By: Settu Shankar
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Trisha, the first actress in Tamil cinema to start her own fan club officially, celebrated her 23rd birthday yesterday. The actress started the clubs last year and advised them to help the poor instead of erecting her cut outs and garlanding or pouring milk on her banners. Following up on this on the eve of her birthday, Trisha launched an institution yesterday namely 'Trisha Foundation' and announced many a welfare scheme for the needy through the foundation.
She started her day with a visit to Adayar Cancer Hospital and distributed flowers and sweets to the children there. She also launched the blood donation camp for the 500 odd ardent fans in Patrick College near the Cancer Institute. She issued certificates to the fans those participated in the camp and advised them to continue donating blood.
After this, Trisha returned to the Cancer Institute and distributed cakes to the children. At one point, many of her fans entered the institute forcefully and literally worshipped her, touching her feet. A few old people also did the same and some gave her petitions too. In true, political style, the actress took them and handed them over to her assistant.
Later speaking to the media, Trisha said, 'I feel that today is the happiest day of my life. I want to use my fan club to benefit society and I have already instructed them to go out and help the needy and poor. Many people thought that I'd enter to politics with via the fan clubs. These are all wrong notions. I have no clue as to what politics is about. But I will prove that one can do a lot for the people without being in politics. I have started this foundation for this express purpose only...'