We are happy to inform you that the World Bunts' Foundation Trust has been doing yemon services for the past 18 years, to our community in particular, and the people at large. The Trust was established in the year 1995, with a sole motive to establish a recurring and durable system of “Education Loan/Educational Scholarship and Medical relief” for the needy aspirants among economically and socially weaker section of our community. Funds are generated to the foundation by, subscription as membership fee, Donations, Endowments. Funds so generated are placed in the fixed deposits in Banks, Interest received therein, is utilized for the purpose of, 1) To issue interest free educational loan, on merit cum means basis for Engineering and Medical students. Presently the quantum of the loan is Rs 42,000/- per year, for medical students, and RS 35,000/=, per year for Engineering Students. (Total of Rs 1,68,000/- for 4 years for Medical Student, Rs 1,40,000/- for 4 years for Engineering student).
2. Granting of Educational Scholarships for deserving students on merit cum means basis for, Engineering Diploma/ITT/BED and Post Graduation Programmes.
3) Granting of Medical reimbursement for the poor to meet Medical Expenses.
In the financial year 2013-2014,we have disbursed,
Purpose No of BeneficiaryAmount (Rs) Educational loan 103 25,70,000/= Educational Scholarship 166 4,38,000/= Medical Assistance 17 1,22,000/=
We feel proud to inform you that the under leadership of our Project Director Dr. K.R. Shetty, Trust has brought out a Book about our community, written by Pro. B. Surendra Rao, titled “BUNTS IN HISTORY AND CULTURE”. The book was released by Lokayutha of Karnataka Justice N. Santhosh Hegde, at Mangalore, on 07.11.2010. The book has been well received by the public, over 1000 copies of the book are sold out. The Kannada edition of the book was released on 22.07.2012, by Dr Aerya Laxminarayana Alva.. Universal Health Insurance
Due to limited resources available with the Trust, good number of needy beneficiaries are denied of the medical assistance extended by the Trust, In order to cover a larger group, a novel scheme named “Universal health Insurance” was introduced by the Trust, where in, Insurance cover of Rs.30,000/- per family, per policy period, is extended . 50% of the premium is borne by the Trust, balance premium is paid by sponsoring organization /donor. In 2013-2014, trust has covered 449 Bunt families under the said scheme. Amount of premium paid is Rs81,992/=. Archives on “Bunts Alias Nadavara Community & Tuluva Heritage"
The hoary history of Bunts in Dakshina Kannada and nearby districts, mention unique cultural and traditional factors of our community. Several antique structures, artifacts and, utility ware were invented and were in use in these areas. In the last 100 years, Bunts have made their mark all over the world. We also share a common heritage with other Tuluva communities. All these need to be studied by the present generation and steps are to be taken to preserve them for the benefit of the Society. This activity has been taken up by M/S World Bunts Foundation Trust, named Archives on “Bunts Alias Nadavara Community & Tuluva Heritage.
MEMBERSHIP There are 6 types of Membership, they are : -
Trusteeship Member : Any person subscribing Rs 5,00,000/- (Rupees Five Lakhs)
Benefactor Member : Any person subscribing Rs 1,00,000/- (Rupee One Lakh)
Grand Promoter Member : Any person subscribing Rs 50,000/- ((Rupee Fifty Thousand)
Promoter Member : Any person subscribing Rs 25,000/- (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand)
Donor Member : Any person subscribing Rs 10,000/- (Rupee Ten Thousand)
Life Member : Any person subscribing Rs 5,000/- (Rupee Five Thousand)
Endowment We also accept Endowments, interest earned on the endowment funds are utilized for the purpose of issue Education Loan & Scholarship, in the name of the donor or in the name of donaies dear ones.
We are pleased to inform that the Donations given to the Trust are exempted under section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961, in the hands of Donars subject to the limits prescribed therein.
Membership application is available on line. kindly retransmit the same duly filled & signed along with the membership amount. Please draw the cheque in the name of WORLD BUNTS FOUNDATION TRUST.
The activities of the Trust is increasing year after year, to complete the task it involves huge financial outlay warranting valuable support, patronage and co-operation from personalities like you. Therefore on behalf of the Trust we earnestly appeal to you to become a MEMBER of the Trust.