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Milaan Be The Change

location: LucknowUttar Pradesh

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Encourage inspiring girls from villages of Madhya Pradesh emerge as Social Change Icons
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Freedom from hunger for 2 children by sponsoring mid-day meal for a month
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Creating a World of Opportunities to Fulfill a Million Dreams
The core philosophy of Milaan arose from the realization that it is imperative to bring about equality in society as a necessary first step towards advancing as a people, as a nation and as a civilization. Such equality can only happen when the people in rural India have the same kind of opportunities as those of us in the cities of India. It is our belief that it can be achieved through quality education.
Driven by a strong sense of social justice and empathy that inspires him to seek out and initiate projects that make a difference to children at the bottom of the pyramid, Dhirendra is a social entrepreneur, a travel enthusiast, a theatre fan, a writer of Hindi poetry and someone passionate about working with youth & children especially in rural areas.
Full time staff :15
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :31
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 13542347
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 12800266
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Selection Process formats : 50
Attendance Reports: 100
Workshop Reports : 1200
Attendance Records: 300
Attendance Reports: 100
Rewards & Recognition
In 2015, Milaan was awarded the Girl Power Awards by the Dasra and GuideStar Finalist
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)446,9951,263,459647,687
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia1,120,467660,158320,250
Other donations from Indian individuals1,757,9161,733,6893,219,005
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia14,66020,4980
Other donations from foreign individuals000
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)1,648,9171,918,2741,118,632
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)8,549,9183,709,287215,000
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts13,542,3479,315,9155,520,574
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)4,850,3002,440,6212,848,906
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries0048,905
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits3,975,0292,508,7291,294,766
Staff training355,944129,8990
Staff travel484,600231,089102,654
Consultant's fees240,00000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)305,3526,06940,871
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)1,124,4731,261,874365,804
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)17,4601,875225,311
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits442,933231,49098,250
Staff training000
Staff travel68,4519,43214,076
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)550,876455,140112,611
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)37,24729,07838,739
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )0016,854
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)195,837212,69315,110
Other non-programme expenses71,33136,79368,305
Total Payments12,800,2667,554,7825,555,246
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.S/60105/2007]
2 PAN Number:AAAAM9999B
3 12-A [No.DIT(E)/12A/2010-11/M-1766/S66]
4 80G [No.DIT(E)/2010-2011/M-1766/862]
5 FCRA [No.231661498]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Sharad Srivastava & Co.
 3-Lalbagh,Ghai Lane(Behind Elora Hotel), Hazratganj
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,00041014
 5,000 – 10,00011112
 10,000 – 25,000224
 25,000 – 50,000112
 50,000 – 1,00,000101
 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 – 1,00,0001
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 999996
2 Lowest Paid: INR 6000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 462667
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel93366
2 Domestic travel71879
3 Local conveyance35399
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 200644
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Prof Madhukar Shukla
 Male, Board Member, INR 0.00,
2 Irengbam Debashish Singh
 Male, Vice President, INR 0.00,
3 Swagata Sen Pillai
 Female, Board Member, INR 0.00,
4 Dhirendra Pratap Singh
 Male, President, INR 999,996.00,
5 Sharadindu Goswami
 Male, General Secretary, INR 462,667.00,
6 Bhupender Singh
 Female, Board Member, INR 0.00,
7 Shubha P. Bahl
 Female, Board Member, INR 0.00,
8 Rati Misra
 Female, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Prof Madhukar Shukla A Board member to Milaan, Prof. Madhukar Shukla serves as the Chairperson, FrArrupe Centre for Ecology & Sustainability and as the Professor of Strategic Management & OB at XLRI Jamshedpur. He has served as a member of the Advisory Council of University Network for Social Entrepreneurship (founded by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public and Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Oxford University), and is also a Member, Livelihood India Advisory Board.
2 Irengbam Debashish Singh Debashish is also a co-founder. His creativity is his defining streak, he currently works as part of Star TV as a scriptwriter and has his show airing at 8pm on weekends. He is also an upcoming author. He is an Alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.
