Help Martyr's Family | Milaap
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Help Martyr's Family

Background

What is the price of dissent in the world’s largest Democracy? It could be displeasure, it could be anger or it could even be someone’s wrath but could it be death? Surely it could not be death; it should not be death. So, would have been my guess, your guess, Sri Ramalingam’s guess. Only in his case the guess was wrong and he paid the price of his dissent by losing his life.

Sri Ramalingam was working as a caterer. On 5th Feb 2019, he had gone to Kumbakonam to pick up a few workers Kumbakonam in Thanjavur for his catering business. At Kumbakonam he came across a group of men who had no regard for communal harmony. Sri Ramalingam being a rational and brave Indian dissented with this group in a respectful manner for he did not want people to be divided. However, his peaceful dissent was met with a violent rebuttal that ended in his murder at the hands of his dissenters.

Goal of this Campaign

The death of the primary earning member pushes his family back by many years. The goal of this campaign is to raise INR Ten lakh for the immediate assistance of Shri Ramalingam’s family. The money collected will be transferred to Mr Ramalingam wife’s account as soon as the goal of this campaign is met.

About Me

My name is Ashutosh Joshi and I am based in Delhi-NCR working as Manager Finance for a large MNC. Inspired by the dynamic leadership of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, I have decided to do my bit by helping our Nation’s grass root heroes. I am the moderator of this campaign. I have raised upwards of INR 45 lakh for our grass root heroes in the campaigns listed below:

https://milaap.org/fundraisers/rebuild-adarshnagar
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/shrigaurashtram
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/helptrilochanmahtofam
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/help-3sisters
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/nimittekam01
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/mohitssearch
https://milaap.org/fundraisers/help-gk-goshala
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25th July 2019
Dear supporters,

Some of you have reached out asking for clarification on Deductions and Discounts

Deductions refers to the 3 main components.
  1. Milaap's platform fees (usually 5% of the funds raised), 
  2. Payment Gateway charges - these are charges by banks and credit card companies to process the donations received (usually between 2 - 3% of the amount) and
  3. Service tax  (GST) - charged on the Milaap's 5% fees earned from donations made from Indian donors.

Given the
  • unique nature of the campaign (a memorial fundraiser and unfortunate circumstances that led to it),
  • overwhelming public request to increase the goal amount beyond it's initial target of Rs 10 Lakhs and
  • subsequent support  from donors across the world in a very short span of time (~3-4 days)
Milaap unilaterally decided to waive off Rs 1.75L out of Rs 2.19L, charging only ~ Rs 44K INR or 1% of the amount raised as the platform fees. This was transferred to the family. Below is the breakup of deductions and discounts highlighted.



We hope this clarifies on the breakup and use of funds.

Warmly,
Team Milaap
Dear supporters,

Some of you have reached out asking for clarification on Deductions and Discounts

Deductions refers to the 3 main components.
  1. Milaap's platform fees (usually 5% of the funds raised), 
  2. Payment Gateway charges - these are charges by banks and credit card companies to process the donations received (usually between 2 - 3% of the amount) and
  3. Service tax  (GST) - charged on the Milaap's 5% fees earned from donations made from Indian donors.

Given the
  • unique nature of the campaign (a memorial fundraiser and unfortunate circumstances that led to it),
  • overwhelming public request to increase the goal amount beyond it's initial target of Rs 10 Lakhs and
  • subsequent support  from donors across the world in a very short span of time (~3-4 days)
Milaap unilaterally decided to waive off Rs 1.75L out of Rs 2.19L, charging only ~ Rs 44K INR or 1% of the amount raised as the platform fees. This was transferred to the family. Below is the breakup of deductions and discounts highlighted.



We hope this clarifies on the breakup and use of funds.

Warmly,
Team Milaap
25th July 2019
Dear Supporters,
We are disbursing the remaining amount in the campaign to Sri Ramalingam ji's mother. This amount is approximately INR 10 lakh. A fixed deposit will be created for her financial support and welfare.

The previous disbursals were made to Ramalingam ji's wife's account. The status of the campaign dashboard is attached for transparency. We are thankful to all who supported this campaign and request you to pray for Sri Ramalingam ji's family's safety.

Team Dharma Kosh (A HiPAC initiative)

Dear Supporters,
We are disbursing the remaining amount in the campaign to Sri Ramalingam ji's mother. This amount is approximately INR 10 lakh. A fixed deposit will be created for her financial support and welfare.

The previous disbursals were made to Ramalingam ji's wife's account. The status of the campaign dashboard is attached for transparency. We are thankful to all who supported this campaign and request you to pray for Sri Ramalingam ji's family's safety.

Team Dharma Kosh (A HiPAC initiative)

7th May 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thanks to all our donors for their patience with the disbursement for this campaign. We had been in long deliberations with a reputed fund house and legal consultants to create a mutual fund based Trust for the Ramlingam family.

However, the family has informed us that they would prefer to keep the funds in the form of fixed deposit with their bank. We respect the family’s decision and are disbursing USD funds raised to Sri Ramlingam’s wife, Mrs. Chitra Ramlingam’s bank account.

This is our 2nd disbursal after the INR which was disbursed on 12th February 2019. The remaining amount in the Milaap campaign account will be disbursed to the bank account of Ramlingam ji’s mother in a few days.

Thank You for donating to secure the family’s financial health. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Regards,
Team Dharma Kosh
Dear Supporters,

Thanks to all our donors for their patience with the disbursement for this campaign. We had been in long deliberations with a reputed fund house and legal consultants to create a mutual fund based Trust for the Ramlingam family.

However, the family has informed us that they would prefer to keep the funds in the form of fixed deposit with their bank. We respect the family’s decision and are disbursing USD funds raised to Sri Ramlingam’s wife, Mrs. Chitra Ramlingam’s bank account.

This is our 2nd disbursal after the INR which was disbursed on 12th February 2019. The remaining amount in the Milaap campaign account will be disbursed to the bank account of Ramlingam ji’s mother in a few days.

Thank You for donating to secure the family’s financial health. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Regards,
Team Dharma Kosh
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Rs.0 raised

Goal: Rs.300,000

Beneficiary: Sri Ramalingam info_outline