WOrkshop for Rehabilitation and Training of the Handicapped
The symbol alongside is taken from one end of a spanner signifying the present specialisation in the area of engineering industry. Looking more closely there are 2 hands protecting a flower with a missing petal. The hands support the physically handicapped.
The WORTH trust is an organisation founded in 1963 to impart vocational training and assist in the social and economic rehabilitation of all categories of persons with disabilities. It is based at Katpadi in the state of Tamil Nadu in India.
1962 Government of India approves the Swedish Red Cross Leprosy Project 1963 Rehabilitation industries - a light engineering factory established at Katpadi 1969 Rehabilitation trust registered 1973 Technical training centre started at Katpadi Production cum training centre set up at Tiruchirapalli 1974 Mrs. Indira Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India inaugurates the training cum production centre at Paranur, Chengleput. 1976 Organisation renamed WORTH trust Transitional school for polio affected children opened at Katpadi. 1982 Technical training centres established at Tiruchirapalli and Pondicherry Aproved by Indian National Council for Vocational Training. 1983 Pondicherry production centre started. 1986 Rotary WORTH electronics training unit founded at Madras 1987 WORTH plastics established at Katpadi. 1988 Outreach programme started with Katpadi as base. 1989 WORTH celeberates silver jubilee. 1993 Mobility aids development unit set up. 1995 Rehabilitation training resource centre established at Katpadi. Development work on new campus for Tiruchirapalli units commences.
The eminent persons who are associated with the trust. Mr.Subbaiah,Chairman,EID Parry,Murugappa group, Madras, Chairman Mr.S.Viji,Jt.Managing Director,Brakes India, Madras, Vice Chairman Mr.N.Reguraj,Managing Director, NTTF Industries, Bangalore, Member Mr.K.R.N. Menon, Arjay management services, Madras, Member Mr.Sriram Panchu, Lawyer, High Court, Madras, Member Mr.V. Chidambaram, Chairman, India Radiators, Madras, Member Mr.S. Krishnan, Price & Co., Auditors, Madras, Member Mr.L.M. Menzes, IAS (Retired), Madras, Member Mrs.Uma Narayan, SOS Villages, Madras, Member Mr.Ranjit Pratap, Industrialist, Madras, Member CONTACT :- Mr.C.Antony Samy, Managing Director WORTH trust 48, New Thiruvalam Road Katpadi - 632007, Tamil Nadu INDIA Phone : 91 - 416 - 42739 Fax : 91 - 416 - 43939 Email : email@example.com