Visit to Dena Seva Sangha boys home.

Bangalore, KA.

Dear All

During this weekend, 31st May, visited to Dena Seva Sangha boys home with Udhay & Reshma Kurup.

We visited Dena Seva Sangha in Seshadripuram. The trust by itself is as old as 130. Said to have been inaugrated by Mahatma Gandhiji himself. They have a boys home t Rasildar street, Seshadripuram.

The boys home every year takes 65 students (95% school , 5% college) from rural underpreviliged background. Foos, Shleter, education is provided free of cost. For example 7 students last year were from Raichur, bidar. Due to funding constraints they restrict themsleves to 65 only.

The food, educational material are all run only on donors. The trust has a free school which caters to poor children in Seshadripuram area. The boys who saty in Dena seva home also study here. The school is govt aided, in the sense that only teacher salary is given. No other facilities.

The home also has 3 students in college  – one doing MCA, other bcom(evening college – works in Mc.Donalds), Diploma in Chemical eng.. Students are allowed to continue beyong PUC only on merit.

Home warden Mr.Mallikarjun was an old student of Dena Seva sangha. Worked in NGEF, after that closed came back here. Is doing great service remaining a bacholer.

Main requirements :
1.English tutor
2.Maths Tutor
3.Fee for MCA student.

Once the children return from vacation, we plan a re-visit. Then we can decide on the requirements.

Thanks to Reshma Kurup for letting us know the place. she has been working with them for 10 months now.

Dena Seva Sangha
22, Rasildar Street,
Seshadripuram , bangalore
Mallikarjuna cell : 984535503 

Siva narayanan P, IS KA Team.

[India Sudar] Report on visit to swanthana – 31st May 2008

31-May-2008, Bangalore.

Dear all

Please find the report on visit to swanthana.

Place of visit: Swanthana : Home for mentally challenged mutipily disabled female children

Date of Visit : 31st May 2008

Members Visited : Neena Pandey, Deepak Kumar, Sherin, Jayasree, Kamal

Purpose of Visit:

  1. To spend some quality time with the children residing in thais place.
  2. To identify if there is any critical requirement and see if we find any supporters for the same.

Activities during the visit:

# Discussed with the sister and got to know that they are provided with the building from Christian missionary.

# They have started 1.5 years back and hence do not receive any support from the government as of now because it requires to complete 3 years to avail the government funds

# They are supported by few well wishers for provisions etc as and when there is a need, however there is no continuous support from any particular organization.

# The major expenditure is paying to salary to the 12 care takers employed which is Rs.2500 per person per month.

# Another critical requirement is the diapers for these kids 14 large, 7 medium and 10 packets per size which is around 210 packets per month. This is huge expense which currently no one has taken up though it is a very high priority requirement and for such requirements they are not funded from any Christian missionaries.

# We spent a lot of time with the kids had a real satisfying experience and it was good to see that it was very well maintained clean and nice shelter for them.
Things provided during the visit
: Soaps , Oil , Diapers , Baby powder , Tooth paste, Choclates , etc.

Photos :

If any one is interested to visit this place or extend any support to this place kindly mail me at

Thanks and regards


AWWA Hubli Visit



Last week I had been to Hubli and visited AWWA.

Below are my inputs:

AWWA (Affus Womens Welfare Association) which is supported and funded by
Islamic Releif Fund UK.


– Got estabished in the year 1999 and are having 20 volunteers.
– Currently running in Andrapradesh also in Anantpur and Hyd.
– Aim is to generate self employment for womens, orphans.
– Currently running 74 self emp programs for womens.
– Kids till the age of 18yrs are getting Rs 1400 per month from Islamic
Releif UK. Currently there are around 20 – 25 kids who are undergoing
various self employement programs. The materials are kept in exhibition for
sale, which is a add on fund.
– As per Farida Madam, there is no caste discrinmination and all caste ppl
are welcome.
– Back ground check is done before starting the any course.
– Currently running the classes in two places. One is at there home and
another rented place near station.
– She is support by her Husband Mr. Ayub Khan, who is a free lancer
journlist in Hyd.

Help Need:

Farida Madam wanted to start a Residential School for poor, underprivliged,
slum kids. She is approaching slum ppl, single parents, oprhans and drops
out to continue there education. For the same she wanted to start a school.
Initially, she wanted to start a pre-nursery and nursery and later on to
expand for lower and higher education. She would do the back ground check
done prior to admission of the kids.

Initially she needed a support for deploying 2 teacher(Rs 2000 each/month),
1 Aaya(Rs 800 – Rs 1000/month), Rent for the school building(need to check)
and Stationary support. She will identify the teacher and aaya.

