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Gowda Saraswath Sevak Samaj, Bangalore

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GSS Charitable Foundation

Although the Sevak Samaj has right from the beginning helped a few needy poor students with scholarships, it was in the year 2006, Akshaya Vidya Scheme was started for regular and annual distribution of free scholarships to needy students. In 2006 an amount of Rs.1,63,000/- was distributed to 112 students. In 2007 an amount of Rs.3,41,000/- was distributed to 308 students.

In 2008, the Samaj sponsored a separate charitable foundation under the name of G S S S Charitable Foundation and the free scholarships activity of the Samaj under the Akshaya Vidya Scheme was transferred to the new Foundation.

The initial donations to the corpus fund of the Foundation were willingly given by the principal office bearers of the G S S Samaj before setting out on a public collection drive. It was possible to smoothly launch the Foundation, register the same and obtain the all important exemption under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, because of the initiative and leadership shown by Sri K.N.Kini Vice President of the G S S Samaj, who took over as the Founder President of the Foundation.

Board of Trustees

Sl. No.NameDesignationMobile No.
1.Sri K.N. KiniAdvisor to the Trust98802*****
2.Sri V.M.PaiFounder Trustee93433*****
7.Sri G.G.ShenoyPresident98440*****
3.Sri. U.R.ShenoyVice President87626*****
4.Sri M.Vittal KamathSecretary94807*****
5.Sri P.R.NayakOrganizing Secretary98800*****
6.Sri M. Sharaschandra BaligaTreasurer95355*****
8.Sri M.R.ShenoyTrustee98805*****
9.Sri K.Manjunath RaoTrustee99802*****

Aim of the Foundation
The Aim of the Foundation is among others, to focus on education and training of the economically backward. In urban Bangalore there are hundreds of families which are economically backward. To alleviate poverty, providing necessary education, professional guidance and imparting necessary training are of vital importance, to bring these families to the mainstream.

The foundation has been conducting FREE COMPUTER TRAINING COURSES for the poor employable youth and helping in their placement where ever possible. So far 185 people have been trained. We are also imparting FREE COMPUTER TRAINING to senior citizens.

We have granted free scholarships to children studying in schools and colleges to meet their expenses on uniform, books, tuition fees etc.. since 2008 as follows

YearNumber of StudentsTotal Amount Distributed
2009398Rs. 3,76,500

We plan to build a scholarship corpus fund of Rs.100 Lakhs, from the present Rs. 35,00,000/- in this fund. The aim is to deposit Rs.100 Lakh in bank so that the interest of about Rs.10,00,000/- accrued thereon could be distributed as scholarships to the needy every year perpetually. The donations are exempted from income tax. U/S 80G of the income tax Act 1961. Any amount form the donors is gratefully accepted. Those wishing to donate to the scholarship fund may kindly use the Form enclosed herein, mentioning their Pan No.

We earnestly appeal to the members of the public to donate liberally and help us in the amelioration activities for the economically backward. "Let us kindle a small candle instead of cursing darkness"

With a view to encourage children in education Foundation is a awarding "Pratibha Puraskara" to meritorious students every year who pass the public exam scoring high marks.

Contact Details
G.S.S.S Charitable Foundation
Chitrapur Bhavan, 8th Main, 15th Cross,
Malleswaram West,
Bangalore - 560 055, India.
Phone: +91 80 2334 2828

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