Mumbai

The Mumbai unit of the Samajam, formerly known as “Kerala Pisharody Samajam, Mumbai unit” came into existence on 07th August 1982, at an auspicious function held in the prestigious Poddar College Hall at Matunga in the presence of the then office bearers of the parent body, namely Sri A P K Pisharody (President), Sri K P K Pisharody (Vice President), Sri K R S Pisharody (Secretary) and the then Mayor of Mumbai Sri M Madhavan, who presided over the occasion.

Thus, the Mumbai unit was registered under the Mumbai Public Trust Act 1950 and Society’s Registration Act 1860, with the founder President (Late) Shri P.M. Pisharody offering his residence as the registered address.

The unit was rechristened to “Pisharody Samajam, Mumbai” after approval of Charity commissioner on 2nd September 1995. Today, amongst all the units under the parent body, the Mumbai unit stands at the top in terms of memberships, overall activities and achievements.

Achievements:

Mumbai Unit was adjudged as Best Unit among the Samajam Units during 2005 and 2012.

Medical Assistance:

Extending its presence into the social and humanitarian circles, the Mumbai Unit had its first breakthrough on 22 March 1998 by conducting a medical camp in the Municipal Lower Primary School at the remote Javsai Village in Ambernath which was attended by 19 doctors. Around 242 people had the privilege of availing medical aid. Further on, one more medical camp was organized in the same place on 21 December 1999 which was attended by 12 doctors and around 600 people availed medical aid. Medicines worth Rs. 80,000 were distributed free of cost with the assistance of a team of medical representatives.

Also, a BLOOD DONATION CAMP was conducted in association with Pushpak Bal Udyan & KEM Hospital– Borivali on 6 December 1998 which attracted about 56 donations.

Further initiatives undertaken include:

  • A financial assistance scheme started on 10th April 1988.
  • A Medical reimbursement Benefit Scheme started on 15th July 1989. Medical assistance is given to the needy member to the tune of Rs.10,000/- per member per annum. Have also assisted number of members and non members in case of emergency by collecting special contribution from members.
  • P.A.Pisharoti memorial fund for treatment of cancer started in 2004 by the family members of late Shri P A Pisharoti, founder member and past President of the unit, to render financial assistance to the needy and deserving cancer patients in the community.

Educational Assistance & Awards: Educational assistance is given to the needy and deserving children every year. Mumbai unit have constituted the following awards for the children of the members of the unit-

  • Late Smt. Lakshmikutty Pisharasiar Memorial Award, sponsored by Sri. P A Pisharoti for student who score highest mark in SSC – Rs.500/-
  • Late K P Gopalan Memorial Award, sponsored by Shri. K P Raghavan for student who score highest mark in HSC (Science) – Rs.500/-
  • Late Smt. A P Malathy Pisharasiar Memorial Award, sponsored by Shri. A P Raghupathy for student who score highest mark in HSC (Commerce) – Rs.500/-
  • Late M P Gopala Pisharody Memorial Award, sponsored by Shri. A Unnikrishnan for student who score highest mark in B.Com – Rs.500/-
  • Late K N Pisharody Memorial Award, sponsored by Shri. T U Pisharody for student who score highest mark in B.Sc – Rs.500/-
  • Late Shri P.M. Pisharody Memorial Award – Sponsored by family members for the student passing with highest mark in Engineering (any discipline) – Rs. 500/-
  • Late Shri Kannambra Rama Pisharody Memorial Award -Sponsored by family members of Late Kannambra Rama Pisharody for the student scoring highest marks in Maths in SSC. – Rs. 500/-
  • Late Smt. Malathy Venugopalan Memorial Award- Sponsored by Shri. Venugopalan in memory of Late Malathy Venugopalan for the student scoring highest marks in English in H.S.C.-Rs. 500/-
  • Late Shri T P K Pisharody Memorial Award -Sponsored by Smt. Valsala Pisharody in memory of Late T P K Pisharody for the student scoring highest marks in English in SSC -Rs. 500/-
  • Late Smt. Saraswathi Narayana Pisharody Memorial Award-Rs. 500/-
  • Late Smt. Thankam R Pisharody Memorial Award- Sponsored by Shri. Vinod Ranganathan in memory of Late Thankam R Pisharody for the student scoring highest marks in Science in SSC – Rs. 500/-
  • Shri. Nandan K Pisharody Educational Award – Sponsored by Shri. Nandan K Pisharody for the student passing with highest marks in 9th Standard.- Rs.250/-

