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About Us

Kumari Narpani Mantram is a social organization registered under the societies Registration Act, 1975 for the welfare and wellbeing of Kanyakumari district people residing in Chennai and its suburbs. Registered in the year 1977 the Mantram is presently having around 3000 life members enrolled and is functioning in Chennai city.

It is a non political, non religious organization serving the poor and downtrodden in the society. The main focus of the association is to the help and guide the members to come up in their lives. It motivates and guides the members to become entrepreneurs and self employed.

Programes

  • To support, help and sponsor students for their education irrespective of caste creed or religion To develop, run, establish, organize, promote, educational institutions for the welfare of the members of the Association and general public.
  • To provide welfare schemes to the poor and downtrodden and provide food, shelter, clothing to the needy in times of natural calamities such as earthquake, flood, famine, pestilence and other causes.

President

Dr. G.K.DHAS   -  MA BAL DLAL

A Renowned social reformer. Founder of Mother Teresa Charitable Trust, Mother Teresa Forum, Mother Teresa Auto Drivers Welfare Association rendering service to the poor and downtrodden throughout India. State General Secretary Tamil Nadu Congress Committee. Founder and President Kumari Narpani Mantram.

President

C. Jhonson   -  MA

M.T.C checking Inspector(Reted). A social worker and philonthorpists.
  • To promote the welfare of the members and the general public without any bias on caste, community or religion.

OBJECTS:

  • To support, help and sponsor students for their education irrespective of caste creed or religion To develop, run, establish, organize, promote, educational institutions for the welfare of the members of the Association and general public.

General Secretary

Mr. A. Robert Bruce    

Formerly Assistant Secretary in Tamil Nadu Housing Board continuously he was holding the post of General Secretary in Kumari narpani Mantram. Studied SLB Nagercoil and SCOT Christian College Nagercoil. Active Religious and social work. Vice President in Mother Teresa Forum.
  • To provide welfare schemes to the poor and downtrodden and provide food, shelter, clothing to the needy in times of natural calamities such as earthquake, flood, famine, pestilence and other causes.
  • To promote the welfare of the members and the general public without any bias on caste, community or religion.

Treasurer

Mr. P. Arul Ananth,   -  DME

He is the chief Managing Director of M/S. Meldon Industries, a Manufacturing company of Forged & Machined components. Founder, Meldon Charitable Trust. A social worker and philonthorpists.

Membership:

  • (a) All persons who hails from Kanyakumari District or who are married to persons in the families belonging to Kanyakumari district and their descendants are eligible to be members of the Mantram.
  • (b) Membership to the eligible person shall be granted by the Executive committee on receipt of application in writing and on payment of Rs.100/- (Rupees one hundred only) per member as Admission fee, in case of life member and Rs.1,000/- in case of special members.
  • (c) Membership card will be provided by the Mantram to the members on payment of Rs.40. The members will be admitted to the annual/special general meetings of the Mantram and also permitted to cast their votes in the Mantram’s elections, only on production of the Membership card. Duplicate card will be supplied at a special fees of Rs.50 or as prescribed by the Executive committee then and there.
  • (d) A member may resign from the Mantram by giving due notice to the General Secretary of the Mantram in writing. Provided that member who has resigned will be eligible for readmission as a new member, if the executive committee of the Mantram ratifies such action.
  • (e) If any member is found to be working against the interest of the Mantram, or found to be guilty of misconduct, the Executive Committee may suspend or remove, his membership and initiate disciplinary action against him,
    The member concerned shall be provided with the list of charges framed against him and after giving him reasonable opportunity to defend himself, finding shall be recorded by the Executive Committee and submit a report to the Annual/Special General Meeting of the Mantram, for its ratification.

Dr. Ln. N. Ravi

State Organizing Secretary Police Public Friends Association. Proprietor, Anita sweets and Saraswathi sweets in Chennai city .Very enterprising and active in social work.

Secretaries

Mr. S. Viswambaran   -  M.A.,

Formerly General Secretary of Kumari Narpani Mantram. Retired from Madras Metrpolitian water and sewage Board. Social minded.

Funds, Investment, Audit:

  • (i) The year ending 31st March shall be the official financial year of the Mantram.
  • To provide welfare schemes to the poor and downtrodden and provide food, shelter, clothing to the needy in times of natural calamities such as earthquake, flood, famine, pestilence and other causes.
  • (ii) The funds for the Mantram shall be made up of subscriptions, donations and other contributions, besides income from investments and properties.
  • (iii) The funds of the Mantram shall be deposited in any Scheduled Bank or nationalized Bank and the account shall be operated jointly by the President, the General Secretary and Treasurer.
  • (iv) The excess funds of the Mantram after application of its income to its objects shall be invested only in the modes specified under the provisions of sections 13 (1) (d) read with section 11(5) of the Income-Tax, and/or as per any statutory modifications made in the Income-Tax Act from time to time.
  • (v) The Treasurer shall be responsible for the regular maintenance of accounts He should submit statement of account in each Executive and General body meeting of the Mantram. He should not keep more than Rs. 25000/- in hand. All the income/receipt should be deposited in the bank. The accounts shall be audited every year by a Chartered Accountant whose report together with the annual statements of accounts shall be placed before the Annual Meeting for its approval.
  • (vi) The income of funds of the Mantram shall not be utilized for distribution as interest, profits, honorarium or salary or dividends among the members of the Mantram under any circumstances.

