September, 2012

During his India visit in Feb 2012, Mr. Ramana Regulapati visited all the beneficiaries in SMEC Trust and met with the trsut board members and discussed about the developments in the trust and also visited the children in Warangal Dt of Telangana along with the local volunteer Mr Prathap . He also met with the parent(s) and guardians of the children and discussed about their progress.

February, 2012

During his India visit in Feb 2012, Mr. GLY Mendon visited more than hundred children in nearby villages and towns of Mangalore to understand the effect and short coming of Ashakiran Indiaís program along with other board members and volunteers Mr. Krishna Shetty, Mohandas Suvarna, Naveen Kulal, Rashmi Amin, Ashwita Anand, Gayathri Prabhu and V K Mendon . He also discussed with other board members about improving the coordination and reach. He attended the AK India Board meeting held on March 14, 2012.

Here is the link for pictures of site visits of students.

December, 2010

Asha Kiran India has taken over the education of about 158 students, who were beneficiaries of now defunct SMILE Trust. We have inducted Mr. Ramana Regulapati, Ex. President of SMILE Trust to the Board of Asha Kiran We hope to tap into his vast experience of handling SMILE Trust and the network of sponsors and make Asha Kiran more resourceful and efficient to chug into the next decade.

June, 2010

Asha Kiran added 55 students to our long list of beneficiaries.

March, 2010

Asha Kiranís New Delhi Module is fully operational with 6 students, thanks to the efforts of Mr. Sharad Srivastav and Ms. Prithvi Shetty.

January, 2010

Ashakiran, USA chairperson Ms.Prithvi Shetty visited New Delhi en route to Mangalore, to kick-start the Ashakiran Delhi module (part of the Ashakiran India project) and the new scheme for one-to-one sponsorship of poor families. She was assisted there by Mr. and Mrs. Jain, and Mr. Sharad Shrivastav. Ms.Shetty visited some poor areas near Bindapur, Delhi and identified 25 families for aid. 5 of these families have since been identified for immediate family help. We proudly announce that within 2 months of her visit, we were able to enlist the aid of 5 sponsors for these 5 families who are willing to spend the $250 required for one family to be able to pay for the education of all the children in that household.
There are also plans in place to set up a tailoring center with help from Ashakiran, to help increase the income of the women from the sponsored families. This scheme will be administered by Mr. and Mrs. Jain and Mr.Shrivastav and is expected to be up and running soon.

June, 2009

Ashakiran's US board members Aarti Kumar and GLY Mendon visited Bellary, Karnataka, to review the progress of the sponsored children during their visit to India. Ashakiran India's annual meeting was held in Mangalore, India. The meeting was attended by AK India project's Vice Chairman Mr.Krishna Shetty, and co-ordinators Mr.Ciprian Lobo, Mr.Mohandas Suvarna, Mr.Satish Kotian, Ms.Sahana Suvarna, Ms. Ashwita Anand, Ms.Rekha Boloor, Mr.V K Mendon, and AK India chairman Mr.GLY Mendon.