With an endeavour to touch many lives, the Trust decided to contribute towards the education for the less privileged children.
21 IBM Computers worth ₹3 Lakhs was donated to Manik Public School at Maniknagar, Humnabad, District of Bidar, Karnataka for their Multi language Lab, named ‘Alyosha Kumar Multi Language Laboratory.’
Two new scholarships in Ashraya Neelbagh Rural School (Near Bengaluru) were approved.
Four scholarships recommended by Ms. Kalyani Patnaik, in a tribal school Milind Vidyalaya near Powai were approved.
A student from Infant Jesus High School from Bengaluru, recommended by Ms. Sumathi Bopaiya was also approved for a scholarship.
Existing Scholarships continued.
Continued with existing scholarships. The AGM was held on 29 Sep ’18 for the first time in Pune at the residence of Cmde. Arun Kumar due to his health. He was recuperating from a major surgery. Ms. Prabha Rao also could not travel due to her husband’s ill health and attended the meeting via video conference. The desired results for the year were not fully achieved due to the ill health of Cmde. Arun Kumar and pre-occupation of Ms. Prabha Rao with her husband’s indisposition. Greater use of the Facebook page of the Foundation was made use of to propagate the activities of the Trust.
Amount of award scholarships at Lawrence School, Lovedale and St Joseph’s Boys HS School at Coonoor were increased to a sum of ₹20000/-.
Scholarship to Sanjana Walankar, the blind girl who had finished the Snehjyoti Andh Vidayalaya, was granted to her for her studies in a college in Pune.
Continued with existing scholarships.
Constant endeavour of the trust to expand the sphere of its activities and in the coming year, new avenues to help educate children, the trust continued with the existing 20 scholarships.
Donated braile software, worth Rs. 70,000/- Lakhs, to Snehjyoti Andh Nivasi Vidyalaya in Gharadi. Ms Prabha Rao and Ms Deepa Kumar attended the presentation ceremony held in Navi Mumbai. A brochure was prepared and sent to all schools where the Foundation sponsors scholarships to propagate the Trust.
The Trust has continued with its ongoing Scholarships and Awards to the children of Navy Schools , Army School Noida, Snehajyoti Andh Nivasi School at Gharadi & Shri Sharadadevi Andhara Vikasa Kendra at Shimoga.
For 2014-15 the Alyosha Kumar Gold Medal for excellence in Sports and Extra Curriculum Activities was awarded to Mr. Mayank Agrawal at the Annual Convocation of NLSUI held in August 2014.
Ms. Riya Hormis Tharakan won Best All Round Student of Prep School at Lawrence School, Lovedale.
Ms. Niranjana R. won the award for the best all rounder of class 2 of the St. Josephs high School at Coonoor.
4 New Students selected for scholarship for the academic year 2014-15 are :
- Sahil Khan at the Army School, Noida.
- Sushil Vikas Kadam at the Snehjyoti Blind School
- Sachinkumar Baruya at the Chaitanya School at Gandhinagar.
The Foundation proudly donated the software “JAWS” (Job Access with Speech) speaking software for the blind to the Snehjyoti Blind School at Gharadi in April 2015. Presently the Foundation is sponsoring 21 students at a cost of Rs.4,25,000/-. The Foundation is very grateful to our Trustee Prof. Partha Sen for his generous donation of Rs. 1 lakh.
The Trust is committed in its endeavours to promote Primary education towards fulfillment of Alyosha’s desire in this sphere and aspires to do even better in the ensuing years.
The following new scholarships were instituted:
- Hemangi Prajapati Class 3 in Chaitanya School, Gandhinagar.
- Master Karan Singh Khati in Army Public School, Noida. He was also given a one time grant Rs 100,000/- towards the medical expenses for an artificial leg.
- The Best All Round Student in Prep School Lawrence School, Lovedale. 2 students selected : Yashraj Singh and Avram John.
- The Best All Round Student: 2nd Std student of St Joseph’s Anglo Indian Hr Secy School, Coonoor was Mst S. Dharshan.
- Alyosha Kumar Gold Medal for Excellence in Sports and Extracurricular Activities in National Law School of India University, Bengaluru Sahil Kher.
- Sahil Khan in Army Public School, NOIDA. This boy is a bit older than the eligibility criterion but the Trustees gave a special waiver considering that the boy was a raw villager and had shown a lot of promise in his first year and was strongly recommended by the School.
- Sachin Kumar Bhurabhai Bariya of Class 4 in Chaitanya School, Gandhinagar.
- Sushil Vikas Kadam of Class 4 in Snehajyoti Andh Vidyalaya in Gharadi, Dist. Ratnagiri.
- Manish Sanjay Naik of Class 4 in Priyadarshini Shiksha Sansthayechi Prathmic Shala, Pune.
The Foundation continued to consolidate its footprints in the year 2011-12.
With a sincere endeavour of the Foundation to further enhance its presence in the field of primary and secondary education to deserving children, 3 new scholarships were awarded:
- Ms. Beena Joshi - Army Public School, NOIDA - Rs.25,000/-
- Ms. Pealee Saha - Vashi English High School, Navi Mumbai - Rs.20,000/-
- Ms. Aneshri Tambe - Sneh Jyoti Andh Vidyalaya, Gahradi, Ratnagiri Dist. Rs.15,000/-
- Ms. Jayanti Natrajan, Union environment minister, awarded Ms. Divya Shenoy, The Alyosha Kumar Gold Medal for excellence in sports.