Mr. C. Arunachalam,   

He is a hardworking entrepreneur running Arun Fashions in Chennai. Passionate in serving the society.

Mr. T. Sam Vedaraj,   -  M.A.,

Studied in Thukkalai Working as a Driver in MTC. Active in Social work.

Mr. L. Sam Raj,   -  B.Sc

Rtd Superintendent, Tamil Nadu Small Industries Development Corporation, Chennai. Active in social activities. Studied in Christian college Martandam.

Management of the Mantram:

  • The management of the Mantram shall be vested with the following bodies
  • (a) General Body
  • (b) Executive Committee

Mr. J. Edwin Ganasekaran,   -  B.Sc

He is retired from Tamil Nadu Vetenary University. He is running M/S Jacob & Co, Timber Merchant and real estate business. Active Social worker and dynamic personality.

Annual General Body Meeting:

  • The Annual General Body Meeting will be held every year within six months of the close of the official year. Notice to all members with the agenda for the meeting shall be given twenty one days in advance. The Annual General Body Meeting shall have the powers to consider the following:
  • (i) The report of the General Secretary on the activities of the Mantram for the preceding year
  • (ii) The statements of accounts of the previous year with the audit report of the Chartered Accountant.
  • (iii) Amendments, if any, to the bye-laws of the Mantram
  • (iv) Resolutions, if any, from the members of the Executive Committee, for which notice has been given to the General Secretary, atleast ten days before the meeting
  • (v) Election of office bearers and members of the Executive Committee (once in three years)
  • (vi) Appointment of a Chartered Accountant to audit the accounts of the current year. The outgoing Chartered Accountant is eligible for reappointment

Executive Committee

Mr. C. Thangamani,   

Student Organizer, Kanyakumari District Merger Harthal Agitation. Active in social activities.

Mr. V. Thangarajan,    

Retired from English Electricals. Active in social activities.

Extra-ordinary General Body Meeting:

  • An extra-ordinary general body meeting may be convened by a request of minimum 500 members of the Mantram or by the executive committee to consider and decide on specific questions. Five days notice shall be given to all the members for the meeting.
  • (i) The Executive Committee, subject to the overriding authority of the General Body Meetings, shall be the immediate governing and managing body of the Mantram. It shall have powers to fill up the vacancies in the Executive Committee. It shall appoint such sub-committees as it may deem necessary and prescribe their constitution and powers. It shall have power to suspend/dismiss a member and initiate disciplinary action against him.The Executive Committee shall engage legal advisors to help the Mantram in all legal matters The Executive Committee shall be competent to appoint employees, regulate their conditions of service and salary, and effect termination of employment
  • (ii) The Executive Committee shall consist of office bearers and fifteen elected members to the executive committee. They shall hold their office for a term of three years or till the next elected body takes charge.
  • (iii) Atleast three days notice should be given for a meeting of the Executive Committee
  • (iv) Any office bearer or Member of the Executive Committee who absents himself from three successive meetings of the Executive Committee shall, unless cause is shown in writing to the satisfaction of the Executive Committee, cease to be a member of the said Executive Committee.

Mr. S. Rajamani,   

Retired Section Officer from Tamil Nadu Housing Board. He was also Building Inspector. He is active in Kumari Narpani Mantram ,activities from the inception.

Office Bearers:

  • The following shall be office bearers of the Mantram
  • (i) The President
  • (ii) Twelve Vice Presidents
  • (iii) The General Secretary
  • (iv) Ten Dy. General Secretaries
  • (v) Ten Secretaries
  • (vi) The Treasurer

Functions and Duties of the Office bearers:

  • (a) The President: He shall preside over all meetings of the Mantram, and shall exercise general supervision and will be the execute authority over the work of the Mantram.
  • (b) The Vice presidents: They shall assist the President in the discharge of his duties and one of the Vice President elected by the members of the Executive Committee shall act as President in the absence of the President.
  • (c) The General Secretary: He shall be the Chief Executive of the Mantram and shall administer the affairs of the Mantram under the control and direction of the President and Executive Committee and the General Body. He shall conduct all correspondences c of the Mantram, maintain register of members, convene all meetings, keep correct minutes of the proceedings thereof and do other things as may be entrusted to him by the Executive Committee. He shall be the Ex-office member of all sub-committees. He shall operate the Bank Account jointly with the President and Treasurer jointly.
  • Dy. General Secretaries: They shall assist the General Secretary in all matters of administration of the Mantram. They may be given specific assignment of work by the Executive Committee and the President/General Secretary.
  • Secretaries: The secretaries would assist the Dy. General Secretaries and General Secretary in the administration of the Mantram. They will assist to enroll new members to the Mantram and implement welfare schemes on behalf of the Mantram.
  • (f) The Treasurer: He shall exercise control over the funds and accounts of the Mantram. He shall be personally responsible for the funds of the Mantram and relevant records, He shall receive contribution, donations etc. and deposit in the Bank. He shall make payments after getting the orders attested by the President/General Sectary and maintain accounts and place the account books every month before the President/ General Secretary for their scrutiny. He shall prepare the annual statements of accounts and get them audited by the Chartered Accounts. He shall operate the Bank Accounts jointly with President/General Secretary. He shall keep imprest cash not exceeding Rs. 25,000/- (Rupees Twenty five thousand only) to meet day to day expenses. He shall submit statement of accounts in all the Executive Committee meeting for the approval by the committee every month.

