“Disability need not be an obstacle to success,”


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Donate for Disability Aids and Services
1 Prosthetic Leg
3,500
1 Wheel Chair
6,900
1 Tricycle
6,900
1 Caliper
3,500
Above Knee Kit
14,100
Below Knee Kit
5,880
Crutches
1,000

This Atma (or soul) is a visitor to the material world. The soul is the conscious person who inhabits and uses the material body and mind to interact with the world around- but is in reality separate from it. “I, the soul, have a body” so, never categories oneself or others in terms of the body. It is wrong to term someone as disabled or diseased since that is a condition of the body and not of the soul, which remains untouched and unchanged by any circumstance of the body. Hence, someone is not disabled but is a whole person who has a body that has a disability.

Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad-Gita, “the wise lament neither for the living nor the dead”, as justification for a lack of concern towards any suffering condition. An enlightened person understands that the soul does not die with the demise of the body and that it has the potential to transcend even the most trying bodily condition. It is not a call to be uncaring. It is difficult enough for anyone suffering from a disability, either from birth or from some event later in life to deal with their circumstances without the added burden of thinking that they must be more sinful than the average person. It is not simply “Why me?” as “What did I do to deserve this?”

A person with a severe disability may conclude that not only have they not been blessed but that they are somehow cursed. This affects other family members. Parents see themselves as cursed or punished for having disabled offspring. I say that this might seem pitiful because one gets the picture of a disabled person vainly trying to persuade themselves that they are better off in that condition.

The belief in the transcendence of the real person may seem to entail dangerous neglect, but it also defines a level playing field for everyone, regardless of physical ability. The modern social climate proclaims a sense of pleasure as the ultimate pursuit for all humanity. How must those who have less opportunity to indulge in such activities feel? Despite the best intentions and efforts to create a sense of equality for the disabled, modern society has defined sensual pleasures as the goal of life and physical ability and beauty as the pre-requisite for its fulfillment.

Economic development is obviously necessary for acquiring life’s necessities. Even those with the gravest disability may have particular and unique talents, which can be utilised for earning their livelihood. Because artha and kama are two of the objectives of human life, it is natural to feel sorry for someone unable to participate in those activities to the full extent.

Earning money and sense gratification adds some spice to life, but they are not our real business. The highest purushartha is moksha culminating in the love of God. The Vedic scriptures state that no disability can deny or delay one’s ability to achieve that greatest of goals. Many celebrated saints had severe disabilities, which proved no hindrance to and were often said to be the impetus or catalyst for their religious pursuit.

In Jagannath Puri, there is a temple with the only murti, (temple image) of the deity form of Krishna sitting down. The story is told how this deity originally was a standing figure, but the priest of the temple was getting so old and crippled that he could no longer reach up to place the flower garland over the head of the deity. In deference to His devotee’s disability, the marble deity sat down and the priest was able to continue his daily worship.

Seva, or service to others, is another key element of Hindu life. There is a general prescription that full protection and assistance should be given to the disabled, old, the infirmed, and children. Every household must be guided to keep its doors open for all those in need. Service to society is a ritual of atonement, merit in itself, and more importantly, the natural characteristic of a true human being. Opportunities for Seva are, therefore, considered gifts of God.

(Original title: A Hindu Perspective on Disability. Issues of Disability For the Mental Health Foundation, 1998) and Akhandadhi Das  | Nov 18, 2018

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Dear Sir/Madam,

KalyanamKaroti is a National awarded charitable organization (NGO) working for disability, education for specially-abled Childs and for the eradication of blindness. For several decades with the support of esteemed donors like you, we are manufacturing Artificial Limbs, Calipers and providing supporting aids like Crutches, Tricycles, Wheelchairs, Hearing Aids, FREE OF COST to the needy disabled not only from our center at Mathura but also at their door step through campaning.

We do not have financial support to give Artificial Limbs, Calipers and other supportive aids-appliances to the poor patients approaching to us regularly. In this perspective all, your support will greatly helpful.

We hope that you will definitely consider our request. We know that your commitment and KalyanamKaroti dedication will definitely make a long-lasting impact in the life of these underprivileged and Seva will always be in continue.

Tax Benefit

Income Tax Exemption in India: How does it work?

Tax exemption is the financial exclusion that lowers the taxable income. Tax exemption is, therefore, a mandatory exemption to a general rule. Tax exemptions are given to boost certain economic activities such as the activities of the Charity Organizations.

What is Section 80G of the income tax act?

The deductions under Section 80G are the contributions that you have made to some charitable organizations or institutions. Donations to Our Organization are exempt from 50% tax under section 80G of the Income Tax Act. The tax benefit is valid only in India.

What Tax exemption benefit do I get?

As per the revised tax exemption act, effective April 1, 2017, donations to Our Organization will be eligible for 50% tax exemption under Section 80G of Income Tax Act. By contributing to Kalyanam Karoti, you will help in the Rehabilitation Center of the differently able and also help yourselves with tax deduction benefit.
The exemption is calculated by reducing the donated amount from your taxable salary. For instance, if your taxable income per year is Rs 200,000 and you make a donation of Rs 5,000 then your net taxable income will become Rs 197,500. Your tax will now be calculated on this new amount basis the prevailing tax rates.

What is the minimum amount that needs to be donated to get a tax exemption?

A minimum of Rs 500 needs to be donated to avail tax exemption under IT sec 80 G for Online Donations.

Do you issue Tax receipts? How long does it take for them to reach?

Yes, you can expect your receipts in Hard Copy within 10 days after you have made the donation. However, Soft Copy Receipt of the donation is made available instantly.

Are there tax exemptions on cash donations as well?

Cash donations above Rs.2,000 are not applicable for 80G certificates.

When can I get a tax exemption certificate?

We generate the tax certificate within 8 days from the date of the contribution made through online donations. Including the courier process, it takes 10 days for the exemption certificate to reach you. If you contribute offline it takes 15 to 20 days.