Dear Fellow Senior Citizens,
Trust this finds each one of you in the good health under the tsunami of instructions, preachings, advisories, guidelines and mentoring to combat the concerns of corona virus. The tiny earth in the cosmic creations; possessing a liveable environment; has currently encountered the threats / challenges emanating from the COVID-19. We a bunch of organs woven in trillions of organisms; that are in a dynamic and regular relationships; maintain a constant body temperature under outside temperatures from – 50 to + 50 degree centigrade!!!. Thus human body configuration is capable to face the challenges as well; subject to having the requisite nutritional nourishments, adhering to the prudent medical interventions and regulating the lifestyle while the liveable environment is under stress. We all having born with “body – mind – intellect” that has traversed six to nine decades of our life journey; is making us get recognised as a “senior citizen” in the society. We all have attained the grey hair stature; by acquiring many skills and rendering the competent services in varied fields over three to five decades that is unique to each one of us. Therefore the senior citizens are expected to perform as a think tank; specially in the era of crisis; I believe.
With the lock down situation for 21 days effective from mid night of March 24, 2020, besides following the Government instructions, it is time to gainfully utilise our knowledge base at home by writing down sustainable project profiles that could attract the CSR funds. We at CSR committee are available to assist in formulation, development, peer review & due diligence of the schemes aimed at qualifying for CSR funds. At the end of this news letter a brief check list on the project profile contents is given as a ready reckoner.
Majority of the affiliated Federations, Associations have been doing commendable activities in their region in stand alone concept. However the strength of collective wisdom formation deserves a debate for possible implementation of a major CSR project at AISCCON level that caters to the common interest of all affiliated organisations. For assessing the possibility of moving in this direction all the affiliated federations, associations are requested to offer their consent and intimate the following information as available with each one:
I. Audited Financial statements – last three years (2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20)
II. Annual reports – last three years (2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20)
III. Organisation structure – latest
IV. 12A Certificate (if available)
V. 80G Certificate (if available)
VI. NGO Registration Certificate
VII. NGO Pan Card
VIII. MOA / Trust deed
IX. FCRA Certificate (if applicable)
X. NITI Ayog Registration – Unique Identity Number (UIN).
Your sharing of the above information shall be used for the purpose of assessing the combined strengths both in terms of financial outlay and management resources for promoting a CSR project by all collective. Please let us know if there is any confidentiality requirement while sharing the information concerning your association / federation.
The CSR funds are expected to perform through the not-for-profit routes in a credible, transparent and trustworthy manner. The major Corporate Houses coming forward to provide funding support would also demand feedback on their funds utilisation and impact assessment of major programs / projects. Given the limited resources at our disposal; we plan to work in unison with the associated Federations / Associations for harnessing the best out of CSR funding avenues. We shall welcome the comments, queries and the same shall be sportingly reviewed for furtherance of our common endeavour. Stay in touch.
Manohar Lal Baharani
mobile : 8319723072