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january 2024, Vol. 7, No. 1


Dear supporters of Sevalaya USA,


Happy New Year to all our friends and supporters. Since April 2023, we have supported the education of 258 students. We are still far away from achieving our goal of supporting 600 students by March 2024. We need your generous contribution to achieve our goal. We have only two more months.


Thank you to supporters Bala Shanmugam and Babita Giri of B&B Entertainments for their generous donation and for including us as one of their community partners for the QFR Classic Tour with Subhasree Thanikachalam concert on September 15, 2023. We also appreciate their donation of a booth at the event venue and time on the stage. Thank you to realtor Manu Changotra for her sponsorship of the event and Mahadevan Sridharan for donating 25 concert tickets to Sevalaya USA.

We had twenty-eight participants in the RunWalkForSeva fundraiser from October 06, 2023 to October 23, 2023. We raised $1561 through this effort.

Thank you to the participants and the donors.

A big thank you to the many supporters who donated towards Diwali celebrations at the Kasuva Village, located in Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu. The children and seniors received new clothes to celebrate Diwali.


In November, we received a grant from EKAM Foundation to support the vocational training of 120 students for six months in Community college in Kasuva. Sixty (60) students will be trained to qualify as electricians and another sixty (60) students will be trained in Refrigerator & AC repairs. Thank you to EKAM Foundation for their support.

This year, an average of 300 people per month have benefited through Project Mental Wellness. It offers mental health and wellness services to the students, seniors, and staff of Sevalaya and to rural women who are farmers and caregivers.

One of our supporters Mahadevan Sridharan visited the Sevalaya Old Age Home in Thanjavur and met with the staff members, Shanmugapriya and Saravan and the seniors living at the home. He made a generous donation to the home. Thank you.


In December, Board Member Anandi Lakshmikanthan visited Janaki Vijayaraghav Achariyar Memorial senior home in Zamin Endathur, and met with the seniors who live there. They were excited to talk about their daily routine, evening walks around the village, medical care, and visits to places outside the senior home. Anandi also visited the community college in the same campus and met with the tailoring program instructor and the students. Our thanks to Anandan of Sevalaya Chennai for coordinating this visit.


In addition, congratulations to our partner Sevalaya Chennai who won the national award for Social Impact instituted by SP Jain Institute of Management and Research of Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan.


To join our volunteer team, please visit us online at and


Sevalaya team[1]

[1] Board members: Anandi Lakshmikanthan, Venkat Prasad Manickavasagam, Mani Subramaniyan

Legal advisor: Pooja Sudarshan

Newsletter: Vidya Kilambi, Anandi Lakshmikanthan


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