Sivananda Society had built a two-floor building next to Gandhi Hospital to offer shelter to patient attendants. This facility offers shelter to about 200 people and is managed by Seva Bharathi. Several alumni visited this facility during our Diamond Jubilee Celebration and it was decided that we should offer at least one meal to the residents of this facility. GMCGA offered to support 75% of the costs if Seva Bharathi contributes 25%.
This program provides 200 meals at lunch time, being catered by Hare Krishna Society, and managed by Seva Bharthi. The total cost for this program is about $30,000, so GMCGA needs to contribute approximately $22,000. About 19 alumni have pledged to donate $1000/year for next several years for the support of this project. July marked the second anniversary of this program.
Our aim is to collect a corpus fund of about $300,000, so that the interest generated can run this program for ever. Due to generous contribution of one our alumni we already have about $36,000 in this corpus fund. This donor also pledged that he would match donations for this project from new donors up to $50000. He has already contributed $10,000 in matching funds. So any donations, other than from the 19 original donors, will be matched. Any amounts exceeding the $1,000 pledged by original donors will qualify for the matching program. If this campaign is successful we will have $136,000 in the corpus fund soon. We request additional donors to come forward with annual donations.
An Appeal for Bhojanamruta Program
Gandhi Medical College Global Alliance (GMCGA), the alumni
association in the USA, has been providing free hot lunch (240
meals/day) to indigent family members of patients at Gandhi Hospital
for 2 years, in collaboration with Sevabharathi. We have a donor
willing to match your contributions. We request the local alumni,
individuals and companies to join in this effort.
It costs about Rupees 10,000 /year ($150) to provide 365 meals in a year
i.e. one meal per day. Donors can choose to fund the following:
1. One meal daily for 1 year – Rs 10,000 ($150)
2. Two meals daily for 1 year – Rs 20,000 ($300)
3. X meals daily for 1 year – Rs10,000X ($150X).
In the US the tax deductible donations can be made to “GMCGA”,
mailed to address shown below. For further details, please contact me
through email. Details of all our projects can be found at our website
K. Murali Krishna Rao, M.D. Treasurer, GMCGA
1226 Estates Ave, #2322, Charlotte, NC 28209
In India, tax deductible donations can be made to Sevabharathi.
Please notify me by email when you make a contribution.
Bank Account: ICICI BANK
Himayat Nagar Branch, Hyderabad
Account Number: 630501065297
IFSC CODE: ICIC0006305
Or send a check to:
Sevabharathi, Secunderabad C/o. Sivananda Shelter Home, Gandhi
Hospital, Secunderabad, Hyderabad,Telangana- 500 025
www.Sevabharathi.org PH+91 9701914349, +91 9704870703