(No. 6/2, Nathamuni Street, T. Nagar, Chennai – 600017. Contact: Mr. R. Shreedar. Ph: 28156880): "Maithri" which means friendship has been constituted by a self help group and aims at a) recording cassettes for visually impaired persons, b) helping children of alcoholic and drug addicted persons to be educated by providing them yearly scholarships, c) rescue operations in disaster struck areas, and d) conducting projects for medical camps. The funds contributed have been used to purchase a van for volunteers to use in rescue operations and medical care.