Annai Illam History
Adhiparasakthi Annai Illam, a centre for differently abled children is a project to fulfill one of
the social commitments of Adhiparasakthi Charitable, Medical, Educational and Cultural
(ACMEC) Trust founded by Arul Thiru Bangaru Adigalar in 1978.
The school is situated in Melmaruvathur in the busy locality adjacent to Siddhar Peedam and
characterized by unique infrastructure and eco-friendly environment for providing special
education and therapy services to differently abled children. The institution had a very
impressive growth ever since the project was initially launched in 2005 in the pediatric
department of Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences (MAPIMS) and later
on shifted to the present location in 2008.
In the initial years of medical service to rural population, the pediatric department of MAPIMS
received a number of cases pertaining to birth defects such as mental retardation and other
developmental problems. A separate day care unit was opened in MAPIMS in 2005 to take care
of these children supported by special educators and therapists. As more disability cases were
reported, there was a need to accommodate more children and provide them rehabilitation
services on par with national standards and government approval meeting all statutory
requirements. Accordingly the centre started functioning from 2008 in the premises
constructed on the land dedicated by Government of Tamilnadu exclusively for the welfare of
The clear vision of Top Management along with the total involvement of educators and
therapists supported by MAPIMS staff could make this institution iconic in the district as well as
state level. The institution is a great boon for the parents of differently abled children
particularly residing in and around Melmaruvathur. The institution is functioning as a day care
centre and provides basic facilities like transport, food and health care for the needy children.
The institution also supports financially weaker section irrespective of their cast and creed for
the welfare of children through various schemes. There is ample support from ACMEC Trust and
other charitable trusts such as CLBT, Sakthi Foundation and also devotees spread over India and
abroad. About 1250 beneficiaries availed the rehabilitation services so far and some of them
could successfully return to main stream of life with independent livelihood.
The workplace is having two major divisions designated as O- Block and M-Block for the
functional convenience with administrative block centrally located. Special education is
functioning in O-Block having separate class rooms for early intervention/pre-primary, primary,
secondary and pre-vocation. The class rooms are equipped with computer systems, a smart
board, essential teaching aids and a separate library. There is also a separate vocational training
unit with facilities for various trades such as tailoring, envelope making, paper plate making,
candle making and handicraft. M-Bock is equipped with facilities to carry out physiotherapy,
sensory integration and speech therapy. There is also a GAIT lab annexed to physiotherapy
department with advanced facilities. A separate prayer-cum-multipurpose hall named as
Thiumathi Amma Hall and a playground specially equipped for differently abled children are
also the added features for the institution.
The institution is also an authorized centre to conduct secondary and higher secondary classes
and vocational training courses affiliated to National Institute of open schooling (NIOS) since
the year 2017. The objective of this program is to create opportunity for slow learners to
complete their academic level up to secondary education and/or expertise in a trade thus
paving the way to a brighter future.
Top Management is efficiently monitoring the daily activities with a proper feedback system.
Periodic review meetings are conducted with a focus on delivering the best service to the
beneficiaries and effective utilization of allocated resources. The short term and long term goals
are made known to every employee and progress is monitored and corrective actions are taken
as and when necessary.
The organization structure is made such that specific roles & responsibilities are assigned to
every staff according to their hierarchy level. The work culture demonstrates a very impressive
development with the adaption of ISO quality management system which is regularly updated
to new versions as mandated by certification authorities.
The children are exposed to extracurricular activities and get opportunities to take part in
sports and cultural programs organized in-house as well as by other leading institutions in the
country. Apart from academic activities, the children and their parents take part in Sakthi Neri
programs with a view to boost up their morale and lead a disciplined life. Parent counseling is
scheduled to take place periodically to help them to overcome issues related to their children.
The expert team consisting of educators and therapists regularly visits nearby Panchayats,
PHCs and institutions for creating awareness about disabilities and various government
schemes under welfare ministry.
Top Management is keen in providing rehabilitation services to other common disabilities also
such as blind and hearing impaired and these projects are on the anvil. There is also a long term
plan to conduct RCI approved courses in special education and allied subjects.
The Institution bagged ‘Best Special School award’ from Tamilnadu Government In 2015. With
the showers of blessings from Arul Thiru Amma, the top management with the fullest
cooperation of employees is taking forward the institution on the right path and will certainly
continue to win several accolades in the days to come.
The center runs 6 days a week from 9am-4pm.