When Narayanan Krishnan, one of the World’s Top Ten Heroes of 2010 named by CNN, received the V-RYTHM Award and a cheque of USD25,000 from QI Group Executive Chairman Vijay Eswaran in 2011, it signified the beginning of an exciting new journey for RYTHM Foundation and the Akshaya Trust.
Krishnan founded the Akshaya Trust with his own savings after he saw how the mentally-ill were being harassed on the streets. RYTHM Foundation supports Narayanan Krishnan for his tireless efforts in providing shelter, food and care for the helpless, homeless, sick, elderly, mentally-ill and destitute in-and-around Madurai in Tamil Nadu (India).
The Foundation, with the support of QNET, also contributed towards the construction of Akshaya Home, a 60,000 square feet residential campus in Nagatheertham, Kodimangalam village, that was inaugurated on 9 May, 2013.
One of the eight buildings in this campus has been named RYTHM Block in recognition of our support. RYTHM Block houses the kitchen, dining and storeroom areas measuring 3,000 square feet, where three meals and tea are served to over 400 people every day.