I could not check
– Weather she is having approval to start the school.
– Her future expansion ideas in surrounding villages.
– Volunteers details.
– Rent details and other obligations.

Please let me know about your inputs …. we can have a conf. call with
Farida Madam for more information.

We will discuss amoung ourself first and then we can publish the complete
mail to india sudar.

Attached are photos and brief document about AWWA.

The place which visited I could see there are lot of slum areas which are
not at all developed and really the condition is bad and so do the
condition in North Karnataka. While I was travelling from Gokak to Hubli
there are lot of villages where there is no signs of education. In the
whole 120 KMs I crossed around 30 – 40 small small road side villages and
hardly I could find 2 – 3 schools and that to in very poor condition.
Forget about the small villages, in the city like Hubli-Dharwad does not
have proper infra to promote education. Lets discuss this in our meetings
and need to prepare a roadmap to reach north karnataka districts.

Link to fotos:

Thanks & Regards
Vinod Murgod
IBM India Pvt Ltd
Desk Phone : +91.80.402.57544
Mobile : +91.98459.01658
Email :

KA survey report – Madhugiri Taluk, Tumkur district

24-May-2008 Click me to See ALL Photos:

Hi all,

Last Saturday (May 24th) India Sudar-KA team conducted survey of 3 Government schools in Madhugiri Taluk, Tumkur District.

Members visited: Udhay, Shiva, Prashanth, Sachin, Raghavendra, Mr C.V.Kumar and Mr Anand (Local contacts)

Route: Bangalore – Doddaballapur – Gowribidanur – Kodagadala – Puruvara – Kodigena halli – Adavi Nagenahalli & Thippapura (Around 135 kms)

Schools surveyed: 3

– Government Higher Primary School, Adavi Nagenahalli
– Government Lower Primary School, Muthrayanahalli
– Government Higher Primary School, Thippapura

Current Situation:
This region is extremely backward, with agricultural labour being the prima! ry occupation.  Adavi Nagenhalli school building is in a pathetic condition with leaking roof, broken tiles, no play area, less rooms.  Several requests have been placed to the education department and an additional building is planned for construction soon.

Tippapura, located at a distance of 4 km from Nagenahalli, is not even accessible by public transport.  We could barely manage to reach this place via a kuccha road created by the villagers.

A few committed teachers and local community members have been working earnestly to get the children to school and educate them.  But, the general consensus among them was that the parents utter disregard for their wards’ education (Probably they dont understand the importance of education).

Primary Needs:
We discussed with the teachers, local community and SDMC members in all three villages, the details of which are attached herewith.  We understood that the primary needs of the schools are:

1. Notebooks/stationery
2. Awareness programme for the parents to make them understand the value of education. 
3. English/Maths/Science learning programmes
4. Quiz programmes, Essay Writing contests

Talented children:
Mr Hanumantha Reddy, teacher of Govt. HPS, Adavi Nagenahalli had gathered few students and they displayed their singing, dancing and acting skills.  It was very nice to see the energy of the students performing “impromptu” in scorching heat.

Next Steps:
Based on the survey report IndiaSudar – Karnataka team would prioritize the requirements and come up with the first phase of education support to these schools along with the schools surveyed in Chikkaballapur district.  We earnestly request all members to continue your valuable support in this cause for promoting and elevating education in rural areas.

Thanks to Mr. C.V.Kumar, Mr Anand and their entire family, who connected us to the school staff and local community. It is worth noting here that this family has been extending various forms of support to the schools in the past few years – be it the desk/benches provided via LIC co-operative bank (Mr. CVK spearheaded this) or plates/misc items donated by Mr.AnanthaKrishna and Mr.Anand to the schools.  IS can easily leverage on this and extend its reach to enable and improve the educational status of underprivileged children in this segment.


Proposed Visit to an Poor Home – Gandhiji Rehabilitation Center

05 May 2008

Dear All,
Towards this month event, Jeyaseeralan and I had visited the Gandhiji Rehabilitation Center @ Poonamallle, Chennai on 5th May 2008. There are nearly 27 inmates; almost all of them are orphan / semi-orphan. Vanarasan, who is the founder of the organization is taking care of the students, his family members are also playing a vital role in running this organization.

Already members from India Sudar Educational and Charitable Trust had visit this home and are planning to pay the fees for the two girls who are studying Nursing Course and also they are going to offer a Typewriter also. At present we are planning to provide one month’s provision, Footwear for all and School Bags for all children.

