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G.S.S.S Charitable Trust
G.S.S.S Charitable Foundation (Regd) was formed by the Gowda Saraswath Sevak Samaj, Malleswaram as an independent Unit and registered on 13th February 2008, dedicated to the service of the economically backward families in the society. It has completed a decade of dedicated service. Over the period, it has not only laid a firm foundation in the society in the areas of education, Job Oriented training, Social Services and premier Medical care at affordable rates, but also established credibility amongst the esteemed Doctors and the general public.
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 creditibility encourages us to embark on a NEW project. We are in the 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 recongizing our activities and extending the Income Tax benefits under Sec 80G of Income Tax 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.
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 Rs. 9.78 Lacs to 403 students.
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 scholarships to 56 Engineering students last year (2017-18).
2. FREE COMPUTER TRAINING TO UNEMPLOYED YOUTH & SENIOR CITIZENS
We are imparting job oriennted 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
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 have disbursed Rs. 5.13 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 and 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 Punyathiti of His Holiness Srimad Varadenra Thirta Swamiji, a Tailoring training unit was inagurated on 25th April 2014 at the Premises of Sri Kashimatt, Malleswaram and the reponsibility of managing the school has been taken by The Gowda Saraswath Mahila Vrinda. It is a 3 month Tailoring course 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 succesfully completed the Tailoring Course. Our focus is to train women folk of econoically 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 inagurated by H.H. Srimat Samyameendra Thirta Swamiji in June, 2014. So far, books worth Rs. 1,18,913 has been purchased and 137 deserving students were benefitted.
7. AMULYA - VOCATIONAL CENTER FOR DIFFERENTLY 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 various school activities.
8. ANNADAATA SUKHIBHAVA - ANNADANA SEVA
Whenever we celebrate birthdays, wedding anniversarires 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 beneficiaries have the dual satisfaction of the food and the thought that someone in the society really cares for them. The information is available in our website. The donations to this seva are exempted from Income Tax under Section 80(G) of the IT Act. After the introduction of the SEVA during 2015, many members came forward and availed the service. So far nearly 53 inmates of orphanges have been fed under the scheme.
9. SHRI BHUVANENDRA MEDICAL MISSION - Diagnostic and Medical Center
We are happy to announce a new charity of the foundation in the area of Health Care, to set up a Diagnostic & Medical Centre under the name & style "SHRI BHUVANENDRA MEDIAL MISSION", which has been blessed by H.H. Srimad Sudheendra Theertha Swamiji was inagurated 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 center 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 have signed MOU with the center 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 started Dental Section in February 2019 entirely sponsored by Sri. Ullas Kamath at a cost of Rs. 4.35 Lacs.
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 SEARCH 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.
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