Once again….9 Indiasudar Libraries @ Tirupur Dt & Theni Dt.

Indiasudar Library Project Completion Report-TN

Dear All,

Our team has completed the second phase of our TN Library Project.  We have established 9 libraries recently. Based on the students’ strength we allotted the books and book shelves.

Our Indiasudar Libraries are @

S.No School Name In charge Teacher Classes Strength Note Expenditure in Rs
1 GHSS,Mulanur,Tirupur Dt. S.Venkatachalam        Phone: 9486245903 6th to +2 338 Bookshelf+

217 Books

2 GHSS,Vadukappatti, Tirupur Dt. Mr.Ramasamy.K  School: 04202-265047 6th to +2 257 Bookshelf+

217 Books

3 Middle school,vellakovil(west), Tirupur Dt. B.Balasarawathy  Phone:9095685555 1st to 8th std 385

(6th to 8th : 189)

Mini Bookshelf+

187 books

4 Middle school,Mulanur, Tirupur Dt. C.Mani  Phone:9944912690 1st to 8th 208 Mini Bookshelf+

187 books

5 Middle school,Puthuppai, Tirupur Dt. S.Chandrasekar     Phone:9487243375 1st to 9th std 173 Mini Bookshelf+

187 books

6 Middle school,Nathappalayam, Tirupur Dt. P.Meenakshisundaram  Phone: 9865543929 1st to 8th std 146 Mini Bookshelf+

187 books

7 Middle school,erasinampalayam, Tirupur Dt. G.Manikandan  Phone: 9486245906 1st to 8th std 101 Only 97 books 3,500
8 Middle school,arikkaaran valasu (PO), Tirupur Dt. M.Sumathi  Phone: 9600703838 1st to 8th std 94 Only 97 books 3,500
9 Literates welfare Association , G.H  Road, kadamalaikkundu Andippatti (Tk) Theni Dt-625579 Mr.Venkatesan Ph: 9442882715 Village Students 250+ Only 217 Books 7,500

Books and Periodicals: Monthly Periodicals will add 6 books every month to each Library.

Category Nos Periodicals:

  1. Gokulam – Tamil-For Childrens
  2. Gokulam – English-For Childrens
  3. Namathu Nambikkai – About Self Confidence
  4. Thulir – About Science
  5. Chutti Vikatan-For Childrens

(No.1 to 4 – Monthly Once   No.5 – Monthly Twice)

A – Art, Language & Literature 10
B – General 53
C – Self Development & Employment 30
D – Science & Technology 14
E – Stories 49
F – Medicine & Agriculture 10
G – Biographies 39
H   – English Books 12

Total no of books


Monitoring……full view of the library donated by India sudar

In charge teachers from each schools are really sincere, dedicated and very interested youngsters. They allocate one period per week to utilize the library. After few months, some competitions will be conducted in each school (first phase-6 and second phase 9 schools) to motivate the students towards reading habits.

I am 100% sure that Libraries will be utilized effectively. After learning a lot from the first phase, we have selected schools based on the HM and in charge teachers’ interest.

Library Team:

I gave the directions and procedure to implement this project to our member Mr.Ram kumar (Doing M.A. Tamil-First Year-Regular Course). He and his friends completed this project with sincerity and dedication.

I thank the following members for their Timely Help.

1. P.Ramkumar,Work Co-ordinator,Indiasudar and his friends.

2. Mr.C.Mani and G.Manikandan,Teacher, Mulanur Union Schools.

3. Mr. Gunasekarn, Action Board Member.

4. Sangeetha.T, Student from Karur

Our Sincere Thanks to our partner organisations Helping Minds and Thozhan and our members.

Cost Analysis:

At most care has been taken to minimise the cost. Bookshelves are prepared in Karur. All the indexing, books’ separation etc were done at Karur. Transportation charges (Karur to Mulanur) were taken care by all the schools.

