Friday, January 22, 2010



First of its kind, a 3-day GSB Yuva Sammelan was organized by Kodial Khaber and was inaugurated at Shri Dwarakanath Bhavan Sabhagriha of Shri Gokarna Mutt, Mangalore on 18th January 2010 by the Sri Prashanth R Deshpande, the young social worker and trustee of VRDM Trust. The conference with its catchy slogan of “Retrace the roots, Recreate the future” caught the imagination of the young GSB’s who turned up in large numbers.

Dr P Dayanand Pai, the philanthropist, in his presidential speech advised young people to work hard to reach their goals. He said that one continues to feel young only if one lives happily. He advised the youth to accept challenges and expect happiness to follow these challenges. One cannot reach great heights by dreaming alone, but also by perseverance, he said.

Sri K Devananda Kamath, our Kochi Committee Convenor was one of the panelist in the discussion. Sri R Bhaskar Shenoi and Sri P K N Bhakta also represented the Trust and gave a power point presentation which was well appreciated by the dignitaries and delegates. Sri Premananda Shenoy, Partner, M/s Roy & Shenoy, Mangalore Sri Ramesh Prabhu, writer and Sri Hareendra Sharma, Doordarshan, Trivandrum, all hailing from Kerala and well wishers of our Trust also contributed in various panel discussions.

Anugraha Charitable Trust sent a seven member delegation who actively participated in the proceedings.
A resolution was unanimously passed to form a GSB Global Youth Sanghatan and an adhoc committee with an advisory board was also formed. Such a forum is expected to take various suggestions evolved in this meet and contribute towards harnessing the energy of GSB Youths for various constructive activities and development of the society.

Saturday, September 05, 2009


Onam was celebrated on 1st September'09 by inmates ,staff by having a grand feast and making POOKULAM in the courtyard.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Vinayakachaturthi at Narmada Hall

Vinayakachaturthi was celebrated with pomp and gaiety on 23rd August 2009. Devotional Bhajans were rendered by Sri Arun Naick & party. More than 300 devotees attended the function

Monday, August 17, 2009

Independence Day Celebrations

Resident's especially children took part in the 63rd Independence day celebrations were held at Dayanand Apartments on 15th August 2009. Sri K S V Shenoy, Convenor of the Resident's association hoisted the flag.

Janmashthami at Kochi

Janmashthami celebrations were held on 13th August 2009 at Dayanand Apartments, Kochi. Bhajans and Pooja was conducted from 10pm onwards.


Upakarma (annual changing of sacred thread) was conducted on 6th August 2009 at Dayanand Apartments, Kochi, a free housing complex where 150 people are rehabilitated.

Legend has it that Lord Hayagriva, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, got back the Vedas stolen by the Asuras (Demons) on the Shravan Purnima day.

Upakarma means ‘the beginning.’ After a holy dip in a sacred river or pond or Tritha, male Brahmins change the sacred thread and wear a new one. Symbolically the ritual means a new beginning.

Students also begin the study of the Vedas on this day.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Sree Krishnajanmashthami was celebrated at Radheshyam, Karnakodam on 13th August 2009. Smt Vandana Kamath & Party rendered bhajans.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Free Eye Camp

A free eye camp was conducted at Narmada Complex on 9th August 2009 in association with Giridhar Eye Hospital. More than 140 people were screened by the doctors and technicians. Free medicines were distributed and 40 odd participants were given free coupons for further testing in the hospital. Hospital has promised treatment and surgery for poor people at very concessional rates.

The function was inaugurated by Sri R Ratnakara Shenoi, Secretary, Sree Sudheendra Medical Mission. Trust members, Sri C Surendranath Naick welcomed the gathering and Sri P K N Bhakta presided the inaugural session. Councilors of Kochi Corporation, Sri T J Vinod and Smt Aji Francis extended their co-operation for all the good work initiated by the Trust. Sri Lakshman Naick proposed vote of thanks.

Monday, July 20, 2009


Dear Samaj Bhandavas!

Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has given registration to our Anugraha Charitable Trust under section 6(1)(a) of the Foreign Constitutions (Regulation) Act, 1976.

This registration which is conferred to the Trust after strict scrutiny makes it eligible to receive foreign donations. This will be a boon to NRI donors to send donations in their choice of currency.

Anugraha is the first GSB promoted organization in Kerala to qualify for the FCRA registration.

(R Bhaskar Shenoi)
Anugraha Charitable Trust