KESST: Trustees

In these few years from inception, our small team was able to take up many activities to help educate underpriviledged children.

KESST: Trustees: Concerned volunteers





We felt the need to protect the future of children from financially weaker backgrounds, and strengthen the vulnerable families in Kodagu. We run KESST as a non-profit organisation and depend on contributions from a concerned public to carry on with this initiative.

KESST: Mandappanda K Chengappa (Sada) - Founder President

Mandappanda K Chengappa (Sada)
Founder President

Sada is based in Mysore where he has business interests in the hospitality sector. A native of Cherambane near Madikeri, his property in Coorg is in Balele (Ponnapasanthe). An alumnus of Sri Renukacharya College, Bangalore, Sada has a strong interest in social service.

His wife Ittira Rajani (Gowramma) is an Associate Professor in the Regional Institute of Education, Bhubhaneshwar.

Both of Sada’s sons are products of the National Defence Academy. One is a Fighter Pilot and the other an Army Officer.

Contact:
Mandappanda K Chengappa (Sada)
Mobile: 09845450042

KESST: Major General Kodendera Arjun Muthanna - Managing Trustee

Major General Kodendera Arjun Muthanna
Managing Trustee

An alumnus of Sainik School Bijapur and Govt College Mangalore, Arjun joined the Indian Military Academy through the NCC. An Infantry officer, he has served in most of the border and terrorism-affected areas in the Country. He was also posted in Sri Lanka (IPKF) and in Bhutan.

Arjun has successfully taken many prestigious Army courses and held various posts of significance. As a Senior Research Fellow with USI (United Service Institution) Delhi, he authored a book ‘Military Cooperation as a Foreign Policy Tool: Options for India’. From 2010-2015, he was on deputation from the Army to the Karnataka State Govt. During this time, he set up the Centre for Counter-Terrorism for the State Police, and created the 'Garuda' Commando Force.

Having settled in Bangalore after retirement, Arjun’s interests include philately, reading, movies, strategic & public affairs and social work focused on the education of needy children and the upliftment of destitute women.

His wife Mandeda Jamuna is a qualified teacher and their twin daughters work in Bangalore.

Contact:
Major General Kodendera Arjun Muthanna
Mobile: 09686271311
Email: arjunmuthanna@gmail.com

KESST: Marchanda Ganesh Ponnappa - Founder Trustee

Marchanda Ganesh Ponnappa
Founder Trustee

After completing his schooling in Cheyandane High School in Kodagu, Ganesh joined the Army in 1982. He served across the Country with stints in Poonch (J&K) and Nagaland.

His promising hockey and Army careers were cut short due to injuries and he left with an honourable discharge in 1999.

Ganesh is now a coffee planter and an active participant in various local bodies such as the being the President of the Grain Bank, and a member of various temple and school committees including the Field Marshal Cariappa and General Thimayya Forum.

His wife is Kekada Leela, and their son is pursuing an MBA degree. Ganesh is an active social and community worker and a native of Marandoda, Cheyandane.

Contact:
Marchanda Ganesh Ponnappa
Mobile: 09449120027
Email: mkpleela@gmail.com

KESST: Capt Pattada S Kariappa - Founder Trustee

Capt Pattada S Kariappa
Founder Trustee

Educated in Ramakrishna Vidyalaya and Maharaja’s College in Mysore, Capt Kary entered the Army (Madras Regiment) as a Short Service Commission Officer from 1993-98.

He subsequently worked with Shoppers Stop and Citibank as Asst VP/Head of Safety & Security for South India for 9 years. Later, he set up his own enterprise Spectrum Management Service in Mangalore dealing with HR Manpower Outsourcing and Placement, focused on the needs of manufacturing and production companies. He is currently based in Mangalore.

A native of Ammathi, Capt Kary is married to Madapanda Reshma and they have two sons, aged 12 and 7. He is passionate about fitness - mainly cycling, swimming and trekking. A voracious reader he has a deep interest in social work with a special focus on providing quality education for needy children.

Contact:
Capt. Pattada S. Kariappa
Mobile: 09740034902
Email: pskary@gmail.com

KESST: Pandiyanda Suraj Machaiah - Founder Trustee

Pandiyanda Suraj Machaiah
Founder Trustee

Suraj was schooled in Mangalore and acquired his college degree too in the same city. A keen sportsman when on campus, he brings the same energy and passion to his work and interests.

An Engineer by profession, Suraj is currently working in Bangalore. He is a long-time activist involved in conserving the environment, and is dedicated to the cause of education.

His wife Sindhu Machaiah, is a HR Manager in the semi-conductor industry and he has two school-going children.

