Akanksha Public Charitable Trust

location: ChennaiTamil Nadu

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Reimburse a fund to provide scholarships to needy school and college going student
For Indian and NRI donors only | tax benefit: 50% | more
Secure the future of poor school children rural Chhattisgarh by reimbursing their public provident fund account
For Indian and NRI donors only | tax benefit: 50% | more
Reimburse a fund that helps educate poor children in rural Chhattisgarh
For Indian and NRI donors only | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Akanksha works to learn along with and support individuals caught up in life’s unfortunate circumstances who are still eager to live and learn through collaborative initiatives in areas of education, health, livelihoods, culture and ecology especially engaging with the old, the young and women.
Akanksha was born when a group of friends started volunteering on weekends at public hospitals and homes for destitute children and women in Chennai in 1998. Akanksha Public Charitable Trust was created on July 15, 2000 in Chennai, Tamilnadu and registered soon after when some of its volunteers decided to devote more time and energy to Akanksha to make it their primary work.
The organization does not have a head. Khodadad Moradian is currently our Chairman and has more than three decades of experience in business and financial consulting. Dr Oswin Thayal a senior pulmonologist and medical diagnostics entrepreneur is a trustee and was the Chairman of the Trust for a decade since its inception. Prayaag Joshi, currently a teacher and an erstwhile tax advisor is the executive arm of the Board of Trustees. He works full time on the activities of the trust. The three trustees work together in a spirit of camaraderie and determine the work of the trust increasingly in consultation with its many beneficiaries who are still very young people.
Full time staff :0
Part time staff:2
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 2325738
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 2354635
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of children supported during 2015-16: 120
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)126,659125,018126,180
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia677,00286,0000
Other donations from Indian individuals578,867573,800916,000
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia28,01014,0660
Other donations from foreign individuals000
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)915,2001,098,9000
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)000
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts2,325,7381,897,7841,042,180
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)0028,880
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits210,557247,983171,230
Staff training000
Staff travel112,27730,27013,740
Consultant's fees000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)9,47023,8990
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)1,991,9711,365,680970,165
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
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Payments(revenue) Programme Related
Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits000
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)000
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)16,16208,198
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )13,500011,000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses69800
Total Payments2,354,6351,667,8321,203,213
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Payments(revenue) Non Programme Related
 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.1003 of 2001 of Book 4]
2 PAN Number:AAATA6371J
3 12-A [No.DIT(E)No2(182)/222/2000-01]
4 80G [No.DIT(E)No2(182)/00-01]
5 FCRA [No.75901259]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Velu Muthu Associates, Chartered Accountants
 1 B, Prabha, 17 Bishop Wallers Avenue (East), Mylapore
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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 – 10,000202
 10,000 – 25,000000
 25,000 – 50,000000
 50,000 – 1,00,000000
 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 – 25,0001
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 108000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 81000
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 Oswin Thayal
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
2 Prayaag Joshi
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
3 Khodadad Moradian
 Male, Trustee and Chairman, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Oswin Thayal Pulmonologist (lung specialist) and businessman, proprietor Diagnostic Aids a leading service provider in diagnostic services, lives and works in Chennai, Tamilnadu.
2 Prayaag Joshi Chartered Accountant, retired as a partner of Arthur Andersen, one of the big five consulting firms in the world, 17 years of professional experience in advising domestic and multinational clients on a range of business and regulatory matters, currently teacher and principal, Imlee Mahuaa School, lives and works in Balenga Para, Bastar, Chhattisgarh.
3 Khodadad Moradian Engineer and management consultant, has managed businesses of large multinational companies, currently Managing Director of Roquette Ridhi Sidhi Limited, lives and works in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
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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 2016-201731/03/201633
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201731/03/201633
