Blood Donation, alongside the Children's Homes, is a key component of Thirumaran's life and the work of TRUST (Thirumaran Rural Upliftment Stable Trust).
Here's the car, certificates and banner that were prepared for the journey:
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This first video shows the start of Thirumaran’s epic journey through 34 states to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation. Thirumaran, his son Aaekalaivan and four others set out on their journey on 1st March 2020 from Tirunelveli.
The next day they appeared in the press in Chhattisgarh state.
On 22nd March they had reached Assam state, having visited 18 of the 34 states creating Blood Donation Awareness and creating new Blood Donor Clubs.
The coronavirus pandemic had now caused the government to close the State borders...
They had to return to their home State of Tamil Nadu while it was still possible to do so.
A video summary:
Here's a video in the name of the Tamil film star Rajinikanth [[from✨SUPER STAR to SUPER LEADER✨]] with clips from previous press reports and with still photos illustrating the Awareness Drive.
Thirumaran speaks in English about 2 min from the start and then there are stills to give a taste of the journey.