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Shastri Memorial Foundation
Spreading value-based wellness in body, mind & soul
Registration No: E 19832 

Donors get tax benefit u/s 80G.Regn no:E-19832.PAN:AACTS2217F

About us: In the words of Vernon Coleman, an expert on mind matters, "in some ways, largely material, we are richer than our ancestors. In other ways - largely spiritual - we are infinitely poorer. We have created a world in which we cannot cope without artificial aids. Loneliness, anxiety and depression are now more common than at any time in the history of mankind".
One need not be an intellectual or a philosopher to recall countless occasions in our own lives to attest what Coleman said. But then, why is it so? Why can't we, with all our cleverness and smartness, work out a mindset package for ourselves that will guarantee inner peace and balance? 

We at Shastri Memorial Foundation believe that it is possible for us to find answers for these questions. We also believe that these answers should be customized for the individual as well as synergized for social behavior.

Pt K A Sivaramakrishna Shastri (1899-1984) was a man given to simple living and high thinking. He walked his talk throughout life: 'if you want to think high, you have to live simple; if you lived high, you could only think simple'. He became a Shastri by learning, not by birthright. After retiring as faculty member at Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, Pt Shastri was asked to take over the editorship of the encyclopedic effort on Sanksrit that was going on in Deccan College, Pune, for decades. He was honored with the Rashtrapati Award for lifetime contribution to Sanskrit and Indian values in 1977. Till his last breath, he was a true Karma Yogi, teaching, writing, thinking, and adding value to himself and others around him.

Shastriji and his wife Sharadaji were blessed with five sons and two daughters. The youngest of them, Dr S Srinivasan, established this foundation in 2001, with a view to serving the community in the areas of healthcare, education and human values.

Dr Srinivasan obtained his MBBS and MD (Pharmacology) from the University of Pune in the 1960s. He was an academician for nearly a decade, half of which he spent as faculty member at CWRU School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He worked as the medical / medico-marketing director of many healthcare companies in India for nearly a quarter century, serving last as Senior Vice President with Aventis, Mumbai.

Dr Srinivasan is a natural orator, writer, motivator and facilitator. He has authored 'health @ your finger tips', a practical and reader-friendly book that blends all aspects of health in the modern world and is targeted at today's busy professional / executive. His two other books on value-based management and wholesome wellness for the service sector executive are to be released in the coming year. His musical profile is presented elsewhere in this website. Dr Srinivasan's classmate-wife, Dr Usha, cancer pathologist, nature lover, watercolor artiste and humanist, supports him to the hilt in all his efforts. Their two sons and daughters-in-law are busy with their own executive careers in India and abroad.  
Vision: We want Mumbai to be not merely a rich city but a place of wholesome wellness in body, mind and soul.

Mission: Through value adding seminars and workshops

We are focusing more on rural areas and have identified two villages, Patas and Dhalewadi in Pune district for educational and healthcare support.

Education: Sharada Memorial Prizes to students of the Poona School and Home for the Blind, Koregaon Park, Pune
Sitalakshmi Memorial Scholarships to students of the same institution. 
Interactive seminars for parents, teachers and students on the importance of value education and practical applications
Career counseling

Medical camps in collaboration with NGOs. Nutritional supplements to rural communities in Pune and Riagad district. 
Financial assistance to poor patients in Mumbai & Pune on a case by case basis

Human values: 
Interactive seminars and workshops on a variety of topics such as value-based management, evolution of the perfect manager, multiple intelligences, value based leadership, creating quality time, value based stress management, relaxation techniques / breathing exercises, music as a tool for self-management, art & science of parenting, balancing work & personal life, living with uncertainty, spiritual music for the soul, 
Hindustani classical / semi-classical interactives' and so on. The details are given elsewhere in this website.

Given away scholarships, prizes, free medicines, and conducted wellness workshops and interactive sessions numbering more than 200

History: Started in 2001. Named after late Pandit K A S Shastri of Deccan College, Pune, Rashtrapati awardee for lifetime contribution to Indian values.

Projects/Achievements: Given away scholarships, prizes, free medicines, and conducted wellness workshops and interactive sessions numbering more than 200. 

What is it that you exactly do for a beneficiary?: Scholarships to poor students, free medicines to poor patients, lectures and seminars to workers and their families 

How can you work with others? : 
Offer our services free to other NGOs for raising funds etc. Help in corporates in CSR activities. Help Govt in educational and health care efforts
If they want to visit you?: yes
Do you have any weekend or evening activities which families can attend and be sensitized?: yes
Talk of 15-20 minutes to a Rotary Club: yes

Yearly Budget Rs.: 0.5 lacs
Revenue Sources: Self and a few donations
Corporates can adopt us at yearly sponsorship of Rs.: Yes. 0.5 lacs.

full time: one
part time: --
volunteers: --

Help Needed:
Volunteer: yes 
Donations-in-kind: no
Services needed: no
Advisors needed: no
Jobs Available: no
Donation possibilities: Rs 5000 per awareness campaign / seminar

Contact Details
Shastri Memorial Foundation
21 Purushottam Nagar,
S V Road, Bandra West,
Mumbai 400050
Phone: 26415926, 26423565
Fax: 26423565
Contact: Dr S Srinivasan, MD
phone: 26423565, 26415926,  cell: 9820283548
Trustees: Dr S Srinivasan
              Dr Usha Srinivasan
              Mr Venkatesh Srinivasan
              Mrs Nanda Janani