The Parampara Austerity Centre
is a space to practice the great Indian Traditions of VtXt (Daan) and तपस (Tapas). It is a Centre that encourages us to live judiciously and not accumulate excessive thoughts/things, which become obstacles to our material and spiritual wellbeing.
Parampara’s Austerity Movement (started in 1994) is centered on the idea of organizing our energies, both tangible and intangible, for the wellbeing of one and all.
How does the Austerity Centre work? The Austerity Centre is a space for mindfulness and revival of our traditions of Daan (Giving) and Tapas (Austerity). The Austerity Centre helps people rid themselves of possessions (/articles in good condition) not needed by them without wasting them. The donated articles are made available at nominal cost at the Austerity Centre to those who really need them. The proceeds are used to fund education of underprivileged children
How does the Austerity Centre work?
We all have articles that are sparingly used / unused . These may include books, toys, clothes, bags, gift articles etc We do not require them, in fact they create clutter . But they will be useful to others .
To facilitate ‘Giving’ and ‘Sharing’ Parampara has set up the “Austerity Centre”.
Donate these articles to Parampara Austerity Centre (45, kasturi Rangan Road , Alwarpet, Chennai )Ph 044- 24991516
Kindly note that Parampara only accepts articles in good condition
People who wish to support recycling and use resources responsibly, shop at the Austerity Centre , rather than procuring new articles.
These proceeds are then used by Parampara to support Children’s Education
Causes Supported by the Austerity Centre:
The proceeds from the Austerity Centre have been used to fund the following causes :
Parampara Donation to the Pie Mathematics Association
Parampara Donation to the Ved Paathshaala, Mangadu
Donations to Corporation Schools
Kuthambakkam Village Development
Stalwarts supporting the Austerity Movement
Shri. N Ravi, Editor-in-chief of The Hindu
Shri. Arun Jain, Chairman, Polaris
Smt. Bombay Jayashri, eminent musician
Sow. Valli Subbiah, Founder of Kids Central
Creating Awareness amongst school children
Ved Paathshaala, Mangadu