Contact:
Pandiyanda Suraj Machaiah
Mobile: 09164018900
Email: surajmachaiah75@gmail.com

KESST: Boppanda K Subramanya - Founder Trustee

Boppanda K Subramanya
Founder Trustee

Subramani’s early education was in St Joseph's Convent School and St. Michael’s School, in Madikeri. He went on to graduate from the Govt College, (now FMKMC College) in the same town.

After completing his CA in 1986, he joined the private sector. While working as a Senior Project Executive in Canbank Financial Services Ltd, he availed of the VRS in 2005 and set up his own CA firm in Bangalore.

His wife, Almanda Asha works with LIC and their twin daughters are both engineers working in Bangalore.

Subramani has been an active contributor and office bearer in Banaswadi Kodava Sangha and Kodava Samaj, Bangalore and is a devoted social worker. A native of Napoklu he is today settled in Madikeri.

Contact:
Boppanda K. Subramanya
Mobile: 09448871240
Email: bks_fca@yahoo.co.in

KESST: Lion Pattada Dhanu Uthaiah - Trustee

Lion Pattada Dhanu Uthaiah
Trustee

Born to Pattada Gangamma & Thammappa, Lion Dhanu Uthaiah had his primary education at Good Shepherd's, Ammathi & higher education at St. Joseph's High School, Mysore. After graduating in science from St. Philomena's College, Mysore, he obtained a Diploma in Plastics from Central Institute of Plastic Technology, Madras.

He joined the Dr. Bharathram Research Centre, Chennai in 1988 and his work on High Temperature Plastics, was published in a reputed International Journal.

He later moved to Cochin, where he was involved in the manufacture & exports of Surgical Gloves.

He joined Lions Club Gonikoppal in 2008 & served in various capacities, both in the club & district level.

In 2014, as the Club president, he was instrumental in setting up the LIONS DIALYSIS CENTRE at Lopamudra hospital, Gonikoppal at a cost of ₹30lacs.

During the natural disaster in Surlabbi area in 2018, he travelled length & breadth of the area along with the, then Region Chairperson, Bose Pemmaiah, and arranged relief material to the affected people. For the first time in the Lion history of Kodagu, two houses were constructed for beneficiaries with financial contribution from four clubs from the Region. The effort earned him "Best PRO" Award from the District.

Lion Dhanu Uthaiah was the receipent of International President's appreciation certificate twice & has received numerous District awards. Apart from being the Region Chairperson, he is presently serving as the Secretary of Lions Educational institution, & Principal Trustee of Mahadeva Temple, Betoli, Secretary of Kodava Samaj, Ammathi and Treasurer of Kodagu Lions Trust for the Physically handicapped.

He is currently on a mission to procure eco-friendly gas- based mobile crematorium, to be stationed at Lopamudra Hospital.

Contact:
Lion Pattada Dhanu Uthaiah
Mobile: 9945180654
Email: dhanuuthaiah@gmail.com

KESST: Latest Update

KESST has received 80G exemption for donations. Contributions are exempted under Section 80G of Income Tax Act as per Approval No CIT(Exemption)/BANGALORE/80G/2018-19/A/10103 issued vide Order no ITBA/EXM/S/80G/2018-19/1013883857 (1) dt 29 Nov 2018. Donors are required to provide PAN Number, name as per PAN and full address to avail of 80G benefit.

In 2018-19, Rs 13.75 lakhs was distributed to 77 Flood affected children. They were assisted for part annual fees and transportation costs (due to relocation) . We estimate over Rs 25 lakhs would be required in 2019-20 to support upto 150 children. Donations are welcome. 

KESST: About Us: Who we are

About Us:
Who we are

Kodagu Educational & Social Service Trust® was formed mainly to provide support to underprivileged families in Kodagu to educate their children.

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KESST: Work Done: What we have done so far

Work Done:
What we have done so far

In these few years from inception, our small team was able to take up many activities to help educate underpriviledged children.

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KESST: Contribute: Help us educate them

Contribute:
Help us educate them

You can support a needy child, or children by choosing an option
of your liking:
Sponsor, Adopt or Employ.

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KESST: Trustees: Concerned volunteers

Trustees:
Concerned volunteers

We felt the need to protect the future of children from financially weaker
backgrounds, and strengthen the vulnerable families in Kodagu.

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KESST: Annual Report for 2021-22

The year 2021-22 started under the grim shadow of Second wave of Covid-19.
There was a state-wide lockdown with night and weekend curfews,
rampaging infection and many deaths.
Education classes were disrupted and most of the year
on-line classes  were the norm.

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