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Pongalur Uni5 Panchayat (PUP)

In the beautiful village of Pongalur, Tamil nadu, under the initiation of Mr. M. Ganeshkumar, Mr.Senthil kumar and Mrs.Gomathi, the Pongalur Uni5 Panchayat (PUP) program has been initiated.

Panchayat is generally mis-interpreted as a council of five members governing a province or involved in settling a dispute.  The word "Pancha" means five in sanskrit and "Panchayat" means the five attributes to be taken into consideration in any process.

At Pongalur we are trying to recreate the heritage of Panchayat functioning, where in the evening, the residents of a province will hold a gathering and talk about the events of the day. The discussion happens at the five level needs (attributes) of a human being, like a child. 

The meeting addresses all levels problems of the common man and find the most practical solution to it underthe leadership of the Five-Fold-Truth.

At Pongalur, every evening, in this gathering, the members first take rounds to briefly tell one good thing they did to the community-family on the day.

After this they answer questions relating to  any personal issues by discussing with an attitude to self correct , rather than finding fault with other individuals or situations. This positive approach nutures inner strength and peaceful bonding with the community members.

In this 30 to 45 minutes gathering they also plan for community benefiting plans.

No gossips, politics are entertained in this meeting. It is all about personality growth and development for leading a happy life.

Bhaarath (Anicent system), the perfect community model:  In Bhaarath  the panchayat gathering was a regular event in the evening and was sort of a micro-management of a community. This was an excellent model like the self-regulating cells of the body. In  human body, every cell organelles manages itself as a community. All the cells joined as a tissue then micro-manges itself, similarly the organs of the body.  No organ basically controls the body functioning. All the 100 trillion cells work in unison.  All cells in tissues of the human body are different in structure and functionally different. Yet they all have an united vision because they all micro manage themselves.

Each community of cells (organs) had their own chemical language for communication. There is no one single chemical that signals communication for all the cells of the human body. With the panchayat system of Bhaarath, there was no need for a natiionality feeling, because all the cells of micro-maanaged and felt they are all cells in one cosmic body. All ancient communities lived like a perfect healthy human body. When cells turned parasitic in nature to exploit other cells, then like infection, the human communities suffered.

In Modern society, community feeling in individuals is discouraged and cancerous attitude is motivated. A liver cell wanted to do the work of an epithelial cell and not its duty according to its genetic heritage. This is the typical nature of a cancer cell in a body. it is beneficial for the cancer cells, but for the body as a whole it is a disease. The cancerous nature of human community is affecting all other species and threatening the planet also.

Current India, was the last community to have the Panchayat system of the ancient Global Bhaarath. Until infectious foreign invasion and internal cancerous behaviour, this Panchayat system micro-managed a healthy soceity. Till then different cultural systems of the different organs of the body was able to harmoniously exist in India without the need of a one single government, policy system, one single national language, one single food type, clothing style etc. Ancient Bhaarath with its vivid languages, cultures could coexist in peace like the human body.

It is a wrong throught that current India needs one single national language, one tyep of food, one dress style, one music, one religion. Like a healthy body with its different functionality of cells, we still can live in unison with all different languages, life style, religions, with the Panchayat model, peacefully. What we have to do is to eradicate infectious and cancerous growth within the community. To achieve this no one can do a revolution. Every individual should do a change within hemself to bring a change in the world.

The Pongalur Uni5 Panchayat (PUP) is a first step in reviving the ancient heritage of comunity gathering and discusing the message of micro-management. PUP wishes to stand as a model to inspire such a cultural heritage to spread throughout the globe.

Sakthi Foundation is a non-religious, non-profit, social service organization formed in 1998 to encourage rational thinking among people to help them find the  root cause of problems and lead a healthy, happy life.

 Besides its educational work, Sakthi Foundation provides concrete aid to conducting medical camps in Tamil Nadu, providing high quality Montessori school at low cost in Sendurai village, and in Indonesia helps Robin Lim Bumi Sehat to deliver  babies at home in a healthy manner.  We are now extending our charity work to provide basic sanitation facilities in small villages of India.

 We have taken charge of a specific project in Tamil Nadu in southern India to provide the basic human need of sanitary toilet facilities. As urbanization is fast spreading in Indian villages, there is usually no undeveloped, available land to respond to  natures’ call in the primitive (but traditional) manner.  For instance the village of Theethipalayam, Tamil Nadu is located near a busy highway. It is pitiable that its women have to get up before dawn to attend nature's call on the side of the road itself (the village’s only available undeveloped area) in order to not be seen by passing traffic. Sakthi Foundation sees this as a serious problem which needs to be addressed.

 Why Sakthi Foundation and not the Government?

Indian village houses are often tiny, and most often have no sanitation facilities. The government of Tamil Nadu, whre our project is focused, has built many public toilets, but these are maintained very poorly. There is no oversight or paid position to maintain them--so they become very filthy. Moreover, water is not always available in these public restrooms, nor there is a provision for continuous supply of water (rising water shortage). People will store water if they had their own private toilets and also will take care of it.

 So the general public still often lacks sanitation facilities. Hiring a low-cost position to keep the toilets clean also seems impractical mainly because of labor shortage to do these type of work. Our plan is to build a basic toilet for at the cost of $450 U.S. dollars for each family for the specific village of Theethipalayam.

 We have chosen to work with this village because we have trusted volunteers who have already come forward to help us do this work. The toilet will have a simple door without roof and will not have bathing facility. The cost mainly goes towards building a simple septic tank, which itself would cost thousands of dollars if built for use in the United States.

There are 50 families in this village without toilet facilities. We have prioritized our project to provide families having young girls and women to get the first facilities, but our aim is to provide at least this basic human sanitation need for this whole small village.

 We are looking for partnership sponsors for this project, and invite you to join us in this endeavor. Your contribution of any amount towards one—or more—of these facilities will improve the quality of life significantly, in Theethipalayam.

 Sakthi Foundation is a U.S.-registered, 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation will be fully tax-exempt, and you will receive thanks and a receipt documenting that fact. We will also keep you updated of this work periodically.

 Thank you for your kind attention and immediate response to this request.
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We assure that the amount donated using the above link will be used only for this project.

You can make the bank to do Online Bill Pay. This means you tell your bank to automatically pay foundation a recurrent fixed donation amount every month. You can stop the payment when you tell the bank. Mostly the online bill pay is free of cost. 

Sakthi Foundation has account with

Libertyville Saving bank,


IA - 52556.

(please write to us to know more details)

Please mail checks (less preferred than paypal)  to 



Official address  (please send all information except checks).

Sakthi Foundation
14292 Harmony Meadow ct, Chesterfield MO 63017 USA.




Demand Draft or check payment and One-line bill Payment accepted with our Axis Bank in Coimbatore, Tamil nadu, India. 


Sakthi Foundation
113 Weavers Colony

Tamil Nadu, India

1)     By wiring funds to the Sakthi Foundation; contact us via email info (att)  uni5 (dot) co regarding this. Please include your e-mail while sending checks because it helps us to contact you quickly for questions.

If you have any questions, please email to info (att)  uni5 (dot) co

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