India Sudar Trustees changes.

08-Apr-2007, 14-Apr-2007
Chennai, TN.

Dear Friends,

1. India Sudar Trust Completed three year of service and providing education service in complete South India. This is the time to provide Trustee role to our innovative leads came up with lot of ideas to achieve our vision. Already we discussed (on 03FEB2007) about organization decentralization in South India.

2. minutes_of_meeting_02_2007_08:

Our trustees Mr.KARUPPUSWAMY.T and SEETHARAMAN.D requested for release from India Sudar Trust because of there personal commitment. So India Sudar Managing Trustee and Trustees accepted the resignation.

From 08-APR-2007 KARUPPUSWAMY.T and SEETHARAMAN.D released from trustee role and will continue as India Sudar member and participate in all lead/member activities.

3. minutes_of_meeting_03_2007_08:

India Sudar Trust recommending following THREE India Sudar members for
TRUSTTES role. So Using Founder Trustee/Managing Trustee POWER specified in the TRUST DEED, Managing Trustee, UDHAYA KUMAR.V added following three leads as India Sudar Trustees, its effect from 14-Apr-2007

RAVIKUMAR.K, Residing At S/O R.Kalaimani, 2.84, Moncholai Street, Akkur
Post, Tranquebar Taluk, Nagapattinam Dist, Pin – 609 301.

ATHITHA NADARAJAN S, Residing At S/O Shunmugam.S.A, 190, New Street,
Kulasekhara Patnam, Tiruchendur Tlk – 628206.

HARI.T, Residing At Residing At S/O Late K.Thangaraj, 13/7, Nagathamman Koil
Street, Royapuram, Chennai-600 013.

4. Our sincere THANKS to Mr.KARUPPUSWAMY.T and Mr.SEETHARAMAN.D for their contribution and Our Wishes for our new Trustees.
Udhaya Kumar.V
The Managing Trustee
Mobile: +91-98867-33607

Vidiayal Educational & Chartitable Trust as Partner of IS

18-Apr-2007, Chennai, TN.
Dear Friends,

It is pleasure to introduce the Vidiyal Rural Educational development Trust as our partner
organization after understanding the activities of Vidiyal social organization. Please find the details below:

Vidiyal rural educational development Trust:

Vidiyal organization started their activities from the year of 2003 by young active indians. They have mainly focussed on providing assistance related to education in particularly rural areas and already executed several projects in and around their villages.

Some of he main activities are listed below:

1) Education awareness & Importance of education to he younger generation
2) Providing books and stationary to the poor students
3) Providing basic amenities to the school in rural reas
4) Motivational programme for the teachers and tudents in public school of rural

About Trust : Head office is in Velachery, takes care f administrative functions and all the projects areexecuted in and around villages of Gingiee talukVillupuram districit. Trust is registered undercharitable trust act, managed by co-founder and 6trustees. The financial support for this organizationis from the public. The scope of the trust is to
provide educational related assistance to the rualareas, initially Gingiee taluk Villupuram district

Requirements: Monitory & moral support to execute more projectsFree computers to setup training centre Support for setting up tuitioncentre for poor students

Work Co-ordinator : Mr. Kanniyappan
Mobile: 98419-58283

Site location : Gingiee taluk Villupuram districit.

Villages covered :
1) Modaiyur
2) Thuduppakam
3) Kammanthur
4) Kizhpapampadi
5) Thaiyur
6) Rajampuliyur
7) Kurinjiphi
8) Jambothi

It is really possible to help them through India Sudarin some perspective. Let us do our best together tomake our common vision success.

Thanks and regards,


Our Third India Sudar Computer Training Center(Athivaakkam Village) in TN inaugurated

Athivaakkam village, TN
Dear Friends,

India Sudar Computer Training Center has been inaugurated in
Athivaakkam village, TN on 13/Apr/2006 to provide computer education to poor students from Athivaakkam, Aalapakkam, Kilapakkam and Pethanayakanpattu villages at free of cost.

IDEAL SOLUTION: THREE Parties involved in this project 1. India Sudar 2.
HINDU COLLEGE, Chennai, NSS Team 3. Athivaakkam Panchayat Leader.

