The Rajasthani Community is well known for three sterling qualities, their enterprising spirit, philanthropy and for endearing themselves to their place of relocation, by identifying themselves totally with the people and causes of the place they have chosen as their second home. The Rajasthani Community of Tamilnadu is an outstanding example of these great qualities. The Association renders yeoman service to the downtrodden and economically weaker sections of society through its various charitable measures. The community drinking water booths providing cool drinking water to thirsty passersby, dotting the roads and public utility points like railway stations and bus terminals of the city is an example of the thoughtful generosity of the Rajasthanis. Old residents of the city would recall ‘The Book Bank’ on Mint Street, the innovative brainchild of the Rajasthani Association through which generations of bright students hailing from economically backward families benefited. The Book Bank enabled poor students, regardless of the community they belonged, to borrow school/college books which they could not afford to buy and complete their studies successfully. The Association has risen to the occasion remarkably during natural calamities and on very many occasions the Rajasthani Association has reached relief in the form of food packets, clothes, milk and medicines to poor people displaced by cyclones and floods, especially in the low lying areas of North Chennai, even before official government relief could reach the victims.
The Rajasthani Association of Tamil Nadu signed a MoU with Sankara Nethralaya on the 18th of September 2012, identifying it as the preferred eye care provider for its members, under the provisions of the memorandum, members of the Association needing eye care would be referred to Sankara Nethralaya. In the case of poor and needy members identified for treatment the association will issue a letter certifying that they may be provided cost free treatment and the cost incurred on the same would be borne by the association. The MoU was signed by Shri S. Vijaikumar Bafna, President of the Association accompanied by Shri Kantilal D.Shah, Treasurer and Shri Jagadish Prasad Sharma, Chairman, Health Services, Rajasthani Association. Shri PR.Ravindran, Chief General Manager signed the MoU on behalf of Sankara Nethralaya in the presence of Shri N.Sugal Chand Jain, Honourary Treasurer, Dr SS.Badrinath, Chairman Emeritus, Dr S.Bhaskaran, Chairman and Dr KS.Vasan, Managing Director. After the signing of the MoU and exchanging of documents, the office bearers of the Association honoured the senior management members with a Ponnadai and presented a memento to Sankara Nethralaya on behalf of the Tamilnadu Rajasthani Association. The function was attended by Shri Thiagaraj Thomas, Senior Manager and Shri R. Subramanian, Manager, Corporate Services, Sankara Nethralaya who had played a key role in the signing of the MoU.