Founding trustees, Mr Dev Lahiri resigned as he was relocating to the United States on an assignment. In his place,The Board was pleased to induct Ms Kalyani Patnaik, Principal of Hiranandani International School, Powai, Mumbai. She is a long standing educationist and would be useful in furthering the objectives of the Foundation.
The Trust has continued with the ongoing Scholarships and Awards.
The trust sponsored a class of blind children at the Sneha Jyoti Andh Vidalaya, Garadi, Ratnagigi district.
Rs. 25,000/- has been awarded for the Teaching Aids required for very young blind children of Class 2 & 3. The Trust has also sponsored the education of a blind boy Mst. Abhiram Bhagawath of Class 3 and blind girl Ms. Geetha of Class 4 studying at the Sri Sharadadevi Andhara Vasathi Shala, run by the Sri Sharadevi Andhara Vikasa Kendra, Shimoga, Karnataka, by awarding Rs.12,000/- to each of them. The education of these blind children will continue through school.
Alyosha Kumar Gold Medal for excellence in Sports and Extra Curriculum Activities was awarded to Mr. Aijaz Rasool at the Annual Convocation of NLSUI in August 2011 by Mrs. Pratibha Patil, the President of India and Chief Guest at the Convocation.
Ms. Sagarika Das won the Award of Best All Round Student of Prep School at Lawrence School, Lovedale.
Ms. Ashwini, granddaughter of Lakshama, the tea vendor outside NLSUI who secured 88% her 10th. Std. Board examination. The Trust is proud of her and will continue to support her.
The trust continued its activities as hitherto and instituted two more scholarships.
The first, a Scholarship to a blind girl Ms. Sanjana Walankar in Sneh Jyoti Andh Vidyalaya at Gharadi in Ratnagiri District.
An Inter House Basketball Rolling Trophy in The Navy Children School at Vishakhapatnam was also instituted, on 25 Nov, 2010.
Efforts are also being initiated to obtain permission to receive donations from abroad in foreign currency. God willing, the trust should further prosper in keeping Alyosha's legacy alive.
Nearly a year since the Trust started its activities in real earnest.
With great contentment, the children who have been awarded with scholarships are faring well. Much work has been done but much more needs to be done to realise Alyosha's vision. In the realm of fund raising, we have done reasonably well and intend to intensify our efforts in the coming year. The Trust has also obtained the exemption under the Section 80(G) of the IT Act, which enables a donor to avail tax exemptions up to 50% of the donated amount. The Trust would earnestly, appeal to all well wishers and friends to donate generously as per individual capacity to enable the Trust to realise the vision of an exceptionally bright young man's vision. The trust is planning to apply for approvals to receive donations from overseas as also enable online donations as soon it can apply to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Two new awards instituted:
- Award of Rs.10,000/- for the Best All Rounder Student in Std 2 in St Josephs Higher Secondary Boys School, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu where Alyosha had studied.
- cholarship of Rs.20,000/- to Mst Anish Kumar, studying in the Army Public School, NOIDA – son of a Sepoy who died in the line of duty. The Trust will continue his education through school and beyond if he requires and deserves it.
The Trust has successfully instituted the following in its first year:
- Scholarships in the three Naval Schools at Vishakhapatnam, Delhi and Mumbai. In Delhi and Mumbai, the scholarships have gone to girl children and in Vizag to a boy, all from the 4th Std, as per the criteria laid down. The selected students will be supported by the Trust up to the 12th Std. The total outflow is about Rs 28000/- p. a.
- Scholarship for the granddaughter of Lakshamma, the tea vendor outside National Law School gate, whose fees Alyosha was already paying out of his pocket allowance. The total amount is Rs. 12,400/-p. a. She is presently in the 7th Std. and will be supported throughout her school education and further, if needed.
- Two scholarships in Lawrence School, Lovedale, out of which one is an annual award scholarship for the Best all round student in Prep school, and the second is subsidy for a boy in the 6th Std. The total amount is Rs 63000/- p.a.
- The Best all rounder student scholarship to Mst Baruah was awarded by Shri Abdul Kalam, on 02 May 2008 on the occasion of the 150th Founder's Day of the school.
- Scholarship to a girl child in Chaitanya School, at Gandhinagar, which is run by wives of ex IAS officers for poor children. This girl's father was a peon and died leaving behind his wife and three children. The total amount is Rs 12000/-p.a. She too will be supported throughout her schooling.
- Alyosha Kumar Gold medal [See Gallery] for excellence in sports and extracurricular activities for the academic year in NLSIU to be given away at the annual convocation.
- The first medal was awarded by Shri K.G. Balakrishnan, the honourable Chief Justice of India in his capacity as The Chancellor of NLSIU, to Ali Hassan (2002-2007 Batch) at the occasion of the 16th Convocation held on 31st August, 2008.
It may be seen that the Trust has, with a determined will, taken the starting steps towards realising a bright young man's vision and hopefully will be able to expand the sphere of activities in the coming years. 2. It may be seen that the Trust has, with a determined will, taken the starting steps towards realising a bright young man's vision and hopefully will be able to expand the sphere of activities in the coming years.