Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Service to Mankind is Service to God

 Ms.Archana Achuthan was born to Mr.K.Achuthan and Mrs.Madhumathi Achuthan.She was very intelligent and mesmerized others by her speech and her ability in quiz from the two great epics even at the age of two. She was a child affected with mild cerebral palsy; hence her parents   identified the Spastics Society of India- a special school for her education.
Since her disability affected only her mobility and she is very intelligent girl with a lot of potential Mrs.Poonam Natarajan, Director Spastics Society of India, felt that she should go to a regular school.Archana was the first child to be integrated into a regular school.
She was admitted in the prestigious ‘Vidya Mandir- Mylapore, where she completed her high school in 2001.All through her schooling, Archana studied under merit scholarship. In 2001, she joined MOP Vaishnav College for her Graduation B.A in Sociology. She completed her under graduation in 2004. Following which Archana did her Masters in Counselling Psychology from the well known Madras School of Social Work (MSSW). She completed her Masters with flying colours in 2006. She Worked in Aasha, a counselling centre at Anna Nagar, under Dr. Balakrishnan.
 Then as luck would have it she was invited by her college to work at the Counselling Centre in MSSW.
After which she has worked as a Research counsellor at YRG Care, under Dr. Suniti Solomon.
 Today she is managing her own counselling centre ‘Sampurn’, which provides all types of counselling according to individual needs and also conducts soft skills training workshops for schools colleges and corporates. Sampurn aims to stand by it’s by- line “Making Lives Complete”!!!
Archana has also delivered lectures and workshops on soft skills for various Rotary Clubs, under the banner of Sampurn.
Archana’s hobbies are music, (she is a trained vocalist), Quiz programmes, writing poems and reading books.
She has participated and won  in many TV programmes like Jaya TV’s koteeswari, 20-20.She and her mother won the 2nd prize in Mom and I conducted by VIBA.She has given many programs in many channels. Her recent participation was in Jaya TV’s Sa re ga ma….Family.  

She was awarded the Young Achiever award by Rotary International Dist.3230 in March 2009.
Archana is multifaceted personality, who is dedicated to her profession and  is sure to get many more laurels in the future. 

Sampurn -"Making Lives Complete" is a counselling centre at Abhiramapuram Chennai. Headed by Ms. Archana Achuthan , a counselling psychologist and soft skills trainer,  Sampurn provides all types of counselling (eg) Educational, Career, Family, Marital, Children with behavioural problems, stress management, Anger management, work place Counselling, and depression  according to individual needs. Sampurn also conducts soft skills training for schools colleges and corporates, on topics such as Emotional Empowerment, Assertive skills, Memory improvement techniques, Leadership Skills, Communication skills, Stress management, anger management, SWOT analysis, social facilitation skills, motivation and goal setting, positive attitude ,creativity , Human relations and team building , decision making and many more such topics . We also design modules on specific topics on request by schools, colleges and corporates. 

In all, Sampurn aims to go by its byline "Making Lives Complete".

Archana also heads ESK Learning Centre a centre for children with learning and multiple disabilites. This is a centre for children with learning difficulties (Dyslexia). and Children with Multiple Difficulties .Children are taught through remedial education. Individual Attention is provided to each child. Children are handled in small groups in a 1:3 ratio/ Individual sessions are also given.
Coaching is also given for National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) examinations. Spoken English and Handwriting classes are conducted for children as well. .
ESKLC has been in exsistence for the past 15 years.
Recently, Archana has started a new venture Sahayatha- “ Think Gifts, Think Us” under which she is providing vocational training to children with special needs and  promotes  products  such as jute bags , paper bags, cloth bags  and varieties of candles made by differently abled kids so as to enable them to be economically independent.

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