IndiaSudar Libraries-Expenditure Details





1 Leo Publications


2 Kizhakku(newHorizon)Publications


3 Ramakrishna math  Publications


4 New century  Publications


5 Namathu Nambikkai



6 Vikatan  Publications


7 Gokulam (tamil and English) -9-Subscription


8 Chutti Vikatan-9-Subscription


9 Thulir Subscription -9-Subscription


10 Book shelves, Register Note Books,DD charge, Packing,Transport for book delivery, sticker, nameplate and Miscellaneous.(Detailed expenditure for Rs. 31,583 are available in the attached files)




Cost Distribution






1 Books


8 schools+rural center
2 Periodicals subscription


8 schools+rural center
3 Book shelves +DD charge, Transport for book delivery, sticker, nameplate and Miscellaneous


6 Schools (Big size- 2 small size-4)


Photos are available @


Thanks a lot for this given opportunity to do this great service and gain an experience……….

Welcome to India Sudar Knowledge Festival for Chennai Homes

Dear Friends,
We are conducting India Sudar Knowledge Festival on 11th October 2009 for the homes in and around Chennai. WE are inviting your kids to attend this Festival to learn following things. Please use this opportunity to create education awareness for your home students.
1. Compétition (Thirukkural, Drawing, Quiz, Translation, etc) 2. Career Path Session 3. Self motivation talk (You can Achieve) 3. Presentation on value education.
Note: We will pay the travel charge for your students and provide lunch.

Dear Friends,

We are conducting India Sudar Knowledge Festival on 11th October 2009 for the homes in and around Chennai. WE are inviting your kids to attend this Festival to learn following things. Please use this opportunity to create education awareness for your home students.

1. Compétition (Thirukkural, Drawing, Quiz, Translation, etc) 2. Career Path Session 3. Self motivation talk (You can Achieve) 3. Presentation on value education.

Note: We will pay the travel charge for your students and provide lunch.


India Sudar
Udhaya Kumar.V
http://www.indiasudar.org – Developing a Powerful India by Providing Education
“Own It & Do It”

Computer center,Renganathampettai,Karur Dt,TN

Dear All,
Indiasudar Inaugurated its 2nd computer centre in Karur Dt @ Renganathamepettai Village. yesterday. Students and parents of Renganathampettai Village (Approx. 50 people) attended this program.

1. Valtech India Systems Pvt Limited,Bangalore donated 10 computers. 5 out of 10 computers are utilised for this centre. Thanks a Lot to Valtech India!

2. Place to keep the centre, wiring, whitewash etc is taken care by Panchayath.

3. Please find the photos @

4. Some construction work (provision of two more windows and fans) and painting are being done.

5. Students from Middle schools will be taught the fundamentals of Computer and MS word.

Students from High school and Hr. Sec schools will be taught the basics of Computers and internet etc.

Planning to…..

a. Provide D.C.A course (6 month). –Standard Syllabus,questions,evaluation,lab exercises with prescribed pattern.

b. To convert it as a resource centre with Spoken English, Awareness lecture, Value Education etc.

5. Project Cost; (Please find the attached reports)

1. Teacher’s salary: Rs.1250 per month. – Mrs.T.Shanthi,B.Sc Comp Sci.- 4 years Exp

2. Infrastructure:

computer tables-5 5,000.00
chairs 10-each 320 3,200.00
stools-6 each 160 960.00
headphones-2 each 100 200.00
stationaries boardmarker,registernote,duster etc 134.00
computers packing 1,655.00
transport from jp nagar to Kalasipalayam 500.00
transport from jp nagar to indranagar 500.00
transport from bangalore to karur 490.00
transport from karur to school 200.00
white board 1,467.00
Balance amount from Mayanur computer center project 488.00
Computer center Nameplate-painting 500.00
TOTAL COST 15,294.00

Total: 15,294 Rs.

3. One speaker system was sponsored by Apple system,Karur -worth Rs.420.

Our sincere thanks to

Sujatha Balakrishnan Chief Operating Officer & Girish Rajasekhariah, CISO & Head IT Infrastructure, Valtech India Systems Pvt Ltd

Our Action Board Member Mrs.K.Shanmukhavadivu is the Onsite Coordinator for this Project.

