Friday, June 08, 2012

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Sanskrit College, Mylapore, Madras is a great old institution and deserves to go on. Let us do our bit to help them continue their good work. Please help them with your contributions.

Please also forward this to your contacts that you think may want to help.

I have pasted below an appeal mail received for your information please.
Dear All, I'm sad to put this news - which is quite painful to read...however the fact of the matter needs to be brought out. It is about saving a “Sanskrit Research Institute” the only one alive in Tamil Nadu. Those who wish to contribute need not do at free of cost - become a life-time member of this prestigious institution and receive publications from this institute free of cost for the life-time. Now when you pay Rs. 2000/- and become a life member - you'll receive about 8 Hard-bound books free of cost - including 4 volumes of Mahabashyam of Sage Patanjali (the great vyaakarana treatise) in Sanskrit with English translation and “Sanskrit Bija Ganita” (Algebra) treatise. Thus your contribution will help to save one of India's premier Sanskrit research Institute and also you receive books free of cost.

Kindly send your donations to:
Dr.  K.S.Balasubramanian, Dy.Director, Kuppuswamy Sastri Research Institute, Sanskrit College, Mylapore, Chennai. Phone- 044-24985320

Sanskrit centre struggles to stay alive B Sivakumar, TNNApr 3, 2012, 06.57 AM IST CHENNAI: The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute attached to the Sanskrit College in Mylapore is in doldrums because of lack of government patronage.The institute, one of the three involved in Sanskrit research in the country , has been surviving on private donations. With not enough resources, the management is unable to pay the faculty the benefits of the sixth pay commission. Institute director V Kameswari said the Union government stopped its financial support in 1995, after which it has been solely dependent on donations . "The institute has a trove of rare palm leaf manuscripts and books not just about Sanskrit literature but also on architecture , fine arts , geography, history and astronomy in Sanskrit ," says Kameswari. The two other such institutes are R G Bandarkar Sanskrit Institute in Pune and Ganganath Jha Sanskrit Institute in Allahabad. "We have requested a onetime grant from the Union planning commission and also annual assistance from the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, but are yet to get any support," says K S Balasubramanian, deputy director of the institute. The plan panel had given grants to the Mumbai Asiatic Society and Kolkata based Asiatic Society. The institute was getting about 10 lakh till 1995 but due to a misunderstanding between the government-appointed members of the governing committee and the management, the aid was stopped. Today, there are 24 scholars at the institute, most of them women doing their PhDs. "Scholars from across the country and world visit the institute. We send out publications to many foreign universities and they in turn send their publications which are preserved here," says Kameswari. The institute was started as a private non-profit organisation in 1944 in memory of Kuppuswami Sastri, a renowned Sanskrit scholar. It has a library with books on astronomy, architecture, fine arts, mathematics, Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads and various branches of science. "A private entrepreneur made a donation with which we have air conditioned the library. The palm-leaf manuscripts in the library are 600 to 1,000 years old. Many of them are in Grantha script. We also have books on Jainism that speak about solving mathematical equations and explain geographical concepts," says Kameswari, who is worried about keeping the ancient language alive.

I wrote a mail to the institute and got the following reply:
Respected sir,
   Pranams.  Thank you for your kind mail. I am giving the necessary
details regarding our activities, bank transfer etc. through
attachment. Kindly install the fonts so that you can read about our
projects as well.
    Yes, it is true that we are giving the books published from 2010
( numbering 13 at present) to the donors of life subscription.
    Kindly add Rs.200/- towards forwarding and postal charges of the
books. the official receipt will also  be sent  along with it. If the
donor is from foreign country the postage charges will be Rs.3100/-.
However, if the donor wishes to collect the books in person or through
some one else in person, we welcome that.
    Please make a visit to our institute at your convenience. Our ph.
no. is 044-24985320. We are situated inside the Madras Sanskrit
college in Mylapore, chennai.
   You can post our details in your blog.

With regards,
Yours sincerely,
The KSRInstitute

Bank particulars for local donors

                                                84, Thiru vi ka Road (Royapettah High Road)
                                                Chennai 600 004.
                                                Phone: 24985320
Contact Person                  Dr.V.Kameswari, Director
Our Bank                              Union Bank of India, Mylapore Branch
A/c type & No.                     S.B.Account No. 395702010007408
IFSC CODE:                         UBIN0539571
MICR NO.                              600026009

For foreign contributions:

Wells Fargo Bank,Newyork,usa 
swfit code is:  UBININBBOMD
CHIPS ABA : 0509                 FED ROUTING No. : 026005092
FOR CREDIT TO A/C  2000193008506   OF
Our a/c. No. at the Mylapore branch : 395702010007619
Please instruct the bank at your end accordingly



Arun Ambie said...

Can I share it in my blog please? Also, can I translate this in Tamil and put it up in my Tamil blog

Narendra Kumar S.S said...

Thanks for offering to share it in your blog. Please go ahead and share it; Spread the word; translate it to Tamil and let Tamil readers also get aware....

Narendra Kumar S.S said...

The website of the institute:
Mail ids:

Narendra Kumar S.S said...

Rajiv Kumar said...

Whether the money can be transferred on line using Internet banking facilities with the help of bank account details given. I think this will be helpful to many.