About Us

About Us

“SEED” is a Non-Governmental Organisation working with children who are in need of care and protection. Such children are given a secure home, education, social skills and above all confidence to face life.

WE CATER TO THE NEEDS OF ...

  • Children with parent(s) serving life terms.
  • Children with parent(s) suffering from
    diseases such as Cancer, HIV/AIDS etc.
  • Children who have lost their
    parent(s) due to crime.
  • Children of victims of natural calamities
  • Children who have lost both parents
  • Children from broken families

OUR HISTORY

SEED was founded by a few like minded people, greatly influenced by the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi, with the intention of working for the socially, educationally & economically downtrodden. SEED was registered as an Association on 1981 under the Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act, 1972 ( Reg.No.251/81).

SEED started it’s activities at Sriperumbudur, the holy place where the Saint & Philosopher Shrimath Ramanuja who fought against the caste system through Bhakthi Marga, was born in first century. SEED started with 27 children but now caters to the needs of more than 300 children at all its three centres.

OUR CENTRES

  • At Sriperumbudur
    • CEYRAC HOME ( Home for the Destitute children )
    • M.P.Bhaskara Vocational Training Centre. ( Mat Weaving, Plastic Wire works, Tailoring, etc.)
  • At Utkottai:
    • Leo Correya Home ( Home for the Destitute Children )
    • Meera Behan Dairy & Agri Farm.
    • Vocational Training Centre.( Computer Training Etc)
  • At Irungattukottai :
    • Dr.J.C.Kumarappa Industrial Training Institute – Fitter, Electrician, Mechanic ( Motor Vehicle ) Trades for Boys and Cutting & Tailoring, Electronic – Mechanic for Girls.

we are grateful for the following

Rewards & Recognitions

  • SEED is a recognized service organization and is registered with the Registrar of Societies.
  • It is exempted from paying Income Tax under Section 80 (G) of Income Tax Act of 1961 .
  • It is also registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act that makes it eligible to receive contribution from abroad.
  • Government issued a Special Order to enter into Central Prisons for the admission of the children of Life Prisoners
  • Government issued a Special Order to give Special Leave ( Parole ) for 10 days to the Life Prisoners ( Parents of our children ) to take part in ` Gandhi Jayanthi “ celebrations at “ SEED “.
  • A few well-wishers in England have started to collect donations from public for donation to SEED. “ Friends of SEED “ has been formed to achieve this end.
  • In France too, ` Friends of SEED ‘ group has been formed by well wishers.
  • Department of Social Welfare recognized the activities and has provided assistance for 100 children.
  • Education Department, Government of Tamilnadu recognized and aided its “ Mahatma Gandhi Primary School “ at Sriperumbudur .
  • Recognition has been given by Education Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu to its “ Mahatma Gandhi High School “ at Utkottai
  • Government has given a Special Permission to open an Industrial Training Institute for the children of Life Prisoners, Leprosy Patients and other Disadvantaged children.
  • National Council for Vocational Trades, Ministry of Labour, Government of India has given recognition to our Special Industrial Training Institute
  • “ Vocational Award “ was given by Rotary Club of Madras Mid Town
  • Award was given by Lions Club of Madras Porur.
  • Founder & Secretary of the organisation has been selected as Outstanding Young Person of the State of Tamilnadu by Jayces Club.
  • In the 20th year of Bank Nationalization, the Founder – Secretary of the “ SEED” has been selected as the Meritorious Employees among all the Nationalized Banks. The award was given by the then Minister for State for Industries & Commerce, Government of India.
  • ‘ SEED” has been selected as the “ Best Gandhian Organisation “ and “ Gandhi National Award “ was given to “ SEED” by the then Minister of Rural Development. Govt. of India, Hon’ble Dr. Jaganath Mishra,
  • “ SEED” has been selected as the Best Child Development Project “ In India for the year 1995, “ ROTARY INDIA “ SERVICE TO HUMANITY AWARD 1995 “ has been given at Bombay by His Excellency Shri ROMESH BHANDARI, the then GOVERNOR OF GOA

Media

English

  • Cover story has been published in “ THE WEEK “ and articles published in leading national and international magazines.
  • “ A boy from SEED “ – Guardian – an UK based leading news paper.
  • “ Sowing the SEED of Life “ article in Deccan Herald “
  • Articles published in “ Sunday” Magazine.
  • ` Saga of Labour & Love ‘ – Article Published in “ SHREYAS “ Canara Bank House Magazine.
  • “ Once can’t starve the spirit – article published in BUSINESS LINE ( THE HINDU )
  • “ A whiff of hope for the hapless children “ – an article published in “ THE HINDU “
  • “ Battling Life’s odds. With & smile “ an article published in Indian Express.
  • ` A haven for children of convicts ‘, an article published in “ THE TRIBUNE “.
  • “ FIRM CONVICTION “, an article published in India Today.
  • An article published in a leading Hindi Magazine “ Hindustan Samachar “

Media

Tamil

  • “ Ideal Couple “ Cover Story published in “ Ananda Vikatan “ ( Leading Tamil Weekly )
  • “ One Palanisamy in each Place “ Article published in “ Mutharam “
  • “ Upliftment of the children of Life Prisoners, Cover Story published in “ Kumudham “ Leading Tamil Weekly.
  • “ If they get Govt. Assistance “ article published in “ THUGLAK “ fortnightly.
  • “ Flood of Mercy from Grand Anicut “ article published in “ Savi “ – Leading Tamil weekly
  • “ Great People “ published in “ KUNGUMAN “
  • “ You are in Prison but I am “ – article published in Dinamani Kadir.
  • “ Asylum of the tender leaves of fallen tree “ – article published in Idhayam Pesukiradhu.
  • “ Prison for Parents, but punishment for children “ article published in Penmani.
  • “ SEED grows as tree “’ article published in Vijaya Bharatham.

Media

Television

(i)“ POTHIGAI “ – DOORDHARSAN, recently telecast SEED’s activities for two weeks.

(ii) Every Saturday morning , Jaya T.V’s “Arul Tharum Alayangal “ Programme telecast SEED’s activities.