Annual Report for the year 2015-201631/03/201633
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201611/04/201633
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External Reviews
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 From a shy diffident student to a confident student and wannabe teacher in 6 years
Dulaari Netaam who is approximately 14-15 years old today, was a shy and diffident 8 or 9 year old when she joined Imlee Mahuaa School six years ago having dropped out of class 3 of the Government Primary School in Kondagaon village, Kondagaon District, Chhattisgarh 494 226. At that time she was a shy child who could recognize only a few letters of the Devanagari (Hindi) script and the English alphabet. She needed a lot of coaxing to answer simple questions broke into tears when she thought she had made an error in the expectation of a reprimand from her teachers. Dulari took almost four years to believe that the new school that she had entered was where she could really commit as many mistakes as were necessary to learn, that she need not fear reprimand or any punishment for such mistakes and where she enjoyed the freedom to take full charge of her learning. During this period and to date, the School continually instilled confidence in Dulari and all her schoolmates that the School was a place where they could explore and stumble freely without the fear of inviting judgmental or penal consequences and where taking responsibility for one’s learning went hand in hand with such freedom. During the last six years that Dulari has spent in Imlee Mahuaa, she has transformed herself from a diffident and fearful little child to a confident adolescent who while dealing with the difficult challenges of adolescence has immersed herself in every aspect of the school’s program and has for the moment decided to explore teaching as a future career. In October 2013, during a class meeting Dulari expressed her wish to try her hand at teaching the youngest children (3 and 4 year olds) in the School. Since then she has been enjoying teaching them English for two hours every week.
 Utter educational uncertainty to a career with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Anita was a soft spoken and eager school going girl when we met her about a decade ago. She was facing a difficult situation that many young girls of her age and background face continually through their lives and especially during their young years – the threat of having to abandon her school and joining her mother in providing domestic services in various households so that she could supplement her inadequate family income. When we heard of this possibility from her mother, we assured her mother that we would stand by her and support her financially through her entire formal education and that of her sister Mahalakshmi and that she should not discontinue their education on any count. Over the last 10 years we built a relationship with the family and ensured the timely payment of the school and college fees of both Anita and her sister Mahalakshmi. Today Mahalakshmi is a school teacher in a school in Chennai having completed her Masters in Arts from a reputed college in Chennai and Anita is a software engineer with Tata Consultancy Services having completed her Bachelors in Engineering from a reputed college in Erode. Both are self-reliant young women who are dealing with life and its battles confidently with the power that education has provided them.
 Dulari Natam
Vidya Markam, is a 9 year old Gond tribal girl, who currently studies in Class 3. She is the only child of her parents. Her father died a few years ago after suffering a long illness and her mother and she live in a small mud house all by themselves. Both mother and daughter are entirely dependent on the paltry Rs 2200 per month that her mother currently earns from a sweeper's temporary job that she has recently managed to get at the local Government school in Dadiya Para, of Masora village where both of them live. If she loses her temporary job (which pays her only 10 months of the year), her mother will have to return to doing odd temporary jobs in the neighboring fields. When Vidya joined Saathi Roundtable Gurukul School about 4-5 years ago, she was a very shy and diffident girl, bursting into tears if any one persisted with asking her questions or engaging her in a conversation. We have taken over the responsibility of sponsoring her formal education for as long as she wishes to study (in school and in college or university). We have paid her school fees this year. Going to Saathi Round Table Gurukul School has helped Vidya immensely. She takes part regularly in various activities that are organized for the students in the school, is average in academics, and has shed her shyness entirely. She is a confident young girl now, who asks questions freely and responds to questions boldly. She is curious about what is happening around her and has a positive outlook in everything that she does. Her mother worries about her less and less as she is confident that with a good education, Vidya will pull herself and her mother and future generations out of the vicious circle of poverty permanently.

You can communicate with Akanksha Public Charitable Trust at
Prayaag Joshi
B 404, The Atrium, 49 Kalakshetra Road, Thiruvanmiyur,-
Chennai - 600041,India

Or you can reach Akanksha Public Charitable Trust here
Phone : 91 44 24403447; 91 9926683778
Fax :
E-mail : prayaag_joshi@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.imleemahuaa.org


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