2021 Annual Report to Contributors

Video Version of the ARC

Welcome to Shuddhi ARC 2021, our third Annual Report to Contributors.


  • 23rd Jan 2021 — We hired a chartered accountant firm to initiate the process to have our Trust deed drafted.
  • 4th Feb 2021 — Shuddhi Trust is officially registered as a Public Charitable Trust. The application process for the 12A certificate was initiated immediately after this registration.
  • 22nd March 2021 — Development of Vidhya.io started. It went through a thorough planning stage before development started.
  • 9th May 2021 — The results for the Budding Techie 2020–21 competition were announced. Their impressive project submissions can be viewed here.
  • 27th May 2021 — We received the 12A certificate. With this we could start receiving donations and be exempt from taxes on the donations. And the certificate is also necessary to open a bank account. The application for the 80G certificate was initiated immediately after this.
  • 1st September 2021 — The beta version of Vidhya.io is finally launched and it is made available for the students of 6 rural schools across Tamil Nadu.
  • 14th September 2021 — We had a bank account opened for the trust. We could now officially start receiving donations that would directly fall into our Trust bank account.
  • 2nd October 2021 — We received the 80G certificate. With this, all donations made to us are eligible for tax-exemption under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
  • 23rd December 2021 — After some covid-related delays in the reopening of the schools, all the prizes for the Budding Techie 2020–21 competition were finally distributed to the students.


  • Number of volunteers involved — 3
  • Donations received — ₹36247
  • Expenditure — ₹57244.98
  • Total Distance travelled — 0 Kms
  • Cost of Transportation (Approx.) — ₹0
  • Net expenditure (Approx.) — ₹57244.98

A comprehensive breakdown of all the expenses, donations and other details can be found here.

What’s Ahead

  • Expand the number of schools that partner with us on Vidhya.io. We first plan to expand to local schools in Chennai of varying economic and demographic representations. The eventual goal is to spread throughout Tamil Nadu and then across India before going global.
  • Formalise the license structure for schools, so that schools get a finite number of licenses that can be made available to their students and each of them gets used efficiently.
  • Expand the bandwidth for Vidhya.io so that it loads faster and works smoothly even with a larger volume of simultaneous traffic. Currently it is on free tier plans that is only meant for testing purposes.
  • Conduct Budding Techie 2022 in a much more engaging manner, with greater public participation and perhaps with more attractive incentives for the participants. This can also act as a leverage to attract partnerships from schools.
  • Seek corporate sponsors and/or other significant donors who can offer sizeable donations that will fund our ambitious goals.

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