Dear aastika bandhu
We are running a vedapatashaalaa in cuddalore since 2008.
We started with a modest 6 students. After We reached a peak of ten students, we found that the old building could not accommodate the various batches. As a last straw heavy rains flooded the building and all the residents were really scared though the ankle deep water drained in couple of hours. Thus began our next major effort in finding new accommodation for them. With the help of some kind hearted and like-minded persons we embarked on this effort and at an expense of Rs. 21,07,000-00 a new building was constructed with a ground floor area of 1185 s.ft and a First floor of 725 s.ft. This was in September 2009.
Today The patashala currently has 2 streams of Vedas that is being taught through reputed Acharyas. - Krishna Yajur Vedam and Shukla Yajur Vedam.
We have a total of 15 Vidyarthis and 2 Acharyas, who impart the respective vedas to the students, residing in the patashala premises located in the agraharam, just behind the traditional Pataleeswarar koil at Thirupathripuliyur near Cuddalore. We have a M.Sc. graduation who functions as a warden and teach languages, science and maths too to the students.
As is evident from many parts of "Periyava Kural" (God's own voice - a 40-hour CD containing Sri Mahaperiyava's discourses in his own voice), where Mahaperiyava strives to bring home the point of "Veda rakshanam" as the primary objective of the society.
We were chugging along fairly well with all sorts of problems till the November rains and floods -which is now world famous- which caused heavy damages to the old building. A pc used for accounting etc. several books in library were heavily damaged. After much deliberations now we are more or less forced to go for another new construction. We have planned to build 1500 sq.ft at approx. cost of 30 lakhs. The plans and estimate are available here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B0hsZOLFx-HfSnBIWjNZRUN0TW8&usp=sharing
We request you to contribute generously to this effort. All contributions are exempted under section 80 G in india.
The details for contribution:
name of acct holder: Sri Swaminathar charitable trust
IFSC number is UTIB0000798
axis bank cuddalore branch code: 798
account number 9100 1000 4317574
contact bsnl cell 7598248826
feel free to ask for any details that you want to know.