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Organization Contact Information

Name: Athencottasan Muthamizh Kazhagam-AMK
Street 1: AMK, 7-46 B, Naduvoorkarai Road,
Street 2: Mondaikadu
City: Kanyakumari
Province: TamilNadu
Post Code: 629252
Country: India
Phone: ++91-9444691456
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Arul
Last Name: Kannan
Title: Director
Phone: ++91-9444691456

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Ratna
Last Name: Swamy
Title: President
Phone: ++91-9444691456

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
AMK Social Service Organization Details:


Athencottasan Muthamizh Kazhagam (AMK) is a voluntary secular social service organization started functioning from the year 1970. It was formed to realize the dream of providing a social security and creating access to basic needs to the disadvantaged population. The seed was sown by Pulavar (Poet) T. Retnaswamy, now a retired teacher, who named the organization after his mentor Pulavar Athencottasan. Health for all was the motto behind the formation. It has grown as a multi service NGO during the 35 years of dedicated service and now is addressing a variety of issues confronting the poor and the marginalized people.

Area of Operation

Our organization covers whole of Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Tuticorin districts besides including the people living in the bordering areas of Kerala. AMK has established its office at Mondaikad in Kanyakumari District. TamilNadu,South India.

Registered Under:

Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act.27 of 1975, Reg.No. Reg.No.85/1971
Sec.12A and 80G of Income Tax Act

Bank Information:

STATE BANK OF INDIA, Thingal Nagar, Kanya Kumari – District, A/c No: 01100040037, Swift Code: SBININBB 456


To ensure easy access to quality health care and other essential needs of life to people from poor communities by enabling the communities to realize their needs and seek their needs and social justice for themselves.


AMK 's mission is to conduct health care service programmes, carrying out capacity building training and motivating activities, implementing programmes which would empower the poor communities socially and economically and integrating them with facilities which would enable them to meet the needs for themselves.

Aims and Objectives

Ensuring care and support for orphan, semi-orphan and destitute children.
Provide basic health care to the rural poor especially women, children and aged person
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
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Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: India
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:


Declaration of interests:
Dear Sir,
I am Lion.R.Arul Kannan, 29 Years old. I am running a non-governmental non-profit social service organization (Athencottasan Muthamizh Kazhagam-AMK,-At Mondaikad, Kanyakumari-District, TamilNadu, South India.)Along with a like minded group working for the development of the marginalized poor communities in south India. I am running a drug de-addiction cum rehabilitation centre, HIV/AIDS Awareness & Guidance under our organization. Also I am running a free home for destitute children. Our organization is legally registered under Indian government's norm

Application date: May 26, 2009
Last updated: September 13, 2011