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  project name ~ Geeta Ashram

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  Project Name

 

Geeta Ashram

  NGO

 

Agrahara Chowdappa Charities

  Category

 

Education - Child

  District

 

Bangalore

  State

 

Karnataka

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 382152

 

  Year Approved

 

2008

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

1  

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Meenakshi Venkatachalam

 

Portland

 

  Caption

 

 

Students in Geeta Ashram on a Sunday Morning

 

  Summary

 

 

Originally started in 1981 as Geeta Ashram in Bangalore to look after 2 boys, Omananda now looks after four other residential ashrams in different parts of India. Omananda has strived since then to support young destitute/orphaned boys and girls, regardless of caste, creed, religion, language or socio-economic background through their basic education, and in some cases, even upto college. The ashrams are founded on completely secular principles, children in ashram are a mix of all religions. Apart from school, children are taught moral science in ashram, and mornings and evenings they are taught sanskrit prayers, bhajans, etc. Children are free to skip these sessions if they are from different religious background and if they do not want to participate. But this has never happened so far.
They also have a computer lab. Computers are donated by few people.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

Omananda provides education, shelter and food for orphaned kids. He has been doing a good job helping the unprivileged kids. Many of this students help him today in some way or the other to run the ashrams. Many of his past students have sustainable livelihood today. They have their own family and they make their own living

 

  Goals

 

 

The motto of these Ashrams is to provide education and residential facilities to destitute/orphaned children regardless of their caste, creed, religion, language or socio-economic background. Primarily, the goal is to provide residence to destitute/orphaned boys and girls and provide for their education at least upto the 10th standard level

 
 

  


 
 
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