Best Regards,

Books and Stationeries provided to CHILD, Korattur, Chennai, TN on 30-Aug-2009

Dear All,
On 30-Aug-2009, We provided the following educational materials to the CHILD home, Korattur, Chennai.
Brown Sheet (10 books X 5 sets)
Vetri Science guide – 9th standard – Tamil 1
Konar tamil guide – 8th standard – Tamil 1
Vetri Science guide – 8th standard – English 1
Vetri Science guide – 8th standard – Tamil 1
Vetri Science guide – 7th standard – Tamil 2
Geomentry Box                     5
Water color paint box                           5
(with paint brush number 2, 4 & 6)
White board with marker       1
The total cost of this project is Rs.815/-.
Our sincere thanks to Karthikeyan (Code: 184) & Srinivasan (Code:16) to purchase the materials and sponsoring the money for this project.
Thanks to Mathan who visited and handed over to the children and spent some time with them.
Please see some images captured during the visit at http://picasaweb.google.com/indiasudar/CHILDKoratturChennai#

Dear All,

On 30-Aug-2009, We provided the following educational materials to the CHILD home, Korattur, Chennai.

Brown Sheet (10 books X 5 sets)

Vetri Science guide – 9th standard – Tamil 1

Konar tamil guide – 8th standard – Tamil 1

Vetri Science guide – 8th standard – English 1

Vetri Science guide – 8th standard – Tamil 1

Vetri Science guide – 7th standard – Tamil 2

Geomentry Box                     5

Water color paint box                           5

(with paint brush number 2, 4 & 6)

White board with marker       1

The total cost of this project is Rs.815/-.

Our sincere thanks to Karthikeyan (Code: 184) & Srinivasan (Code:16) to purchase the materials and sponsoring the money for this project.

Thanks to Mathan who visited and handed over to the children and spent some time with them.

Please see some images captured during the visit at http://picasaweb.google.com/indiasudar/CHILDKoratturChennai#




India Sudar Partner with CIOSA , Chennai

Dear Friends,

We(Karthikeyan.M & Udhaya Kumar.V) had discussion with Mr.S. Prasanna, Programme Manager, CIOSA On 05-Sep-09 to understand CIOSA NGO platform. We strongly believe, India Sudar will use CISOA network to share our experience and learn new things.
Very happy to introduce our New Partner organization CIOSA to work together under India Sudar Open Charity Platform to achieve our Common Vision.
About: Confederation of Indian Organisations for Service and Advocacy (CIOSA) is an offline and online platform for collaborative social action. We make it easy for NGOs to find and network with each other and for companies and individuals to find credible institutions and causes to support.
Address: CIOSA, 2nd Floor, No: 16, Old:19, Jayalakshmi Puram, 1St Street, Nungampakkam, Chennai – 600 034
Web: http://www.ciosa.org.in/
email: prasanna@ciosa.org.in
Phone: 91-44-65515921, 91-92823-39070

Udhaya Kumar.V
http://www.indiasudar.org – Developing a Powerful India by Providing Education

Participate Chennai Marathon through India Sudar for “Educate Elevate”

You’re Welcome to Participate Chennai Marathon through India Sudar for “Educate Elevate”. Information follows.

Great Chennai Run – 7 km (Men & Women open to all above 14 years)

Starting time: 7.00 am

Route: Run will start at War Memorial.

Registration Fees: Rs.150 Per runner (Rs.30 for Marathon Registration + Rs.120 India Sudar will use rural students education)

1. How to Register ?

Step 1 : Transfer Rs.150 to India Sduar Account(http://www.indiasudar.org/donation.html) with Description of “<Chennai Run> / <Member code or Name>” (or) Directly deposit (or) Pay cash directly to India Sudar fund collector.

Step 2: Send your Name, Age, Sex, Phone No and Address to admin@indiasudar.org

2. Why I need to run through India Sduar ?

1. Your educating poor students through your run, You have theme(Educate Elevate) to run 2. You will get tax exemption certificate from India Sudar.

3. I am not in Chennai, Can I pay for some other runner ?

Yes, You can pay to India Sudar and some other IS member will run behalf of you.

4. How to participate after my registration ?

You have to collect Bib Number from India Sudar before 27September2009 & directly participate in Chennai Run from War Memorial.