Attached is the Requirement List for this month’s event. The rough estimated cost for this event is Rs.22,000/- (Rupees Twenty Two Thousand Only).We are expecting the same support from volunteers and contributors for this Noble cause.
Total No.of Beneficiaries – 27 Children
Visit Date – 31st May 2008 @ 6pm
Gandhiji Rehabilitation Center
#603, Trunk Road, 3rd Floor,
Chennai – 600 056.
Landmark: Opposite to Sundar Hospital / Before Poonamallee Bus Stand
Vanarasan Cell – 9840931530
Route Map:
From Parrys
Parrys Bus Stand —> Central Railway Station —-> Kilpauk Medical College & Hospital —->
Pachaiappa’s College —-> Aminjikarai —-> Arumbakkam —-> Koyambedu Junction —-> Nerkundram —-> Maduravoyal —-> Poonamallee Bus Stand —-à Sundar Hospital
From Adyar
Madhya Kailash —à Anna University —à Halda Junction —-à Guindy Kathipara —-> Nandhambakkam —-> Porur —-> Kattupakkam —-à Sundar Hospital

Note: This Event is neither organized nor funded by India Sudar Educational & Charitable Trust.
Thanks & Regards,
Cell: 9840341973 

Report – Visit to KCR Madhugiri Taluk – 18th May

Kupa chari Ropa, Madhugiri Taluk, Ka.

Dear Team
I would like to share the report of KCR visit near madhugiri taluk on 18th May.
The visit was a very enriching experience, it was all possible due to the overwhelming support of the india sudar , dream india 2020 , and other well wishers.

Date of Visit: 18th May 2008 , Sunday
Place of Visit: Kupa chari Ropa, Madhugiri Taluk
Members Visited:
1. Dr.MeenaJain
2. Shwetha
3. Upali
4. Jayasree
5. Kamal Khubani
Purpose of Visit:
1. To distribute the educational requirements and also discuss about their academic plan
2. To do secondary ground study to arrange health care camp.
3. To take the measurements for school uniform , so as to come back and deliver the stitched uniforms during the next visit.
1. To support the educational requirements of this village for the academic year 2007-2008.
2. To bring medical and hygine related awareness to this village and organise a medical camp and install a water purifier
3. To arrange livelihood and create employement to the residents of this village in the long term.

Activities on the day of visit:
1. Interacted with the students from class 1 to class 7th
2. Distributed the educational requirements that includes books , pen ,pencils, erasers,pencil box etc.
3. Interacted with the panchayat head Mr.Gowda and got to know on the socio economic status of this village( detailed report will be shared on this seperately)
4. Interacted with the village president and got to know on the health related issues and drinking water, present reservoirs and feasibility of installing a water purifier etc.
5. Discussed with the head master and requested to collect a data sheet that shall include the age , gender , occupation , marital stauts , education , annual income of the 370 residents from 75 houses in this village.
6. Interacted with the 1st graduation pursuing student Mr.Rangappa of this village and encouraged him to complete the course (BA history )successfully and also to show interest in basic computer related courses.
Tentative Date for the next visit:
7th or 8th June 2008 (Can revised depending on the availability  IS members and Balamurali).
Activities to be done:
1. Distibution of the following items needs to be done
School Bag
Geometry box
Exam Board
     2.   Collect the data gathered by the head master.
     3.   Colabarte with some missionary hospital and arrange for a medical camp. (Colara seems to be threat in the few surrounding places)
     4.   Once again verify with some experts regarding the feasibility of installation of water purifier.
Please find the details of purchase , distribution and students list shared in a xl sheet attached. The photos will be shared very shortly.
Our special thanks to DreamIndia2020 for their continous support to execute the projects !
I am sure with same kind of extensive support we can make a remarkable difference in this village !
Thanks and regards

About your Career Path Program

18th May 2008
Thaiyur, Senji Taluk, TN

Dear friends,

I would like to share the report of thaiyur visit near senji taluk on 18th May.
Members Visited:
1.Members of chennai senjudar
2.Mr. Arokiya dass from snagithan – centre for physically challenged
3.some members of vidiyal &  me from our group
Purpose of Visit:
To discuss about their academic plan
To create awareness abt present educational system to the children and their parents.
Activities  :
1.Interacted with the students and distributed the pamphlet containing the information abt all kind of educational institutions in tamilnadu.
2.Interacted with the PTA head Mr.Neelamegam and got to know abt the social economic status of this village


“Today is a gift, that’s why it is called the present.”

India Sudar Non-Member Donation Process

Dear Friends,

Already we have process to receive donation from our members. Now we have initiated new process to receive donation from Non India Sudar Members. Non-Member not tracked through member code. This rule effective from 14-May-2008.  As you know already, we prefer to add more members in our organization to get volunteers and contribution. But this process will be used to full fill following requirement.

