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KESST registered for undertaking CSR activities

Kodagu Educational and Social Service Trust (KESST) has been registered for undertaking CSR activities vide Office of Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs vide Registration number is CSR00015216.

Please use this registration number (CSR00015216) as a reference for any further communication.

Click here to view registration document from the Office of Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

Kodagu Education & Social Service Trust (KESST) - Annual Report for 2021-22

In the financial year 2021-22, KESST has incurred an expenditure of Rs 18,34,608 to support 119 children, of which 70 are girls, 10 are orphans being cared for by grandparents or other relatives, 40 have mothers as a single parent. In addition two girls, one in MBBS and one in B.Sc Nursing were given financial support of Rs 88,300/-.

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KESST: Important Updates

Children from KESST's Sainik School Entrance Examination Coaching Class at Lions School Gonikoppa, January 2023

KESST: Children from KESST's Sainik School Entrance Examination Coaching Class with Trustees Marchanda Ganesh Ponnappa and Pattada Dhanu Uthaiah.

Children from KESST's Sainik School Entrance Examination Coaching Class with Trustees Marchanda Ganesh Ponnappa and Pattada Dhanu Uthaiah.

KESST: Children from KESST's Sainik School Entrance Examination Coaching Class with their parents.

Children from KESST's Sainik School Entrance Examination Coaching Class with their parents.

KESST: Children from KESST's Sainik School Entrance Examination Coaching Class with coaching teachers.

Children from KESST's Sainik School Entrance Examination Coaching Class with coaching teachers.

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KESST: Synopsys & KESST bring Mobile Planetarium ‘Tare Zamin Par’ to Kodagu - 4-6 Jan 2022

Synopsys & KESST bring Mobile Planetarium ‘Tare Zamin Par’ to Kodagu - 4-6 Jan 2022

As part of Synopsys' CSR activities and scientific outreach to rural communities and inculcate scientific thinking in the students it brought ‘Tare Zamin Par’, a NGO, with a mobile planetarium (black dome shaped structure in the background of the photo) to Kodagu. In addition science kits were distributed to students (class wise) and an instructor explained and demonstrated use of the kits. KESST facilitated visits of the program to six schools, two each in Murnad, Virajpet and Ponnampet, from 4-6 Jan 2022. Nearly 1000 children went through the program.

KESST: Mrs. Lalita Rao: 91 year old housewife donates generously to KESST

Mrs. Lalita Rao: 91 year old housewife donates generously to KESST

Mrs. Lalita Rao from Mysore heard about KESST from her neighbour, Parvathy Monnaiah Pandiyanda mother of Suraj Machaiah (trustee), and was so appreciative of the work they were doing that she decided to dip into her savings and donate Rs. 15,000/- to the Trust.

Mrs. Lalita Rao at 91 years is still very active. She is a house wife. Her husband, Late Shri MN Suryanarayan Rao, was Chief Superintending Geophysicist Western Region with ONGC. She has two daughters who are currently based in Pune and Bangalore.

State level cross country race for youth eligible for joining defence force -10th October 2021, at Kushalnagar (Kodagu)

KESST: State level cross country race for youth eligible for joining defence force -10th October 2021, at Kushalnagar (Kodagu)
KESST: State level cross country race for youth eligible for joining defence force -10th October 2021, at Kushalnagar (Kodagu)
KESST: State level cross country race for youth eligible for joining defence force -10th October 2021, at Kushalnagar (Kodagu)

Kodagu Educational and Social Service Trust (KESST) along with Kushalnagar Exservicemen Association organised State Level Cross Country Race on 10 October 2021 at Kushalnagar (Kodagu). The run was organized to prepare eligible boys and girls to join defence forces.

35 girls ran 5.2 kms with Chaitra securing the first position with timing of 23.39 minutes and 145 boys ran 8.2 kms with Bhim Shankar securing first position with a timing 0f 25.55 minutes.

Army Veteran AR Janardhana (18 Madras), ably assisted by Army veterans; Subedar K.G Somanna (18 Madras), International shooter and Coach Honorary AC Capt Subbaiah (28 Mardas), Honorary Captain PR Muthanna (3 Madras) and B Ganesh Singh (18 Madras), were the main organisers. Shri Satish of Kaveri Textiles and Head of Kushalnagar Red Cross and Dr Chethan Taluk Medical Officer ensured medical cover for the event.

The first six positions in both categories received cash awards, totalling 31,000/- from KESST. Subedar K G Somanna ( Retd) gave cash awards of Rs 400/- each to the boy and girl securing seventh position.

