The Trust

The General K.S. Thimayya Memorial Trust was established in August of 2009 and is managed by a board of trustees composed of the following old boys of Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, Bangalore:
Aditya Sondhi (Managing Trustee), C. N. Kumar, Kiran Lakhani, Jairaj Daniel and Rajeev Purnaiya
The principal objectives of the General K. S. Thimayya Memorial Trust as articulated in the trust deed are:

To undertake activities to pay tribute to and to propagate the memory of General Kodandera Subayya Thimayya, Padma Bhushan, DSO, Chief of the Army Staff, May 7, 1957 to May 7, 1961, and Old Cottonian (1918-22) and to this end to carry out activities in relation to and support institutions that the late General has been closely involved with, including Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, Bangalore, the Kumaon Regiment, the Army, the Armed Forces at large, and Kodagu District. For the purpose of achieving this object, the Trust shall have the following ancillary objects:

1.1 To conduct the General Thimayya Memorial Lecture on an annual basis, or at such frequency as the Trustees may determine.

1.2 In the memory of General K S Thimayya:
a) To conduct conferences and seminars of intellectuals among eminent individuals on scientific, literary, cultural and educational subjects.
b) To give, provide and/or render help and assistance in kind to the socially and economically weaker, needy and marginalised sections of the society, irrespective of caste and creed;
c) To open, found, establish, promote, set-up, run, maintain, assist, finance, support and/or aid or help in setting up or maintaining and/or run schools, colleges, lecture halls, auditoriums, and other establishments or institutions for the advancement of the objects of this Trust;
d) To grant, to pay or give scholarships, stipends, prizes, rewards, allowances and other financial assistance or help in cash or kind to the deserving and meritorious students/scholars with a view to helping them pursue their studies;
e) To promote, organize, administer, establish, support, maintain, and/or grant aid to any person, institution or society or other organization or trust having similar objects;

1.3 To obtain or receive funds by donation, gift, bequest, or otherwise without limitation in amount, subject only to any limitation which may be imposed by the laws in force in India, from individuals, firms, companies or any body of persons, charitable institutions, organizations and trusts operating in India or in any other country exclusively; and to invest or re-invest such funds and to apply the income and principal there of as the Board of Trustees may from time to time determine.

1.4 To do all other acts and things as are conducive or helpful to the advancement and fulfillment of the principal and other objects above mentioned.

The Trust shall not carry on any activity with an intention to earn profit. The General K. S. Thimayya Memorial Trust is duly registered.

The registered office of the Trust is situated at: 101 Landmark, 5/2 Cunningham Crescent Road, Bangalore – 560 052, India.
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