The traditional cooks in remote rural areas have been severely impacted by the lockdown. Their income has dropped to virtually nothing and doesn’t seem to be improving in the next few months.
This campaign would focus on providing financial support to these 129 such individuals in 2 phases.
The Jagadhguru Veda Parayana Trust:
The COVID-19 lockdown has impacted several people and events across the country. Traditional cooks whose livelihood depends on ceremonies and functions too have borne the brunt of this lockdown. Their
With the blessings of His Holiness Pujashri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi, the Jagadhguru Veda Parayana Trust has now taken up the cause to support 129 cooks and families in the remote areas.
Why support this cause?
अन्नं न परिचक्षीत।
Don’t abandon food! Taitriya Upanishad 3.8.1
Let’s not abandon the makers of food! The significance of food and its makers is an integral facet of our Dharma. Supporting these traditional cooks with ₹3,000 per person will go a long way.
The trustees, led by Brahmashri K. Y. Bharaneedhara Sastrigal, secretary of the above trust and a popular exponent of upanyasas, are pioneering an effort to support the cooks in remote rural areas.
With the blessings of Moolāmnāya Sarvajña Kanchi Kamkoti Pīṭhādhipati, His Holiness Sri Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal, the trust is raising funds to support the cooks in remote rural areas during this COVID-19 lockdown.
Established by the Moolāmnāya Sarvajña Kanchi Kamkoti Pīṭhādhipatis, HH Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal and HH Sri Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal two decades ago, the trust has been conducting various dharmic activities including:
They have been conducting various welfare and religious Dharmic activities in the past with the most recent one being the support for over The Jagadhguru Veda Parayana Trust
Around 129 cooks in remote areas are to be supported via this campaign. The sahayam of ₹3000 per head has been planned in this campaign.
Donations to this trust are eligible for income tax deduction under 80G.