Attappady is a backward revenue block of Palakkad district of Kerala state. It has an area of 745 and encompasses three panchayats. It has a population of 66,171(2001 Census).Tribes form almost half of the population (27,121) and are represented in three sects called Irula, Muduga and Kurumba. They live in hamlets in and around the hills of Attappady. There are 188 such tribal hamlets. As the landscape is mostly hilly area lack of play grounds in schools or colleges makes difficult for the children of Attapady to engage in sports thus makes them to lead to consumption of alcohol and other drugs.

Alcohol is the most frequently used substance by teenagers in the Attappady region. Significant statistics regarding alcohol use in teens include that about half of junior high school students and senior high school students drink alcohol on a monthly basis, and 14% of teens have been intoxicated at least once in the past year. Nearly 8% of teens who drink say they drink at least five or more alcoholic drinks in a row (binge drink).

·        Alcohol decreases teens’ ability to pay attention.

·        Teens that have experienced alcohol withdrawal tend to have difficulties with memory.

·        The teenage brain exposed to alcohol is at risk for being smaller in certain parts.

·        The younger a person is when they begin drinking, the more likely they are to develop a problem with alcohol.

During the teenage period students had immense energy, but those energies are not used for result oriented practices. This one resulted to the high prevalence alcohol consumption and drug usage practices. Attappady had no facilities for recreational activities. The high energy in youth wasted and misused. For the elimination of this one need to engage the youth in recreational activities.


Not only this, the youngsters in Attappady are facing a number of unemployment related problems. They have no job opportunities in Attappady in comparison to other places. This makes them mentally down and they are forced to take to alcohol. They are talented but have no opportunities to show it. This is why Santhi Medical information Centre is looking to open a sports academy in Attappady.

About the NGO

SANTHI MEDICAL INFORMATION CENTRE is a charitable trust functioning in the health sector serving the poor patients from medical advice to facilities and financial aid, since 1997. The institution was founded by Mrs.Uma Preman in 1997 keeping in mind the common mans need to information on medical facilities and options. It was the fulfillment of a dream which she shared with her husband who passed away because of the delayed, improper diagnosis and further treatment. Under the Founder member’s leadership, the professional team has rendered several medical consultancy services to suffering patients over past 23 years and made substantial progress with the help of  well-wishers Santhi’s Head office is situated in Guruvayoor ,Thrisur district, Kerala. It’s now a fully fledged charitable society serving people who required not only the information but also providing support through financial aid and some time by making facilities available.


Major activities of the organization

1.      Health Sector

a.      Facilitated kidney transplants for 680 patients

b.      Heart surgeries for 20,500 patients

c.      Dialysis Unit for the less privileged 2,50,000 Dialysis carried out in 18 years in all over India .

d.      SINDM – Santhi Integrated National Dialysis Mission- non-profitable dialysis units in Bhopal, Kovilpatti, Kannur, Mannarkkad, Ernakulum, Valanchery.

e.      Mobilized Poor patient’s treatment fund for more than IRS80/Million from the Central Government and charitable institutions in India.

f.       Provides Mobile Lab facilities Karuthal Project in rural areas of Kerala.

g.      Conducted Free Medical Camps, helped and monitoring patients effectively.

2.      Education Sector

a.      APJ Abdul Kalam International Tribal Residential School

3.      Services through Digital Media

a.      Provides medical information for more than 100 persons daily and guided by Phone, Letter and E-Mail.

b.      World’s first health website, It contains vital details like hospital facilities, Departments, Doctors and Packages.

c.      Publishes a Health Magazine in Malayalam.

d.      Published an International Medical Directory and Regional Medical Directories

4.      Projects

a.      Prevention Programme for Diabetes, Hypertension, Kidney and Heart diseases (2008 to till continued)

b.      Palamala Tribal Rehabilitation Project 2007 to 2010

c.      Cadavar Organ donation awareness project 1999 to till.

d.      Continues FREE dialysis project

5.      Attappadi Welfare Project

a)        Sanitation & Hygiene

b)       Rehabilitation Center for Para Plegia and semi plegia

c)        Drinking Water ATM facility

d)       Women Empowerment Project

e)        APJ Abdul Kalam International Tribal Residential School

f)           LIC Housing for Peace (Santhi Rehabilitation for Mental health and Neuro Centre) CSR Project of LIC Housing.

