As a group of students from S.R.D.F.Vivekananda Vidyalaya Junior College, Chennai, we started several service activities under the banner of Seva Bharathi Chromepet in the year 1999. This group was initiated by our Tamil Teacher, who is fondly called as Ayya – Mr Venkatesan. Pidi Arisi Thittam was one such activity introduced in our school, in which each student was requested to bring a handful of rice every week. We, as student volunteers from each class, would then collect the rice and pack them in sacks, and the school would then arrange in channelling these resources to the needy, such as an old age home nearby. What started as a value-based educational activity, then encouraged us to take up more such activities such as Temple Cleaning, Services in Old Age Homes, Services in Adyar Cancer Institute, etc.
Our journey progressed as we passed out of our school and our group remained intact. With the support from our alma mater and with the help of like-minded people, we have extended our activities to Child Education, Talent display contests and events in schools (especially rural schools) to encourage children, Tree plantation drives etc. Our growth is now registered under the banner Sushaanthi Seva Charitable Trust with the motto and mission Sarve Bhavanthu Sukinaha (May everyone be happy).