To provide free or affordable temporary accommodation to the needy guests to Indian American community in New York.
Hindus attach divinity to mother, father, guru and guests. The Hindu Religion places the community guests on a High Pedestal and offers them divine services. Christianity has a similar attitude and has establised YMCA hostels all over the world. The time is right for the Indian American community to establish India Gues Houses all over the USA.
The cost of the six bedroom new building in the vicinity of the Hindu temple, Flushing, today is very likely to be lower than the price next year. After careful study of the real estate market, one can negotiate with the builder for a fair price.
It is easier to raise money for the down payment and other initial expenses rather than overwhelm the community with the total cost. For recurring expenses, well planned fund raising campaigns and events can be organized. Designating each room or part of the house in memory of or in honor of the loved ones provides an incentive for big donations.
Donors, fundraisers and devotees can form a board of trustees to share responsibilities and a caretaker can manage the daily services. An efficient manager and an experienced home improvement engineer have been identified.
Flushing, New York is the best place to start this pilot project. There is a great demand for temporary accommodation. One can be reasonably optimistic of better than 50% occupancy. Ethnic food, India bazaar, religious and cultural events, public transportation proximity to tourist attractions and easy access to government and business institutions are the desirable considerations for the donating guests.
This is a golden opportunity for the New York Indian American community to acquire one more feather in the cap and set the tone for the entire nation. We were the first community to build a Hindu Temple in the USA and left us the first to establish an India Guest House. Let us have the conviction that service to guests is service to God.
The Hospital is located on a 20,000 square feet land, on the Anna Nagar main road at Tennur, Trichy. The hospital is in the center of the city and is well connected by road.
The Hospital is run by a committee consisting of enthusiastic and socially responsible Citizens. The day to day affairs of the Hospital is managed by the Secretary and Treasurer Who are elected by the general body of the society. There are a few selfless doctors who assist in managing the Hospital. We welcome all senior Doctors to spare a few hours in providing consultancy to needy patients.The space will be provided by us.
To more about this hospital, please visit hospital official website
KKSF distributed 1000 chappals in villages around Nerur and 12,000 more in several other villages.
Performing funeral rites following the death of parents, death anniversaries and annual mahalyapaksha for all deceased elders of the family are mandated in Hinduism. Performing these rituals generate blessings and prosperity for the living members of the family.
Priests and cooks are available to provide the necessary services. Initially two places are selected. One is Nerur, a holy village where the holy river Cauveri flows from North to South like the Holy river Ganges and the Jeeva Samadhi of Sri Sadasiva Brahmendral is located. The second one is proposed in Chennai.
The estimated cost per family is $5000. Donations can be made in memory of the parents.
Picturesque blue-green mountains rising all around, crystal clear waters revealing pearly pebbles beneath, a quiet valley in the middle of it all, this most appealing little village Nethala is situated near the famous Uttarkashi , Uttarkhand, India. Perched atop a little hillock is the Vani Niketan Sikshan Sansthan, a much needed school in this remote hill town. The school has been in operation for over ten years now and as of last year the original funding source of the school had dried up.
Vani Niketan Sikshan Sansthan, the trust which runs the school approached KKSF with an appeal for help. KKSF has been supporting the Vani Niketan School since beginning of 2010 after much due diligence and learning how deserving these young souls were.
The school has classes from LKG to 8th Grade. The present student strength is ninety. With the adoption of the school by KKSF there has been a perceptible change in the student strength; the children are now more likely to continue studying at Vani Niketan until they complete 8th Grade unlike the earlier uncertainty that prevailed due to the financial situation of the school. With fifteen staff members both teaching and non-teaching the school has a very healthy student – teacher ratio. The team of staff members are extremely committed and passionate to the cause of education. After the offer of assistance by KKSF, the staff underwent a four day training program at a Eureka model school run by AID India at Kalpakkam, Chennai in June this year. According to the Head Mistress this has brought about considerable improvement in the standard of teaching and has been hugely beneficial.
Like all major undertakings of KKSF this was also done solely based on the faith in this huge community of generous supporters. The school is presently in need of a host of infrastructure facilities and financial support for routine operations for the next academic year.
Program you can name a beneficiary and an occasion (like anniversary, wedding day, etc.)