Ankuram – A Shishu Mandir

Dear friends,
We are creating a school!
Ankuram – A Shishu Mandir
A unique Temple for Children dedicated purely towards their innocence.

What is the Ankuram way?
– Respect towards all that one sees and senses
– Gratitude for all that one comes across in life.
– Being a Good, Caring, Compassionate human, above anything else.

Why this school?
We have gone too far away from Nature and in turn, our True selves!

What kind of school is this going to be?
– Self sustained and integrating the natural surrounding: from which the children observe and learn
– A space that includes and respects each and every kind of child
– Where the children are given the freedom and space to express themselves, allowing their inner true self to bloom.
– They explore the Universe outside and that within
– Completely experiential learning at individual pace.
– Where Innocence and curiosity are nourished

Our Foundation
Self-exploration, Simplicity, Freedom, Creative expression and abundance of LOVE

– are so full of Awareness, Respect, Patience, Love and understanding of the uniqueness of a child!

As a result
– Children are facilitated to lead a deeper and more meaningful life full of Self-awareness, independent and free-thinking, and Conscious action.

What we love at Ankuram:
– Getting our hands dirty.
– Understanding each other and Laughing out loud.
– Truly learning through experience and insight.
– Keeping the wonder in children alive.
hygiene of the self and surroundings.
– Independence, appreciation and kindness.
Farming, star gazing, day dreaming, playing and creating.
– Being one with Nature

Where literature and love happen under one roof.

How can you help?
– By identifying a suitable land.
– By donating funds/land towards this beautiful cause.
– By sharing your skills and resources.

For this we require 1 Acre of land in the outskirts of Coimbatore city. An approachable and green space, away from the hustle and bustle.

This project is a garden for children to bloom as Evolved Beings.
A new World is being created.
Please come together to share your loving kindness.

Whatsapp or call: +918939570028

AIM For Seva


The All India Movement (AIM) for Seva is a NGO involved in providing value-based education to rural and tribal children across India.

Our story began in 2000 with a deep understanding of rural India’s problems: be it the commuting long distances to schools, domestic pressure or lack of extra-curricular activities in education. We thus proposed a unique solution that has now brought the school to the child’s doorstep: AIM for Seva Free Student Hostels (FSH) is a residential facility in proximity to the schools. This enables for easy access, enhancing the quality of education through tuitions, providing life skills and an environment that is conducive to learning. All these facilities are provided at no cost to the students including boarding, lodging, books, uniforms, school fees and more. AIM for Seva is entirely supported by corporate and individual donors.

Continue reading “AIM For Seva”

Jeevan Stem Cell Foundation

link: Jeevan Youtube Channel

The Stem Cell Registry

Stem Cells from adult donors help Indians with blood cancer, Thalassemia and immune deficiency diseases. See more about the eligibility. To become a donor, first join the registry through this online form.

If you know of anyone organizing a blood camp, write to Jeevan or call +91 44 4350 4246 and ask them to send their team over to collect blood and DNA samples for their registry. Sponsors are always welcome and earn the undying gratitude of the many people whose lives can be saved.

Every year over 120,000 Indians are diagnosed with blood cancers and another 10000 children are born with diseases like Thalassemia. They can hope for a 60 to 80% chance of cure, if they find matching stem cell donors. The chance of finding a donor in the family is less than 30%. The match is highly ethnicity dependent and hence the chance of finding a match in an Indian registry is over 70%..

Stem Cells from donated cord blood can help children with a body weight less than 30 Kg. Other patients will need a larger number of cells and that can only be obtained from a donor either as Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) donation or Bone Marrow Donation.

Bone Marrow Registry is a database of potential stem cell donors, whose Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA) is typed by Jeevan and stored in a server. When a patient needs a donor, the matching donor is identified from the database. He / she is then counseled, medically examined and then encouraged to donate stem cells. These stem cells are used for the treatment of patients.

Ammai Appar Agam

Ammai Appar Agam is a trust registered in Chennai that plans to build and run an old age home cum orphanage in Thiruvanamalai where children are adopted and live with the elder inmates in little bamboo cottages.

They plan to grow trees and shrubs which have medicinal value, operate a Siddha clinic and run a gurukulam that gives the children all-round knowledge (vidyalaya).

Also planned is to digitize and publish books on Shaiva Siddhantam, which theology will form the basis of their education and practices.

If your interested to know more, check back to this page for updates / contact Mr Anbarasu at

Satyananda Yoga Centre (Chennai)

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link: BSY Yoga Magazine

The Bihar School of Yoga was founded in 1963 by Swami Satyananda Saraswati and is currently led by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. Satyananda Yoga Centre Mambalam has been taking free yoga classes for over 150 batches.

We have the following centres:

  1. Mambalam – Mon 21 Aug – 160th Batch
  2. Velachery – __ Batch ongoing

  3. Nanganallur – 1st Batch, 2

Classes go from Mon to Saturday for 3 weeks and an optional advanced pranayama class in the 4th week. With class introductions on a Sunday and other Sundays as contact class for old students. Sannyasi Krishna Yogam is the Guru.

For the benefit of students, weekly Havan is conducted at the Ashram in Mambalam. Address can be had by writing to


This page offers information to people on how to help Beggars and Houseless people.

Many people are against giving money to beggars especially children or people who seem fit and able. What these people need is education and vocational training and an opportunity to work.

So if you do not have the capacity to help further, please consider helping us gain the right information and spread it. And when possible, take the time to talk to these economically disadvantaged people and find out their problems and suggest places / people who can help them.


Part of, a collborative venture to share inspiring and useful information, Share YM is an initiative to help other people, advertise the operations of NGOs and individuals trying to make the world a better place.

For a complete overview, please visit the parent site / click the help link (logo) on the top.

Why – by a bookworm, Nov 2016

Social responsibility is one person’s obligation to the community to act in a way that would benefit the society as a whole. It is characterized as an individual striving for ethical and sensitive behaviour towards self and others.

You cannot care for others if you do not first know how to care for yourself. When you learn to be responsible for yourself you also learn that it is in your best interest to be mindful of others’ needs and the world around you.

Each of us are part of a clan, a village, a community, a complex, an organization and thus contribute to the growth of a social and cultural order. It is within this order, that we identify ourselves as a member, we contribute to the growth of. Seeing as we are all contributors to a greater whole, it makes sense to act in such a way that defines our actions as serving not just us, or the small circle that we live in, but for the greater good of all.

In the past this could be seen in the lord of the manor having responsibility for the safety and success of his serfs. In present day, democracy puts a different spin on this in that it is the main character of every citizen to do the right thing for a nation to succeed. What was considered personal responsibility morphs into personal social responsibility.

To quote John Rockefeller – “I believe that every right implies a responsibility, every opportunity an obligation, every possession, a duty”

Volunteering and mentoring are means to enhancing responsibility through participation. Contributions to the enhancement of our fellow beings adds to our sense of well-being and speaks to our giving natures. Volunteering is also described as a personal duty, where people can contribute their skills and talents for a common purpose. As Winston Churchill put it “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”.

Making a contribution to the local community, whilst using skills and experience is motive enough for most volunteers. Some believe they were fulfilling a religious obligation, or they were personally affected and wished to make a difference.

Whatever the reason, it instills a belief of self-worth in the person, translating into mental well-being which in itself helps create a more complete person.