never had a high school. Every child who wanted to study beyond
the seventh standard was forced to commute by bus to a nearby
town. While the hunger for higher education was acute, dropping
out became inevitable because few could afford the bus fare.
The inauguration of Srivali High School in April 2004 transformed
this dismal scenario forever.
While the land was donated by Shri Chitrapur
Math, valuable funding to cover construction costs came from
the US-based Kulkarni Foundation. Many willing individuals
also came forward to provide furniture, equipment and to contribute
towards the running expenditure. Today, all 350 children of
the school enjoy free education , books, mid-day meals and
uniforms (Stiched, of course, at Samvit Sudha).
On their part, these bright children are
doing their best to do their institution proud. They have
brought home several prizes from inter-school sports competitions
held at the Taluka, District and even State level; all the
104 students who appeared for the first SSLC Board examinations
in April, 2007 passed, eight with distinction and 57 with
first class and this record is getting better and better each
successive year. The Academic year 2009-10 saw a total of
103 students passed out of the school, of which 9 scored distinction
and another 50 scored First class.
A large number of these passed out students
have sought admissions into junior colleges, some of whom
were assisted financially by the Trust. The wide world outside
has just begun to open it’s arms to receive these deserving
children of Chitrapur.
Srivali High School - Shirali
|| Dr Prakash Kodial
|| Dr Krishnanand Hattiangadi
||Shri Mahesh Bondal
The Trust has a "Sponsor a Student"
Scheme wherein a donor can sponsor a student for all the three
years of his/her higher secondary school education.
The Goal of this Student Sponsorship Programme
is to provide funds to sustain the school operating expenses
which include the midday meal, student uniforms, school supplies,
teacher and staff salaries and utilities and maintenance costs
of the school.
Cost of educating a student for one academic
year is US$ 250/- or Rs. 10,000/- per year and for 3 years
for the entire higher high school period i.e. Standards 8th,
9th and 10th is US $ 750/- or Rs. 30,000/-. For Sponsorships
from India it is Rs.10,000/- per student per year. One may
sponsor as many students as one desires and remit the cost
of sponsorship - by multiplying the cost per student per year
with the number of students and number of years, one wishes
Donations may be made by way of Demand Draft / Check in
favor of “Srivali Trust”, payable at Shirali and
c/o Sri Chitrapur Math,
Shirali, Uttar Kanada District,
This is just the beginning....
Under the leadership of its tireless Founder, the Srivali
Trust has managed to successfully initiate all the projects
listed above and thereby, brought about a silent revolution
in the quality of life and thought process of every resident
of Chitrapur and its neighbouring hamlets. Today, the confidence
and self-esteem instilled in the heart of every villager has
kindled new hope and inspired him or her to work harder towards
a better tomorrow.
Srivali Trust is also extending management and financial
support to Guruprasad Education Society, which runs a school
in a small hamlet of Mallapur located in rural area near Kumatha,
Uttar Kannada Dist of Karnataka.
Parama Pujya Swamiji is the President of the Board of Trustees
and the trust is being run and administered under the guidance
President : Parama Pujya Sadyojat Shankarashram Swamiji