Charities – Educational Support
- So for a person who really needs help, help them, but also try to make them develop themselves. Thats another concept.
For example, many people I’ve seen are huge boozers, addicted, with unbelievably low inspiration. You really have to motivate them to make their inspiration come up. You really need to make the depressed people come up—Yes, you’ll do it. You can do it. Giving hope.
Whoever really trusts you and comes to you, give them hope. Thats the real life you can give.
- Sri Kaleshwar
Educational Sponsorship Program
Knowledge is wealth. Many youth with the intelligence, inspiration and talent never get the opportunity to apply themselves due to financial difficulties. In 2008 SSGT and its chairman Sri Kaleshwar established an “Educational Sponsorship Program”. Through this scholastic endowment, several hundreds of students are provided economic assistance during critically needed periods of educational curriculum.
After reviewing thousands of applications, the most promising and most financially deprived children received this award. This financial award ensures that these students’ educational costs will be provided and fulfilled during their most critical 11th & 12th standard class years.
Total cost of the first phase of this program has exceeded $250,000 (1 crore), and will grow to three times the size within the next two years. The next target will be to sponsor over 1,000 additional students for the coming semester.
In a speech to the first batch of accepted sponsored students, Sri Kaleshwar had these words for them:
New Engineering College
- Giving donation for Sri Krishna Devaraya University
- Reviewing construction of the new engineering wing
In 2007 Sri Kaleshwar, the managing chairman of SSGT, pledged over $600,000 (2.5 crores) in total to be used for the construction of a new engeneering wing to the Sri Krishna Devaraya University in Anantapur. This generous donation would allow the college to expand its curriculum, and admit many additional poor students waiting for admission.
SSGT recognizes that the biggest waste of talent is if those students who want to learn cannot due to financial poverty. The future development of society’s members depends on the education of it’s children — without this critical link talent will be wasted. This program now gives the opportunity that talent & education can produce a sustainable positive result to both children and the future of society. At the inauguration ceremony for the completed building on July 22, 2008, this is what Sri Kaleshwar said:
“Looking at the youth working in bars, restaurants and petrol pumps, loosing their strength towards their education life, not only in our country but in all parts of the world; for that reason I (Sri Kaleshwar) donated for the construction of an Engineering college which will be helpful for the poor students who want to do engineering”.
Educational Support Articles
Courtesy of Eenadu, Surya, Sakshi, Andhrabhumi, Andhraprabha, Andhrajyoti
Under a program designed to assist poor children within the districts covering over 100 villages, Sri Kaleshwar will be sponsoring these children with all their intermediate education needs.
Through this educational sponsorship program (called Anantaanimutyalu), with the cooperation of the government district collector, Sri Kaleshwar will be spending over $200,000, spanning 2 years for those students. All who are accepted into this program with acceptable passing marks and qualifying for financial assistance will receive financial aid for all educational and living expenses during their 11th and 12th years of schooling.
Courtesy of Eenadu, Surya, Sakshi, Andhrabhumi, Andhraprabha, Andhrajyoti
Under a program designed to assist the poor children within districts covering over 100 villages, Sri Kaleshwar will be sponsoring these children with all their intermediate educational needs.
Through this educational sponsorship program (called Ananta Animutyalu), and with the cooperation of the government district collector, Sri Kaleshwar will be spending over $200,000, spanning 2 years for those students. All who are accepted into this program must have acceptable passing marks and qualify for financial assistance. Hundreds of students will receive financial aid for all educational and living expenses during their 11th & 12th years of schooling.
Courtesy of Saakshi, Andhrajyoti
Located in Anatapur, Sri. Krishnadevaraya University is one of the best universities in India. They announced that they will honor the most influenced people, famous for their work in their respective fields, with a doctorate. Sri Kaleshawr was one among them.
The University Vice-Chancellor Mr. A. Rama Rao and Registrar Mr. Y. Krishna Reddy, along with committee members, announced that they are going to honor eight most famous persons with a doctorate in the month of June 2008.
The honored include Dr. Sri Sai Kaleshwar, The President of India Smt. Prathiba Patil, Vice-President Mr. Mohammed Ansari, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Mr. Y . S. Rajasekhar Reddy, Reserve Bank of India’s Governor Mr. Venugopal Reddy, Mr. Amarnath Reddy and Mr. Ram Mohan.
Sri Kaleshwar is being honored for his great social work towards the welfare of the poor and for donating 2.3 crores of rupees for the technology building at the University. He has also promised to construct a hostel facilities which will help poor students to have technological education along with food and accommodation. For all his contributions to the poor and the needy, Sri Kaleshwar was been honored with a doctorate by Sri Krishnadevaraya University.
Courtesy of Sakshi, Surya, Eenadu, Andhrajyoti, Andhraprabha, Andhrabhumi, Vartha
On April 22, 2008, Dr. Sri Sai Kaleshwar met with the Vice Chancellor, Mr. Aathoti Rama Rao of the Sri Krishnadevaraya University, to present his College with a check worth $60,000. This amount was in addition to the previous contribution of $200,000, which will be completed by June. Accompanying the Chancellor was Registrar Mr. Rama Krishna Reddy and other Professors.
Courtesy of Andhraprabha, Andhrajyoti, Eenadu, Vartha, Surya, Sakshi, Andhrabhumi
On April 19, 2008 Dr. Sri Sai Kaleshwar visited the Sri Krishna Devaraya University to observe the progress of the construction of the newly built Engineering college. It was through his generous donation of $460,000 that this new Engineering college was able to be built. The building will be named Sri Kaleshwar Technology Bhavan.
After an 1.5 hours tour of the entire building, Dr. Sri Sai Kaleshwar spoke to the media. He expressed his sense of responsibility to look after the construction and its progress and said that he was very pleased by what had been completed to date. He expressed great appreciation of the participation by the officials of the University in expediting the building’s completion.
Thus far $200,000 has been funded, with an additional $60,000 forthcoming to assist in speeding up construction. Sri Kaleshwar has projected that the completion date of the total building will be by July 31, 2008.
Sri Kaleshwar further reminded everyone that he himself studied and graduated from Sri Krishna Devaraya University, and in return felt especially compelled to do something for this university. In addition to the Engineering College, he is also prepared to construct a dormitory as a living facility to be used for those students too poor and unable to find housing.
Sri Kaleshwar said that he was going to construct a Super Speciality Hospital in the drought stricken area of Penukonda, within Anantapur District. This hospital will serve to provide quality medical treatment for the poor. The construction of the hospital will start on August 14, 2008 and will be completed within 3 years. In addition to the main hospital a medical and nursing college will also be built.
Sri Kaleshwar spoke further about the development of the 100 villages which he is sponsoring. He expressed his inspiration and desire to continue this work no matter how much money it will take; his only desire being to develop those villages and provide all the needed facilities and development for each of these locations.
The officials present were University Registrar Mr. Krishna Reddy, Prof. Ramakrishna Reddy, Prof. Sudhakar, Prof. Malakondaiah, Prof. Prabhakar, Ex- Registrar Pro. Rama krishna Reddy and others were present.