Educating the masses is an effective
means to enrich human capacity, and
contributes to humans development.
Siddaganga Gurukula (Tumkur – 572 104, Karnataka
State, India) is a complex of educational
institutions including the school for the blind,
deaf and dumb and the physically disabled,
educating thousands of children with free board
and lodging without any discrimination of caste,
religion, sex or geographical origin
Whereas We the
US-resident alumni and well-wishers of
Siddaganga Gurukula and the educational
institutions - which are imparting
educational and humanitarian services
based on compassion, tolerance toward all
faiths, equality among people irrespective of
religion, sex and race – do hereby decide to
establish a non-profit charitable organization
to support and promote the invaluable
work being done by Siddaganga Gurukula and
its educational institutions.
The name of the
organization shall be “Siddaganga Humanitarian
Mission” (herein after referred to as the
Mission in this document).
The office and
the headquarters of the Mission shall be at such
location(s) as decided by the Executive
Committee of the Mission.
The goals and
objectives of the Mission shall be to support
the humanitarian services rendered by Siddaganga
Gurukula, Tumkur – 572 104, Karnataka State,
India, in the fields of education and healthcare
to needy destitute and orphan students.
activities shall be wholly directed to the
fulfillment of the goals and objectives, stated
in Section 1 of Article-II.
No attempt shall
be made to involve and/or associate the Mission
in furtherance or promotion of political
No member or
officer of the Mission shall receive or derive
any personal/financial benefits by being a
member of the Mission, by using its good-will.
open to any person who subscribes to the goals
and objectives of the Mission.
An Active member
is one who has paid membership fees for the
current year and does not owe any dues.
fee shall be determined by the Executive
members of the Mission shall be eligible to vote
in the election of the Executive Committee and
other proceedings of the Mission.
all elections for the offices of the Mission
shall be conducted through mail ballot.
Committee shall consist of six elected officers
Secretary, Joint Secretary, Treasurer and Joint
Treasurer) and five elected members.
The immediate past president of will be an
ex-officio member of the Executive Committee.
In addition, a
permanent representative of Siddaganga Gurukula,
Tumkur, India, nominated by the President of the
Gurukula, will be a member of the Executive
When a vacancy
arises, the Executive Committee shall fill the
vacancy for the remainder of the term, by a
simple majority vote within 3 months of
occurrence of such a vacancy.
the Executive Committee shall appoint
sub-committee(s) for the realization of the
stated objectives of the Mission.
No member of the
above Committee(s) shall receive remuneration of
any kind whatsoever for his/her services
rendered to the Mission.
shall be elected by the general body at its
annual meeting. To be eligible for the office,
the candidate shall be at least 21 years of age,
and shall be members of the Mission for a
minimum of three years.
first Executive Committee is constituted from
among the founding members of the Mission.
committee shall hold office for a term of 2
years and until their successors are elected.
of the Executive Committee
Committee shall meet at least twice in a
calendar year. However, the meetings can be held
through personal attendance, teleconference,
or other appropriate electronic media.
Committee shall be presided over by the
In the absence
of the President, such meetings shall be
presided over by the Vice-President.
shall be responsible for arranging meetings and
Every member of
the Executive Committee except the President
shall cast his/her vote. However, the President
shall cast his/her vote only in case of a tie.
vote of the Executive Committee shall be
required to bring before the
committee any item that has already been turned
down by it.
shall be the sole spokesperson of the Mission.
Vice-President shall assume the responsibility
of the President in the absence of the
shall be responsible for keeping all the records
of the Mission. When he/she ceases to be the
Secretary, he/she shall pass on all the records
of the Mission to the President.
shall serve as the Executive Officer of the
Mission. The Secretary, with the help of various
sub-committees is solely responsible for
implementing the decisions and policies of the
shall be responsible for the receipt,
maintenance of the bank account, disbursement
and record keeping of all the funds of the
Mission. When he/she ceases to be the Treasurer,
he/she shall pass on all the records to the
shall make all disbursements and pay all the
bills as approved by the Executive Committee.
shall have the authority to receive any and all
voluntary contributions made to the Mission and
year and finance
The fiscal year
of the Mission shall be the calendar year.
Committee shall be responsible for the finances
of the Mission.
A bank account
in the name of the Mission shall be opened in a
Federally Insured Financial Institution.
and the Treasurer shall operate the account.
The fiscal year
accounts of the Mission shall be audited by
auditors appointed by the Executive
of the funds on behalf of the Mission shall be
incurred within the general guidelines set forth
by the Executive Committee.
incurred on behalf of the Mission shall have the
final approval of the Executive Committee.
The notice of
the annual meeting shall be sent by regular
mail, or e-mail to members on record with the
Mission, at least 4 weeks prior to the proposed
A General Body
Meeting of the Mission may be called by the
decision of the Executive Committee, or by a
petition signed by at least 1/3 of the members.
of the Mission, the Executive Committee shall
after paying or making provision for payment of
all the liabilities and indebtedness of the
Mission, dispose of all the assets to an
organization that qualifies as a tax-exempt
charitable non-profit organization under
Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any
further United States Internal Revenue Laws).
of Robert’s rules of Order shall govern all the
procedures in the conduct of the meetings of the
to the Constitution
constitution with the exception of ARTICLE-II,
Sections 1 and 2, ARTICLES-X and X1 shall
be subject to amendment approved by a two-thirds
of the votes at the general body meeting with
amendment has been submitted in writing by a
member to the President at least twelve
weeks prior to the general body meeting and
receive the proposed amendment at least 4
weeks in advance of the scheduled general