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GSSS Charitable Foundation Activities
A DECADE OF DEDICATION
G.S.S.S Charitable Foundation (Regd) was formed by the Gowda Saraswath Sevak Samaj,Malleswaram as an idependent Unit and registered on the 13th February,2008,dedicated to the service of the economically backward famillies in the society. It has compelted a decade of dedicated service. Over the period, it has not only laid a firm foundation in the socity in the areas of eduation, job Oriented training, Social Services and permier Medical Care at affordable rates, but also establised credibility amongst the esteemed Donors and the general public.
Details of our activities are given in the annexure.
Free Scholarships have been paid to needy students including students of Engineering and Medical streams. It is worth mentioning that the support over the decade has enabled a large member of merit students to overcome disability of economic backwardness and join the main stream.
Our past activities have created a sense of abundant faith and confidence in the public. This credibility encourages us to embark on a NEW Project. We are inthe lookout for large parcel of land on the outskirts of Bangalore to start ‘a “Senior Citizen” Enclave” both for the rich and underprivileged. It is a mighty project and depends on the public response and support. We hope our dream will come true soon to serve the Samaj in this direction.
We are grateful to the Government of India recognizing our activities and extending the Income Tax benefits under Sec 80G of Income Tax Act 1961. The Government of India are also pleased to enable the trust to receive donations in Foreign Exchange Vide G.O.I. Order dated 12/09/2017 under Foreign Contribution Regulations Act.
It is Our earnest appeal to all philanthropists, Family Trusts, Corporate and others to consider including our Trust in Your Annual Budget to enable us do more service.
We look forward to your:Continued Patronage,
1. FREE SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDENTS:
We grant free scholarships to the children studying in schools/ colleges to meet their expenses to uniform, books, tuition fees etc. In the Last eleven years we have disbursed scholarships to as many as 5000 students amounting to a total of Rs.74.08 Lakhs. Last year (2018-19) we have disbursed Rs9.78.Lacs to 403students.
We propose to distribute scholarships to about 400 Students involving an expenditure of about Rs. 9.00.Lacs during the current financial year.
We have started giving scholarships to Engineering students also. We have given Rs.2.80 Lacs as scholarship to 56 Engineering students last year (2017-18).
2. FREE COMPUTER TRAINING TO UNEMPLOYED YOUTH & SENIOR CITIZENS:
We are imparting job oriented free computer training to unemployed and economically backward students so that they can make out their livelihood and assist their families. So far we have trained 422 students and helped them in providing employment wherever possible.
3. PENSION TO SENIOR CITIZEN WIDOWS: 1
We have realized that there are many widows above the age of 60 in hapless condition to whom relief has not reached. We are identifying such widows who are senior citizens needing help and grant them pension of Rs. 1,000/- per month. Presently we have been paying pension to 41 widows through Bank. We disbursed Rs5.13 Lakhs this year and incurred an expenditure of Rs.18.75 Lakhs on this account so far. This scheme deserves encouragement from all philanthropists.
4. AMBULANCE/HEARSE VAN: *
Gowda Saraswath Sevak Samaj,Malleswaram has recently donated an Ambulance/ Hearse van to our Foundation. This is a very noble service. Our main aim is to provide free service to the members of the public, particularly to the economically backward families in the hours of their need. This involves recurring expenditure towards driver's salary, fuel & maintenance charges of the ambulance. We have rendered service for 77 cases for the year 2018-19.(69 cases for 2017- 18).
For free ambulance service Contact numbers: 944992755/080 23342828/9535523357
5. SRI VARADENDRA VASTRA VINYAASA KENDRA (FREE TAILORING SCHOOL):
In sweet memory of the centenary Punyathithi of His Holiness Srimad Varadendra Thirta Swamiji, a Tailoring training unit was inaugurated on 25th April 2014 at the Premises of Sri Kashimatt, Malleswaram and the responsibility of managing the school has been taken by The Gowda Saraswath Mahila Vrinda.It is a 3 month Tailoring courses under the direction of M/s. Singer india Ltd. M/s. Singer india Ltd. has also donated 7 sewing machines. So far 86 Lady Students have successfully complated the Tailoring Course. Our focus is to train women folk of economically weaker families, so that they can augment their family income.
6. FREE BOOK BANK. - SHRI SUKRATHEENDRA BOOK BANK:
Education has become very expensive these days. To lighten the burden of the students, we are issuing Text books on returnable basis and circulation for PUC, Degree, & Engineering courses. The book bank will help the poor & the needy students. The free Book Bank was Inaugurated by H.H.Srimat Samyameendra Thirtha Swamiji in June, 2014, So far, books worth Rs.1,18,913/- have been purchased and 137 deserving students were benfited.
7. AMULYA: - VOCATIONAL CENTRE FOR DIFFENTLY DISABLED-ADULTS.
AMULYA was started at Basaweshwaranagar, Bangalore by Mrs. Vinaya Kini in June, 2012 with focus on providing appropriate skills to differently disabled adults. Our Samaj has adopted the school by giving them assistance by way of financial support in running the school and also for various school activities.
8. ANNADAATA SUKHIBHAVA - “ANNADANA ‘ SEVA :-
Whenever we celebrate birthdays, wedding anniversaries Or whenever we feel like helping those under privileged or donate food to the needy & be blessed for their munificence, we search for the sources who undertake to do the Service under this scheme; we connect those who wish to donate food to orphanages/ old age homes etc. that needs help. The donor has the satisfaction of Donating food to the needy and the benedficiaries have the dual satisfaction of the food and the thought that someone in the society really cares for them. The information is avilable in our website. The donations to this seva are exempted from icome Tax under section 80(G) if the IT Act. After the introduction of the SEVA during 2015, many members came forwared and availed the service So far nearly 53 Inmates of orphanages have been fed under the Scheme.
9. SHRI BHUVANENDRA MEDICAL MISSION :-
We are happy to announce a new activity of the foundation in the area of Health care, to set up a Diagnostic & Medical Centre under the name & style “SHRI BHUVANENDRA MEDICAL MISSION", which has been blessed by H.H. Srimad Sudheendra Theertha Swamiji was inaugurated in Feb-2016 by H.H.Srimad Samyameendra Theertha Swamiji. The main objective of the mission is to ensure that the members of our Samaj receive quality health care at affordable cost. Since Feb, 2016 medical centre activities is slowly picking up. At the time of registration, the members will be issued Shri Bhuvanendra Health card. In connection with the above, Doctor’s meet was conducted and after much deliberation, many Doctors of our community members with various specializations have come forward to serve the centre and many Doctors have signed MOU with the centre to extend their expertise in treatment of Shri Bhuvanendra Health Card Holders. The medical diagnostic centre has started functioning in rented Premises and has taken off well. We have strated Dental - Section in February 2019 entirely sponsored by Sri. Ullas Kamath at a cost of Rs.4.35Lacs.
The total project when completed in all respects will cost about Rs.1.25 Crores and will be taken up in stages.
10, YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME:-
We have started Training X Std (SSLC) students to prepare for NATIONAL TALENT SERACH EXAM (NTSE). Last year we HAVE GIVEN intensive 4 months training to 14 students to prepare for the same. All the students have come out with flying colors.click here to Scholarship fund.