5. Only india Sudar member can register ?

No, You can register for your family, friends, group, company, etc through India Sudar.

6. Where I will get more information ? Refer http://www.givelife-chennaimarathon.com/

India Sudar

Udhaya Kumar.V
http://www.indiasudar.org – Developing a Powerful India by Providing Education

Visit to Iniya Udayam Trust, Avadi Chennai

Dear All,

Last weekend(29-Aug-2009) myself and athi visited Iniya Udhayam Charitable Trust, Avadi, Chennai. Iniya Udaiyam Charitable Trust was established in the year 2004 by Mrs. Komala Sivakumar and Mrs. Sujathaa Shekar. Working for “Literacy and social awareness , self-support , community health,  empowering and motivating the people to the betterment  of  society”.  Previously (Apr 2008-Jun 2008) we have deployed teacher to provide the spoken English for the students.  There are more than 100+ students benefited by the Iniya Udayam Trust. Now they have provided two requirement for us.

Requirement :
1. Provide salary for the staff of the Children Organization
2. Provide the roof in front of the current place. (Infrastructure)

Children Organization :
They are now forming one organization called ‘Children Organization’. The purpose of the organization to include the students as a member of this Organization.  The children’s will come forward and provide the problem they were facing in school, home or etc. They will meet periodically(Once or twice in a month) to discuss about the issue and take the necessary action. The staff of the organization have to introduce the students to the Organization and meet the respective head to implement the action for the issue.  Like a Grama shaba they will forming this organization for the students. They asked us provide the salary for the staff. Now they are paying Rs.3500 per month for the staff salary.  If we can’t able to pay whole amount for the staff, we can try to pay Rs.1500-2000.

The trust has the strength of more than 100+ students, the current place is enough to hold only maximum of 40 students only. So they will conducting the classes for the 10th students in their school itself, all other students have to come to the Trust. In Weekdays they will conducting class only in the evening, so the students can sit in the open space. In weekends they will conducting class from morning, so they have to sit in a small room.  They have requested us to provide the some roof (Shelter) in front of the building.  The approx cost of the infrastructure is Rs.20,000. Since we are providing help for the students education, I am not sure whether we can help them for the infrastructure requirement.

North Karnataka (Gulburga) : Visit Report

MYRADA, GULBURGA, KARNATKA http://picasaweb.google.com/indiasudar/MYRADAGULBURGAKARNATKA

IS Member Visited : Vinod, Uday, Shiva, Raaghu

For quite sometime we were thinking to work in North Karnataka region, as the Literacy rate is very low especially gulbarga, raichur districts. We wanted to spread the awareness about the education but being 400+ KM away from Bangalore we were not able to find out a way to support and create a awareness about the importance of education.
Its all started the when we found MYRADA a ray of hope to reach out north Karnataka districts.

In brief, MYRADA is a Non Governmental Organization managing rural development programmes in 3 States of South India and providing on-going support including deputations of staff to programmes in 6 other States. It also promotes the Self Help Affinity strategy in Cambodia, Myanmar and Bangladesh.. for more and detailed information please do visit “http://myrada.org/”

The model how MYRADA works is

 CMRC *
o Village 1
 SSG 1 *
 SSG 2
o Village 2
 SSG 3
 SSG 4
 SSG 5
o Village n
 SSG n

* One CMRC is having more then 10 villages and each villages can have 1 or more then 1 SSG.
* CMRC – Community Managed Resource Centre
* SSG – Self Sustained Groups

We were in touch with Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram IAS(retd)(Vice Chairman, MYRADA) and we got a invite to visit the MYRADA Gulburga Project officer Mr.Kiran Mandannan. Finally after successive follow ups we planned to visit.

On Friday 28th Aug Eve, we (Vinod, Raaghu, Uday, Shiva) started towards gulbarga in train. It was lightly raining but managed me, Raaghu and Uday got in train well before the departure time and Shiva made it on dot. We had quite a long discussion in train about various topics majorly about the fund raising and got some few ideas which we will implement on pilot basis.

