About us: DMS is an NGO set up in 1988
primarily rendering voluntary service to children, leprosy
affected persons and women for rehabilitation. our motto
is service to humanity
Vision: Hassle free and friendly city
Mission: Networking social support
systems and by strong public opinion
Services: Prayers without any link to any
particular religion or caste. help socail support groups ,
exchange ideas and raise resources through donations and
Impact: not directly in mumbai but more
than 200 in chennai , alamadi village
History: set up in 1988, mumbai chapter
started in 1992
Free Medical Centre
DMS runs a clinic with Dr. Geetha Badrinath (MD, Ped, DCH)
and two nurses at Village Alamadhi, near Redhills about 32
kms from Chennai. Consultation is free to the poor, except
for Rs.10 charged to cover any consumables etc. and this
also is waived in deserving cases. Antenatal mothers are
The Centre caters to the cluster of villages with a
population of over 5000 persons.
One more Centre is operated jointly by DMS and Apollo
Hospitals, which is located inside the village. Once a
week Apollo doctors and nurses from DMS treat patients.
Both consultations and medicines are given free of cost.
Camps - Dental, Pediatric & Cancer
DMS conducts camps for villagers, particularly
children. These camps have been in association with Apollo
Hospitals, Jeevodaya, a hospice dedicated to terminally
ill cancer patients and the like.
For the first time in the history of Tamil Nadu, a dental
camp for children was conducted with the help of Apollo
Hospitals where the extraction and filling was done at the
site of the patients (it is the normal practice to have
the patient come to the clinic).
Cancer camps with Jeevodaya are done with great emphasis
on counseling. Slides shown to men and children, of
persons suffering from oral cancer have known to reduce
the propensity of men to tobacco/chewing and children from
The level of hygiene is very low in the village homes.
Children do not have the culture of brushing their teeth,
or combing their hair or washing their socks or clothes or
cutting their nails. With a view to inculcating this
attitude, DMS has evolved a system of weekly checks and
students are motivated by winning prizes if they do well
on these counts.
DMS-IITM70 imparts tuitions in Maths, Science and
English to very poor students in X std. It was the
observation of IITM70 that in the IX std. many students
are performing marginally in these subjects. Given a small
push with coaching the probability of their passing the X
std.exams would be very high.
Accordingly for the third year in succession Tuitions at a
very nominal fee of Rs.10/- per month (regardless of the
number of subjects) are being offered. These students are
coached every Saturday at DMS Centre. The first year's
success story is spellbinding - the School whose students
participated saw a jump from 35% Pass percentage in the
previous year to 85% pass percentage in the year the
coaching was given.
Apart from the intellectual inputs, DMS-IITM70 provides
free refreshments of bun and biscuits to these students
when they spend over three hours attending classes.
Monthly tests are conducted to ensure there is progress
and inexpensive prizes are given to students who score
well in the tests.
DMS regularly undertakes Poor Feeding. Poor Feeding
is done on behalf of Members on occasions such as their
birthdays/wedding anniversaries, or to mark solemn
functions such as death ceremonies. Specially prepared
food is given to leprosy-affected persons. Poor Feeding is
also done on a regular basis for very poor children in
The children in the Government - run schools find it
difficult to get one square meal a day.
For such children DMS has organized free sets of uniform,
where DMS purchases cloth, takes measurements and engages
a tailor to stitch the uniform for each child.
Giving a sense of dignity to persons with leprosy is one
of the most important goals of DMS.
For over 15 years without break we have been doing weekly
poor feeding preparing delicious food items ourselves or
ordering from high grade restaurants. This service is done
in selected Shirdi Sai temples in Chennai and Mumbai.
For persons whose soles/feet are bruised and find if
difficult to walk, DMS has gifted wheel chairs.
Once a year DMS purchases raincoat sheets and clothes for
men and saris for women.
The children of the persons in this group suffering from
leprosy need not be tainted by Society. DMS would like
them to be well educated and financially independent. DMS
has therefore sponsored their education and costs of
staying in the hostel.
At our annual congregation, which takes place on 19th
February every year, these persons with leprosy join us
and participate in prayers and Homam and thereafter lunch.
Cottage industries operated inside the four walls of the
house by the mothers and daughters without any significant
investment could form an important supplement for
DMS together with Apollo Hospitals has ventured in this
field training women in the techniques of making phenyl,
soap powder, agarbatties, soft toys and the like.
The women form groups of 10 and each group pools its
resources for manufacture and marketing. In occasional
cases Apollo has stepped in to provide Rs. 10,000 of seed
capital repayable within six months.
Satsanga is the journal of DMS. It carries a report of the
activities of DMS and presently it features a series on
the life of Kamakshi Baba. Earlier issues have carried
very detailed biographies on Adi Shankara and Shirdi Sai
Baba the extent of graphic description, which is unlikely
to be found elsewhere.
The annual spiritual calendar with important dates is also
carried through Satsanga through which you could ascertain
Pournima/Amavasya, Navarathri/Narasimha Jayanthi
prayers/Lunar eclipses and corresponding DMS programs on
such dates. Satsanga also offers a forum to share
experiences by devotees of the grace of Gurus Raghavendra,
Trilinga, Shirdi Sai and Kamakshi Baba.
All religions have their own Mantras, which, if chanted in
a particular tone and mode, are known to create vibrations
in the human body and mind and alleviate suffering-mental
or physical. For instance when the word "Kleem"
is uttered, the thrust given by the tongue influences the
nerve beneath it, which, in turn, activates the heart, and
expands the bronchials. Chanting of Vishnu Sahasranamam
lowers High Blood pressure, Lalitha Sahasranamam
normalizes low BP, and Maha Rudram rectifies mental
disorders and epilepsy.
Members of DMS, at the request of the patient, chant
relevant Mantras in unison, in physical contact with the
person suffering, forming a chain around him/her, and
thereby cumulatively charging the weak "aura" of
such person. Faith is a prerequisite on the part of the
person suffering. The entire service is done free of cost.
In its bid to instill spiritual fervor in children, DMS is
conducting classes for training children in the chanting
of select mahamantras such as Vishnu Sahasranamam, Rudram,
Lalitha Sahasranamam, Bhagavad-Gita, and Upanishads etc.
Music Shows - Gata Rahe Mera Dil series
In 2003, DMS embarked on hosting music shows titled Gata
Rahe Mera Dil. featuring old Hindi films songs of the
Golden era of Hindi Cinema. These shows are so far held in
Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and DMS will extend this to
other parts with adequate sponsor support. These shows
give DMS a platform to integrate music lovers into our
social service wing and also sources of wholesome
entertainment apart from raising resources by way of
Donations to DMS Trust are eligible for exemption under
Sec 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961
Your Money goes for a good cause
How can you work with others? :
In mumbai, our role will be to organise events for fund
raising as a revenue model for DMS where DMS will earn a
fee or share in the collection .