• Shri Nana and Sou. Sharada Damodare Charitable Trust, PUNE 411009 INDIA
  • +91 20 2421 2501
  • mdamodare@yahoo.com

Activities

Important Activities carried out by the Trust:



Agriculture:

  • Conducted a soil and water testing camp at Phaltan (Dist. Satara) for Pomegranate growers. Collected close to 500 soil and water samples from growers in the 30km radius and provided nutrient recommendations based on their respective soil status.
  • Honored the contributions of Late Dr. G. S. Cheema – One of India’s Greatest Agriculturists and Father of Indian Horticulture on his Birth Anniversary. Lt. General (retd.) N. S. Cheema, his son shared the memories of Late Dr. Cheema at College of Agriculture, Phaltan. The College was presented a picture of Dr. G. S. Cheema on the occasion.
  • Developed a mobile based Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) App for the benefit of Pomegranate Growers (Pomegranate – GAP). This Android based app is probably the first attempt in the world to take best practices in the hands of growers. It is a first also in the fact that the app is developed in Marathi, so that the growers can benefit the most of the knowledge base. The information for the App has been sourced from various reputed agriculture research institutions like Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, National Research Centre for Pomegranate, Solapur, IIT Kanpur, University of California and University of Florida Extension Services.
  • Provide financial assistance to the economically weaker ailing and chronic patients

Education, Sports and Fine Arts:

  • Provided uniforms to the students of Gopal Highschool, Pune. The Marathi medium school has a large population of economically weaker students on its rolls. The trust has donated uniforms to the needy students for two successive years.
  • Provided uniforms to students of a Zilla Parishad Primary School at Nimgaon Dhaku, Dist. Ahmednagar on the occasion of India’s Independence Day.
  • The trust has been providing sports scholarship to Miss Aishwarya Rajendra Rawade for her excellence in Taekwondo. She has won numerous championships at the district, state as well as national level. She has won Gold Medal for India in her category at the Commonwealth Youth Taekwondo Championships held in Chennai.
  • Provide financial assistance to the economically weaker ailing and chronic patients

Provide Support for Running a Cow Shelter:

  • The Cow Shelter based near Ahmednagar cares for old, disabled and weaker cattle of Indian breeds. The shelter houses cows that have lived their useful lives and are no longer wanted by their respective owners. Many have been rescued from slaughter houses after paying for them. Starting with a modest population of nine animals in 2003, the shelter is now home to over sixty animals. The trust is working on a project with the cow shelter to increase its capacity as well as provide free ranch style housing for the animals.
  • On an as needed basis, the trust has also provided for help to needy patients for medical treatment as well as emergency surgeries.