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2. ORGANIZATION PROFILE
4.2 Vice president
5. ACTIVITIES OF THE ASSOCIATION
7. FUTURE PLANS
7.1 Proposed Projects
7.2 Current Activities planned
7.2.1 Increase in support services
7.2.2 Re-location of the Home to
more spacious premises nearer to the city
7.2.3 Purchasing paper-bags-making
8. FUNDS REQUIREMENT
8.1 Non-recurring expenditure
8.2 Recurring expenditure per year
Margadarshi, a voluntary service organisation
was formed in 1988, with the aim of providing equal access
to medical, educational, vocational training, work and play
to all categories of disabled.
The founders and members include persons with
disabilities themselves who are pursuing their independent
professions. They have taken up several initiatives and succeeded
in gaining access and building rapport with the community
which enable them to promote the cause of the disabled in
society and taking up their cause at various fronts and to
effectively convey the message that “disabled are differently
able” and they too can lead a dignified life if only
provided with equal opportunities”.
The association was initially formed with a
view to work for the common cause of the disabled community
by bringing together the affected and taking up their problems.
During the first few years, the association concentrated on
mobilizing membership and identifying the needy disabled.
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|Name of the Organisation
ASSOCIATION FOR THE HANDICAPPED
||No.75/6, Hulkul Complex
Opp. Urvashi Theatre
||Registered under the Registration of Societies
Act 1956 (of Karnataka State, India) as a charitable organisation
|Registration Number and Date
||601/88-89 & December 2,1988
|FCRA Number and Date
||094420709 & June 12,1997
|80G registration number under the Income
/718/10G/80/2000-2001/ CIT II
Valid from April 1, 2000 to March 31, 2004
|Contact person / Chief functionary
||Mr N Umakanth
Res phone: +91-80- 23402864
Off ph: +91-80-2275020/ 326
V V Shanthalakshmi
Res phone: 91-80-25532555
Off ph : 91_80_26343763
Mobile : 9448270785
email: [email protected]
|| Phone : + 91- 80-22235810
e-mail: [email protected]
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Margadarshi started working on certain fundamental values
- Every disabled person is first and foremost
a human being.
- Disabled persons should have opportunities
equal to their non-disabled counterparts in all spheres
of their growth.
- Disabled should have economic independence
and moderate living.
The mission of Margadarshi is to empower the needy disabled
in Karnataka by providing them social, educational, medical
and economic services and a strong foundation for an independent
and self satisfaction.
The objectives of the association include:
- To assist them to find suitable
jobs so as to make them self reliant and lead an independent
and honourable life in the Society just as others.
- To foster friendship and render assistance
to disabled persons.
- To promote welfare activities like providing
shelter, calipers, wheel chairs,etc.
- To encourage disabled persons to participate
in sports, social and cultural activities.
- Counseling to the disabled.
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Profiled here is a list of management committee
members, most of whom are physically challenged but gainfully
employed and doing volunteering work at no expense to the
Mr. N. Umakanth (53years), a physically challenged person
has been working with the Reserve Bank of India, Bangalore
since 28 years. He has participated in State, National &
International level sports activities. He is in charge of
Administrative activities of the association and counseling.
Mr. N Krishnamurthy (48 years), working with the Indian Telephone
Industries, Bangalore for the past 22 years, is responsible
for establishing contacts and building the association’s
network and also in the identification of needy beneficiaries.
He concentrates on the Public Relations activities of the
Ms. V.V. Shanthalakshmi (44 years), working with the State
Bank of India, Bangalore since 17 years, co-ordinates activities
in areas of medical services (surgeries and provision of aids
like calipers & wheelchairs), maintains the Home for disabled
women and assists in the fund raising activities. In general
she is in charge of overall activities of the association.
Ms. K.N. Seethalakshmi (44 years), employed with Karnataka
Milk Federation, Bangalore since 18 years, is responsible
for the accounting and maintenance of accounts and also assists
in fund raising activities of the association and in the administration
of Home for the disabled women.
Mr. H.T. Krishna Reddy, has been working in Hindustan Aeronautics
Limited for 20 years is a sports person, has participated
in several sports meets for the disabled at the National and
International levels and has varied experience in conducting
several sports activities for the disabled at National and
State level Meets for the disabled. Interested to start a
Ms. K.M.Geethamrutha, also a member of the
Committee, has involved herself fully in the activities of
the Association, in furtherance of its objectives consequent
upon her resigining fromVysya bank .
Working honorarily to the Association as correspondent and
coordinator among our committee
Besides the above members in particular, other
members in general are evincing interest in the activities
of the Association and thus rendering very valuable service
in promoting the objectives of the
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ACTIVITIES OF THE ASSOCIATION
The association has taken several initiatives
in line with its objectives of assisting its target group
of beneficiaries. This includes:
camps are being organized regularly to identify disabled persons
in urban and rural areas of Hassan, Bangalore, Mandya and
Hessarghatta chikmagalur , Hospet taluks respectively, situated
in Karnataka State, India. Treatment and aid in the form of
crutches, wheelchairs, calipers etc. have been provided to
nearly 250 needy disabled persons. Arranging operations for
children / persons whose conditions could be improved with
corrective operations have also been successfully undertaken.
