Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust (CCT) was started
by megastar of Telugu cinema Chiranjeevi with the
able guidance of Allu Arvind on 2nd October 1998.
The two major wings of CCT are blood bank and eye
bank. In a span of five years, CCT has collected 38,200
units of blood. 79% of these blood units (30,500)
were given to poor and downtrodden for free of cost
and remaining units were given to corporate hospitals
at a nominal fee. CCT has collected 390 pairs of eyes
and 780 blind people were benefited through cornea
transplant at CCT. CCT also won the prestigious "Best
Voluntary Blood Bank' award by State Government of
AP for the years of 2002 and 2003.
make sure that the CCT gets global reach, a website
www.chiranjeevitrust.org is developed. This
site was officially launched at a function organized
at Jubilee Hall of Public Gardens today at 11:30 am.
celebrities that graced this occasion include Mohan
Kanda (Chief Secretary of AP State Government), Jaya
Prakash Narayan (Convener of Lok Satta), Dr. Kakarla
Subba Rao, Padmasri Dr. Habibulla, Dr. Vithal Rajan
(Political economist), Dr. Kasu Prasad Reddy (Director
of Chiranjeevi Eye Bank), Murali Mohan and Padmasri
the gathering, Sharad Marwar - a key person
of CCT and executive producer of Geeta Arts - explained
the birth and growth of CCT and its various activities.
He also explained the future plans of CCT and he said
that a new building equipped with ultramodern medical
devices is coming up very soon.
Kanda unveiled the English version of www.Chiranjeevitrust.org
and Padmasri Dr. Habibulla launched the Telugu version.
Dr. Vithal Rajan released the English version of 1st
newsletter of CCT and Dr. Jaya Prakash Narayan released
the Telugu version.
on this occasion, Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao said
that Chiranjeevi has done something unusual. Doctors
have skills and competency to perform medical operations.
But not all doctors have the humility, humanitarian
attitude, honesty, courtesy and compassion that is
possessed by a human being called Chiranjeevi. He
professed that a 'chiru deepam' called CCT would become
a 'large deepam' to enlighten society.
Kanda (Chief secretary for government of AP) said
that he was also associated with films and he acted
as child artist in quite a few films. He said that
being the chief secretary for AP state government,
he has witnessed good deeds and bad things. And he
compared his coming to attend this function to the
climax of a typical film. He said that some people
say there is life after death. But CCT is giving lives
to the people before death by supplying the much needed
blood at vital hours. He also said that the government
alone cannot do the entire service and eminent celebrities
like Chiranjeevi should come forward to serve people
using channelized services like CCT.
Habibulla described this function as the most
noblest function he ever attended. He praised Chiranjeevi
that he is the role model for all of us. He said that
CCT is a boon for the poor. He also pledged that he
would use his remaining lifetime in serving this noble
cause. He also advised that CCT should concentrate
on futuristic medical technology called 'Sten Cell'.
Prakash Narayan - convener of Loksatta - said
that Chiranjeevi proved himself to be the hero in
real life by starting CCT. He said that society has
given every individual to grow up and becoming something
special on one's own. He urged that all the big people
who become big because of the society should contributed
the money and services to the society. The real heroism
is shown by Chiranjeevi by giving it to society than
taking from the society.
political economist Dr. Vithal Rajan who did
his PhD from London School of Economics said that
he finds Chiranjeevi's films exciting. He urged that
every celebrity should give back to society with charity
services like Jane Fonda, Steve Waugh and Chiranjeevi.
He said that every year India needs 70,000 eyes for
blind people and we are able to serve only 20,000
eyes. He mentioned that delayed administrative and
legal procedures are causing many eyes go waste. An
eye need to be procured and operated with in six hours
from the death of the donor. The legal procedures
would not allow procurement of eye within required
actor and producer Murali Mohan said that Chiranjeevi
belongs to the league of MGR, NTR and ANR in terms
of popularity and adulation in masses. He said that
CCT has saved life of his father when he had blood
Prasad Reddy who worked in UK for 20 years returned
to India to serve poor and needy. He said that it's
a privilege to on the board of CCT's eye bank. He
appreciated Chiranjeevi that he is the megastar in
real life as well.
the concluding speech, actor Chiranjeevi referred
to each and every speakers speech and narrated the
important points. He mentioned that Murali Mohan is
the first blood donor and because of his auspicious
opening, the CCT has come up to this level. He commended
the attitude of Murali Mohan for donating the blood
while wearing Ayyappa Mala though the rules of Ayyappa
Mala negate such activity. He mentioned Murali Mohan's
philosophy of preferring 'manava seva' over 'madhava
seva'. Chiranjeevi said that there are so many people
dieing due to shortage of blood. And this point prompted
him to start CCT. Chiranjeevi proudly mentioned that
working for CCT gives him more pleasure and satisfaction
than what he gets after delivering a stupendous blockbuster.
has given mementoes for the blood donors who donated
blood for more than 15 times. The celebrity donors
who donated blood for more number of times include
Maharshi Raghava, Raja Ravindra, Raghu Kunche and
Edida Sreeram. Swapna compared the event. Allu Arvind
thanked everybody for making CCT grow. C Aswini Dutt,
Allu Arjun and Pawan Kalyan also attended the function.