For Student who score highest mark in HSC Arts, B.A (All streams), M Com & B.Ed  – Rs.500/-

The following students have won prestigious APM and other awards constituted by Centre in various years.

List of students from Pisharody Samajam, Mumbai who won academic awards/scholarships instituted by Central Committee

1993

APM Scholarship

Sunita Unnirksihnan

1995

APM Scholarship

Anitha Ramanathan

1996

APM Scholarship

Sreejitha Mukundan

1998

APM Scholarship

Aparna Narayanan

1999-00

Kerala Varma Award (Sci)

Anoop Achuthan

2001

APM Scholarship

Sidhaarth Pishaarody

2000-01

Kerala Varma Award (Com)

Sunil Sadanandan

2001-02

Kerala Varma Award (Sci)

Vivek Narayanan

2001-02

Kerala Varma Award (Com)

Soumya Anand

2002-03

APM Scholarship

Shashank Satyaseelan

2002-03

AP&NP Scholarship

Nisha Narayanan Kutty

2002-03

Kerala Varma Award (Com)

Sreeja Gopalakrishnan

2002-03

Dr. K.N. Pisharody Memorial Award for Science

Vivek Narayanan

2002-03

Lakshmikutty Memorial Award (B.Com)

Nitin Haridas

2003-04

KN Pisharody Memorial Award for Science

Arun Achuthan

2003-04

T. Bharatha Pisharody Memorial Award

Harikrishnan Gopalakrishnan

2003-04

B.Com Award

Rohit Raghavan

2005-06

B.Com Award

Sreeja Gopalakrishnan

2005-06

Dr. K.N. Pisharody Memorial Award for Science

Reshma Jayakumar

2006-07

Hindi Rashtrabhasha Award

Srikant Bharathan

2008-09

A P M Scholarship

Poornima Unnikrishnan

2008-09

Kararcheri Meenakshi Amma Smaraka Sanskrit Award

Anjali Venugopal

2008-09

Kattoor BalakrishnaPisharody& Padinjaroot     VijayalakshmiPisharasiyar Smaraka +2 Award

Asha Devadas

2009-10

A D Pisharody Smaraka Award (English)

Athira Sasidharan

2009-10

Dr S K Pisharody Smaraka Award (Science)

Pisharath Srilakshmi

2009-10

N Rama Pisharody Smaraka Award (Maths)

Priyanka N Pisharody

2009-10

Rashtra Bhasha Award (Hindi)

Suvek Venugopalan

2012-13

Karanchery Meenakshi Amma Memorial

Pisharody Sooraj Gopinathan

2013-14

Karanchery Meenakshi Amma Memorial

Ashwathi Sadanandan

2016-17

Kattoor BalakrishnaPisharody& Padinjaroot     VijayalakshmiPisharasiyar Smaraka +2 Award

Vysakh Vinod Pisharody

2017-18

M P Gopala Pisharody Memorial SSLC Award

Anushka Sanjay

2017-18

A D Pisharody Smaraka Award (English)

Anakha Maniprasad

2017-18

Karanchery Meenakshi Amma Memorial

Sarath Sasikumar

Cultural Wing
A sub-committee of the unit called “Cultural Wing” was constituted on 14 August 1994 which segregated into itself the cultural interests of the unit. A vibrant mix of all ages, it has been in the forefront in exercising intellect as well as developing and enhancing young talent in the unit.  Various competitions in the fields of fine art, music, dance, indoor games, quiz etc were among the regular programs constituted and conducted by the wing.  Of late they are conducting Annual Programs every year in different areas of Mumbai.

