Away from the marketplace, the TTK Group's commitment to society has been demonstrated in many ways. The TT Ranganathan Clinical Research Foundation founded by Shanthi Ranganathan has now been involved for more than two decades in bringing hope to thousands of families torn apart by alcohol and substance abuse. The TTK Hospital is dedicated to the treatment of addiction and also trains professionals and counselors in rehabilitation therapies.
The Group's commitment to blood banking is nearly three decades old. The Madras Voluntary Blood Bank (MVBB) was promoted by the TTK Group in 1975 and now has more than 25,000 donors on its lists with more than 4,000 bottles of blood collected and distributed free of cost to hospitals annually. The Rotary Central-TTK-VHS Blood Bank started in 1998 is also one of the best-equipped blood banks in Chennai. The TTK Group partnered with the Rotary club of Bangalore in 1984 to form the Bangalore Medical Services Trust (BMST) that is involved in quality management training in blood banking in India.
On a different arena, the TT Narasimhan Swami Dayananda Higher Secondary School in Manjakkudi, a small village 30 km from the temple town of Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, is an example of the Group's commitment to education too. These and many such caring institutions have been an integral part of the TTK ethos for several decades now.