3 Swagata Sen Pillai Fluent in eight languages, Swagata Sen Pillai has over 20 years of dynamic work experience as a development sector professional. She has worked for Pratham as a consultant on communication. A well-known exponent of Bharat Natyam, she is the founder and owner of the KinkiniDhavani Institute of Performing Arts. She is also a Partner at Svarchhaya Communications and a faculty at the distance learning centre of IMT Ghaziabad.
4 Dhirendra Pratap Singh Dhirendra is a Co-Founder of Milaan. He is also the Co-Founder and the former CEO of Azadi Inc., a company that was formed to make menstruation a non-issue in India. Prior to Azadi, he was the Managing Trustee of Vidya Grants India, a subsidiary of Vidya Grants Foundation, USA. He has earned a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from Amity University.
5 Sharadindu Goswami A co-founder of the organization, he is the Head of Operations. His commitment to quality sets the benchmark for the organization, driving its culture and work ethic. A voracious reader, his love of books and the strong belief that given the right instruction anyone can achieve success, irrespective of their background, drove him to pursue this line of work and focus on education.
6 Bhupender Singh Mrs B. Singh is the Champion for the Learning Centres. She is also the principal of Navayuga Radiance Senior Secondary School, Lucknow an all-girls school that she single headedly transformed into a centre of excellence. She serves as the Treasurer for the CBSE Sahoday. Her many years of experience in teaching and curriculum development are an immense asset to Milaan in our education initiatives.
7 Shubha P. Bahl A Board Member to Milaan and the Swabhiman Champion, Shubha is a woman of many colors. A highly successful businesswoman for over 20 years, on retiring she turned her attention to underserved children which brought her into contact with Milaan. Her journey began as a volunteer, then as a donor and finally as a member of the board, she oversees the Swabhiman program and provides the program staff.
8 Rati Misra Rati Misra was formerly, Director of Resource Mobilisation at Special Olympics Bharat in her last official designation. Prior to that she has also served as the Regional representative, South Asia at The Resource Alliance where she was responsible for the NGO India awards. She has also been a Programme Manager at Ashoka Innovators for The Public.
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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 2016-201703/02/201668
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201703/02/201668
Annual Report for the year 2015-201601/11/201658
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201615/08/201658
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Staff International Travel
SINameDestination & PurposeGross ExpensesSponsored% SponsoredName of Sponsor Organisation
1 Dhirendra Pratap Singh United States of America
 INR 93366.00 0 0% 
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 Swarachna: A Story of Hope & Positive Transformation
Savitri had to drop out of school after 8th grade because her family could not financially afford to send her to school. Even had they been able to, her parents would have been deterred by the fact that the nearest senior secondary school is over 13 Km away. Her circumstances reduced her childhood to doing household chores, waiting to be given away in marriage. In 2009, Savitri was enrolled in the Swarachna Learning and Resource Centre, under a program which brings backschool dropout girls to school and prepares them for class 10th exams. This included visiting her family and convincing her parents to send her to school. Her new found confidence speaks volumes and is the true success of this story. Where, before she had little to look forward to, today she dreams of becoming something in life. It has become the foundation of her high self-esteem and will be the launch pad for even greater achievements. She is one of the best singers at school, good at studies and is popular among all. She is always amongst the top five students in her class and loves to participate in sports.
Perceived as being “Mardani” which means “being manly”, Rajni, a 17-year-old from a Dalit family from Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, incessantly fights for social justice and has stopped six child marriages including her own. Without a rupee to commute, she tirelessly bikes 60 km everyday to attend college. Milaan believes the barriers in society for girls are complex and interrelated. The Girl Icon Fellowship will empower girls to better navigate these social barriers and advocate for lasting change for their generation. Given that girls with disabilities in rural areas are doubly disadvantaged, they try and include as many girls with disabilities to also highlight their issues and make them agents of change to address the needs of this group. Milaan believes in the power of adolescent girls like Rajni, to challenge and shift gender positioning within the communities. They identify, incubate and invest in adolescent girls to be change-makers in their own lives as well as for those within in their communities.

You can communicate with Milaan Be The Change at
Dhirendra Pratap Singh
3/129, Vidhayakpuram, Vinay Khand, Gomti Nagar-
Lucknow - 226010,India

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