HINDU COLLEGE, Chennai, NSS Team: This team had two camp in this villages for last two years. They did some of the good work like painting schools, clean the village, clean the roads, numbering to home, Eye camp, Agriculture camp and awareness program in this village. We need to really appreciate Prof. M.Jawaharlal Nehru, NSS Program Officer and Prof. S.Dhanasekar, NSS Program Officer for all this initiative.

Athivaakkam Panchayat Leader: if we can able to find leader like Mr.Bakthavachalam.M in every panchayat, defiantly we can create powerful India practically soon.

We are expecting your innovative ideas to use this center in effective manner. Same as we are working to setup computer centers in AP & KA(Contact Mr.Ravi Kumar.K) also.

Udhaya Kumar,V

Meeting with Mr.Nirmal – Chief founder of EXNORA and Co-Founder of 5thpillar

Saturday, 07/Apr/2007
Chennai, TN.

We(Sargun, Athi & Udhaya) had meeting with Mr.M.B.Nirmal on 07/Apr/2007 at 8.00 AM. He is Chief founder of EXNORA and Co-Founder of 5thpillar. His profession is Social Worker, Contacting Programs like Motivation, Seventh sense, etc, Writer(Author for 18 books). He is 64 years old and very simple person, but still actively participating in sever activity and allocating time for every body/things.

EXNORA mostly working for environmental service in city and villages. Currently exnora having 75 divisions across the state. EXNORA adapting the villages and provide the basic environmental facility throw EXNORA Club.

We visited to 5th Pillar office with Mr.Nirmal & discussed about 5Th pillar activity. This organization working to eliminate corruption at all levels of our society.

Currently we don’t have any plan, how we can work together to EXNORA in Education perspective. This visit really help full to understand EXNORA activities.

Nirmal’s eMail:

Udhaya Kumar,V

India Sudar[IS] Partner with Helping Minds[HM]

Chennai, TN.

Dear Friends,

Happy to introduce our New Partner organization Helping Minds[HM] to work together under India Sudar Open Charity Platform to achieve our Common Vision.

Our sincere thanks to Mr.Sankara Narayanan, who made this partnership from HM.

About HM: The primary objective of Helping Minds (HM) is to provide quality guidance and support to the poor people for fulfilling their basic necessities and obtaining good education. HM identifies and evaluates the economically challenged but brilliant students and sponsor their education till the completion of their course or degree. HM does a vigilant monitoring of the performance of the sponsored student and provides assistance for improving the skill of the identified students.

Contact Persons: Sankara Narayanan, Trustee,, 94441 05560

Udhaya Kumar.V
The Managing Trustee
Mobile: +91-98867-33607

Meeting with Prabhu, Ramanujam and Vijaya Baskaran for AP Projects

Chennai, TN.

Dear Friends,

1.Today(08/Apr/2007), I had meeting with following people for our future project in AP.
Prabhu, Guthavaripalem Village, Kadivedu Post, Gudur Thaluk, Nellore District – 524 410, AP
Mr.Ramanujam (Creating models to teach science)
Vijaya Baskaran.P.M(Social Worker)

2.Discussed about summer camp in Guthavaripalem Village, AP for 40 days program. Summer course planned program as follows.
Computer Awareness – 10 Days
English grammar Course – 10 Days
Arts & Crafts – 10 Days
Yoga – 10 Days

3.Discussed to setup computer center in Guthavaripalem Village, AP to educate 8 village students at free of cost. If this is setuped, then it will be our first center in AP.

4. Discussed to setup 10 tution centers for next academic year, already we have 5 teachers for three villages.

5. I will let you know the computer center setup & plan ASAP.

Udhaya Kumar.V
The Managing Trustee
Mobile: +91-98867-33607

TEMENOS INDIA Pvt, Chennai Donated 10 used computers to India Sudar.

Chennai, TN.
TEMENOS INDIA Pvt. Ltd, 9th Floor, 146, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai -34 Donated 10 used computers to India Sudar for Village students computer education.

