You may also send cash. If a group of two or more donor pool in money for contribution, each donor will receive 80G certificates.
I wish to introduce a major project headed by Pitaji, as we lovingly call R S V Ratnam—father to the Guru of Joy- His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
Today, at the age of 88, through the noble project VISTA INDIA, He has reached a milestone no man or woman of his age would have done, to educate and empower the girl child. Today, he has identified 33 more villages for this work. Current project is ongoing at Sirsi village in Karnataka. Ladies are educated to be able to read, and are taught to stitch and tailor clothes, and jute bags. These are promoted by the Art of Living International Foundation, and all revenues are given back to the women, thus empowering them for this project that does this for our society:
· Creates interdependent women self-help groups
· Provides a platform for free education for the rural girl child
· Supports the jute and cotton industry of India, thus brings holistic, eco-friendly products with Indian artistry into the limelight
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We require more sewing machines. Each costs 3000 rupees. This makes a very significant contribution from you.
Spiritually, a small contribution like this out of your earnings purifies the wealth. And what better way to contribute, than for a cause that is coming to fruition under the aegis of an 88 year old freedom fighter whose dedication is a lesson to be learnt and a cause worth joining.
As a donor, you will enjoy 80G tax exemption. This means 50% tax exemption on your contribution, recognized by the Income Tax Department of India.
If your contribution as an individual or a group or as an organization exceeds 50,000 Rupees, you are eligible for 35AC Tax Exemption, that is, 100% tax exemption.
Through cheque: In favor of “VISTA INDIA”. Please write your name and address at the back of the cheque.
In either case, please mention your name and address (with phone number).
Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org, once you have readied the cheque or cash.
Love, best wishesGaurav