Annamrita Foundation

location: MumbaiMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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To liberate the underprivileged from the vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy by serving children with nutritious meal that attracts and keeps them in school thereby enhancing their educational experience
The genesis of ISKCON Food Relief Foundation (IFRF) dates back to 1974, when His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, Founder-Ācārya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), noticed a group of village children fighting with street dogs over scraps of food. Shocked and saddened by what he saw, he turned to his disciples and said, “No one within a ten-mile radius of our temples should go hungry”. When the Government of India launched a strategic program in 1994 called the Midday Meal Scheme to fight two of the most pressing problems of India – hunger and illiteracy, IFRF saw a great opportunity for providing children with the right nutrition to support their education.
Dr.Ravindra Khatanhar is the Administrative Advisor of the Trust. He is a Dental Surgeon from Nair Hospital Dental College, University of Bombay and was in private practice from 1969 to 1986. He was the President of the Lions Club in Vile Parle East in 1980. He has served as the Secretary of the Governing Body Commission of ISKCON Worldwide from the year 2000 to 2005.
Full time staff :53
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :7
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 387657728
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 404693731
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of underprivileged children who received midday meals: 290405
Rewards & Recognition
In 2015, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award Trust IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award
In 2016, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award Trust IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award
In 2016, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation was awarded the Letter of Appreciation by the Confederation of Indian Industry Commendable Effort in Food Safety
In 2016, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation was awarded the Commitment to Transparency & Public Accountability by the Guide Star India For commitment to Transparency and Public Accountability
In 2009, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation was awarded the Lifebuoy National Child Health Symposium and Awards by the Hindustan Unilever Ltd Child Nutrition
In 2011, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation was awarded the D.Y. Patil Annual Achievers Award by the Dr. D. Y. Patil Group Best organisation for distributing midday meals to underprivileged children
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)0012,129,708
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia5,966,025298,300315,300
Other donations from Indian individuals194,201,97722,716,17726,598,867
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia64,97445,76157,091
Other donations from foreign individuals14,231,61702,295,830
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)0109,893,424749,369,903
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)12,680,0245,306,4240
Sale of assets01,889,482545,964
Total Receipts387,657,728328,675,940791,381,933
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)55,697,77842,446,40054,541,671
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits27,350,31617,980,620135,187,312
Staff training000
Staff travel001,614,862
Consultant's fees1,867,698881,56213,185,200
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)55,138,26641,475,80534,894,991
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)244,044,892237,255,805373,720,976
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)20,594,78115,212,5330
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits005,658,326
Staff training000
Staff travel0052,269
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)0010,829,623
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)084,3894,500,968
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )001,169,130
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)0036,101,718
Other non-programme expenses004,264,450
Total Payments404,693,731357,347,447720,531,264
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.E – 21854]
2 PAN Number:AAATI4114M
3 12-A [No.TR/38665]
4 80G [No.DIT (E)MC/80G/2229/2009-10]
5 FCRA [No.84040005]
6 35AC [No.F No – NC - 270/280/2005]
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 Girish S. Watwe & Associates
 202, Garden View, Dadabhai Road, Andheri (West)
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,000000
 10,000 – 25,00037037
 25,000 – 50,000314
 50,000 – 1,00,000202
 Greater than 1,00,000011
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0005
 10,000 – 25,0002
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0007
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 6873227
2 Lowest Paid: INR 121596
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 1200000
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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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 Shri Rishi Kumara Das
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
2 Shri Sanjay Tikku
 Male, Trustee & Program Director – Delhi, Rajasthan & Jarkhand, INR 0.00,
3 Shri Rajendra Kumar Pujari
 Male, Trustee & Program Director - Maharashtra, INR 0.00,
4 Shri Sandeep Gupta
 Male, Trustee & Program Director – Madhya Pradesh, INR 0.00,
5 Shri Kushal Desai
 Male, Trustee & Administrative Advisor, INR 0.00,
6 Shri P. Satya Gopinath Das
 Male, Trustee & Member of the Central Committee, INR 0.00,
7 Shri Yogesh Chadha
 Male, Trustee & Administrative Advisor, INR 0.00,
8 Shri Sanjiv Maheshwari
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00,
9 Shri Kunjan Gandhi
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Shri Rishi Kumara Das Shri Rishi Kumara Das is a Trustee of ISKCON Food Relief Foundation. He has completed his BA from the Kerala University and MBA in Marketing & HR from Cochin University. He has worked for nearly 13 years with the Indian Express Group, Hindustan Times Group and Express KCS an Indian MNC in various capacities in Strategic Planning, HR, Brand Management & Training in Senior Management positions. Shri Rishi Kumara Das joined ISKCON in 2010 and served initially as the Director English Media, currently he is the Secretary for ISKCON Delhi Temple President & Temple Management Council & Vice-President for ISKCON Punjabi Bagh. Also the Legal Coordinator for ISKCON Vrindavan and ISKCON Delhi and co-ordinator for the ISKCON Seva Trust. He is actively involved in rolling out Reengineering Initiatives in Accounts and Cost Control for ISKCON Delhi and assisting the Bureau in initiatives as desired in Delhi-NCR and North India.
