New Thrust

Tuticorin Multipurpose Social Service Society

New Thrust

Under this project, both women and men SHG’s are organized and trained to assist among themselves with the intension of economic and social development.


 Election Potential Training

(Zonal Level Programme)

Date: 02.09.16 & 03.09.2016                                                      Place: TMSSS

    Members of Women Self Help group of New Thrust Scheme which is functioning under Thoothukudi Multipurpose Social Service Society conducted a two Days programme about zonal level local election training. Father Director of TMSSS led the training programme and hosted the event.

          In this event, 40 voluntary leaders of social service society from Thoothukudi, Kulithurai, Marthandam, Thakalai, Thirunelveli and Vallioor Centers have been participated.

          Potential training programme was led by Mr. Chellapandi and Mrs.Meena, the members of New Thrust Programme, TASOSS, Trichy. The two days event explained about Women participation in the upcoming local election, Authority & Function of village association and Indian constitutional law 73 & 74 amendment.

          This potential training program was organized by Mrs. Sahaya Anitha, Co ordinator and Mrs. Jeyanthi & Mrs Sammanasu field animators of the New Thrust Scheme.





Women’s Day

TMSSS organized Women’s Day for the representation of SHG at TMSSS on 09th March 2016.

One hundred and seventy two members participated in the function. Members from various SHGs sang folk songs, members from Chevanthi Poo and Rose SHGs performed dance.  Members of Gnana Oli staged a play brining out the importance of kitchen garden. Member of Natchathriapookal conducted quize and distributed prizes of winners.

The Co-ordinator of New Thrust Mrs.Anitha lead the team with protection of Women Domestic Violence Act-2005. Mrs.Jenovia and Mrs.Irudaya Rani delivered speeches on the potentiality of women.

All the field staff participated and took care of all the arrangements.




Awareness on Environmental

Environmental Awareness Training was conducted for the members of SHG at Antoniyarpuram on 21st February 2016.  The responsibility of individuals in maintaining the environment and pollution were explained from daily life experience.

The training was conducted by Mrs. Anitha, the coordinator and Mrs.Jeyanthi, the field staff organized the programme.


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Awareness on Panchayat Raj

The SHG members of Tharuvaikulam participated in the training on ‘Panchayat Raj’ on 6 January 2016. The co-ordinator Mrs.Anitha conducted sessions. Panchayat Raj system, activities, legal procedures and the responsibilities of representatives of Panchayat Raj institution were explained.

The importance of participating in Panchayat meeting bringing out the issues, needs, future plans of the village during the meeting were explained to the participants. Forty five members from different SHGs participated in the meeting. Mrs.Marcelin, the animator of the area, made all the necessary arrangements for the meeting.



Awareness on Kitchen Garden


TMSSS under New Thrust project organized an one day seminar on 8th December 2015 at Cruzpuram, Tuticorin.


The need, benefits, methods and kinds of possible kitchen garden in every house was explained with example. The participants were surprised to learn that kitchen garden is nothing but simple ways to grow vegetable that are used for daily food and learn to maintain the garden with waste water.

Fifty six members of different SHGs participated. The meeting was organized by Mrs.Selva Rani and Coordinator Mrs.Anitha.



General Body Meeting of Women Federation

The General Body Meeting of TMSSS Mahalir Federation took place on 6th November 2015 at TMSSS. One hundred and ten representatives from women federation participated in the meeting.

Two talks concerning the signs of the time delivered to the participants. Mr.Siluvai Antony, the coordinator of Kolping, Thoothukudi presented on “The Impact of Microfinance companies on working class” and Mrs.Marcelin, animator of Save a Family Plan explained the need of kitchen garden in every house.

Every SHG was encouraged to help a poor of their region or village during festive seasons. Natchathira Pookal SHG of Thoothukudi was awarded with `5,000/- and a momento for their best performance among all SHGs. Mrs.Selvi was selected as the best field worker of 2015 for SHG activities.

Mrs.Anitha, Co-ordinator, New Thrust made all the arrangements and conducted the meeting successfully.



Legal Awareness Programme

Legal Awareness Programme was conducted on 18th October 2015 at Kurukkusalai for the member of women Self Help Groups.  The coordinator Mrs.Anitha lead the session.  Domestic Violence 2005, and the benefits of the law were explained with examples.  The ways and means to redeem the women from domestic violence were also discussed in length.

Mrs. Selvi, the animator organized the whole session.