Around 0500 we reached gulbarga @ 0500 hrs and sipping tea we came out side station and outside the station MYRADA Bularo was waiting for us. We started towards KAMALAPURA which was our destination. It was 30 mins drive from the station. Place was awesome surrounded with lot of trees. Our stay arrangement was done @ MYRADA guest house, for a while we stood still after seeing the guest house neatness. Spend some time & freshned up.

After that went towards MYRADA Admin office were we met
 Sri Siddanna G. Hallikeri, Project coordinator for Gulburga region
 Sri H M Kulkarni, CBO coordinator
 Sri Sirajoddin, Training Officer
and couple of others

We had a small introduction with each other and we told about our selves with the kind of work we are doing in IS and got introduction about MYRADA and the work what they are doing. Sri Siddanna G. Hallikeri arranged for the Bularo to visit all the CMRC (Community managed resource centre) we were accompanied by Sri H M Kulkarni and Sri Sirajoddin. Around 1000 hrs we started towards first CMRC which is Kamalapur CMRC.

We received a very warm welcome by the all the CMRC members. At the first glance we noticed that there were women’s only group who were running the CMRC with no “caste bar”. CMRC showcased there is no room for caste discrimination as there were representative from various religions who are involved and responsible in building and running the community centre which is very good initiative in the villages. By empowering women we felt a sense of Ownership for the task. These CMRC are formed by MYRADA and are supported by MYRADA totally (Morally & Financially) for some time. Once the CMRC and SSG are self sustained then support from MYRADA is removed and all the CMRC become self sustained with the formation for SSG in each village.

We visited 6 CMRC which are as below:
1. Janani CMRC, Kamalapur
2. Staliya Sanghagal CMRC, Ratkal
3. Janashakti CMRC, Sulepet
4. Sarvodaya CMRC, Kalagi
5. Jyoti CMRC, Kodli
6. Arunodaya CMRC, Nagaidalai

 Janani CMRC, Kamalapur
We received a very warm welcome followed by little background of the CMRC and Introduction of each member. This CRMC is having total of 15 members. With this CMRC total of 120 SSG are registered.

Some of the work which this CMRC is doing are Bank loan assistance, Insurance, Legal Advice, Bill payments etc.. All the work is towards setting up of the better social environment. But there is no educational support provided. There is one full time computer teacher who teaches basics of computer for 5th to 7th class students.

This CMRC center is having the VSAT program (Support and Technology provided by ISRO and BEL). This is a virtual class with two way interaction sessions. Students can ask questions and doubts which will be answered by the virtual teacher. Set up involved, Handy Cam(Video), Computer(Monitor), Mike (Audio).
This is broadcasted live from Bangalore MYRADA centre.

We interacted with all the CMRC members and understood about there problems in education front. Most of the CMRC members and parents said that, students are weak in English, Maths & Science.

Parents are ok to give the tuition fee of Rs. 15 – 20 per month.


 Needed a Maths & science Tuition Teacher for PUC students
 Needed a English Tuition Teacher for class 5th to 8th

Place and time for conducting tuitions will be decided by the CMRC. They said that they can accommodate tuitions in the CMRC center in the morning 0700 – 0900 hrs and in the evening 1700 hrs – 1900 hrs.

 Staliya Sanghagal CMRC, RATKAL
This CMRC is having 5 Villages and 4 Tandas (Tribal community of village, they are situated out side the village usually on hill top). Tandas are in very bad state where school master refuse go to school !! Students come to school and spend time and have food and go back. There is absolutely no classes conducted in these schools. The incharge lady assured us that if we support them in setting up the tuition center and a teacher then she will go back to the local authorities and fight for the govt. teacher and she will get back them back to school.

• Ratkal, Mukaramba, Hulskudud, Kanchnad
• Mandgole, Arnakal, Singenhalli, Bedsur

Some of the activities which CMRC are doing:
 Women and child development programs with in the SSG’s, in turn the awareness is spread across villages. Provides training and collect small amount of fees from SSG’s.
 Village health family insurance, Tied up with National Insurance Company and Birla Insrance.
o APL Family of 5 ppl is paying Rs 450 per year for a family coverage of Rs 15000 per year
o BPL Family of 5 ppl is paying Rs 150 per year for a family coverage of Rs 15000 per year
 Summer coaching etc…

The lady incharge was highly self motivated with high vision, she can do any thing if a little support is given to her. Very bold village lady. We were highly impressed with her attitude towards the village improvement.


