For the benefit of the disciples of the Mutt in particular and the public in general, the present Acharya, Srimad Abhinava Vageesha Brahmatantra Parakala Mahadeshikan established an independent Trust entitled “Sri Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Swamy (BSPS) Educational and Charitable Trust. The Trust which has a tax-exempt 80(G) Status, has now been managing the following educational institutions.
The Sri Lakshmi Hayagreeva College at Mysore
This was establishedseveral years ago under the auspices of the above Trust.This College was first started as a Junior Arts College in 2004. It has since been expanded to a degree college under the Mysore University. For a number of years, the College was operating in cramped quarters in a temporary building. Now thanks to the assistance from the Karanataka Governement and from philanthropic contributions, the College has now constructed as per plans a larger building on its own land in Mysore. On an average every year we are having student strength of 200. Some of the philanthropic donors have created an endowment fund, from which Trust is giving scholarship to meritorious and needy students every year. Trust is also giving fee subsidy to economically backward meritorious students.
Sri Lakshmi Hayagreeva Pre University College – Melukote
This is a rural college catering to the needs of pre-college students from villages around the historic pilgrimage town of Melukote, in Mandya District of Karnataka. This pre-university college represents is a joint opeartion of the Karnataka Government and the Matham Trust from the year 2005.The College building was fully renovated a few years ago at a cost of Rs. 60 Lakh. This renovation was partly facilitated by contributions from Matham shishyas in USA. The student attendance at the college has been varying from 100 – 200 over the years. The building was further renovated very recently. The Trust collaborates with other philothrophic individuals in providing every day free mid-day meals to the children attending the college at Melukote from rural areas. Some activities from earlier this year, including serving of free mid-day meals to students (averaging about 130 in number), as well as some interior and exterior photographs of the building can be seen by going to
LINK TO PHOTOS OF MELUKOTE PRE_UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
The Trust needs continuing support to meet its annual operational expenditure. The Trust makes an appeal to all the well-wishers and supporters of the Mutt to come forward with generous contributions to this worthy cause.
How you can contribute:
Contribution cheques/DDs in India may be made payable to “BSPS Educational & Charitable Trust” and mailed to c/o Sri Lakshmi Hayagreeva College, No.211, Dewans Rd, K R Mohalla, Mysore – 570024, Karnataka. Ph: 0821-2428484. Contributions made to this Trust are eligible for exemption from Indian income tax as per admissible rules.
Contribution Cheques in the US may be made payable to “PLM, USA” and mailed to PLM, USA, Attn. Ranga Raj, 26 Laconia, IRVINE, CA, 92614. Alternately US donors may also pay by credit card. Please go to ”Payment by Credit Card PLM” and follow the instructions. Please check with your employer whether they have a Corporate Program to match employees’ charitable contributions and if they have, try to make use of this program to leverage your contributions. Contributions to PLM, USA are eligible for exemption from US income tax as per applicable IRS rules.
For more information and any questions, please contact one of the following persons:
Sri R. Srinivasan, Managing Trustee, BSPS Educational & Charitable Trust, Tel: 91-94483 42666
Sri Raghavan Iyengar, Principal, SLHC, Mysore, Tel: 91-821-2428484; E-Mailaddress: [email protected]
In the US:
E-Mail address: [email protected]