The Association has been granted registration under Section 12 AA of Income Tax Act as a charitable society from 2012-13 onwards. Accordingly, CGOA has been carrying out charitable activities in a big way during these years, extending financial assistance to really deserving patients for treatment of cancer, kidney ailments, cardiac disorders, etc. Regular scholarships are given to poor and deserving students of Govt. H.S.S, Panampilly Nagar. Educational assistance has also been extended to students from low-income group families who have done exceedingly well in the Class X exams for continuing their studies.
The conference hall of the Association is being rented out to the public for small functions like birthday parties, baptism, mylanchi, engagement function, Residents Association meetings, training programs of Govt. organizations, etc. The three flats of the Association have also been rented out. The Association has been organizing a family get-together every three months with some music programs and other cultural activities. Talks and discussions on important topics and subjects of general interest are also arranged occasionally.
As part of the endeavor to encourage music and arts, a Karaoke music program in association with Sangam Kala Group was organized on 8 March 2014. Forty Singers including our own members participated. Being International Women’s Day 10 female singers were honored at the function. A good quality sound system was installed in January 2014 by M/s. Nobel Audio, consisting of Bosch Amplifier, Sound craft 8 channel mixer, Audio.
The strength of the Association is its 300 life members at present. The present Managing Committee is taking special interest to enroll a good number of serving officers to make the Association more active and vibrant with the induction of young blood. At present only 35 % of the total membership is in active service in various central government departments in Kochi.
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