Directory
Starting 1986, the Mumbai Unit decided to integrate all the Mumbai Pisharodies by publishing a directory containing the contact details and family information of the members. Mumbai unit was one of the first units to release a Directory of the members’ way back in 1986.  Since then it was updated in 1991, 1996, 2001, 2007 and 2014.  The latest edition was published on 30th November 2014. Those who would like to have a copy of the directory through post may contact the Secretary or write to mail@pisharodysamajam.com  with a DD/MO in favour of “Pisharody Samajam” payable at Mumbai for Rs.150/- (Rs.50/- + Postage charges Rs.100/-)per copy.

Premises

In January 1984, a rented accommodation was arranged keeping in mind the requirement of an office room as well as an open arm for those who come to Mumbai to fulfill their dreams but had no place to stay. Unfortunately, these premises had to be surrendered in January 1988 due to the difficulty in meeting the maintenance expenditure.

Further, in 1991, a plot of land at Ambernath measuring 502 sq. yards was purchased. In the following year a compound wall was constructed to the said plot.

Thanks to the wholehearted support and magnanimous donations from the members, today, the unit can proudly boast of having their own premises in Shivalaya Building at Gandhinagar, Dombivli which was acquired  and inaugurated it on 21st January 2007.

Gestures of Humanity

The Mumbai unit, like its parent body, has rendered its humanitarian responsibility towards the rehabilitation of those affected by natural calamities and wars. The unit has made generous contributions to:

(i)            Prime Minister’s Relief Fund during Kargil war

(ii)           Chief Minister’s Relief Fund during Latur earthquake

(iii)          Chief Minister’s Relief Fund during Gujarat earthquake

(iv)          Conducted a Food, Cloth and Note books distribution program at Khanduchiwadi and Chinchwadi villages at Shahpur, Thane Dt. on 11th December 2011 and distributed food and clothing & note books to 110 families in the said villages.

(v)           Donated 75 Bench-cum-Desk to Anudanith Aadivasi Ashram School, Talavali, Tokawde, Murbad on 23rd June 2018.

(vi)           PE&WS “Kerala Flood Relief Fund” to help victims of Kerala flood August 2018.

(vii)          Kerala “Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund” during Kerala Flood of August 2018.

Further, the unit has also provided extensive contribution through the co-operation of members towards various welfare activities at the centre including:

  • Contribution to the Central Office At Trichur
  • “Home For Homeless Scheme” of PE&WS (Pisharody Educational and Welfare Society, a charitable society established as a sub unit of Pisharody Samajam in 1980)
  • Contributed majorly to the Pension Corpus of PEWS.
  • Construction of Guruvayur Guest House  which is the first project of  PP & TDT (Pisharody Pilgrimage & Tourism Development Trust, established as a sub unit of Pisharody Samajam in 2002)

In short, right since its inception, the Mumbai unit of the Pisharody Samajam has always been setting a fine example in every front that other units could always look up to.  The entire credit goes to the whole hearted support and co-operation of each and every member, who have time and again proved the good old saying that unity is indeed strength. Today, the unit has reached a position where sky is the limit and it proudly upholds the Samajam’s moral “Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya” – from darkness to light.

To help the unit achieve success in all the spheres of life, let all of us members pledge our sincere whole hearted support.

