BKSSN

Bellur Krishnamachar & Seshamma Smaraka Niddhi Trust (BKSSNT), was formed with a vision to serve the village Bellur with all the necessities. This will help not only the villagers but also the children of villages near by Bellur.

Guruji, who left Bellur at the age of 18 has a lot of concern for his birth place, Bellur.

BKSSNT is a charitable trust and has undertaken as well as completed several projects with focused aim.

In 1967, Guruji began to rectify this situation by building a primary school, the first of his many good works in Bellur. In 1998, having promoted yoga all over the world, Guruji decided that he wanted to promote yoga in Bellur, saying that his “only desire now is to take yoga to the villages.” However, he knew that the basic needs of the villagers would need to be met before they would be willing to take up yoga.

In 2003, the Bellur Krishnamachar and Seshamma Smaraka Nidhi Trust was formed, in memory of Guruji’s parents, to provide the village of Bellur with the basic necessities that would enable it to flourish. The Trust has four distinct objectives: to provide education, to provide health-care facilities, to improve social standards and living conditions, and to expand the cultural skills of the villagers. Land procured by the Trust has been developed and now houses a new road, the Trust office building, a high school, with all the teachers’ salaries paid by the Trust, a guest house, and a large building to be used for cottage industries. The Trust has also developed the infrastructure of the village, building roads and fences and establishing power supplies. It has opened a day-care hospital with surgical facilities, where services and medication are supplied free of charge to the villagers. The Trust now plans to build schools in other impoverished parts of India.