One of our Lead Mr.Senthil Kumar.P requested this computer from his company to use in India Sudar Computer centers.

Please see this 10 computer configuration:

HP CPU/ P3 500 MHZ/Del Monitor/NO RAM/8.4. GB HD/CD/ FDD/HP Keyboard/Mouse/ SNO: 8G00101424

DEL CPU/P3 450 MHZ/Del Monitor/NO RAM/10GB HD/Del Keyboard/Mouse/ SNO: TQ9XD

HP CPU/P3 500 MHZ/Del Monitor/NO RAM/CD/FDD/HP Keyboard/Mouse/ SNO: SG00101421

DEL CPU/P3 700 MHZ/ Del Monitor/NO RAM/15 GB HD/CD/FDD/ Del Keyboard/Moues/ SNO: 27CC11S

DEL CPU/P3 450 MHZ/ Del Monitor/10GB HDD/FDD/Del Keyboard/Mouse/SNO:TQ9XF

HP CPU/P3 500 MHZ/ Del Monitor/128 MB RAM/8.4 GB HDD/CD/FDD/Del Keyboard/Mouse/SNO: SG00101416

DEL CPU/P3/15GB HDD/ Del Monitor/CD/FDD/128/Del Keyboard/Mouse/SNO: CYJF11S

DEL CPU/P3 733 MHZ/ Del Monitor/128 MB RAM/15 GB/Del Keyboard/Mouse/SNO:2YJF11S

HP CPU/P3 500 MHZ/ Del Monitor/No Ram/20 GB HDD/CD/FDD/Del Keyboard/Mouse/SNO: SG00101420

DEL CPU/P3 733 MHZ/ Del Monitor/128 MB RAM/15GB HDD/CD/FDD/Del Keyboard/Mouse/SNO:5YJF11S


Our Sincere THANKS to Mr. C.R.RAVI, TEMENOS INDIA Pvt. Ltd, Who did the complete co-ordination from this company.

Our Sincere THANKS to Mr.Senthil Kumar,P, Who initiated this activity from India Sudar throw his HR & get the approval.

Our Sincere THANKS to Mr.Suresh.R, Who co-ordinated this complete work and prepared this paper document to submit in TEMENOS INDIA Pvt. Ltd.

Our Sincere THANKS to Mr.Prince & Mr.Senthil Kumar, Who moved this computers to my home from TEMENOS INDIA Pvt. Ltd company chenna.

We are planning to setup one computer center in AP & one in TN based on this computer.

-Udhaya Kumar,V




Hello All

It was great pleasure in interacting with various group members who have been engaged in betterment  of the society. Our main aim was to get more familiarity with the Groups, missions, projects, good practices, plan for the future.
A very good beginning for a prosperous road ahead! Looking forward to working with all of our partners!

Our special thanks to Dr.Victor who encouraged us to use their premises for the meeting! In future meeting we eagerly expect more broad based group participation.


Highlights of the Meeting :

Venue: Kadeesh Children’ Home , Bangalore
Date   : 1 April 2007

Members  :       Karthik P T, Arun, Usha Baliga, Sriram, Vignesh, Senthil Pasuvaraj A S, Chandran ,Victor, Ravikumar G, Shiva Narayanan, Udhay Kumar, Ravikumar K, Victor Pauland S.Tyagu

Group’s participation:

Discussed points :


1. THOZAN GROUP (Sr iram)
– Based in Chennai, Sriram is the representative here is Bangalore .
– They have worked closely with India Sudar in a few projects.
– Fund raising are done among friends & execute the projects.
– Taking one project at a time! and executing.
– Operating with limited Trustee team to achieve a level of experience.
– More corporates can be made to join the consortium for expansion
can be done through presentations to corporate.

  2. MUKTHA FOUNDATION (Arun Kumar, Karthik, Usha )

– All of the members work with ARM technologies. Involved in field
works for sometime.
– They are also associated with Muktha Foundation.
– Muktha foundation is involved in integrating the requirements in field
and volunteers for the work.
– Work is being done through their website & volunteers can register for
the work of their choice.
– Currently involved with “Sahashra Deepika Children’s Home”,
Bangalore .
– They have provided educational aids for the school & try to raise funds
for various other needs of the Home.
– Raised a good point about each team to share their “lessons learnt” in
the respective projects. Though this involves little more work might
help the groups in longer run. May be we can follow for the future
– Suggested this group meeting alteast for once in a quarter.

