Hello Balaji, it is hearwarming to know that there are like-minded individuals to strenghten our community.
The first page in my original thread almost covers the essentials of the idea.... however, it is yet to take concrete shape as I have not been able to judge the mood of our brahmin folk in accepting such an idea.
As shri kunjuppu had put it somewhere in the thread - "Many would watch and wait" as this should not start up in high expectations and end up in mere power play or a namesake trust.
I stress again - It is to be a collective effort if we are to succeed... and just not the work of a few individuals.
The magnitude of the work is enormous and the funds required would proportional... however, everything has a beginning... so this must also have a humble one...
I had contacted a lawyer, who is to assist me in this venture... but since I am currently in UAE, it is getting delayed. I do not know whether any other members are parallelly involved in this.
Please go through the numbers involved - I have also suggested forming of Brahmin Community Help Groups, which could be a informal structure assisting this task.
I believe in planning and executing - hence would like some members who could be trustees (if any, in this forum) to join me in this venture.
The first task, assuming that the Trust is set-up would be to spread the word around. As sb had suggested, a booklet to highlight the aim of the trust should be circulated (e-form as well) so that our community is aware of such an effort.
The parallel activity would be to form a database of our community - a one stop reference for all - name, age, family members, education, status, gothra, address etc. For this an IT team would be required; of course, the other option would be to outsource it. (Maybe I could get the advise of the administers of the forum on this).
If I can get a group of like minded individuals to work with me on this idea, we could move at a steady pace.
I have been trying through my contacts in coimbatore, but it has not borne fruits.
This would in no way undermine the efforts of other similar existing trusts... I felt that in spite of their efforts, we were lacking implementation and the will to push forward and hence my volunteer...
More importantly, I would again stress paid individuals to work for our trust than expecting only volunters. This is one way of creating employment for our community. And this does not, in any way, undermine voluntary efforts.
I could pen much more, but first we have to have the numbers, the will to start it.
I sincerely hope that it is the beginning...
Thanks & Regards,