5.2 Counselling the disabled on medical, educational,
vocational, emotional and other issues.
of wheel chairs, calipers and crutches to the deserving people.
of telephone booths to disabled persons to facilitate self-dependence
which amounts to small entrepreneurial activity.
painting, cultural activities and competitions for disabled
5.6 As part
of its continued commitment to add value and holistic services,
the association has set up a Home for the disabled women since
April 1999. The Present address is
Margadarshi Home for disabled women,
# 47/1 Annaiah Reddy Road Ulsoor Bangalore 560 008. Ph 25570841.
In India in a rented building.. The Home provides
shelter and food to the needy disabled women and children.
sports activities for disabled persons at State and National
donation camps have been organized with the collections handed
over to the blood bank of Red Cross Society.
5.9 The Association
conduct Lectures and Workshops in schools. This has helped
negate diffidence and has boosted the morale of the physically
5.10 The Association
has participated in numerous exhibitions to create an awareness
about the issues and projects in its sphere of activities
as also to provide a base for its fund-raising and support
bags are being made at Home for the disabled women to keep
the inmates engaged and also a earning media as as contributions
form the inmates for the maintenance of the Home at Ulsoor.
Margadarshi Non Government Organization (NGO)
has taken several developmental activities to the
Disabled. However, this initiative could not be brought into
reality without the involvement of several well-wishers &
supporters including Corporate sectors who have contributed
for the smooth function of the Association .
- Infosys Technologies Ltd
- BFL Software Ltd
- Wipro Ltd
- GDR Software Ltd
- BPL India Ltd
- Swift Technologies Ltd
- Mr. C.Narendra
- Manipal Hopital
- Dr. K Srinivasan
- Dr. V P Perumal and many others.
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- To increase the capacity of the
Home in order to accommodate more people.
- To locate a place for the Home nearer
to the city for easy access to the doctors to visit and
examine the patients regularly and give treatment required.
- To establish a residential Integrated
school for disabled children.
- Establishing a vocational training centre
to impart skills to potential entrepreneurs to become self-reliant.
- The association also has plans for arranging
financial assistance to self-employed disabled people.
- To provide hostel facilities for those
coming from outside Bangalore for treatment.
- To create a centre for manufacturing items
like calipers, crutches and other equipment necessary for
- To establish an integrated facility in
its own premises comprising a Home for the disabled, vocational
& rehabilitation centre etc.
Even though the association has planned many
activities to be taken up as mentioned earlier, it is not
feasible to start all the activities at once. Hence the following
proposals will be taken up on priority basis.
Increase in Support Services
During the year ahead ahead, the Association
plans to step-up its overall activities in order to extend
the benefits therefrom to a larger number of beneficiaries.
Having successfully carried out various such projects during
the past, the Margadarshi team is geared up to meet the challenges
involved in carrying out projects which will include:
- Donation of aids like crutches, braces,
wheel-chairs and Tricycles etc
- Conduct of medical camps
- Support towards set-up of small entrepreneur
- Conduct of sports and cultural activities
- Conduct of Vocational Training and awareness
Re-location of the Home to more spacious premises nearer
to the city
Margadarshi’s Home for the disabled
is currently housed in a building situated in Bangalore. It
is able to cater to around 20 inmates presently.
Vocational training programs like bag-making,
tailoring, candle-making, greeting cards, and other handicrafts
etc., are also proposed to be organized for the inmates as
also other members of the disabled community.
As part of its current vocational program,
the association has trained inmates of its Home to make paper
bags. This provides them with an opportunity to be gainfully
employed and the income generated supports the programs of
Recognising the potential in the area, in line with the ban
on usage of plastic bags by several governmental agencies,
the Association intends to enlarge its activity. The association
proposes to procure semi-automatic machines for the manufacture
of paper carry bags which will enable the manufacture of higher
volume and better quality of bags. The process of manufacture
is simple and the inmates can be trained to handle the same.
Suitable arrangements will be made for marketing the product.
Noted here is the requirements for managing
25 disabled members at any given time.
||Amount in USD (approx)¬†
||Amount in Indian Rupee (approx)
||For 2 acres of land
||Rs 15 lakhs
||Construction of building
||Rs 20 lakhs
||Rs¬†¬† 8 lakhs
||Car / Jeep
||Rs¬†¬† 3 lakhs
||Furniture, fixtures, fans, cots, beds, dining table,
water purifier, solar water heater, telephone, kitchen
and other equipment for home
||Rs¬† 5 lakhs
||Rs¬† 1 lakh
||Rs 52 lakhs
Expenditure Per Year
||Amount in USD (approx)
||Amount in Indian Rupees (approx)
||Maintenance of Home (per year)
||Rs¬†¬† 3 lakhs
||Rs¬†¬†¬† 1¬† lakh
||Philanthropic activities (medical, educational, and aids)
||Rs¬†¬† 3 lakhs
||Rs¬† 7 lakhs
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The activities of Margadarshi have been very
much appreciated with supportive donations with a view to
extending the services for the poor and needy disabled. Our
efforts have been successful as our message of promoting the
welfare of the disabled has gained ground in the society for
the cause of disabled and provided new enthusiasm for the
organization to carry forward its measures with beneficiary-centric
approach and participative mechanism. In this journey of development
we invite the prayers, blessings and support, both material
and monetary, suggestions from everyone who are concerned
for our cause.
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Appeal for Contribution
The work undertaken by Margadarshi has become only possible
through the generous support of our friends and other philonthropic
public. We are committed to using every rupee and cent donated
to us in the most cost effective way to produce the maximum
result. Please assist us to continue to support more people
with disabilities to start a new life.
Brief details of the expenditure involved
in the activities and projects of the Association, are furnished
in the Annexure. Further details of specific projects would
be furnished on request.
All donations are tax exempt in India under
section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Margadarshi has been
registered under the Home Ministry of the Government of India,
(Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 1976) facilitating receiving
of foreign contributions.