2 Shri Sanjay Tikku Shri Sanjay Tikku is the Program Director of Mid Day Meals - Delhi, Rajasthan and Jarkhand, Convenor of the Central Committee and Trustee of ISKCON Food Relief Foundation. He has done his B.Sc [Chem Hons] from Delhi University and his PG diploma in Interior Design from J&N. His entrepreneurial sprit led him to start a courier company and later an Interior Design organization with specialization in Exhibition design and event management, along with designing of commercial spaces, offices and Malls. He also started Imports of UPVC roofing Sheets from Malasiya and China for Marketing in India.
3 Shri Rajendra Kumar Pujari Shri Rajendra Kumar Pujari is the Program Director of Mid Day Meals - Maharashtra and Trustee of ISKCON Food Relief Foundation. He has completed his B.E. (Mechanical). He has worked with Tube investments of India Ltd/Pennar Industries as Manager Marketing. Shri Rajendra Kumar Pujari is currently serving as the General Manager with Back to Godhead, India, a magazine of ISKCON and also serves as the Alternative Director of Back to Godhead Global magazine,e USA.
4 Shri Sandeep Gupta Shri Sandeep Gupta is the Program Director of Mid Day Meals - Madhya Pradesh and Trustee of ISKCON Food Relief Foundation. He has completed his CA from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi and LLB from Ujjain University. He is a Partner with Sanjay B Gupta & Co. Chartered Accountants. He has vast knowledge in Financial Consultancy, Accounting, Auditing & Allied Activities.
5 Shri Kushal Desai Shri Kushal Desai is an Administrative Advisor and Trustee of ISKCON Food Relief Foundation. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering and a Business degree from the Wharton School, both of which are part of University of Pennsylvania. Shri Desai was the Managing Director of GE Lighting in India. He has been associated with ELCOMA and IEEMA in various capacities in the past. He is the President of Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad and a Trustee on the Board of DDMM Heart Hospital, Nadiad (Gujarat) and The Lady Northcote Hindu Orphanage. Shri Desai is currently the Chairman & Managing Director of Apar Industries Ltd.
6 Shri P. Satya Gopinath Das Shri P. Satya Gopinath Das is a member of the Central Committee and a Trustee of ISKCON Food Relief Foundation. He has completed his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He has been a Chairman of SIDC and Vice Charman of IIA. Shri P. Satya Gopinath Das has served as the Director of ISKCON Andhra Pradesh and President of ISKCON Rajamundhry, Ananthapur and Guntur. He has been appointed as GDO. He conducts preaching on Bhakti TV and in Middle East countries such as Dubai, Abudabhi, Sharjah, Bahrain etc.
7 Shri Yogesh Chadha Shri Yogesh Chadha is the Administrative Advisor and Trustee of ISKCON Food Relief Foundation. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a fantastic work experience record. He has previously served as the Chief Operating Officer with JP Morgan Chase, Chief Financial Officer at Development Credit Bank and Country Head of British Investment Bank. He has also recently started a private equity fund. He is currently responsible for the Trust’s financial affairs.
8 Shri Sanjiv Maheshwari Shri Sanjiv Maheshwari is a Trustee of ISKCON Food Relief Foundation. A Cost Accountant, Sanjiv received a Masters in Management Studies degree from Mumbai University. Sanjiv was a Senior VP – Finance and Operations at Ness Global Corporation, Prior to which he was an integral part of the core teams at Sandoz, Novartis and Syngenta. He is currently serving as General Partner and CFO, Basil Partners, PE Fund where he is responsible for due diligence of potential companies, legal and regulatory matters and is a key member of the Investment Committee.
9 Shri Kunjan Gandhi Shri Kunjan Gandhi is a Trustee of ISKCON Food Relief Foundation. He has completed his CA and ICWA and also done his Independent Director Studies (IDS) from S.P.Jain Institute of Management and Business Consultancy Studies Program by JBIMS. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of India Card Clothing Ltd. and Member of Taxation Committee of Bombay Chartered Accountants Society. He is a COO with World Tax Service India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India which is a subsidiary of WTS AG, a German based Tax and Finance Advisory Company and a Senior Partner with Thacker Butala Desai, Firm of Chartered Accountants.
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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 2016-201720/03/201744
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201710/07/201744
Annual Report for the year 2015-201615/10/201644
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201630/10/201744
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External Reviews
1Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for Food Safety
2Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Business Assurance (ISO standards)
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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19, Jaywant Industrial Estate, 63 Tardeo Road, Tardeo-
Mumbai - 400034,India

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