In the presence of Superstar Rajinikanth, the Indian Chapter of Cystinosis was launched in Chennai on Wednesday (May 2).
Cystinosis is a genetic disorder which largely remains undetected. It is a rare condition in which the body accumulates excess amino acid cystine leading to formation of crystals that can damage cells.
Clad in a white shirt and jeans, Rajini posed for photographs with the children affected with Cystinosis, all aged below 10 years. The young ones are from various parts of Tamil Nadu.
The Chapter is planning a lot of activities to help the children to overcome the disorder. Office-bearers of the chapter thanked Rajini and said his presence in the event would go a long way in spreading awareness on Cystinosis.
Remember the Superstar appeared in an advertisement urging parents to give polio drops to children without fail, almost two decades ago. It created great awareness all over Tamil Nadu and the disorder is almost eradicated now.