Kodagu Educational and Social Service Trust (KESST) distributes financial assistance to beneficiaries - 11th October 2021

KESST: Kodagu Educational and Social Service Trust (KESST) distributes financial assistance to beneficiaries - 11th October 2021
KESST: Kodagu Educational and Social Service Trust (KESST) distributes financial assistance to beneficiaries - 11th October 2021

In a simple yet dignified function in the premises of Kodava Samaja Virajpet's Triveni School, KESST distributed cheques for financial assistance totaling Rs 12 Lakhs to 87 beneficiaries. Shri Ittira Biddappa and Smt Kamalakshi Bidappa, both veteran educationists, were the honoured guests, along with Shri Appadanda Cariappa, President of Triveni School Management Committee.

COVID19 AID by Kodagu Education and Social Service Trust (KESST) - July 2021

KESST responded to the need of the hour during the Covid19 second surge and consequent state wide lockdown in May-June 2021 by distributing over 200 free food kits and other Covid safety material comprising PPE, masks etc for a total cost of Rs 2,62,473/-. The beneficiaries included Covid Warrior volunteers performing last rites of Covid fatal cases, working in PHC, Asha workers and teaching and non-teaching staff of schools.

Browse through the gallery and get a glimpse of COVID19 AID by Kodagu Education and Social Service Trust (KESST). Click on a thumbnail below to view a slideshow. 

Free Coaching Residential Camp for Army Jawan recruitment
7th April to 30 April 2021 at Virajpet

KESST: Army Recuitment Free Coaching Camp Virajpet April 2021
KESST: Army Recuitment Free Coaching Camp Virajpet April 2021

KESST scheduled a Free Coaching Residential Camp for Army Jawan recruitment from 7th April to 30 April 2021 at Virajpet in preparation for the Army (Male) Recruitment Rally scheduled at Kolar 7-12 May 2021. 24 male aspirants and one female aspirant attended the camp.

Out of these nine aspirants availed the free accommodation that was offered. Due to the second wave of Covid the camp was truncated on 22 April 2021 and around the same time the Army announced that the Kolar Rally was postponed indefinitely due to the second wave of Covid.

A total of Rs. 1.18 lakhs was spent on the camp towards accommodation, diet and payment to the teachers/coaches. It is planned to organise a Free Coaching Residential Camp for Army Jawan recruitment once the dates for the next Army Recruitment Rally are made public.

KESST: Update

KESST has received 80G exemption for donations. Contributions are exempted under Section 80G of Income Tax Act as per Approval No CIT(Exemption)/BANGALORE/80G/2018-19/A/10103 issued vide Order no ITBA/EXM/S/80G/2018-19/1013883857 (1) dt 29 Nov 2018. Donors are required to provide PAN Number, name as per PAN and full address to avail of 80G benefit.

In 2018-19, Rs 13.75 lakhs was distributed to 77 Flood affected children. They were assisted for part annual fees and transportation costs (due to relocation) . We estimate over Rs 25 lakhs would be required in 2019-20 to support upto 150 children. Donations are welcome. 

KESST: Shri Mandapanda Sada Chengappa, President KESST handing over cheque to Sai Shankar School Ponnnampet (to Shri Kolera Zaroo Ganapathy) for financial assistance for education of flood affected children.






Shri Mandapanda Sada Chengappa, President KESST, handing over cheque to Sai Shankar School Ponnnampet (to Shri Kolera Zaroo Ganapathy) for financial assistance for education of flood affected children.

KESST: About Us: Who we are

About Us:
Who we are

Kodagu Educational & Social Service Trust® was formed mainly to provide support to underprivileged families in Kodagu to educate their children.

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KESST: Work Done: What we have done so far

Work Done:
What we have done so far

In these few years from inception, our small team was able to take up many activities to help educate underpriviledged children.

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KESST: Contribute: Help us educate them

Contribute:
Help us educate them

You can support a needy child, or children by choosing an option
of your liking:
Sponsor, Adopt or Employ.

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KESST: Trustees: Concerned volunteers

Trustees:
Concerned volunteers

We felt the need to protect the future of children from financially weaker
backgrounds, and strengthen the vulnerable families in Kodagu.

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KESST: Annual Report for 2021-22

The year 2021-22 started under the grim shadow of Second wave of Covid-19.
There was a state-wide lockdown with night and weekend curfews,
rampaging infection and many deaths.
Education classes were disrupted and most of the year
on-line classes  were the norm.

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