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Purkal Youth Development Society

location: DehradunUttarakhand

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Help holistic development of children by sponsoring sports and cultural activities at our school for a year
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Educate a poor child for a month at Purkal School
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Feed a child at Purkal School for a month
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Our aim is to empower our rural community through access to quality education, health services, skill development and employment, while preserving the beautiful Himalayan environment, local cultural traditions and the sense of community
PYDS has been working with local youth and women since 2000. Originally the focus was on education of disadvantaged youth. We have since included empowerment of women through income generation, and community development. The Society was registered in 2003
Mr G K Swamy, who was a free-lance economist at Bombay until about 17 years ago, settled down in Dehra Dun with his wife and decided to dedicate the rest of their lives to this community since they felt that Life was for Giving. They have pursued a simple life since then attempting to empower this community. They ardently believe that learning happens through example and so strive being the ideal that the children and the community can emulate. He believes a person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
Full time staff :89
Part time staff:5
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 2
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 53446079
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 43901374
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of students passout of our scheme: 126
Percentage of students participating in Dance & music, pottery, Art & craft: 100
Number of Field Trips organised for the students: 35
Percentage of Students provided with comprehensive M: 100
Precentage of enrolled children attending school: 98
Children provided career counselling at Grade 9, 10, 11 & 12: 100
Percentage completing the acaemic year sucesfully: 99
Number of Children who received free education: 344
Rewards & Recognition
In 2015, G.K.Swamy, Secretary was awarded the TVAM Karamaveer Chakra Award by the iCONGO Proactive Citizenship
In 2015, G.K.Swamy, Secretary was awarded the National Gold Karamaveery Chakra by the iCONGO Proactive Citizenship
In 2014, G.K.Swamy, Secretary was awarded the INST Radhakrishnan Award for Education for his by the Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali Outstanding contributions in the field of education.
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)3,638,9751,813,5821,242,271
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia547,1383,670,0531,658,411
Other donations from Indian individuals7,467,1838,425,8945,315,598
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia6,990174,773473,331
Other donations from foreign individuals4,685,6524,320,5982,512,908
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)5,760,0776,217,9474,512,495
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)30,898,0647,282,2428,119,063
Sale of assets442,00000
Total Receipts53,446,07931,905,08923,834,077
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)12,266,9003,625,5724,976,800
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries11,074,6977,356,4692,373,024
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits9,538,5346,050,9104,860,695
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Consultant's fees000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)000
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)1,779,1533,102,4962,673,264
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme0159,6200
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits2,733,7601,688,7502,420,994
Staff training000
Staff travel112,680166,145170,078
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)704,898973,909520,091
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)58,072130,102158,209
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )123,47546,86654,495
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses193,489229,871520,139
Total Payments43,901,37429,994,78723,033,514
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.401/2003-04]
2 PAN Number:AAATP8684R
3 12-A [No.40/114/D.Dun/2003-2004]
4 80G [No.2898]
5 FCRA [No.347900120]
6 35AC [No.F.No-NC. 270/358/2007]
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 Khattak Kochhar and Co. Chartered Accountants,
 41/1 Inder Road
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,000181937
 10,000 – 25,000132336
 25,000 – 50,000437
 50,000 – 1,00,000202
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0000
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 786075
2 Lowest Paid: INR 50409
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 0
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Sujit Banerjee
 Male, Director , INR 0.00,
2 Preet Dhupar
 Female, Director , INR 0.00,
3 Lt. Gen. Shakti Gurung
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
4 Mr. Vijay Toley
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
5 Mr. Sanjeev Srivastava
 Male, Director, INR 0.00,
6 Mr P N Narayanswamy
 Male, Director , INR 0.00,
7 Puneet Kashyap
 Male, Director , INR 0.00,
8 G. K. Swamy
 Male, Secretary , INR 0.00,
9 Col. Arun Mamgain
 Male, Director , INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Sujit Banerjee Mr. Sujit Banerjee has worked in the tourism industry for over two and a half decades and currently runs his own travel agency based in Delhi, known for its exclusive service and travel options. He has been one of our pioneer supporters; has been actively promoting our work personally and through contributions from his family members and group of well-wishers. He has mobilized support to equip the society with computers and other useful facilities apart from financially supporting the cause.
2 Preet Dhupar Preet Dhupar is the Chief Financial Officer for IKEA in India. She joined IKEA India in April 2014. Prior to this Preet, was working at BBC Global News India as the Chief Operating Officer. She worked in the BBC in various roles for 14 years. She has also worked with companies such as KPMG, Caltex and Becton Dickinson. Preet is a qualified chartered accountant with over 20 years experience in various industries and geographies; exposure to multiple facets of finance and a strong knowledge of global accounting principles and Indian tax laws and practice. In her personal time, she likes to devote her time in contributing to society. She has been a fund raiser for Childline for a number of years, is on the advisory Board of Enactus India and in PYDS has found the place she would like to devote her energies to. She is a voracious reader and an amateur theater artist.
