25 YEARS OF SERVICE
Siva Sakthi Sathya Sai Charitable Trust Chennai was established by Vijayakumari.CC, who has completed MA and MPhil in Sociology from Annamalai University, Montessori Teachers Training and one year Diploma Course in Mental Retardation from NIMH(National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped), Secunderabad. She started her dream Home –Siva Sakthi Homes in 1993 with 7 Mentally Challenged children in a rented premise. On the 18th of August 1998, the Home was shifted to its own building with the help of local philanthropists and donors. The building land was donated by Dr.Leela Rajagopal, Former Professor of KMC Chennai. And the Trust started another Home in Sri Raja Rajeswary Nagar, Bangalore which was inaugurated by Sri N.Vittal, Central Chief Vigilance Commissioner in 2000. Bangalore Home Building was donated by Sri C.S.Pani , Former Executive Director of IDBI in beloved memory of his wife Smt.Jayamani Pani.
On the 17th of August 2002, the Trust opened its Annexure Building and was inaugurated by Sri.P.S.Ramamohan Rao, Governor of Tamilnadu. Honourable Justice Sri Renganathan Rtd.Supreme Court, Justice Sri.M.Karpagavinayagam, High Court, Chennai and Justice Smt.Prabha Sridevan, High Court, Chennai, Mrs.C.K.Gariyali IAS, Social Welfare Secretary, Tamilnadu attended the function.
In 2002, the Trust started another project for providing ‘Nutracueticals’ to 250 pregnant women from economically backward community at Villivakkam area with Nalmanam, another NGO. This support will be extended in future to 1000 women progressively. This will be extended till 24 months of the child. It is hoped that the children will have normal I.Q and healthy.
We started a new project called ‘Therapeutic Community in Green Ambience’ in the year 2004 at Singadivakkam village in Kancheepuram and in 2010 at Adi Annamalai Village in Thiruvannamalai for Mentally Challenged Children and Senior Citizens.
Horticulture-Green therapy is the key factor of this project. Green therapy is an approach based on living with Nature for bringing about improvement in the residents; Each and every member of this therapeutic community living together, communicating and helping each other for maximum social interaction. It is planned that the green therapy will provide a positive mindset in order to get best behavioural and self-help outputs.
Our Trust is recognized by the state and Central Governments. Our Trust is the member of National Trust and Registered with Rehabilitation Council of India. National Committee for Promotion of Social & Economic Development had approved our Trust to receive donations for our corpus fund u/s 35 AC(100% I.T.Exemption) and to receive overseas donations under FCRA. Also the Trust is eligible for IT Exemption u/s 80 -G of IT Department. The Government of Tamil Nadu has certified our Home as a recognized institution u/s 52 of PWD Act.
Executive Members of the Trust:
The Board of Trustees comprises four dedicated inhouse service persons of the group homes.
- Ms.Vijayakumari CC, MA, MPhil(Sociology), DMR Managing Trustee
- Ms.D.Manoranjitham,BSc,MBA Trustee, Bangalore Home
- Mrs.Remya Rajesh,BSc, HDC Trustee, Chennai Home
- Ms.S.Vinitha,BA(Social Work) Trustee, Thiruvannamalai Home
Consisting of eminent personalities from different walks of life, the advisory board helps the Trust in forming a vision and formulating the strategies for its accomplishment. It has also been instrumental in generating resources for the operations. The advisory board is also a great source of moral support in pursuit of our mission.
Mr.S.Rajesh serves as a Project Co-ordinator for the entire Trust activities since 2000. He has extensive experience in NGO sector for more than 25 years.