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Chennai resident donates flat to NGO Sevalaya




From January 18, Chennai-based voluntary organisation Sevalaya would function from a new address. Therefore they received this through a transaction of the heart.

Lakshmi Venkatraman, an art critic and long-time resident of Alwarpet, gifted the non-profit her flat. Similarly this on the first floor of Pushkarni Apartments at 12 Ananda Road in Alwarpet.

At a event conducted recently, she handed over the keys to Sevalaya founder V. Muralidharan, in the presence of R. Nataraj, MLA, Mylapore constituency; A. Chandrasekharan, advocate; and N. Srinivasan, chartered accountant and secretary of the apartment welfare Association.

Similarly a 3BHK flat worth ₹ 2 crore, stated the Sevalaya newsletter. V. Muralidharan, founder, Sevalaya points out that this gesture by Lakshmi Venkatraman very much significant.

“We would receive donations for feeding children and sponsoring a child’s education but not to keep an office running,” elaborates Muralidharan.

Sevalaya began its journey as a voluntary organisation humbly, at Muralidharan’s house three decades ago. However as it grew, it kept moving places. Therefore Lakshmi visited the main campus of Sevalaya and was aware of the various aspects of their work.

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