1.non-it people will contribute/donate to India Sudar to execute our projects.
2.We will collect fund through NGO Stall, Drama, Presentation, etc programs.
3.Some people not ready to join as member, but they will ready for one time donation.


Step 1: The organization has nominated authorized IS donation collector to collect donation (Cash, DD, Cheque) from non-member & provide Donation Receipt.
India Sudar authorized donation collector list:

Step 2: Donation collector will deposit donation in India Sudar account and submit donor/donation information to India Sudar Trust.

Step 3: After deposit conformation from India Sudar account, India Sudar Trust will send tax exception certificate-80G to donor through postal. This will be monthly.

Note: Current won’t provide facility to search non-member donation information other then account sheet, but this facility will be available in our future India Sudar Web Portal 1.0. Non-member donation will be tracked through donation receipt serial number.

Udhaya Kumar.V
Mobile: +91-98867-33607

India Sudar “Food for Thought” New Project Specification

Dear Friends,

We have already 6 project specification (
) to achieve our vision. Based on experience to handle dropouts in specific places, we come up with new project specification for our organization.

Project Code: 7
Work Code: 7.<sequence no>/<state code>/<academic year>
About Project: Provide food for students.
Targeted Students (Beneficiary): This project will be used to handle dropout issue & attract village students.
Importance: Very Low

Please send your suggestion/ideas to

Udhaya Kumar.V
Mobile: +91-98867-33607

An appeal to save the last ray of hopes of a village

Dear all,
In the peripherals of Bangalore there is nandhi hills, sivasamudhram, savandurga and lot many places to visit and rejoice. However not very far is KUPA CHARI ROPA which is a small hamlet on top of the hill beside madhugiri. A visit to this place may not be as rejoicing and exciting but surely this experience will make us sleepless for many nights!
At 2 hours journey from Bangalore we can reach this rural village. There is no way we can reach the top of the hill in the car (unless someone is ready to risk a drive in that narrow path). A 6 km walk from the bottom of the hill we will reach this place. There is 75 houses and around 200 people.

The list of what is not there is much bigger and shocking! There is no water, no sanitation, no primary health care center, no occupation, no education, no sufficient electricity, and no means of transport. Yes just a few kms away from the IT capital is this place where children and women are dying drinking the high fluoride content water. Even for this killing water the women have to walk 3 Km bare foot. The skin disease and other viral infections are very common. And there is no medical support of any kind given to these villagers. A rare visit is made by some NGOs which does not suffice the high requirements.
Walking anyway is not new to them. The villagers have approached the government for a bus. But no action is taken so far. So they walk down the hill several times bare foot for all their daily needs.
The livelihood and occupation of this village is in miserable condition. This place is surrounded by rocky hills and there is no scope for growing any great money lending crop. They grow peanuts and ragi occasionally depending on the rainfall and this is also mostly sold to the middle man for negligible amount. 

This village also like most of the other villages in India has never seen a toilet, the girl children have to control their nature calls in the night for the fear of evils that roam in the night!
The state of education is extremely pathetic. There is a small single classroom which accommodates 70 students from class 1 to 8. Three teachers in all to handle classes to them. We were happy to see the students in uniform even on Saturday, we were glad thinking that there special classes. However the happiness did not last for a long time when we came to know they were in uniforms because they did not have an alternative dress to wear. There is not a single graduate from this village so far.
The only ray of hope to build this village is this 70 children who go to school. They have to study ,build their carrier and hence build this hamlet. Unfortunately this hope also seems diminishing because of no basic support to meet their educational requirements. We cannot remain as mere spectators and witness the downfall of this community.
Our immediate plan is to install a water purifier and meet the educational requirements of the school going children. Our appeal to all of you donate generously towards this cause.
The donations can be made in
Going further we have to take up the health care, education, livelihood as three main projects and build this village. The interested group who is willing to take up any development activity can contact me to get more details.
The cost to install a water purifier is estimated for Rs.40000 and the educational requirements may come upto Rs.25,000. The requirements that we have got from the school head master is attached for reference.
We came to know about this village through Dr. Meena Jain who is a dedicated and committed social entrepreneur. A child psychologist by profession she is a grass root worker who has build lives for more than 22 years now. She has worked for with teresas. This says it all. I representing india sudar visited this village along with Dr.Meena Jain on 5th April 2008.
Lets make our fellow Indians living here feel a glimpse of independence which we have been thoroughly enjoying. Lets make this a model village and do our part towards nation building. If we have to envision Dr.Kalam’s dream for India 2020 we have to reach the roots and take the ownership for its development.
With Warm Regards

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