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Theosophical Order of Service (T.O.S.), Mumbai Region is doing good work for the underprivileged and for

Theosophical Order of Service (T.O.S.), Mumbai Region is doing good work for the underprivileged and for the education of poor children and welfare of their families, since the year 1969. Our Trust was registered in the year 1977 with regn. no. INS/11951, under Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950-E-4385 (Bom). We are registered under section 12-A of Income Tax Act, 1961. At present, we are helping 525 poor and deserving children for their education and there are many poor children on the waiting list.

Planning Commission of Government of India, New Delhi has listed Theosophical Order of Service (T.O.S.), Mumbai Region as one of the good/valid Non-Governmental Organisations in India. We are also recommended by Save the Children Fund (U.K.), India Office, New Delhi.

Our organization is a cosmopolitan charitable trust, non-political and we do not use funds for any religious purpose. 50% of our beneficiaries are poor people with family income between Rs. 4,000/- to Rs. 5,000/- per month. There are some children whose family income is way below this amount but we accept cases where the family income may be up to Rs. 10,000/- if the number of dependents are more or where there are additional obligations for the bread winner. In such cases we try to reduce the family's load by finding them an additional sponsor or contributing from our Reserve Fund. Children are selected for sponsorship after due enquiry and investigation and on recommendation of the Principal of the Institution where the child is studying. Donations to T.O.S. are exempted from Income Tax under Section 80G of the I.T. Act 1961. Cheque/Demand Draft is to be drawn in favour of 'Theosophical Order of Service'.

Our Members also work for the blind, the sick and for animal welfare. We were supported by Save the Children Fund (S.C.F.), London for more than thirty years, but now, SCF London has phased out this individual sponsorship scheme all over the world. Currently we depend on the generosity of individual donors/sponsors from India & abroad. We issue receipts for all donations/grants received by us. Our accounts are audited every year by a Chartered Accountant and are passed in Annual General Meetings.

We are in great need of sponsors and shall be thankful to you if you can lend your support and also find more sponsors for us for this project. Initially we provide a case history of the sponsored child along with a photograph of the child to the sponsor. Annually, we send a photocopy of the marksheet of the child with a letter of thanks from the child/parent to the sponsor. If you need any further information, please feel free to get in touch with us.

It is pertinent to mention here that Dr. Annie Besant the world renowned Philanthropist, pioneer of Home Rule Movement in India, President of National Congress and International President of the Theosophical Society, founded T.O.S. in the year 1908 to give practical expression to the lofty Teachings of the Theosophical Society TRUTH, LOVE AND BROTHERHOOD, with the main object of alleviating human misery and suffering from this world.
The motto of Theosophical Order of Service is "A Union of all who love in the service of all that suffers".

Another noteworthy achievement of T.O.S. Mumbai Region is the holding of Annual Colloquia - Educational Training Camps-especially for training the youths for five days usually at one of the hill stations of Maharashtra State. In these Colloquiums, the rich and the poor, the young and the old, the highly qualified and the mediocre completely forget their differences and learn to lead a perfect community life in real spirit of Brotherhood. It is a great boon to the so-called backward class delegates to learn good manners, gain confidence to unfold their latent talents, aspire to be good citizens and become useful human beings.

Awards received by Shri Rusi Toddywalla (Chairman of Sponsorship Committee, Convener & President T.O.S. Colloquium Committee) in his individual capacity.

  1. Indian Red Cross Society, Maharashtra State, in appreciation of services rendered for operation Tsunami 2004-05.
  2. Social Welfare Forum for contribution to nation as well as to society at large.
  3. Bombay Theosophical Federation for dedicated services rendered to Theosophical Society for 50 years.
  4. Bombay Parsee Association for service to community and country.
Recently on 18/8/2013, Shri Rusi Toddywalla had the honour of receiving a special Greeting Card signed by about 34 Delegates who attended the International T.O.S. Conference at Wheaton U.S.A. It reads as follows: - To Bro. Rusi and Sis. Freny Toddywalla and all members of the T.O.S. in Mumbai. Thank you so much for your good work for the poor and underprivileged children. We wish you could be here with us, warmest greetings from the International T.O.S. Conference at Olcott, Wheaton, U.S.A. This card was sent by Ms. Vicki Jerome, Secretary T.S. New Zealand to all the dedicated T.O.S. workers around the world.

Patron-in-Chief

CH. Vidyasagar Rao
Governor of Maharashtra

Distinguished Patrons

Shri. Soli Sorabjee
Dr. (Smt.) Pheroza Godrej
Shri. Minoo Shroff
Dr. Mehernosh Jassawalla
Smt. Simone Tata
Shri. Dinshaw Tamboly
Shri. Pravinbhai Dalal
Dr. (Smt.) Zulie Nakhooda
Shri. David Maidment
Shri. Krishnakant Chitalia
Smt. Hema Deora
Shri. Anup Jalota
Dr. Kamlesh Parekh

Executive Committee

1. Shri. Rusi Toddywalla - Chairman Sponsorship Committee
   President Colloquium Committee
2. Smt. Parinaz Gandhi - President
3. Smt. Freny Toddywalla - Secretary
4. Smt. Aloo Shroff - Asst. Secretary
5. Shri. Navin Patel - Treasurer
6. Shri. Purvez Gandhi - Chairman Colloquium Committee
7. Kum. Meherangiz Baria - Committee Member
8. Kum. Ruby Khan - Committee Member

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