Mumbai  
No. of Members 707 (705 Life & 2 Ordinary) as on 31-03-17
President A.P. Raghupathi
Res.Add: A/4, Om Shanti Apt., Gavanpada, Mulund East, Mumbai-400081.Tel: 25635029 [R] 09820530416[M]
e-mail : apraghupathi@yahoo.co.in  
Vice President K P Ramachandran,2, Steven Apartments, Om Aditya CHS Ltd, Diwanman, Vasai Road West- 401202, Palghar Dt. Mobile:8806876979  e-mail: pisharody.rchandran@gmail.com
Secretary T V Maniprasad, Flat No. 202, Padmashree, Plot No.62, Sector-44A, Nerul West, Navi Mumbai-400706.
 Tel.  [M]9833110599 
e-mail:prasadtvm@rediffmail.com
Jo. Secretary T P Sasikumar , 3, Gani Ayi Chhaya, Patil Wadi, Pendse Nagar, Dombivli East-421201. Dist. Thane. Tel:0251-2475670[R] 09869942219[M]
e-mail:tpspisharody@gmail.com
Treasurer V P Muraleedharan, A-18, Jalaramdeep CHS, Ambika Nagar, Gogresswadi, Dombivli (East) – 421 201 : Tel: (Res)0251-2476624  Cell: 09004359099 e-mail: muralivp@hotmail.com

 

Area Committee Members :
Shri Raveendran T G- Area : Anushakti Nagar-Chembur -Dadar Res. Add:A-26, Hastinpur, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai-400094. Tel:09869045209 email: tgraveendran1@gmail.com

Shri V R Mohanan Area : Colaba- Borivli Res. Add: B-302, DSK Haritha, Near Gokul Paradise, Thakur Complex, Kandivli East, Mumbai-400101. Tel: 022-28542491[R] 9323049788[M] e-mail: janakpisharody@gmail.com

Shri Kutty Krishnan P P Area : Dahisar-Virar Res.Add: Row House No.5, Dickdan Row House Complex, Michael Colaco Road No.2, Opp: Nazreth Girls School, Near Ayyappa Mandir, Barampur, Vasai Road (West). Tel: 0250-2382762[R] 9322145001[M] ppkuttikrishnan@gmail.com

Shri Arun Raghupathi – Area: Ghatkopar-Kalwa Res Add: A/4, Om Shanti Apt., Gavanpada, Mulund East, Mumbai-400081.Tel: 25635029 [R] 08879707068[M] e-mail : raghupathi.arun.1978@gmail.com

Shri Nandakumar V P Area: Dombivli Tel:09821970718 email: nandakumarvp@rediffmail.com

Shri Radhakrishnan P Area : Kalyan-Ambernath Res.Add: A/601, Rajshree Dhara, Tejpal Nagari, Netivli Shil Road, Post: Katemanivli-421306. Kalyan East, Dist. Thane. PIN-421306. Tel: 8425815982[M] email: p.radhakrishanan@gmail.com

Shri Anand A P Area: Navi Mumbai Res.Add:803, Kalash Sankalp, Sector-20, Nerul West, Navi Mumbai-400706  [M]9967356802 e-mail: a_p_anand@hotmail.com

Ex Officio: P Vijayan, 201, ORNELLA VASANT OASIS, MAKHWANA ROAD,MAROL, ANDHERI EAST, MUMBAI-400059.  Cell: 09869172398 e mail : vijayan1952@rediffmail.com

Cultural Wing Co-Ordinator : V P Sasidharan, 304, Meera Apt., Near Nandivli Tel. Exchange, Dombivli East-421 201,Dist. Thane. Tel:0251-2886098 Mobile:09867296725 email:smart3105@yahoo.com / smart3105@gmail.com Members: T P Sasidharan Vasai Mobile:9763939059 email: pisharodysasidharan@gmail.com C P Sasikumar Vasai Mobile: 9867039001 email: psasi32@yahoo.com  Vatsala Krishnakumar Borivali Mobile: 9892147527 email: vats126@gmail.com  Sandhya Ramesh Borivali Mobile: 9619430708 email: sandhyarpisharody@gmail.com 

Ravi Pisharody Dombivli Mobile: 09969004977

Chairman – Welfare Committee:  Shri Unnikrishnan K P, Flat No. 102, Bldg. No. 5, Vasant Vihar Triveni CHS, P&T Colony, Gandhi Nagar,  Dombivli East. Dist. Thane-421201 Res. Tel: 0251-2431663[R] 9920022766/ 9920788938[M]e-mail:unnikp1964@gmail.com

Members: I G Manoj

Shining Star from Mumbai

Sandhya Ramesh