Elections:

  • The office bearers and members of the Executive Committee shall be elected once in three years at the Annual General Body Meeting of the Mantram. The election shall be by secret ballot. The Executive Committee may prescribe a code for conducting the elections and appoint a polling officer with five assistants from amongst the members for conducting the elections. Only those who have enrolled as members at least three months prior to the announcement of date of election shall be eligible to contest the election.

Meetings:

  • The office bearers and members of the Executive Committee shall be elected once in three years at the Annual General Body Meeting of the Mantram. The election shall be by secret ballot. The Executive Committee may prescribe a code for conducting the elections and appoint a polling officer with five assistants from amongst the members for conducting the elections. Only those who have enrolled as members at least three months prior to the announcement of date of election shall be eligible to contest the election.
  • (a) At all the meetings of the Mantram, the President or in his absence, a Vice President, elected by the meeting shall be the Chairman.
  • (b) The Chairman shall have the power to bring forward any motion not on the agenda at any time
  • (c) The voting at all the meetings may be by secret ballot or by show of hands as decided by a majority of the members present at the meeting.
  • (d) In the case of any equality of votes being recorded at a meeting, the chairman shall have a casting vote as well as a deliberative vote.
  • (e) Save as provided specifically elsewhere, the resolution in any meeting shall be carried by a simple majority vote.
  • (f) The following shall be the quorum for the various meetings:
    • (i) Executive Committee - 10 Members
    • (ii) General Body - 100 Members
    • No quorum is necessary for a meeting adjourned for want of quorum.
  • (g) If no quorum is found after half an hour of the commencement of the meeting, the meeting shall stand adjourned. In the case of requisitioned meeting under Rule 8, if no quorum is found after half an hour of the commencement of the meeting, the meeting shall stand dissolved

Amendment to Bye –laws:

  • Any amendment to the bye-laws of the Mantram shall be made only with the prior approval of the competent authorities if required.

Dissolution:

  • In the event of Dissolution or winding up of the Mantram, the funds of the Mantram shall be transferred to another Mantram or Society or institution which has similar objects and which is also registered with the Income Tax department under section 12A of the Income Tax Act.

General:

  • (i) To acquire, construct, maintain, repair, extend, alter, improve or develop or take on lease any land or buildings or works necessary or convenient for the purpose of the Mantram.
  • The Mantram shall not carry out any activities outside India. It will also not carry or any activity with the intention of earning profit.
  • For all things not specifically provided in the rules of the Mantram, the provisions of the Societies registration Act (27 of 1975) will apply.

Litigation:

  • In all matters of litigation or any other legal obligations, the General Secretary of the Mantram shall be authorized to SUE and ought to be SUED on behalf of the Mantam.
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History of Kanniyakumari

Kanyakumari District consists of those parts known locally as Nanjil Nadu and Idai Nadu. Nanjilnadu was under the rule of Pandiyas till the early 10th century and then under Cheras. The Kalkulam and Vilavancode taluks were under the rule of the Chera Dynasty. When the power of Chola declined due to the rise of Hoysalas and western Chalukyas, the Venad (Travancore) Chieftains (descendants of the central Chera family) took advantage of the situation and gradually established their hold on considerable areas in Nanjilnadu. Veera Kerala Varma, one such chieftain, styled himself as "Nanjil Kuravan". The annexation commenced by Veera Kerala Varma was to a large extent continued by his successors and completed by AD 1115. For about four centuries, the Venad was ruled by powerful kings who were consistently making incursions into the Pandian territories. As a result, Vijayanagar kings proceeded against Venad.

In 1609 Kanyakumari fell into the hands of Viswanatha Nayak of Madurai. Consequent on this, there was no serious threat to Nanjilnadu until 1634. During the regime of Ravi Varma and Marthanda Varma, Venad was disturbed by the internal strife. Sanda Sahib of Arcot took advantage of this situation and attacked Nanjilnadu. Although Marthanda Varma was victorious in the battle of Colachel and defeated the Dutch armouries who helped the local feudatories, he could not cope with the threat from Sanda Sahib, which forced him to withdraw from the battlefield. After Marthanda Varma, Venad had weak rulers and as a result there was frequent interference by the British (who knew it as Cape Comorin) whose control was completely established over Venad and continued until 1947. From 1947 to 1956, it was under the personal rule of Maharaja of Travancore. During the period between 1956–1961, the administrative system has fallen in line with that of other districts.