1. There is a high school in Ratkal village and high school teacher are not having much of knowledge in subjected hence requested to set up a tution center the high school students with Maths and Science subject.
2. One/Two full time teacher for Tanda schools.

Average salary of Tution Teacher would be approx Rs 1000 and Full time teacher around Rs 1500/-.

Teacher is sincere. There are some commutation problems during the raining season as some time water level in lake is very high and will not come down for 3 – 4 days. Teacher commutes around 4 – 5 KM to Tanda every day. There is no bus facility to the remote villages / tandas.

Maths and science knowledge is very poor in Kodli Village.

Villages under this CMRC are:
• Kodli, Allapura, Seri Village, Vajara Gaon, Halchera, Tegal Tappi, Hosahalli, Kadalli
• Seri


1. Needed a tution center for primary. There are around 200 Students in and around Kodli Village.
2. Maths and Science knowledge is very less. Required a tuition for Maths and Science

To cater to above requirement, One/Two full time teacher are required.

 Sarvodaya CMRC, KALGI
This CMRC consists of 100 SSG spearad across 4 tandas and 18 villages. There is no awareness about the education. Kids go to local govt schools but what parents where saying that we are illiterate and not able to follow up with that master and kids are saying how they are scoring and all. But good thing is that even though the parents are not educated they wanted there kids to be well educated in the society and for this reason they can support kids by all means. Currently they are sending kids to private tuition where tuition teacher charges Rs 25 to 35 per kid for a month and this amount parents are ready to pay. But certainly not all the parents can pay the tuition amount.
Some parents are saying that school teacher beat there kids and Parents are reluctant to send there kids to the school. Parents say that rather going to school, kids can work in fields. With the help of CMRC and SSG this barrier and mentality of the parents can be broken. For which we have to take some initiatives to teach CMRC and SSG’s.

Villages under this CMRC are:
• Rajapur, Bharathnur, Koddur, Gotur, Ashoknagar, Malagi, Mangalgi, Salahalli, Kalagi, Soguark, Navadgi, Donnadur, Kalagurthi, Muchkhed, Chintakota, Korwar, Malagan
• Kalagi, Soguark, Malagan, Nayaka

Malagi village is in very bad state where most of the students are from BPL and are not cared.

1. Needed a tution center for primary school.
2. Needed a English Tuition teacher for primary school.

Currently parents requested for setting up tuition center in the morning and evenings.

And requested to set up tuition center which will help in developing the kids. What we said is that identify the schools who are poor and club 3 to 4 villages for one tuition center. Some parents say that teacher beat them and hence we are nitrate interested to send the kids to school.

This CMRC consists of 14 Villages.
• Sulepeth, Penchpalli, Kondompalli, Yekkapur, Keshwar, Dastapur, IP (Indrapada) Hosahalli, Gavanhalli, Chincholli, Mugar, Hoovananbavi, Paspur, Hodebrenahalli, Kupnoor

Sulepeth is comparatively OK as compared to the other villages. Main problems here is the knowledge of Science, Maths and English. Sulepeth is having the Degree and PU college. This CMRC is having a Chincholli TQ. Parents here are very much interested in promoting there kids for education but school knowledge is not effective.

During the interaction with the CMRC members, we came to know that private tuition centers charges Rs 30 – 40 per month. Some of the parents become very emotional and said that we are ready to do extra “coolie” and pay the tuition fees if my children gets better education. One more example they told is that one of the student collected 50 paise each week and given to the tuition teacher and said that I wanted to study hard.

Here private tuition teacher will take around Rs 1000 / per month.


1. Needed a tuition teacher for maths, science and english

 Arunodaya CMRC, Nagaidalai
This was the last CMRC for the planned visit. Most of the CMRC members were go back to home as they travel from very far place. It was 1730 Hrs by the time we reached here.

