The Saraswathi Trust engages in regular feeding of the aged destitute in the Old age homes of Udavum Karangal. This was a charitable tradition started by our founder Smt. Indira Gariyali and it continues to this day.


Udavum Karangal (Helping Hands) is a registered, non-governmental, non-religious and non-profit social service organization, established in 1983, with the sole objective of serving people in need. For Mr.Vidyaakar who was running a small community centre in the slums of NSK Nagar, surprise came in a ragged bundle of clothes. Within it was a frail child crying his heart out and reaching out to him with his puny fingers. When he gave his hand for the little boy to hold, it was the beginning of an ardent journey. Udavum Karangal (Helping hands) was thus born to help anyone who needs a hand to stand and to this day, it continues to give hope where there exists none.


Udavum Karangal believes that everyone deserves to be loved. Till date, there have been around 2000 unfortunate brethren from new born babies to dying destitutes who have found a home here. The centre provides individualized services - treatment, care, rehabilitation and education.


Udavum Karangal’s contact details are as follows:
Head Office: Udavum Karangal Chennai #460, N.S.K. Nagar, Chennai - 600106, India
Fax: +91-44-2626 7624
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.udavumkarangal.org