Veer Surendra Sai Institute For Mentally Handicapped
Special Education
Estd: 1994
Used for Beneficiaries: 88%
Address : VSS Institute for Mentally Handicapped, Dhankauda, Sambalpur 768006. Orissa
Email :
Web-site : N.A.
Telephone : +91 663 2412055
Donor Contact : Mr. Brajabandhu Sahoo / +91 9437457503 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201420152016
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources73,18000
Foreign Sources000
Other Income2,3724,1205,379
Total Income (A)466,811215,463266,711
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities383,818332,484130,403
Programme Staff Cost82,20041,00044,460
Travel Expenses4452,1476,980
Direct Programme Expenses466,463375,631181,843
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses49,86426,32420,983
Other Expenses/Transfer122,716
Total Expenditure (B)516,328401,958205,542
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-49,517-186,49561,169
Balance Sheet201420152016
Fixed Assets2,916,3252,918,4252,979,503
Current Assets (excl. Cash)000
Cash/Bank 27,11724,73522,145
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets2,943,4422,943,1613,001,648
Corpus / Share Capital000
General Funds1,160,065973,5701,034,739
Earmarked Funds000
Current Liabilities000
Total Liabilities2,943,4422,943,1613,001,648
Other Details201420152016
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)161182202
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)1,6101,8202,020
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Actual4,1452,6542,931
Number of Staff202020
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)120,000120,000120,000
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)30,00030,00030,000
Regd. under : The Societies Registration Act, 1860
Auditor : K. C. Samal & Co.
Bankers : State Bank Of India

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : No

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Mr. Brajabandhu Sahoo, Founder Mr. Harekrishna Bhoider, Member
Dr. (Ms.) N. Panda, Member Dr. (Ms.) Diptibala Pattanaik, Member
Mr. B. B. Behra, Member Mr. K. Bohidar, Member
Mr. Ranjit Singh, Member Mr. S. Panda, Member

Source : Audit Report 2016

Financial Note : 1) Sales/Fees mainly include fees from students for hostel, bus, and examination, and receipts from sale of vocational products. 2) Direct Programme Activities include overheads like electricity pertaining to programmes. 3) The NGO was incurring losses upto FY15 and managing its activities by taking loans. 4) The NGO is not depreciating its Fixed Assets.

NGO Profile :
Veer Surendra Sai Institute for Mentally Handicapped (VSSIMH), a voluntary organization nurturing the mentally handicapped population in the state of Orissa, works with the disabled, especially those who are mentally challenged, affected by cerebral palsy, autism, and multiple disabilities. The organization was set up by a home-grown visionary Mr. Brajabandhu Sahoo who envisioned in the 1990s that one day conservative Indian society would accept people with different abilities; recognize their potential, and offer them opportunities to exhibit their talent across diverse sectors.

The services offered include:

  • Education and Vocational Training: The students are assessed for current level of functioning on various skill areas such as self-help, motor skills, functional reading, time, and money related cognitive skills. Numerous programs are conducted throughout the year with the objective to encourage children to showcase their talent and gather confidence while interacting with people from all walks of life. Vocational training is offered in a wide range of fields – computer learning, candle making, gardening, designing greeting cards, and fancy envelopes, enabling them to become self-reliant. Vocational trainees from out of town are accommodated in a hostel-cum-school.
  • Recreation: VSSIMH uses art and music to explain simple concepts of elementary education. Sports, yoga, study tour, leisure, and recreational equipment are also used as tools to deliver customized course curriculum to children. VSSIMH has an in-house ‘Play Care Unit’ to alter the abnormal behaviour of mentally challenged children to be able to become independent in self-help skills and better integrate with family and society.
  • Services for Autistic Children: 75% of children with autism are mentally challenged. They are provided with appropriate services under zero rejection. Special teachers take care of these children (below 8 years of age) at the Aspiration Day Care Centre.
  • Vocational Products: The beneficiaries of the vocational training programmes make several products which can be sold. Special Camps are arranged every year to sell these products in the local market.
  • Homebound Programme: The Institute has started this program to engage community based care givers, and to impart training to care for the mentally challenged, those with cerebral palsy and autistic children.