There are 85 SSG spread across 15 villages and 3 tandas.

Villages under this CMRC are:
• Nagaidalai, Kallouru, Kusurmpalli, Tumkunta, Saalebecran halli, Marpalli, M-Palli, Fatehpur, Aaiyanhalli, Degualmadi, Nimma hosahalli, Palapalli, Chincholli, Chandapur, Bhaktampalli
• Kusurmpalli, Bhavitanda, Kalbhari tanda

We could not interact much as there were very less members in the CMRC. Hence requested to Sri kulkarni to collect more data about education during there meeting and send it to us via email.

• Majority of the requirements are having in the Maths, Science and English area.
• In some places High School Students requires urgent attentions.
• One or two places there is a Full time teacher requirement and other places a part time tuition teacher is sufficient.

We asked for:

• We requested all the CMRC and SSG in charge to collect the data village wise and school wise with all the detailed information about the Student. We would be sending a Survey form to the Sri H M Kulkarni and he will circulate to all the CMRC and SSG’s for data collection.
• With this data we would be able to analyze and come up with the final statistics where we have to deploy the teacher
• Asked for average tuition teacher salary and full time teacher salary and how much parents are willing to give for tuitions. So that remaining amount we can take care of.


On behalf of KA team

North Karnataka (Raichur) : Visit Report

Day 2 : Raichur

IS Member Visited : Vinod, Uday, Shiva, Raaghu

It was 2100 Hrs by the time we(Vinod, Uday, Shiva, Raaghu) came back to MYRADA guest house after visiting all the CMRC. It was poring heavily and we were thinking the farmers would be very happy as there as near to draught like situation. We freshened up and headed towards for the dinner. Sri Siddanna G. Hallikeri & Sri H M Kulkarni also accompanied us and we shared our views about MYRADA’s work, effort, how its getting benefited to the common village people, how the common village people can become self sustained and get benefits from the new govt. programs which are meant for village people.

After dinner we spend some time with Sri Siddanna G. Hallikeri and then returned back to guest house. Spend some time sitting in the lawn and called for the day.

Morning (30-08-2009) we got up by 0400 hrs and headed towards to Gulburga station for boarding train towards Raichur. It was 1000 Hrs we reached Raichur and we reached LIC guest house by 1030 Hrs. Mr. Shreedhar, Joint secretary of LIC union arranged stay in LIC guest house. We finished our break fast and we were waiting for Sri Shreedhar in the guest house Sri Shreedhar came down to LIC guest house and started towards to Shakavadi. We could not get the direct bus to the Shakavadi and negotiated with Auto for to and fro fares including waiting charges.

We reached to Kotur Basaweshwara Trust @ 1130 Hrs.

This trust is started in 2008 by group of young people where were having a local club where they were doing social activities like health, education, public awareness, bringing back the drop outs back to the school etc. Seeing the condition of the govt. schools and with the intention of giving better education to the village kids these people started off with the private school which is maintained by the newly formed Trust.

There are four villages which Trust is covering currently (Shakavadi, Koduluru, Sagamkunta, Ibrahim doddihalli). Current 4 Villages population is around 8K. Most of the village people are BPL.

Trust started with the new primary school :
 There are 4 primary teachers for LKG, UKG, 1st Standard
 There are 60 kids (LKG – 23, UKG – 14, Ist – 23)
 Akshara foundation materials are used
 Parents are paying Rs 1200 as Fees for 1 year.
 Text books, notebooks and uniform are taken care by Parents.
 Trust is trying to give the standards of Private school with the minimum money.
 Most of the parents are from the Stree Shakthi Group members.
 If the parents are not able to give the school fees then, Stree Shakthi Group provide them with the school groups and later collect form the parents on a monthly installment with bare minimum interest levels.
 Most of the parents are from agriculture back ground
 There is no building for the school but currently running the school in hut, Trust has leased the land for 20 years and planning to purchase the land in near future
 Vision is to expand till High school, PUC and then Degree College.
 One of the Village person has donated a Open Auto for kids commutation and diesel for the Open Auto is donated by other person. This open runs twice a day.


