Project Amruthavarshini

The impending drought and severity of water scarcity has motivated an association between Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) and Samudhaaya Foundation. Freshwater ponds in culturally important centers across South India are to be taken up for voluntary clean up and restoration. Water bodies in culturally significant centers are subjected to mass use and eventually neglected. There is an urgent need to conserve freshwater ponds in these centers.

On this note Environmentalist Foundation of India & Samudhaaya Foundation are voluntarily coming together to restore 5 ponds, one each in Thiruvaiyaaru, Ambasamudram, Shivamogga, Tenali and Kaladi. A community based voluntary effort that will be executed under Project Amruthavarshini that was launched on 22 April, 2017 on World Earth Day.

Project Amruthavarshini is a citizen based volunteer movement aimed at reviving freshwater habitats. Upon availing necessary permissions from concerned government departments work will commence on reviving neglected ponds. Project Amruthavarshini targets to complete restoration of 5 rural ponds in the chosen areas.

The project methodology:

  • Large scale public outreach and awareness on participatory water conservation
  • Community based clean-up of the local ponds
  • Scientific restoration of the chosen ponds with machines
  • Water harvesting and conservation techniques to be introduced

The entire effort will be voluntary and citizens interested in environment conservation are invited to join the movement.

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Let us make a difference – let us bring about the change. Every drop of water is valuable and let us make the most of the impending rains by focusing on the catchment areas and saving up the rain water.

Completed Project

Supporting Muscular Dystrophy Association of India

Muscular dystrophy is a group of disorders characterized by a progressive loss of muscle mass and consequent loss of strength. The Chennai Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of India takes care of about 200 socio - economically weaker children. They work in the areas of offering psychological support to patients and parents, dissemination of information on the disease, promoting interaction and communication amongst doctors, patients, parents and scientists, promote Research and Development for this ‘orphan’ disease and creating a National Task Force for public awareness. The require funds for the rehabilitation measures, providing motorized and special wheel chairs to the needy and for counselling sessions for the parents and close relatives

Donate generously and I am sure you will have a fulfilled heart when you see the smiles on the faces of these children of God.

All donations made to Samudhaaya Foundation directly are exempt under Sec.80 (G) of the I.T.Act. DD/Cheques may be made in favor of:

INR deposits:

Samudhaaya Foundation
Indian Overseas Bank, West Mambalam, (Code No. 868) Chennai 600 033.
Savings Account No.086801000024040
IFSC Code : IOBA0000868

International currency deposits:

Samudhaaya Foundation
Indian Overseas Bank, West Mambalam, (Code No. 868)
Chennai 600 033.
Savings Account No. 086801000019909
SWIFT CODE IOBAINBB001

SUPPORTING MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION OF INDIA

SAVE THE CHILDREN HOME, THAKURPUKUR, KOLKATA

This Home was built to support the destitute children who were affected by the disastrous Bengal Famine of 1943. The great leaders of those times established the Save the Children Committee (India). and the Bengal Chapter was formed at Thakurpukur. The Home continues to support destitute children. There are currently 150 girls in this Home in the age group of 5 to 16 years. They are from different backgrounds - from troubled families, orphans or of single parents who cannot afford to raise them. The Government provided is very meagre and insufficient to take care of their needs. The building is old, built in the 1940s. The rooms are dilapidated and lacks infrastructure for nursing care/sick room where the children can be treated in isolation. Samudhaaya Foundation is collecting funds to support Save the Children Home for construction of this premise that will greatly help in providing a respite to the children and ensure hygiene and good health.