About Us

Rural Awareness Service is a registered Non Governmental Organisation founded By Mr.M.David Ratnam. with income tax exemptions, foreign fund receiving eligibility.


Rural Awareness Service is a socio economic cultural association of persons/society founded by Mr. Matangi David Ratnam (Late) in 1991. He inspired by a great social scientist by name Rev Fr Michael Windy (Belgium), who came to India in 1946 and served the 1969 cyclone victims, which was created a severe damage and distressed many families. Mr. Matangi David Ratnam (Late) is one of the close associate of Rev, Father Windy in social work.

After gaining vast experience in social and developmental work, Mr. Matangi David Ratnam (Late) and other likeminded persons formed into an association and registered the society by name Rural Awareness Service under Act XXI of 1860 in the year 1991 in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Rev Fr Michael Windy, a doyen of social work in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Orissa, unfortunately died at the age of 86, due to liver ailment at Luven in Belgium on SEPTEMBER 21, 2009.

Fr Michael came to India in 1946 as a missionary and started Village Reconstruction Organisation Pedda Kakani near Guntur. His social work in 500 villages in the three states mainly focussed on Dalits, Tribals and Economically backward class. The VRO had built thousands of dwellings for the poor in Guntur, Hyderabad, Rajahmundry, Nellore, Kadapa and many more districts.

The Rural Awareness Service is registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act –FCRA, and it is also registered with the commissioner of Income Tax U/s12 A, and U/s 80 G 5 and (vi ) under Income Tax Act 1961. The organization is having Permanent Account Number (PAN) Account as well as the governing body members. The Rural Awareness Service is a member organization in various NGO networks to share and participate in development activities.

The Rural Awareness Service implementing several activities with the support of Government Departments, Ministries, donor agencies and also with the help of local volunteers and donors.

To know More About Our Activities.Please check out our activities in the following pages here...


Our Organization Details

  • Rural Awareness Service-RAS
  • Registered under the ISR Act XXI of 1860 Bearing Registration No:298/1991
  • Registered under FCRA With Ministry of Home Affairs Govt., of India Registration No:010190260
  • PAN. No:AAAR2067H- Having exemptions  U/s 12A & 80G of Income Tax Act 1961
  • Andhra Bank Account No:0052100116475 IFSC: ANDB0000052
  • FCRA Andhra Bank Account No:005211100002935 IFSC: ANDB0000052
  • Axis Bank Account No:917010052758580 IFSC: UTIB00000070
  • YES Bank Account No:058794600000472 IFSC: YESB0000587
  • ICICI Bank Account No:XXXXXX IFSC: ICIC0006307
  • General Body: 11
  • Executive Body: 7

Founder President

"We have a social responsibility and constitutional opportunity, so let us put them together to build society..."

- Mathangi David Ratnam

Executive Members

1. Perli Abraham Roojvelt, B.Tech, President
2. Jonnnalagadda.A.S. Kumar, M.A.,B.L.,vice-president
3. Bussa Shekina Babu, M.Tech, General Secretary
4. Nallamolu. Shiva Kumari B.Com, Secretary
5. Mathangi Pushpa Valli, B.A., Treasurer
6. Paladugu. Dahana Kumari, B.Com, Exe Member
7. Kancharla Prasad B.A. Exe Member

Contact address
P. Abraham Roojvelt, President, RAS
C/O Matangi David Ratnam D.No-3-402,
Vengalarao Nagar(V), Numbur Post,
Pedakakani(M), Guntur District,
Andhra Pradesh, India
Phone No: +91-9014133460/ +91-7386974097 WhatsApp: +91-9014133460/ +91-8919409899

Area Of Operation

"As per Memoranudm of Association RAS entitled to undertake comprehensive development activities in any part of Andhra Pradesh State. The present area of operation is confined to East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur and Prakasasm Districts "


Adult Literacy Project
Cyclone Relief
Environmental Awareness Camp
Construction Of Low Cost Toilets
Village Entrepreneurs
Consumer Awareness Camps
Computer Training Proigramme
HIV/Aids Awareness Camps
Early Childhood Education
Medical Camps
Balahita Spl Child Labor Schools
Vitamin ‘A’ Distribution
Vocational Training
(Tailoring, Embroidery, Carpentry etc.,)
Residential Bridge School

Funding Source

Since 5 years

India Bible Literature-Chennai
Deccan Development Society
Capart – Hyderabad
Village Enterprise Fund, USA
Urdu Academy A.P Govt.
Local Contribution
Public Donations
National Child Labor Department
Sight And Life Switzerland
Under Rajiv Udyogsri
Rajiv Vidhya Mission