MGR had a dream close to his heart. To found an institution for the speech and hearing impaired at his residence in MGR Gardens.

The dream became a reality on 17th January 1990,when the Poojya Shree Shankaracharyas of the Kanchi Kamakoti peetam inaugurated this home at a well attended function. MGR’s cherished vision took a concrete shape as emenient persons like Smt.Janaki Ramachandran (late), Mr.N.P.V.Ramasamy Udayar (late), Dr.N.C.Ragavachari,Dr.Nagarajan and Dr.(Ms)Patrick Leelavathi (from The Clarke School ) and many well wishers from the field of education and rehabilitation of the speech and hearing impaired lent their shoulder to the effort.

His Vision,Now a thriving mission

This home recognised by the directorate of rehabilitation of the disabled of the Government of Tamil Nadu has specially trained staff to handle the classes upto the higher secondary level with facilities for Science & Vocational(like computer & type writing) groups.

Apart from general education, the team of skilled and dedicated teachers guide the children to acquire language and speech skills as well as gymnastics, dance and yoga and help in nurturing their all round personality as to cope up with the challenging world.

Unity in Diversity

This home is secular in nature.The prayer during the everyday assembly is common to all religions. Apart from celebrating days of national importance such as Independence Day, Republic day, Children’s day etc, the Home also collectively participate in observing the important festivals of all religions and faiths to inculcate a sense of Unity in Diversity.

Culture

The students participate and excel in cultural , sports and other activities held at school and inter school levels.Be it drawing , music , kolam or even martial arts such as Silambu attam and Karate , the students leave their mark of excellence during public events.

Amplification Devices

As the children are taught in oral methods, Amplification devices such as Group hearing devices, Induction loop system, FM Group hearing System , Speech trainers are appropriately employed.

This home admits students irrespective of caste, creed or colour. No fee of any kind is collected from the students.This school and home was established and is maintained by the MGR Memorial Charitable Trust under the dynamic leadership of its Trustee Thiru.M.Rajendran M.Tech the executor of the last will and testament of Late Dr.MGR.
Born as a vision in MGR’s mind, this institution is growing by leaps and bounds , lending a ear to the needs of the speech and hearing impaired.

MGR Higher Secondary School & Home for the Speech and Hearing Impaired,
MGR Gardens ,
Chennai 600089.
Ph (044) 22490629,22490562