3 Lt. Gen. Shakti Gurung Lt. Gen. Shakti has done almost 4 decades of distinguished service in the army,he retired in Dec 15. A highly respected officer,he retired as the principal staff officerr to the Chief.He did his schooling in Cambrian Hall Dehradun and then went on to join the NDA. He was commissioned into The Grenadiers Regiment of which he was later The Colonel.
4 Mr. Vijay Toley VIJAY TOLEY (63) is the Executive Director of Tex Corp Limited and a Director in various Group companies.Subsequently, he studied Packaging Technology from Indian Institute of Packaging, Mumbai and worked there for a few years.He is keenly interested in working with NGOs and organizations in different fields such as educating the girl child, water conservation, renewable energy, environment & wild life etc. and has been actively supporting various causes for the last 10+ years.
5 Mr. Sanjeev Srivastava Sanjeev Srivastava is a graduate from IIT Roorkee in Chemical Engg in 1980. He served in many organisations and MNCs in the field of Oil and Gas exploration. He also worked abroad for 6 years in different capacities. After quitting job to work in social sector, he is now supporting PYDS as director.
6 Mr P N Narayanswamy Mr. Narayanaswami heads his own travel company based in Delhi. He has been a supporter of PYDS for several years now and has introduced many valuable people to the society who have helped further the cause. His organization Travel Scope supports PYDS with annual funding and has been instrumental in providing mentorship and employment opportunities to the students of PYDS who have pursued Tourism as a career.
7 Puneet Kashyap Mr. Puneet Kashyap has had a successful career in the hospitality industry and was the CEO of an international inbound tour operating company. PYDS has benefited greatly through his consistent efforts and positive inputs. His genial nature, patience and understanding of others point of view and an empathetic attitude make him a natural in the service industry as well as his noble ventures.
8 G. K. Swamy Mr. G.K. Swamy chose to spend his retirement years in the verdant Himalayan foot hills; He and his wife Chinni chose to devote their time and resources to provide constructive interventions for the empowerment of their backward rural community. He has been a true Captain – leading from the front, never losing focus and practicing exemplary standards of code and conduct which are now woven in the very fabric of our work culture. His wife Chinni heads the Stree Shakti wing of the Society.
9 Col. Arun Mamgain Col. Arun Mamgain has had a successful career spanning 33 years in the army as a combat soldier where he trained teams and led from the front twice in operations against Pakistan. Col. He has served overseas at the corporate level of a leading multinational corporation pioneering top of the line school education ( He is currently working for the TATA group as Project Director, Tata Relief Committee, Uttarakahand.
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201708/03/201659
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201728/05/201669
Annual Report for the year 2015-201606/11/201659
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201628/05/201669
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Prachi Gurung
Prachi, a 7 year old lovely little girl is now living with her mother since her parents have decided to live their lives separately. She is in the care of her maternal grandparents. Her mother Maya is a quilter in our Stree Shakti Division where she earns about Rs. 1500 per month at the present time. They are surviving in very poor conditions and it is a daily crisis situation since all 7 family members live on the income of Maya and an old grandfather who is a labour. It is hard for the family to get even two proper meals a day. Prachi, her maternal grandparents, mother, aunty and 2 uncles live in a single kuccha room. They do not have any LPG connection and cook food outside under a temporary tin shed using wood fire. Prachi joined our Programme in March 2011 and since then has been eating a balanced diet. With this diet and proper medical attention she is already beginning to grow up into a healthy girl full of life and a future. She takes good interest in her learning.
 Culture and health for all PYDS Children
Sonali came to PYDS as a 9 year old. Her family is very poor and lives in a remote village. She is a quick and observant child with a great deal of potential, but has little understanding of her cultural heritage and the wider world. She has worked all her short life and is fit and strong, but has missed out on important lessons to be learnt from teamwork and sport. Sonali has been taking part in all of our well-being programmes. She is a keen games and team sports player, even though she is little. She participates in all of the School Houses competitions through the year. She has yoga classes twice a week and dance and music classes several times each week. At first she was unsure, as she had never had the chance to be doing this, but now is learning fast. Sonali has flourished under our arts curriculum. She dons her ankle bangles for the kathak and folk classes and loves the movement and grace. She feels connected to her history and is learning teamwork and sharing. She plays badminton and basketball, and is proud of her team and her team-mates.
 Sponsor a child for learning success
Sahil came to School as an 11 year old, with very little previous education. His schooling had let him down, although he is a clever and talented youngster. He lives in his family group of 7 on the father’s monthly income of Rs2500 per month (around US$55). His family has struggled with a lack of basic education and skills, and his great potential was going to be lost or at best half realised. Sahil came to school with the hunger to learn and the potential to succeed. We have fed him both physically and mentally, using advanced educational techniques that create curiosity and a passion for knowledge. His teachers are keen for him to do as well as he can and encourage him in his learning. He has wide interests, and our programmes help him become and remain a well balanced young man. Sahil was able to top his class in October 2009. He is turning out to be a perfect blend of intelligence and hard work. He uses his free time to read and further his knowledge, but also loves dancing and sports. He is a pleasure to have in class, with his active mind. He is the living proof of the School’s belief that intensive and broad based education will develop our future community leaders.

You can communicate with Purkal Youth Development Society at
G. K. Swamy
Purkal Village, P.O: Bhagwantpur-
Dehradun - 248009,India

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Phone : 91 135 6452320, 91 135 2735996/97
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