Bhavada Devi Memorial Philanthropic Trust (SENEH)

location: GuwahatiAssam

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Help provide shelter to a very poor elderly woman without family or support for a month
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Our mission is to give a life of dignity and comfort to old destitute women in the age group of 50 and above. We provide shelter, food, medical care, clothes etc to such women who have no one to look after them, have no regular income or have no shelter of their own.
The chairman and the Managing Trustee, who are very old friends, visited a number of remote villages in and around lower Assam while volunteering for flood relief. They were appalled to see the conditions of many older women who would loiter on the village roads, dishevelled, and lost and without a shelter. The chairman decided to dedicate his life savings for the purpose of helping these women. That was the beginning of SENEH.
Atul Chandra Barua is a retired Indian Armed Forces Officer. He was awarded Vishist Sewa Medal by the President of India for Exemplary service to Nation. Dedicated his life to helping the poor and needy and especially the elderly. Donates extensively and till date, he bears a major part of the expenditure for running the Destitute home.
Full time staff :7
Part time staff:1
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 30
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 3044047
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 1239725
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Destitute women provided food, shelter, and medical care: 34
Differently-abled girls provided scholarships: 5
Rewards & Recognition
In 2017, The Chairman was awarded the Spirit of Humanity by the Americare Zonal Winner ( East Zone)
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)377,060309,718299,255
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia362,300908,299515,557
Other donations from Indian individuals2,264,6231,366,786960,486
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia000
Other donations from foreign individuals40,06400
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)000
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)000
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts3,044,0472,584,8031,775,298
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)0144,2100
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits248,558264,364247,750
Staff training2,60000
Staff travel42,49600
Consultant's fees1,1505,0000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)39,309258,1880
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)404,953190,496207,639
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme35,00000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)79,39364,953773
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits000
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)0012,155
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)080,0000
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )005,500
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses0115,529115
Total Payments1,239,7251,273,544775,512
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.1700]
2 PAN Number:AABTB8287B
3 12-A [No.No.96/12A/CIT/GHY-II/tech/2011-12/2903-04]
4 80G [No.14/80G(5)/CIT/GHY-1/2014-15/3618-24]
5 FCRA [No.20780155]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Arun Rathi and Associates
 Fancy Bazar
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000202
 5,000 – 10,000404
 10,000 – 25,000000
 25,000 – 50,000000
 50,000 – 1,00,000000
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0000
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 84000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 18000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 0
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel11000
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 11000
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Annual Report & Audited Financials
1Annual report not available.
2Audited Financial Report not available.
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Mina Barua
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
2 Dipali Barua
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
3 Abhay Ch Hazarika
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
4 Urmee Sultana
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
5 Anjana Barooah
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
6 Purabi Kakoty
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
7 Dr Shila Bora
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
8 Dr N C Rabha
 Male, Managing Trustee, INR 0.00,
9 Sangita Dutta
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
10 Dr Bikash Saikia
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
11 Rabhijit Barooah
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
12 Dr Padmapani Mahanta
 Male, Member I/C Public Relation, INR 0.00,
13 Uma Mahanta
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
14 Minoti Barthakur
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
15 Udhav Bharali
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
16 Atul Chandra Barua
 Male, Chairman, INR 0.00,
17 Paresh Devchoudhary
 Male, Member i/c Finance, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Mina Barua A housewife and a social worker. Took active part in organizing self help groups of village women. As a social worker has been working for last 28 years
2 Dipali Barua A social worker and housewife. Has twenty years teaching experience.
3 Abhay Ch Hazarika Managing Director of Sun Valley Hospital, Guwahati and Social Activist
4 Urmee Sultana A young and energetic Social worker
5 Anjana Barooah Anjana Baooah is wife of Late N C Barooah who was our founding Trustee. She is involved in a number of social activities that includes orphanages and a sociocultural organization
6 Purabi Kakoty A young and energetic woman social worker and activist. Involved in social work for 8 years
7 Dr Shila Bora  Retired as the Head of Dept of History in Dibrugarh University. Presently guest professor of Guwahati University. An expert on flora and fauna of the NE Has been working since 36 years
8 Dr N C Rabha Ex Chief Director Medical services NF Railways. Involved in a number of social activities. Worked in different capacities for 39 years
9 Sangita Dutta A Young entrepreneur and Social Activist
10 Dr Bikash Saikia Was the Additional Director of Medical Services Govt of India. Provides free treatment to the poor and the marginalized. Total work experience 48 years
11 Rabhijit Barooah An young entrepreneur and activist. A hotelier. Involved with a few other social activities In business since 13 years.
12 Dr Padmapani Mahanta A renowned Forensic Scientist of India. A scholar and writer. Working in different capacity for 32 years
13 Uma Mahanta A retired IAF officer. A talented singer of Bhakti sangeet. Worked in Indian Air force for 29 years
14 Minoti Barthakur  She is a cancer survivor turned counsellor of Cancer patient. A prolific writer. Travels extensively across the globe to give lessons of how to cope with cancer. Worked as a professor in Cotton Univercity for 30 years.
15 Udhav Bharali NASA recognized president's award winning innovator . Has 24 patents to his credit.
16 Atul Chandra Barua A retired Indian Air Force officer. Post retirement for 8 years headed a partnership Export Import organization. Later for 3 years served as the President of Assam association Delhi, A huge socio cultural organization. Total work experience 45 years
17 Paresh Devchoudhary A retired Chief engineer of ASTC. A columnist and activist. Retired after 35 years of service.
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201718/09/20161017
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201718/09/20161117
Annual Report for the year 2015-201608/10/2017917
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201608/10/20171117
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External Reviews
1Americare Foundation (through KPMG)
2Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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Devi the sole surviving member of four siblings hail from a remote village in Nepal. She was married to a carpenter in Nepal. The family migrated to a village on the Assam-Bhutan Border and worked for a farmer, she as the house maid and he to work in the fields. Her memory is cloudy. She remembers a daughter was born to her but when we ask her the daughter whereabouts she gives a blank look. They left the landlord and settled in a small village nearby.Her tale of woes started when she lost her husband at the tender age of 21. With her blurred memory she said she came back to her parents. Her mother died and the father remarried. The stepmother started ill-treating her and she left home to walk alone in life. Probably that is the time she lost her mental balance and started loitering on the streets. In spite of our best efforts we could not ascertain about her life in the intervening 40 years period. We heard about her when a lady of the locality narrated to us about an old woman who the villagers believed to be a haunted witch who becomes violent on full moon days. She lived in the nearby jungles and would come out sporadically begging for food. We found her living on a haystack in a winter month. Her long hair was knotted; she was wearing a loin cloth. One of her hollowed eyes was injured. Seeing us she tried to run away but we caught hold of her, forcibly brought her to a well, gave her two consecutive baths with soap and water and wrapped her with a clean old sari given by a villager. Initially, she was a big challenge to us since she would not know when to stop eating. And if we try to control, she turned violent throwing things and hitting her head. Once she hit her head with a brick. The wound required 3 stitches. Today Devi is calm and composed, we consider her as the biggest tribute to our efforts. Both her eyes were operated and she is on psychiatric treatment that will continue for the rest of her life. She is hunched but otherwise most radiant of all the residents of Seneh. She dances with others, plays the Frisbee with other inmates and helps in cleaning the house.

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Nizarapath, Narakasur, Kahilipara-
Guwahati - 781019,India

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