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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: 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 a place of prosperity without the negative values that go with it

Mission: Awareness campaigns for executives, businesspersons, professionals and family groups

Services: Seminars, workshops, interactives, financial support to deserving persons

Number of professionals / executives addressed: over a thousand.
Number of students / parents interacted with: more than 500.
Number of financial recipients: over a hundred

History: Begun in 2001. Presently run with the personal funds of founder, Dr Srinivasan. Would like to widen base with more financial support and more networking.

- 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
- Active involvement with & financial support to DREAMZ, a school and home for street children and child beggars in Khar Danda, Mumbai
- Interactive seminars for parents, teachers and students on the importance of value education and practical applications

Career counseling

- Medical camps in collaboration with Pune Mahila Mandal, Parvati, Pune extending over a year
- Nutritional supplements to Adivasi communities near Kasara, Thane District, channeled through the Bridge Trust, Mumbai
- 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 / semiclassical interactives and so on. The details are given elsewhere in this website.

What is it that you exactly do for a beneficiary?: Tell all working persons that they can become rich without losing human values; they should be family-focused; they should honor time-tested Indian values

How can you work with others? :
Corporates: hold interactive seminars / workshops on value-based wellness.
Other NGOs: working closely with Dreamz home and school for street children, Khar and The Bridge Trust, Vakola.
Schools: hold interactives with parents and students on family values.
Hospitals: none so far.
Rotaries: emphasise importance of values in today's rat race.
Govt: none so far  
Can you give a talk of 15-20 minutes to a Rotary Club: yes
Yearly Budget: Rs. 1 lac
Revenue Sources: personal funds of Dr S Srinivasan, a few donations from friends
Corporates can adopt us at yearly sponsorship of Rs. 2 lacs to begin with.

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

Help Needed:
Volunteer: yes 
Donations-in-kind: yes
Services needed: no
Advisors needed: no
Jobs Available: no
Donation possibilities: Flexible. Donor can specify after visiting our website and we will obey the requirements.

Contact Details
Shastri Memorial Foundation
21 Purushottam Nagar,
S V Road, Bandra West,
Mumbai 400050
Phone: 26423565, 26415926
Fax: 26423565
Contact: Dr S Srinivasan, MD
phone: 26423565, 26415926,  cell: 9820283548
Trustees: 4