Our organization Seva Bharat Foundation working since the year 2000 in the Tribal dominated district of Koraput (Odisha) we facilitate rural reconstruction movements to discover, develop, mobilize and release people’s potentials and to create opportunities to improve their physical, social, spiritual and productive powers through livelihood, health, education, culture and self development programmes.
Considering the laudable service to the suffering humanity, irrespective of caste, creed and religion, Government of India-Income Tax Department has permitted us to raise donations for Rural Development to benefit the under privileged people of our community with 50% Exemption in Income Tax under section 80G(5)(vi) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
With profound reverence and humble submission, I beg to state that under the management of Seva Bharat Foundation we have made an effort to provide free education in CBSE pattern among the students of the nearby localities belonging to the families living under the line of Poverty.
As you are aware, Education is the most important tool for social, economic and political transformation and a key instrument for building an equitable society. A well educated population, equipped with the relevant knowledge, attitudes and skills is essential for economic and social development in the twenty-first century. Education also acts as an integrative force in society, imparting values that foster social cohesion and national identity. Before 1976, education was the exclusive responsibility of the States. The Constitutional Amendment of 1976 included education in the Concurrent List. While the role and responsibility of the States in education remained largely unchanged, the Union Government accepted a larger responsibility of reinforcing the national and integrated character of education, maintaining quality and standards including those of the teaching profession at all levels, and the study and monitoring of the educational requirements of the country.
With the formulation of National Policy on Education, 1986 India initiated a wide range of programmes for achieving the goal of Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE).These efforts were intensified in the 1980s and 1990s through several schematic and programme interventions, such as District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) and the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) – the flagship Centrally Sponsored Scheme in partnership with State Governments for UEE across the country. This was further strengthened with the passage of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 which gave a legal mandate to provide free and compulsory elementary education to every child in the age group of 6-14 years.
With such an intention, we have started a School in the name “SHIRDI SAI BIDYA MANDIR” (a English medium co-education based) at Shanti Nagar, Sunabeda with a strength of 139 students and trained teachers. But in the upcoming academic year the strength of students will be increased, in view of which management of the school will be too difficult.
Hence we request your good self to kindly provide us donations to our school for the benefit of Tribal pupils in our locality.
We hope our efforts are in line with your priorities and we shall receive your valuable support. Should any added information or further clarification become necessary, we are ready to provide them. We shall be extremely thankful if you will kindly look into this not withstanding that fact that you are busy in more urgent matters. We now look forward the pleasure of hearing from you at an early date. Soliciting your cooperation and assistance.
With all best regards,
Mr. Santosh Kumar Jena
President, School Managing Committee
Shirdi Sai Bidya Mandir,