The history of Gandhibhavan is the life story of Dr. Punalur Somarajan. His entry into the world of charity wasn’t haphazard. Rajan was an orphan of sorts. He lost his mother Saradha in his early childhood making him yearn for motherly affection and kisses of love. So he thought everyone whom he saw lying on wayside unnoticed by anyone lacked what he lacked – A mothers love. As a result the destitute whom he met on his way to school grab his attention and haunted his mind. While in the classroom or sitting in front of the lunch box or buckling down to study his mind was overwhelmed by this single thought – “what makes someone an orphan?”
Chellappan, Rajan’s father was also a Samaritan. Rajan used to see his father bringing the poor and drifters home. He bathed them, gave a pair of clothes and a square. When Rajan grew up into Dr. Somarajan, he found the answer which magged him in his childhood. That answer morphed in to a more practical solution to the question. That is Gandhibhavan. A great institution which strives to blot out the word “orphan” from our social discourse. It is virtually an asylum for many.
The Chairman. He is a graduate in Law. Legal Advisor of the Trust. He also looks after the functioning of Neethibhavan.
Manager of Gandhibhavan International Trust. He looks after the general management of the Trust.
The Vice Chairman and the Chief editor of Gandhibhavan, Publications and Sneharajayam, Powradhwani and Arogyasathram periodicals.
Holding the appointement of Assistant Secretary.. He is responsible for all type of documentation. He is the Public Information Officer as Per Right to Information Act..
Wife, Dr. Punalur Somarajan. She is the Mother of this Big Family of 1200 members. She manages the Spick-and-Span Kitchen of Gandhibhavan wherein food for more than 2000 people prepares for four times every day.
A post graduate in Commerce. Holding the appointment of Accounts General Manager. He is responsible for the management of all type of accounts. He is the Assistant Public Information Officer as Per Right to Information Act.
In every day more than 3 lakh is needed to overcome the day to day functioning of gandhibhavan which includes daily 3 meals, 2 snacks, medicines for morethan 1200 inmates, hospitalization charges, lab charges, medicines, cloths, electricity, ambulance services, water bills, washing materials, hygiene materials, bathroom utensils, diapers for bedridden patients (more than 300), daily wages for volunteers, other daily maintenance etc can also be included. Click here