One full time English Teacher. Salary is around 1500 to 2000 Rs.

On the way back we visited one “Sri Kanakadasa seva shikshna samsthe” orphan home, which was not part of the visit. This orphan home was started by Sri Shivaraj Patil Chief Justise of India later it was renamed to Sri Kanakadasa seva shikshna samsthe.

 This home is having of kids with the age from 3 years to 10 years.
 There are 132 kids of which, there are 42 Girls and 90 Boys
 Kids are from Koppal, Badami and Bidar.
 From 1st to 5th standard classes are carried out in the home only and later for high school kids go to near by govt. school
 Once the kids pass out the SSLC then if they are interested then further home supports else try to get some job and then they can take it on there own. There is only one such case.
 Strictly no monetary donations are accepted by the home. Donations in terms of things like food grains, study materials, teacher deployments etc are taken. Sri M Babu (Founder President) says reason behind is that there are people around who say that money is not utilized to run the orphan home. Some of the instances what Sri M Babu told us:
a. Sri Rahul Gandhi visited the orphan home during his election campaign and interacted with the kids and was very much impressed and in turn gave a spot cheque of 25 lakhs, but Sri M Babu denied and said that please if possible do some thing to own the we wanted to own the building.
b. Sri Santosh Hegde, LokAyuktha visited the home and offered 1 lakh for donation but again Sri M Babu denied saying that we wanted no donation but if the donations in terms of items is ok.
c. People from TV9 visited the place and reported in TV9. After broadcasting this report in TV9, one SW Engg from Bangalore visited and extended his support in terms of money but Sri M Babu rejected and said that please provide us with the long term food solution. Then the SW Engg opted to provide food grains for one year.

Like this there Many instances where people extended there help.

 Sri M Babu told about Devamma, who’s parent died and she was with her grant mother only. Her grand mother was “Jogi” who used to go around house and begs. Slowly this continued and leaving no option for Devamma to continue the same profession. She was bought to this home by some kind persons. She was very talented and with some of the extra effort from the Sri. M Babu she was able to pick up studies very well and considering her age Sri H Babu admitted her directly to 4th standard. We saw her Kannada and English notebooks, her hand writing were very neat and knowledge in line with the 4th standard students.
 Currently build rent is 45K per-month. This is bared by the Sri M Babu.


1. One full time English teacher to teach English as the English knowledge is very poor.
2. Career building programs for students.


Raichur, Karnatka : http://picasaweb.google.com/indiasudar/RaichurKarnatka

On behalf of KA team

Indian Oil and Indiasudar Quiz Programs

Dear All,

Indian Oil Corporation limited celebrates their Golden Jubilee year. They wanted us to conduct quiz program (Intra School) in three schools (Village) on behalf of Indian Oil. Our Quiz team conducted the quiz programs on August 17th, 18th and 20th, 2009.


SC Welfare Government Hr.Sec School, Thiruninravur, Chennai. – August 17th. (60 Kms from Chennai).

Government Hr.Sec School, Olakkur, Vizhupuram Dt – August 18th. (120 Kms from Chennai).

Government Hr.Sec School, Uthiramerur, Kancheepuram Dt. – August 19th. (85 Kms from Chennai).

Students from 8th and 9th std attended the quiz programs.

Our members:

Quiz master: Mrs.Shanmukavadivu.K – Action Board Member

Assistant: Ramkumar.P – Indiasudar Member

LCD projector and assistance: Mr.Prakash.

Our team members took leave and conducted these programs in weekdays. We got a chance to visit various places and able to understand the students’ level and expectation. Students were not able to answer even for very simple questions. But these kinds of programs create awareness to the students.

All the expenditure was taken care by Indian Oil. Arrangements and their hospitality were excellent. They celebrate their programs in a useful way (to rural students) and different from others.

Thanks for this opportunity.

Photos are at http://picasaweb.google.com/indiasudar/IndianOilQuizChennaiVizhuppuramKanjeepuram

We will receive Rs.21, 567 from Indian Oil for the conduction of these programs within this week.

Best Regards,

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