When his counterparts backed fan clubs, R Parthiepan rejected the very idea of his admirers and instead, he asked them to start humanitarian forums, under the name of 'Manidha Neyam Mandram'. This was almost two decades ago.
The seeds he sowed then are bearing fruits now, as various activities are regularly conducted by Manidha Neyam Mandram. On Sunday (March 25), it will conduct a blood donation camp at Lakshmi Hall, 100 Feet Road, Ashok Nagar.
Besides Parthiepan, popular film personalities such as Sneha and Suhasini Maniratnam will take part in the event and speak about the positive effects of blood donation, which plays a crucial role in saving hundreds of lives daily.
A team of doctors from a government hospital will be present at the camp to collect blood from the donors. Circles close to Parthiepan say he has decided to keep his 'Mandram' active in the years to come by holding many such activities.