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a unique community service project patronized by Comptroller & Auditor General of India, (I.A. & A D), New Delhi 1994 2014 Two decades service to the mentally challenged citizens Mental Retardation (MR) is defined as a central nervous system dysfunction producing an IQ below 70; this results in significant deficiencies in two or more life skills, such as self-direction, academic skills, social skills, communication, health and work. Terms like mental sub normality, mental deficiency, feeble mindedness and mental disability are frequently used for MR (mentally challenged). With an understanding of the above disability, we, under the name of the Parents Association of AGs Office Employees for the welfare of the mentally handicapped have established Lekhadeep (Vocational Training-cum-Rehabilitation Centre) in the year 1994 under the Chief patronage of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, New Delhi and patronage by all the Principal Accountants General, A.P. Hyderabad. Thanks to their gracious concern the Centre is now housed in Seven quarters and a Work shed. The National Institute for mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad provided necessary guidance for setting up of the centre and we are running it successfully since two decades. This community service patronized by the Indian Audit and Accounts Department Authorities (IA&A.D) is open to all the eligible persons of the society (without restriction of caste, creed, community, religion, race, region or sex).
When the Centre started functioning in March 1994, a mere six trainees were on its roll, and this gradually increased to 17 within an year and presently there are about 85 M.R. Trainees ranging from Mild and Moderate to severely retarded category manned by Professionals and trained teachers. The Parents association expanded the services by establishing a Special School in the year 2000 and Lekhasamarth- Respite Home in the year 2004. The Organization is so far functioning, with the financial support of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in the shape of part Grants-in-aid towards recurring expenditure to the V.T.C. and Ten years tapering grant by the National Trust to the Home which is getting expired by 9/2014. Hence there is an urgency to raise Corpus fund for continuous sustainability. The Special School is being run by the donations/monthly fee from the parents/beneficiaries.
Sustainability of this noble project has now come under the threat of resource crunch. This can be addressed in two ways. One, through donations towards specific operational and running costs such as food, health, recreational and livelihood activities, sheltered work shop, marketing the products, charging fee from the parents who can afford with due concessions to low income group. The second is through the Corpus fund to be named as LEKHADEEP CORPUS FUND with a target of Rs. 2 crore which aim at an annual recurring interest to meet operating costs. This can be achieved to some extent with the support/involvement of parents/siblings of the beneficiaries but more needs to be done.
Our main supporters for the noble cause so far, by purchasing the products turned out by our Special Employees (M.R. Workers), are Andhra Pradesh High Court, Hyderabad, Principal Accountant General (A&E), Principal Accountant General (E&RSA), Principal Accountant General (G&SSA), Principal Director of Commercial Audit (MAB), Principal Director of Audit (Centre), A.P., Hyderabad, A.P.T.P.C., A.P. I.D.C., A.P. Micro Irrigation, Unani Hospital, Brahmam Talent School, Colleagues, Sister Organizations in Accountants General Office, surrounding Colony Welfare Associations and Residents. The unique feature of our V.T.C. is paying stipend to each MR Special employee for the work done from the receipts of finished goods (Ranging from Rs. 450 to Rs. 1000pm depending upon the skills so as to motivate them). We thank them all for their support and service.
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Lekhadeep is a Registered Society under the Andhra Pradesh (Telanagana areas) Public Societies Registration Act, 150 Fasli (Act I of 1350 F) vide Regn. No. 4811 of 1993 dt. 5.11.1993 and recognized by Government of Andhra Pradesh under Section 52 of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.
Lekhadeep, therefore appeals to all Philanthropists, individuals, Corporate, Guards of Goodwill and other agencies to come forward to support this noble Self-help Community Service Project and donate towards running expenses and the Corpus Fund generously for its sustenance and bless the most unfortunate and differently abled citizens.
For your kind consideration
Donations to Lekhadeep are exempt from Income tax as per relevant sections of the IT Act- Under 80G (5).
Parents Association has also been registered under Section 6(1) (a) of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976 with the Registration No: 010230503
Cheques may be issued in favour of Lekhadeep and for on line transfer (NRI donations also) our bank details are as follows: Contributions/donations may also be made on monthly/ annual basis by way of cash/ cheques/on line transfer.
|1. Name of the payee (as in the bank accounts) ||Lekhadeep |
|2. Name of the Bank ||CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA |
|3. Bank Branch (full address)||KALYAN NAGAR State Andhra Pradesh
District: HYDERABAD - Pin 500038, Telephone no: 040 23428617
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|Within India || NRI Residents |
|CBIN 0282369 ||CBIN 0282369 |
|Saving ||Saving |
|IFSC CBIN 0282369 ||IFSC CBIN 0282369 |
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Contact for information:
Qr. Nos. C-49 & C-50, A.Gs. Office Staff Quarters,
Road: Opposite to ESI Hospital, Erragadda,
Hyderabad 500 045, A.P.
(M) 9491124878, 944004405 and 9866162342 Off: 040-23710024
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