3. CHANGES GROUP(Vignesh, senthil)

– Mainly started to carry activities in educational & general
empowerment of the underprivileged.
– Funding source is among the members.
– Carrying out activities at a home in Bangalore for Education.
– The “Village Model” they are adopting is to involve the nearby college
students in the work. Their experience is that the college has
continuous flow of students & new students take over the work.
– Based on other group called “Puthiyathoor” lead by a college
–  Are in the process of preparing taching material for Kids. Ready to
share material when complete.
– Vignesh will try to see if we can access material of Azim Premji
materials for free educational projects.


– A charitable educational trust.
– Has carried on Educational projects in state of Kerala, Pondichery, TamilNadu,
Karnataka & Andhra Prasdesh.
– Has been involved in “Open charity Platform” to partner with other
– Main requirement in project execution is to maintain account
transparency. So maintains all accounts on site itself.
Has individual project coordinators for each project. They are
responsible for project execution , tracking it & keeping
The group informed about the progress.
– Experience has shown projects coming voluntarily out of members are
more successful. Because the member volunteer takes full responsible
for the own idea. Ind! ia Sudar will suppor them.
– Looking forward to help of other groups.


– A group formed to spread Dr.Kalam’s India Vision 2020 ideas.
– Has been involved with various above groups for the projects.
– More a coordinate functions for various projects.
– has helped for teacher deployment in homes at Chennai, Bangalore ,
pondicherry .
– Continuosly look for new venues to execute India vision ideas.
– Also involved in spreading awareness of India Vision agenda.

– Is a school for 130 children of Srilankan Refugees.
– Funding is thorugh well wishers & Donor agencies.
– Iskon’s Akshya patra gives them lunch.
– Our partner groups lead by India Sudar is helping to deploy teacher for !
Indira Gandhi School .
– Managers are Mr.Gracian and Mr Chandran.
– Planning to scale up the strength to 300 this year.
– Shared their experience in running the school.
– The school does not have electricity for 3 yrs now.
– Govt no longer supports this school other then giving them land 5 yrs ago.


-Run by Dr.Victor for war torn children from North Eastern state of Manipur.
-Have nearly 75 children from 5yrs to 15 yr! s.
-Gives free boarding & education for all the children
-Runs a school called “Presidency school” , Bangalore .
Has two homes for boarding. The younger children & girls in Ramamurthy nagar, banglaore & Older boys
-The funds are through volunteers & Donor agencies.
-India Sudar provided educational aids to the children.
-Dr.Victor to work with Chandran of Indira Gandhi school to get help from “Iskon” from Akshya Patra.

Action Items :

-All the members to keep their groups informed on the integrated activities.
-Any project requirement to be shared among partner groups.
-To help each other in the possible ways.
-To create a google group to establish communication links.
-Vignesh would see if Azim Premji foundation material is accessible.
– Meeting once a Quarter or so.
-Encourage more participation from peer groups they know.
-Dr .Victor to work with Chandran to get Iskon help for MID DAY Meal programme.

Shiv Narayanan, Uday Kumar and K.Ravikumar

Visit of Sahasra Deepika Institute for Education (India), Bangalore

Hello All,

Myself, Shiva Narayana visited Sahasra Deepika Institute for Education along with Arun on last sunday. He is frequent visitor to this school and he is one of volunteer.

