Uttaranchal Mitra Mandal, Vasai Road (UMM-Vasai), was established on 2nd October 1988. The Mandal has its address as “Uttaranchal Mitra Mandal –Vasai Road, Badrinath Mandir complex, Sun City, Vasai (West), Palghar, Maharashtra, India- Pin-401202. This charitable institution was established by a few Uttaranchalis who were staying in a suburb of Mumbai called Vasai. The main objectives of establishing this institution were; i) to have acquaintance and to promote brotherhood amongst all Uttaranchalis residing in Mumbai & its suburban areas, and ii) to save & promote Uttarakhandi culture in Mumbai. Now the institution has grown up and is supported and patronized by both Uttaranchalis’ and non-Uttaranchalis residing not only in Vasai, Mumbai and its suburbs but also in other parts of India and world. With the very humble beginning on 02.10.1988, Mandal’s membership has swelled to around 2500 as of 30.06.2021. The members are spread all over India and also abroad, like Australia, the USA, UAE, & UK, etc. The UMM-Vasai is registered with the Registrar of Societies, Thane, Maharashtra, India under The Society Registration Act, 1860 vide its Registration No. MH/205-2001/THANE dated. 7th March, 2001. The Mandal is also registered with Charity Commissioner, Thane, Maharashtra, India under The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 vide its Registration No.F-9272-THANE dated. 31st May, 2001. The Charity Commissioner of Income Tax, Thane has issued Income Tax Exemption Certificate under Section 80G(5) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 on 15.12.2004 vide Commissioner of Income Tax,Thane letter No. THN/CIT-III/Trust/80-G/2004-05/1916 dtd. 15.12.2004with its validity from 01.04.2003 till 31.03.2006. Also Income Tax office issued registration certificate under section 12AA of the Income Tax Act 1961 on 15.12.2001 vide Certificate No. THN/CIT-III/Trust//2004-05/1916 dtd. 15.12.2004 and registered under serial No T-266 in the register under section 12AA at the Thane office. The certificates were subsequently renewed vide letter reference no : THN/CIT-III/80-G/730/UMM/08-09/670 dated 17.06.2008 & THN/CIT-III/80G/13/10-11/398 dated 31.05.2010. The Permanent Account Number (PAN) of Mandal is: AAATU1524B.
The Mandal is basically engaged in social and religious activities like, Promotion of Basic Education by granting scholarships and free-ships to deserving students. Imparting training on career counseling by arranging seminars from time to time etc. Promotion of Indian culture especially that of Uttarakhandi culture & tradition to the young generation. This is done by organizing various religious and cultural events from time to time. Cultural activities like celebration of all Indian festivals with their cultural rituals and festivities. Organizing of Gyan Yagya, like Bhagwat Katha Saptah, etc. Havans (Spiritual Holy Fire) with Vaidik Indian rituals. Bhagwat Katha Saptah are managed through Shri Raghuvir Dass Prabhuji, Medical Director, ISKCON, Juhu,Mumbai. Promotion of basic good old Indian human values like compassion, care, cleanliness, respect, honesty, integrity, non-violence, tolerance, and brotherhood, etc. Promotion of charity and assistance especially for educational and medical purposes. Besides providing financial assistance to the needy students, the Mandal has been distributing books, notebooks to deserving students. The Mandal has also provided financial assistance to needy persons for medical purposes. The Mandal keeps on organizing Medical Assistance Camps and has so far distributed hundreds of Medical Appliances to the needy in collaboration with Ali Yawar Jang Institute for Handicaps, Bandra, Mumbai, a Govt. of India, enterprise and the Local Municipalities in the region. The Mandal keeps on providing financial and non-financial assistance /guidance to individuals and other charitable institutions like Vraddhashram (Old Age Homes), orphanage, etc. The Mandal is also engaged in providing assistance in Teerth Yatras– Pilgrims to Uttarakhand specially Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. This is done through Shree Badrinath Tours & Travels. The Mandal is also conducting daily Yoga classes in collaboration with the Vasai West Branch (Dist Palghar) of Patanjali Yog Peeth, Haridwar.