Charity & Services
SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION
In line with the noble tradition of Kerala, the Keraleeya Samajam, Andheri (West) has been active in extending support to education since its inception. The Samajam pays the annual tuition fees of two-three meritorious economically weak students. Since 2017-18, the Samajam is paying hostel fees and mess expenses to one economically weak Kerala Girl residing at Andheri West, for pursuing M.B.B.S. at Government Medical College, Miraj, Sangli, Maharashtra.
The Samajam places on record the liberal donations received towards education from Members and well-wishers especially Shri. P. C. Gopalakrishnan, Shri. Aravindakshan Nair, Smt. Rajagopalan, Goodnight Mohan, Capt. Mohan K. Sivsankar and Late Shri. P. Sethumadhavan to name a few, as charity towards education.
The Samajam provides financial assistance through purchase of medicines and other means to the inmates of ‘The House of Charity’, Yari Road set up for very poor Physically Challenged persons.
The Samajam organizes food on 10-12 occasions in a year to the more than 150 inmates of ‘Vimala Dermetological Centre’, Yari Road, Versova, Mumbai.
Since the last year the Samajam organized supply of food to about 500-600 cancer patients and their families at ‘Sant Gadge Maharaj Charitable Trust’ in Dadar 6-7 times. In addition the Samajam donated 100 bed sheets to the Gadge Trust.
KEEPING KERALA IN BACKDROP
On the very next day of the devastating flood in Kerala during 2018, the Samajam sent medicines, disinfectants, napkins and other consumables to Kerala through Indian Coast Guard. Later, the Samajam officials visited the flood-affected areas of Wynad and Kuttanad and provided assistance in cash and kind to about 400 poor families. The Samajam also provided five computers to the Paliyam Government High School, North Paravur, which got completely submerged in water. Overall the Samajam spent about rupees seven lakhs mainly mobilized by skipping the celebration of Onam in 2018 empathizing with our brothers and sisters in Kerala.
The Samajam is running the Malayalam Classes under the guidance of Malayalam Mission supported by Government of Kerala since the inception of the program. We are always indebted to the Principal and volunteers of St. Mary’s School for the facilities provided for smooth conduct of Malayalam Classes. The services rendered by Late Shri. P.A. Kumarji at the commencement of the program and able continuance of the same by Shri. V.V. Sreedharan are really commendable. Shri. V.V. Sreedharan is a Committee Member of the Malayalam Mission, Western Region and he and our students have won many awards under the Malayalam Mission.
Dr. Krishna Pisharody, earlier visiting our office on Saturdays and now practicing in Bengaluru has agreed to visit the Samajam Office for two hours on the second Saturday of every month to provide consultation to the needy. We are also in touch with the Dr. Pisharody to provide consultation over phone or WhatsApp directly to the needy.
The Samajam has tie up arrangement with the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Four Bungalows for priority appointments of doctors. The hospital also provides five percent discount on room rent for the Members and their families admitted to economy class rooms in the hospital.
From the year 2015-16 onwards, the Samajam organizes supply of Vishu Kani Kits to about 100 Members of the Samajam against payment.
In the unfortunate event of the death of any member or family members the Samajam provides assistance for cremation of the body with arrangements with the crematoriums in the area of the Samajam. The Samajam also coordinates arrangements for conduct of the last rites locally or in the Ramdas Ashram in Badlapur whenever desired by the Members.
ALIGNING WITH ADMINISTRATION
In the year 2019, the Samajam contributed an amount of Rs. 25,000 to the Maharashtra Chief Ministers Fund being relief for flood in Ratnagiri and other places of Maharashtra.
In April 2020, the Samajam contributed Rs.10,001 to PM CARES FUND being support to fight Covid-19.
The Samajam conducted a Balawadi in the MCGM School at Gilbert Hill for about 5-6 years as sponsors as per request from MCGM.
Every year the Samajam distributes Chass and soft drinks to the participants of the last day of Ganapathy immersion.