C. Naga Sudha
Naga Sudha was introduced by her Sister Punitha who is a Disha Scholar. Punitha and her mother were worried about Nagasudha’s future. She joined Disha Sports Academy in the year 2009. She was working in the packing department in a Small Scale Industry then.
After she joined our Academy she was motivated to join in a College. She did not have a Community Certificate and one of our Academy volunteer Mr. Siva helped her get it.
She got admission in BSC physical Education in Queen Mary’s College, and started doing well both in studies and Sports.
She won the third position in discuss throw in the two consecutive years 2010 & 11. After six years break, Queen Mary’s College got a bronze medal in Al Mudaliyar Inter College Meet because of her.
She completed her B.Sc Physical Education Degree in First class and further she wanted to pursue her career in Sports and decided to join in Bachelor of physical Education- B.ped in Tamil Nadu Sports University.
Later her father started a small Catering Centre and Disha Sports Academy supported their family by ordering food from her father’s Catering Centre. Her brother is supporting his father in his business. Her mother is working as a Packing Staff in Adyar Ananda Bhavan. Her sister Punitha is doing her Xi std.
P. Mohammed Faizal :
Faizal can lighten up places where ever he is jolly good fellow loved by everyone can also inspire others into action.His source of influence comes from the relationship he builds with everybody. His period as president of DYM in the year 2010, was marked with a lot of enthusiasm in volunteering and initiating many activities in spite of difficulties.
His team hosted DYM day, graduation day, volunteered in Disha tournaments.
Faizal was selected as a scholar in 2004, from CHS Bunder Garden, Faizal is doing CA inter after finishing 12th, he was also recipient of Sornammal Young Achiever Award 2004 for his social work in a slum.
Chinraj :
Disha Sports Academy identified Chinraj at the Disha Footbal tournament held in March 2009. Mr Sekar, a National Player, Mr Chandrasekar, and Mr Thomas have been coaching him for a year now and Chinraj is currently studying 11th Standard at Wasley school chennai.
Chinraj lives under a open sky embracing stars and dreaming about footbal. It is the stars above an the ground beneath that protects him. This is where he is born, lives and plays football. His father has abandoned them, his mother Jyothi, an illiterate woman has never understood Chinraj's love for the football and. "Being the sole bread winner for the family, I wanted him to work and earn some money to support us. But I could never separate him from his football," says Jyothi, as she is happy today, that she had let him pursue his dream.
Chinnarasu is a very good player and he is with full of life. his presence can change the mood of the team quickly. He is a team player and constantly motivates this team mates to perform well. He is an asset to them to the team", observes his coach.
His mother does not understand much about the sport, but she is sure that her son is in the right hands and is being guided in the right direction and one day he will do her the nation proud.
Lavanya :
Lavanya was orphaned at a very young age and is brought up by her aged grandparents, who survive on a meager pension. She did not fare well in her studies as there was no one to guide or help her with her lessons in the family and resulted in her scoring single digit marks in the exams.
The encouragement from her teacher Buela made her join the Germs of Disha program. With the support of Thuyavan, her teacher at the Development Center, Lavanya gained confidence and has shown immense improvement in her academics now.
Lavanya wants a career in medial profession and dreams of becoming a nurse. She is inspired by the kind nurse who took care of here at the Government Medical Hospital, where she was admitted once.
Manoj Kumar :
For Manoj kumar, the three days that spent at the Disha Camp are the most memorable days in his life. For the first time, he was away the family and he got chance to learn to be a independent and make friends with strangers . "I did learn a lot from the camp. If I am able to talk to my teachers fearlessly now, it is because of my group leader Parthasarathi," says.
The visibly happy manoj. And this comes from a student who was reluctant and attended the camp after much persuasion from his Center teacher and coordinator.
Manoj kumar is studying 9th Standard in Corporation Higher Secondary School, Chennai. His father is loading officer in Indian Oil and Manoj is one among the most improved students in Gems of Disha center.
P. Mohan Kumar :
Mohan is a role model for many Disha scholars and he is admired by them for his leadership and friendliness. He was elected as a president of Disha Youth Movement year 2009-10. For a college student to visualize the direction of the movement and motivate fellow scholars, Mohan did a splendid job with a lot of style and confidence.
He and his team executed mission 450 and 1150, visited NGOs, raised funds organized camps and events successfully in the year 2009.
When asked about his inspiration for volunteering "Meeting the children parliament in pazhaverkadu in 2009, made me think a lot. If children who are just ten years old can bring a change to their place, why can't we" says Mohan. His team along with first year college students, took key responsibilities in managing coaching classes for 10th and 12th standard students, and participated in Chennai Marathon and campaign against BT brinjal.
Mohan was selected as a scholar in 2004, Mohan did B.Com inter after finishing 12th.
K. Sachidhanandam:
Sachidanandam was selected in 2009 Disha Tournament. He was a defender while joining, then molded as the best Goal Keeper by the Coaches. His Father Mr. Kannan supports his son’s sports career. He drops his son at the ground for his daily practice routine.
He was selected in Chennai district team for Under 17 Junior in the year 2009 and Represented under 19 Tamil Nadu State Team in the year 2011.
He got admission through sports quota in B.A(Economics) in Loyola College. At present he is registered in second Division team.
His father is a X ray Technician in GH & mother is a house wife. His elder brother is a Sales Representative and his sister is studying BCA.

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