We have to keep going from Diary circle on Bannerghatta Road and you can see Meenakshi-Sundaresan temple on right hand side, from there it is about 4 km, you can see TULIP RESORT BOARD and take a left turn and keep going for another 4 km – you will that beautiful resort with fruit trees stand in measured distance of one another and you will see a good building.
That is Sahasra Deepika Institute for Education. Sahasra Deepika means, “a thousand lights”. This home built by T.V. Ramakrishna in 1998, opened with 12 children. they have currently have 56 children ages 4-12 living and learning at Sahasra Deepika.
About the School:

  • Sahasra Deepika Instiute for Education (SDI) is residential school with 56 students.
  • The school complex is situated close to the village of Sakalavara.
  • The main building has been designed to accommodate 1000 children with five
  • classrooms and separate boys and girls sleeping areas.
  • Their English-medium curriculum is focused. Currently, they are providing from 1st to 7th Standard and they are extending the school to provide higher education along with different oganization.
  • The founders donated the land and the initial building for the establishment of the SDI campus.
  • One housemother is taking care of 56 children now including cooking and serving food.
  • Students are very desciplined and they keep their environment clean.
  • We had interacted with students and they gave their self introduction with one quote from Swami Vivekandanda, Mahatma Gandhi and many others.
  • They all have different ambitions to become doctor, engineer, dancers, singers, scientist, police, soldier and etc. There are good singers as well. They sang few songs for us, it was excellant experience.
  • They have small library, science lab and computer rooms.
  • They have deployed 5 teachers and they come and go everyday.
  • Their average monthly expenses comes around 2 to 3 lakhs

Admision Criteria:

Admission to the Sahasra Deepika Institute (SDI) is open to any child irrespective of caste, creed, religion, gender, and nationality.
The priority of the institute is to accept children who have inadequate care, either because of being orphaned, deserted or homeless, living under abject poverty, or as a consequence of a dysfunctional family environment (i.e. battered mothers etc.,).

Children must be between 3 and 6 years old and satisfy one of the following criteria:
Orphaned with no caregiver.

Loss of one parent with inadequate care by the remaining parent.
Deserted/homeless children with poor family structure/abject poverty.

Applications for admission to SDI can be obtained by contacting the Secretary, SDIE, Bangalore. Children admitted to SDI are given free education/boarding until they complete high school.


TARGET USA Company donated few computers and they are looking for a teacher to provide computer education.

RORATY CLUB Bangalore provided Solar power systems

HoneyWell provided solar systems

Many friends from ARM Company are visiting this place and spending their weekend with those kids.
About the Founders Dr. Ramakrishna and his wife Ms. Vijaya
Dr. Ramakrishna was born in a village called Thallagavara, 60 k.m. from Bangalore. His father died when he was very young and his widowed mother did her best to educate him. The teachers in the remote rural school spotted the young boy’s potential and encouraged him to study with small amounts of scholarships that came his way. His first scholarship amount was six rupees. As he continued to maintain high scholastic standards, his scholarship money increased to a princely sum of ten rupees! He lived in hostels that served him measured food. His degree in Civil Engineering got him a job at the PWD, where he worked for over a year only to realise that this was not his calling. So he started to teach at the Visveswaraya College of Engineering before leaving for the U.S to do a Master’s in Engineering and Planning and later his doctorate.
Dr. Ramakrishna and his wife Ms. Vijaya spend most of their time travelling through villages to see if they can help a truly deserving child.
“Give them food, they are hungry again. Give them education, they are forever away from poverty.” This is the maxim that governs the Sahasra Deepika Project.

How can we support them:
(1)The major help would be spending time with them to teach and interact.
(2) We can help poor kids to get admission there or make their parents to aware of this school.
(3) They are looking for donations also.

Contact details:
Sahasra Deepika International for Education
Viswamanavakshetra, Anekal Taluk
Sakalavara Post, Bangalore 560 083, India
Phone: (011-91-80) 27803504
By Bus: Take route No. 367 at Kalasipalyam bus stand and get down at Viswamanavakshetra-Hulukasvanahalli

By Car: proceed from Bangalore on Bannerghatta road for about 12km till you see the sign for Sahasra Deepika on the left. Make a left turn onto Sakalavara Road and proceed for 2 km and then make a left turn onto Sakalavara Road and proceed 1km to the Institute gate on the left.

You can contact Arun for more help to visit this place : +91-98861-32507

Shiva and Arun – Please add your comments, if i have missed something. Uday – Please add the photographs in INDIA SUDAR BLOG.

Bangalore, KA Team Lead, INDIA SUDAR.

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