What is sainiksangh?
Sainiksangh is short for akhil bhartiya purva
sainiksangh or All India Ex Soldierís League a veteranís organization
dedicated to non-profit voluntary work for the benefit and progress of
rural communities. Further details can be obtained through e mail
If sainiksangh is a social service organisation then why is it
focusing only on rural communities?
For natural reasons since veterans are
concentrated only in our rural areas and this resource provides a skilled
and disciplined nucleus for creating self help teams in communities.
Our villages need us the most as they constitute 75% of the national
stream and are also most marginalised as in any developing nation.
Flight to the cities with its destabilising impact on society cannot be
stemmed unless conditions are created in rural habitat for a better
quality of life and social security. Children, women and the old are
What other agenda does the organization have?
This is covered under League
How big is your establishment?
We may be the most frugal setup
known to exist anywhere. We have neither permanent staff nor accommodation
but operate as cells tailored for each mission, which eliminates many
overheads. We depend largely on participation both at the community level
through self-help and at management level for execution and control
relying on dedicated responsibility for the individual office holder. Our
tools are leading from the front on ground, mobility and communications.
However with time and funds being available we would have a regular
How do you organize your missions?
Missions are executed at the district
level through a nerve center at the district headquarters called a node.
A node is intended to provide a multifaceted facility such an office cell,
a rural library, a rural gym, a rural science museum and an Internet based
learning center. These blocks are added as we get funds.
How are you funded? What are your
We are not funded from any source. We
seek support with grants and donations for each mission and project.
Do you have any government support?
No we have no such links or support.
Is there any Income Tax concession for donations?
Exemption is granted in India only under Section 80 G read with 12 A of
income tax act 62.
eligible for foreign funding?
Which aspects do you emphasise?
Rural technologies, application of renewable
energy, primary education, water, health, hygiene and youth grooming.
Is there any restriction or
criteria for your membership?
personnel from the armed forces and their wives are eligible with a fee of
of Rs 500.00 for life .
Others from civil
society who wish to contribute through voluntary service or to specific
schemes are also eligible with fee of Rs 1000.00 for life
Is there any forum for
exchange of views, ideas and proposals?
Yes. Views, proposals,
articles and comments can be sent to us on email and we would publish
these in the news letter on this site. Our cause can only succeed with
your participation and support.