INDIA LITERACY PROJECT (ILP)(A Non-Profit Organization, Est. 1990)
Registered Address: 303 Polo Lane, Oak brook, IL. 60523

CONSTITUTION OF THE INDIA LITERACY PROJECT

ARTICLE I : NAME

The name of the Corporation shall be INDIA LITERACY PROJECT, herein after may be referred to as the ILP.

ARTICLE II : PRINCIPAL OFFICE

Chapter 2:1 : The place in the State of Illinois where the principal office of the Corporation is to be located is the City of Willowbrook, ( now the Office is in the village of Oak Brook )Du Page County.

Chapter 2:2 : The place of the principal office of this Corporation may be changed from time to time by resolution of the National Coordinating Committee, and such office may be in any county, state or country.

Chapter 2:3 : The Corporation may have such other offices as the National Coordinating committee may determine from time to time.

ARTICLE III : ORGANIZATION

Chapter 3:1 : India Literacy Project shall be a not-for-profit organization established and operated exclusively for literacy, educational and charitable purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Chapter 3:2 : No part of the net earnings of the Corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the Corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article III: 3:1 hereof.

Chapter 3:3 : No substantial part of the activities of the Corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the Corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in ( including the publishing or distribution of statements any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

Chapter 3:4 : Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, the Corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

ARTICLE IV : PURPOSE

The specific and primary purposes and objectives of the India Literacy Project shall be:

Chapter 4:1 : To promote "Literacy As a Movement of People."

Chapter 4:2 : To eradicate functional illiteracy.

Chapter 4:3 : To enhance social awareness through literacy and education.

Chapter 4:4 : To conduct courses, classes, and work-shops and other related activities to further the cause of literacy.

Chapter4:5 : To develop, publish, print or distribute books, journals, periodicals and literature.

Chapter 4:6 : To produce and distribute audio/video cassettes or films to promote literacy and education.

Chapter 4:7 : To provide relief in cash or kind to those affected by riots, floods, fire, epidemics, droughts, and other calamities.

Chapter 4:8 : To provide medical aid to the poor, indigent, senior citizens, and handicapped persons.

Chapter 4:9 : To promote, sponsor and support similar literacy, educational, social and charitable organizations with the same or similar purposes.

Chapter 4.10 : To promote, support, and provide for rural developmental projects across India wherin literacy has been a integrated as component.

ARTICLE V : NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE

Chapter 5:1 : Subject to any other provisions of these Articles, India Literacy Project shall be governed by a National Coordinating Committee hereinafter may be referred to as the NCC.

Chapter 5:2 : The number of coordinators, their qualifications, and the procedure for their selection and removal shall be governed by the Bylaws.

Chapter 5:3 : President of the National Coordinating Committee: The President shall be Bhagavatula Parameswara Rao of The Bhagavatula Charitable Trust, Yellamanchili, India and shall serve as such until his resignation, retirement, or death. The President shall appoint his successor, and in absence of such appointment there shall be no President.

ARTICLE VI : MEMBERS

Chapter 6:1 : All Coordinators shall be members of this organization.

Chapter 6:2 : The classes of members, qualifications and privileges shall be specified in the Bylaws.

ARTICLE VII : LIABILITIES OF NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE AND MEMBERS

No Coordinator of the National Coordinating Committee or Member of this organization shall be personally liable for the debts or liabilities of the organization, except as such Coordinator or Member shall expressly agree in writing.

ARTICLE VIII : AMENDMENTS

These Articles of Constitution may be amended or repealed and new Articles adopted by the National Coordinating Committee by a two-thirds affirmative vote of the Coordinators.

ARTICLE IX : SEAL

(India Literacy Project shall have a common Seal with power to break, change or renew when necessary. Deleted in 1993 NCC Meeting)

ARTICLE X : DISSOLUTION

Upon the dissolution of the Corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the County in which the principal office of the Corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said court shall
determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

ARTICLE XI : ADOPTION

These Articles of Constitution have been duly adopted by National Coordinating Committee of India Literacy Project(ILP), which also at times uses a banner head. " Literacy As Movement of People(LAMP)" and in witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names this fifteenth day of November 1990.

(sd ) V. R. Veluri   (sd) Rani Samyukta Chintam
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NATIONAL CONVENOR   NATIONAL COCONVENOR