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What is society ?
Society can be described as an association of person united together by mutual consent to jointly
or some common purpose.

Pools defines society to include club, institution or organization or Association of persons by
hatsoever name called.

The provisions of the Societies Registration Act, 1860 aims at improving legal conditions of societies established for promotion of literature, science or fine arts or for diffusion of useful knowledge or for charitable purposes.

Who can Form a Society?
Society can be formed by minimum seven or more persons, eligible to enter into a contract including the following:-

i.  Foreigners, even if all the subscribers are foreigners 
(There is anomaly in different state laws on this issue. Some state laws do not permit foreigners to from a society in India. For example, the form of by–laws prescribed under the M.P.State Society Registration Act. has put a necessary condition for registration that every member should be an Indian citizen).
ii.  Partnership firms.
iii. A Limited Company.
iv. A Registered Society.

Purpose for Which a society can be formed-
A society can be formed for the promotion of literature, science or fine arts or the diffusion of useful
nowledge/ political education or for charitable purposes. Section 20 of the principal Act specifies the following purpose for which societies may be registered under the Act:
1  Grant of charitable assistance.
2  Creation of Military orphan funds.
3  Societies established at the General Presidencies.
4  Promotion of Science.
    - Literature
    - Fine Arts
    - Instructions or diffusion of useful knowledge
    - Diffusion of political education
    - Foundation or maintenance of libraries or reading rooms
    - Public museum and galleries of paintings
    - Work of art
    - Collections of natural history
    - Mechanical and philosophical inventions
    - Instruments
    - Designs

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