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VERDS known as "Vinmathee Educational and Rural Development Society” is a service oriented, voluntary, non-profitable and non-governmental organization was established in the year1986. It is working for the socio, economical and educational enhancement of downtrodden and rural poor people in Manapparai, Marungapuri and Vaiyampatty blocks in Trichirappalli district, Tamilnadu, India. VERDS has committed to alleviate poverty, ensuring development, and dedicated to resolve the issues affected to the rural poor people, disabled children, handicapped and small and marginal farmers by providing integrated development schemes with a positive outlook.
The Registered Office of the society is situated in Manapparai. Manapparai is situated south west side from Trichy District Head quarters and situated south side from state head quarters Chennai. Manapparai is 40 kilometers from Trichy, 390 kilo meters from Chennai and 2500 kilometers from New Delhi, capital of India. The nearest Airport is in Trichy. The nearest international Airport and harbour is in Chennai. Manapparai is well connected by Road, (National Highway-45) and Train Services.

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Right from its establishment, lot of preparatory work was carried out to start various projects on timely basis with benevolent funding from different national & international funding agencies.

In order to receive benevolent funding from national corporate conglomerations, the organization has received income tax exemption from Indian government under section 80G of income tax act. The organization was registered with the ministry of home affairs and obtains FCRA (Foreign contribution Regulation Act) certification, which has enabled to receive required funds outside India.

The Project Area was identified in the entire Trichy District. At the inception, programmes were carried out in 14 villages with 20 staff. Presently various programmes were carried out in 54 villages covering three Blocks with 97 staff. A concerted achievement by VERDS!!

Due to the consistent upliftment work by VERDS, many trained & development organizations extended their support in strengthening the programmes. State resource centre for non-formal adult and continuing education under the ministry of human resource development Govt. of India has approved VERDS to conduct vocational education training programmes. Mother Theresa women’s university Kodaikanal has approved VERDS to conduct one year diploma in health assistance. Tamilnadu corporation for Development of women Ltd, has approved VERDS to carry out all Mahali Thittam activities in three blocks district rural development agency Trichy and  Tamilnadu Adhi Dravider development corporation and district rural development Agency – Trichy has approved VERDS and conducted short term (3-6 months) courses for rural women in tailoring, gem cutting, phenol making & book binding.

In recent years, VERDS has greatly earned a remarkable respect and uncompromising reputation among the local community, state & central government departments and foreign funding organizations.

All these memorable achievements became realistic because of the dedicated, committed and concerted efforts by its chief functionary Dr. Santhiraj M.A., D.Lit. Now VERDS (Vinmathee Educational and Rural Development Society) has become one of the pioneering organization in delivering self reliant services and ultimately uplifting the livelihoods of rural community