Dubai : 'Fire of Benevolence' - A Mangalore Konkans' Mission

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Dubai – Nov 10:  With the conclusion of year long Silver Jubilee celebrations Mangalore Konkans Dubai – UAE’s premier organization affiliated to the Indian Mission,  to  have come up with a new concept of helping the needy – specially serving/supporting section of people who are more precious to humanity and those elderly usually forgotten.

Mangalore Konkans – Dubai have created history by taking the lead in providing continuous support to poor students for higher education, timely medical assistance to poor deserving patients by creating sustainable channel of funds through notable institutions,  and other worthy causes in and around Konkan Region since the Past 25 years.

The new concept has been ideally named this mission as -  ‘FIRE OR BENEVOLENCE’ and have already lit the lamp of Benevolence on 25th October 2013   in commemoration of their Silver Jubilee. 


To ignite the fire of kindness within by giving and sharing what Mangalore Konkans – Dubai have decided to support destitute aged and sick in charitable institutions in and around Mangalore, through cumulative trust fund, being administered by them.         


There are  many top class Old Age Homes creeping up all over India providing up-market facilities to the rich, well to do and affordable elderly. Sadly the life of Underprivileged, Widows, Childless or Poor who starve and wait for a decent meal, shelter, basic medical care, and most importantly little love, care, psychological and emotional support as they linger  around. Unlike Western countries, in India in the absence of adequate support systems, elderly People are at times ignored by their families, neglected, denied their basic rights, abused and even murdered. Many do not have shelter, resorting to sleep in neighbor’s house, bus/railway stations, and sometimes even in graveyards. Their wisdom, capabilities and feelings are the same as the rich but only difference is, they are helpless; cannot afford or no one is around them during the final journey of their life.

It is ironic to note that they happen to have lived post wars and had to sacrifice everything they had, in upbringing their children (if they had any) and providing education to them. Indeed we are lucky to be in this generation, where we have been provided with decent education enabling us to lead better lives, educate our children but our children will not be aware of the sacrifices done by the generation before us. Therefore it is our duty to begin charity at home by sowing the seed of ‘Benevolence’ through our children.            


Well, one cannot uplift the mass but can make a difference! Even if we care for one Elderly Person by sacrificing a little luxury from what we are blessed with from above, we can make a difference to a life!

Stephan Grellet rightly said : “ I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again”    


The objective of Mangalore Konkans Dubai is to to create a sustainable channel of funds to support the deserving poor/destitute elderly people in and around Konkan region.

Financial findings:

From their findings (at the current index) the basic necessities cost approximately INR 50,000/- per person per annum which is only around USD 2/-per day i.e. INR 25,000/- for food & clothing INR 25,000/- for medical, nursing and administration cost per person/per annum.    


Manglore Konkans Dubai has initially planned to support the poor elderly inmates in the following three charitable institutions (Shortlisted after personal visits, references and recommendations)

1) MOUNT ROSARY CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS, Alangar, Moodabidri , Dakshina Kannada
2) SEON ASHRAM TRUST, A Non Govt. Non Religious Organization, Gandi Bagilu, Belthangady,  

(More details on these institutions can be obtained from Mangalore Konkans – Dubai)


- Donors to commit financial assistance until they can afford.
- Donors may opt to support basic living @ INR 25,000/- p.a. or full support @ INR 50,000/- p.a.
- Donors may opt to contribute one time contribution of INR 5,00,000/- (5 Lakhs) towards one person for lifelong support which will be maintained in recurring deposits and proceeds would be utilized for daily support. 
- An administrative agreement will be signed between Mangalore Konkans Dubai and respective Institute. 
- Separate bank account will be opened /maintained / monitored for this purpose.
- Donors may remit funds directly to the bank accounts provided or through Mangalore Konkans
- Mangalore Konkans Dubai would facilitate and monitor commitments and regular remittances.
- Mangalore Konkans Dubai  to visit institutions periodically to examine their activities
- Periodical reports will be sent to donors for their information

- Project has been launched by Mangalore Konkans Dubai on 25th October 2013 by pledging INR 25 lakhs as start up fund  in commemoration of their Silver Jubilee
- Donors to commit their support by completing the ‘Commitment Form’ and return to Mangalore Konkans Dubai on:
- Payment may be made directly through bank transfer or DD or cheques drawn from Indian banks
- Donors may opt to support one Elderly Person or more,  at a time
- Donors may contribute one time donation if they are not in a position to extend continuous support.

Tree of Benevolence:

- Special  ‘Tree of Benevolence ’ is designed on a chart to record all donors names who pledge INR 50,000/- and above,  as continuous support or onetime payment of INR 5 lakhs for lifelong support for one Elderly Person.

- Institutions will be encouraged to exhibit picture of this ‘Tree of Benevolence’ at a prominent place.

The institutions named above depend merely on the donations received from  benefactors and good hearted private donors, from the  income generated from self sustaining schemes including cultivation etc. to look after the destitutes, widows, orphans,  mentally and physically challenged people, leprosy and TB affected patients without any distinction between religion, caste and creed. 

Mangalore Konkan’s giant step to Ignite the ‘FIRE OF BENEVOLENCE’  - It’s a commitment you make today to bring a smile, wipe tears and give peace of mind to an Elderly Person as we walk ‘Together Towards Tomorrow’.

It’s a “A mission by Mangalore Konkans Dubai to support the Poor & Destitute Elderly People” which surely needs support from good hearted people.

The patrons and well-wishers of Mangalore Konkans – Dubai  have supported them throughout their  journey to help them to  carry on such good deeds, but now the time has come to approach the public and their fellow brethren with benevolent hearts who wish to join hands with Mangalore Konkans Dubai to convert this little flame of Benevolence into  ‘FIRE OF BENEVOLENCE’

For more details please Contact on:

Kindly fill the attached form to commit yourselves and support the benevolent cause initiated by Mangalore Konkans – Dubai for the betterment of Society.

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  • Veronica Rego, Karama, Dubai

    Wed, Nov 13 2013

    Good move by the Mangalore Konkans, Dubai to reach out to the poor & needy people. I hope and pray that many kind hearted people will come forward to patronize this noble cause.

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  • valerian rodrigues, ujire

    Sun, Nov 10 2013

    Very good plan . God is with u. ed worth institutions to moderate the plan.

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  • Christopher DCunha, Kaikamba/Abu Dhabi

    Sun, Nov 10 2013

    Article "BJP legislator accused of rape, woman found dead at aide's house"@ 3.56pm has fetched 33 comments and 42 people have agreed by 6.46pm but article about"Dubai : 'Fire of Benevolence' - A Mangalore Konkans' Mission" @ 4.16pm has fetched "0" comments.... Interesting!!!!are we bringing any change into the society?

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  • maxi, kinnigoly/mumbai

    Sun, Nov 10 2013

    very good initiative if intentions are good.since operations channeled through existing similar charities sustainability will be excellent.operating admin. costs service provider stake can be as low as 15to 20%....!?credibility of competent persons competency in assessing the performance...?

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