6.      Major achievements of the organization in last five years

a.      Started a subsidized Mobile dialysis unit for the first time in Kerala

b.      World’s first health website,It contains vital details like hospital facilities,

Departments, Doctors and Packages

c.      SINDM – Santhi Integrated National Dialysis Mission- non-profitable dialysis units in all over India.

7.      CSR Project Implemented by SMIC

a)       Neerurava Drinking Water ATM Project CSR Project of Cochin Shipyard.

b)       Women empowerment project CSR Project of V-Star and KCF.

c)       Sanitation CSR Project of MIL Mala,V-star

d)     LIC Housing for Peace (Santhi Rehabilitation for Mental health and Neuro Centre) CSR Project of LIC Housing.

e)      Free Dialysis CSR Project of Manappuram Finance, Muthoot Finance, KCF,Lions rotary yicemen

f)      Nutrition Break Pilot CSR Project of V-Star Associate with Malappuram Jila Prasavsai Association Bahrain.


8.      Awards &Recognitions


unveiling of the book “the vision of antyodaya” Indian Social RESPONSIBILITY NETWORK (MINISTERY OF CULTURE GOVERNMENT OF India ).








·        Increasing outreach of sports to rural and tribal areas,

·        Matters relating to promotion of inclusiveness in sports with special focus on women,differently- abled, tribals etc;

·        Some of them are physical, such as attaining sport skills and increasing health and fitness.

·        Others are psychological, such as developing leadership skills, self-discipline, and respect for authority, competitiveness, cooperativeness, sportsmanship.






Playing sports helps kids strengthen their immune systems, maintain physical coordination, enhance body strength and thus keep the mind peaceful, sharp and active with improved concentration. It also reduces the risk of obesity, diabetes and other complications by participating in sports, children will not only have a great time but they can also burn off excess calories, making them active



Sports helps boost a child’s self-esteem and confidence. They can handle stress and pressure if they are involved in games. The time management skills also get advanced in a kid, thus making him punctual. All these skills help your child adapt better to the roles that she/he would be expected to play in adulthood and will be able to cope up with any difficult situation whether in the personal or professional life.



Many kids are very happy to stay indoors watching television and playing computer games.

They have no exposure to real communication in the outer world or to some fresh air. It becomes a part of their routine and sooner than later your child will be enjoying playing sports with his/her Friends.


“ Eternal Square Attapady “A sports initiative by Santhi medical information centre


As a part of our youth development program NGO planned to implement a sports club in Attappady. Youth are scope and role model for the future generations. Attappady mostly inhabited with Primitive tribes, the youth in these days are addicted in mobile phone games, alcohol and drug usages. The high energy in youth used for the better benefit through diverge their high efficiency energy to recreational activities by implementing sports club. Gender friendly sports club with football turf and badminton court in Boothuvazhi, Agali.


For this project an area of 2acre is acquired on lease for 10 years in Boothuvazhi, Agali . A fuly fledged sports court with fifa quality pro cc grass for football turf, badminton court, sporting equipments, in addition to this facilities provide drinking water facilities CCTV camera, LED flex  board, flood light  and rest room. And one office room for the two staffs will maintained the sports club.


·        Taking part in sports reduces stress and enhances kids’ moods.

·        It builds healthy bones and muscles, increases fitness, improves sleep, helps them socialize,

·        Improves their cooperation skills, boosts self-confidence and lowers the risk of getting obese.

·        Goal setting means that every person needs to have an idea about what he/she wants,

·        Whether it is in a game or in life. Sports may help in goal-setting and will improve performance levels in other areas of life.

·        Playing sports helps you build good relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and traits. It encourages teamwork and thus helps in preparing you to work with different people in a harmonious manner.






Football turf ( Price includes civil work, materials, electrical and installation)








Office room &Bathroom




Interlock and plumbing




Sporting equipments








Grand Total



Grand Total Sixty Lakh Rupees

(Quotation of the project cost is attached)

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