All donations to ITRHD are Tax exempt u/s 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961

Appeal

The Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development an NGO set up in 2011 in association with a number of distinguished persons from different walks of life has projects in 6 States-Nagaland, Jharkhand, UP, Telangana, Haryana and Rajasthan.

All of these projects focus on holistic development in economically deprived areas having unique heritage assets whether architectural (in need of conservation) or boasting of rich craft, dance or music traditions needing support to survive. While aiming to preserve our cultural heritage in order to involve the community the focus is also on economic development, improved livelihood, women's empowerment, primary education, better health facilities, sanitation, integration of local communities with a view to ending social discrimination, and promotion and development of rural tourism and strengthening the local infrastructure. Since our interception 6 years back we have had significant results with financial support from our members and some Corporates under their CSR programmes. Lately in some areas we have been fortunate to receive Governmental support both from some State Governments and the Government of India.We also have FCRA clearance for contributions from abroad and donations from within India are eligible for benefits under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act.Our website is at www.itrhd.com

Need for further support from our friends,patrons and well-wishers

There are certain areas as mentioned below where there is urgent need for additional funds for existing activities or to initiate new projects:-

  1. Primary Education - A coed primary school providing free education and focussing on the girl child primarily from the Dalit community but including children from other communities as well was set up in 2011-12 in Village Hariharpur in Azamgarh district of UP.At present 100 children have been enrolled in 3 classes starting from the kindergarten.
  2. We have not yet been able to arrange for regular funding for the day to day running of the school involving salaries for the teachers and staff,uniforms,books and other requirements for the children,expenditure on the kitchen for providing midday meals. We are bringing about social integration right from the kindergarten level as all children - Dalits, Yadavs and Brahmans have their midday meals together without any segregation. There is need to build a Corpus the interest from which should be able to meet the school requirements.
    REQUEST- DONATIONS PER YEAR of Rs. 5000 (USD 75) take care of at least one girl child.Some of our members have responded but every year the number of classes increase and with it the children.Benefits under section 80G of the Income Tax available for those in India.
  3. Skill Development -We have so far been able out of our funds sent local girls for teachers training,nursing training for 18 months (leading to their employment in the hospital concerned)and tailoring classes.We wish to start computer classes also. The demand is increasing from a number of villages where we are functioning but for lack of funds we are unable to help. Donations of any amount would help to shape the careers of young girls.Benefits under section 80 G of the Income Tax available
  4. We plan to create a Corpus out of the interest of which we would like to start a SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME FOR HIGHER STUDIES FOR DESERVING STUDENTSDONATIONS welcome
  5. CORPUS FOR SOCIAL SECURITY FUND -DONATIONS REQUESTED
  6. For other major activities such as funds for School building, Solid Waste management ,conservation of monuments and structures having heritage value setting up of Music Academy in village Hariharpur, infrastructure development etc. we are approaching either Corporates under their CSR programmes or concerned State Govts. There is need to strengthen NGO 's with a good track record and we appeal to you -our friends and well-wishers for whatever support you can give.
  7. As regards Corporate Social Responsibility, we would like to draw your attention to Government Notification No.1/15/2013-CL-V dated 20th April 2014 which mentions that the following activities would be eligible for CSR Funding:-
    • Eradicating hunger, poverty and malnutrition, promoting preventive health care and sanitation and making available safe drinking water,
    • Promoting education, including special education and employment, enhancing vocation skills especially among children, women, elderly and the differently-abled and livelihood enhancement projects.
    • Promoting gender equality, empowering women, setting up homes and hostels for women and orphans; setting up old age homes, day care centers and such other facilities for senior citizens and measures for reducing inequalities faced by socially and economically backward groups;
    • Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agro-forestry, conservation of natural resources and maintain quality of soil air and water;
    • Protection of national heritage, art and culture including restoration of buildings and sites of historical importance and works of art; setting up public libraries; promotion and development of traditional arts and handicrafts;……
    • Contribution to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund or any other fund set up by the Central Government for socio- economic development and relief and welfare of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, other backward classes, minority and women;…..
    • Rural development projects.”

HOW TO SEND YOUR DONATIONS

1. Either by cheque addressed to Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development and sent to our Head Office -C56 Nizamuddin East,New Delhi 110013 (Ground Floor)

OR

2. Through Bank Transfer as under

Name of beneficiary
:
Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development
Name of Bank
:
State Bank of India Nizamuddin West NewDelhi 110013 India
Account number
:
319 871 999 87 (for donations from NRI/ Foreign Nationals)
Account number
:
31738466610 (for donations others)
IFSC Code
:
SBIN0009109
Swift Code
:
SBININBB382

 

Thank You
SK Misra
Chairman ITRHD