Officer and T. Gandhimathi, senior civil surgeon, District Blindness Control Society, were also present.
The weddings were organised through the efforts of K. Selvaraj, master technician, Valves, BHEL. He has organised a total of 70 marriages between persons with visual impairment.
Mr. Selvaraj, who has actively motivated eye donation in the city, has been nominated as co-ambassador of the ‘Vision to all- BHEL’s call’, a campaign to encourage eye donation awareness amongst employees of BHEL and their families. Representing BHEL were S. Gopinath, executive director, Piping Centre, Chennai and Power Plant Piping Unit of BHEL, Thirumayam; P. Soundararajan, general manager, valves, BHEL; M. Palanivel, general manager, human resources and P. Manoharan, additional general manager, outsourcing. Prizes were distributed to the winners of the various competitions conducted for visually challenged in Government Girls Higher Secondary School for Blind, Puthur, Rehabilitation Centre for visually challenged Women, Mannarpuram and employees of ORBIT.