Dear Friends,

Most of us here in India might not have been affected very much due to Global Economic Crisis. But it’s hard to note that it’s surely affecting the donations/contributions to various voluntary organizations like NGOs, Orphanages, etc. Despite such circumstances, one cannot deny the fundamental needs of food, shelter and clothing, simply because they are the very means of our existence. Present critical situation is only testing the perseverance of those who really want to contribute something back to the civil society, especially contributing to those who are in dire need. If you think you can help with ‘generosity’, then here is an opportunity to feed the needy. Makkala Mane need some help to full fill those fundamental needs of children. If you think you can contribute in whatever little way, please feel free to do so.

Grocery items Quantity Needed
Rice 200Kgs
Raagi 100Kgs
Toor Dal 25Kgs
Wheat 50Kgs
Edible Oil 20 Litres
Soaps and Detergents 200 in number
Other miscellaneous

items needed for cooking


Mr. Uday Kumar, Executive Director, Makkala Mane.
Mobile: 9880599261, Email: makkalamane@gmail.com

Also Visit Makkala Mane Contribution page. for more details


Dear Friends,

On behalf of ‘Samaja Vikasa Kendra Trust’, it’s board members, and all the children, we wish you a very very happy and prosperous new year. It gives us tremendous pleasure to thank you all for making the year 2008 a meaningful year filled with dynamic activities. We sincerely hope that your love & affection towards the children of Makkala Mane and Asha Kirana will continue in the years to come.

Wishing you all a wonderful year ahead!

Dear Friends,

We are glad to inform you that our consistent effort to get borewell water facility at Makkala Mane has succeeded. 17th December 2008 is a memorable day for Makkala Mane. Children of Makkala Mane have finally said good bye to occasional non-availability of water! This borewell project will be extremely crucial for completing the construction work at first floor of Makkala Mane.

Contributors: Radhika Mandal, Bangalore, Sri P.R Nagaraja Setty Smt. Shakuntalamma Charitable Trust, Ms. Anita Reddy and Friends, Ms. Sreelatha from IBM, Ms. Bhagya Sanketh, Ms. Smriti Atmaram

With a great humility, we extend our gratitude to all our well wishers who shared their love and affection, and extended their helping hand for the completion of this project. We hope that your generous help and support will continue in the future.

Yours sincerely,

S.B. Uday Kumar
Executive Director
Samaja Vikasa Kendra Trust

On 6th December 2008 children of Makkala  Mane, Ashakirana and MCT Quarters have participated in great walkathon 2008 to mark world day of disabled. A total of 71 children along with 15 volunteers and staff walked from Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru for about 3 kms. The event was organized by Samarthanam Trust for the disabled, Bengaluru in association with other organizations and corporate houses.

Walkathon2008To express the solidarity with disabled community Samaja Vikasa Kendra Trust(SVKT) actively participated in the event. The children of our homes i.e. Makkala mane, AshaKirana and the children from  our working areas happily joined the walkathon and enjoyed each and every moment wearing T-shirts and Caps with colorful balloons etc.,

Celebrities from all walks of life –  Cinema, Industry, Business, Education, Politics have enthusiastically joined the walkathon and made the whole event more colorful.

We congratulate all our volunteers and the organizers for making an opportunity to join great cause.

Click here to see the pictures.

In India, there are 16.4 lakh people who cannot speak, 12.6 lakh people who cannot hear, 61 lack people who cannot walk, over 22 lakh people who are not lucky enough to be mentally strong. We might not be able to eradicate disability of 2.2 crore people in India [Census 2001], but we can definitely show our solidarity towards “differently abled” people. We may take few more years to eradicate the feeling of discrimination against disabled, but we can definitely start taking initiatives to make that discrimination a distant memory.

If you are not aware, “The World Disabled Day” is celebrated on 3rd December world over. Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled has planned to mark this wonderful day by organizing the “Great Walkathon.” It’s not a marathon, but it’s an opportunity for all of us to walk for a noble cause. Walkathon is a platform to bring together people from different walks of life along with the differently abled and create a feeling of solidarity. The Great Walkathon intends to sensitize the public about the plight and difficulties of the disabled people and raise awareness find solutions to their prevalent problems.

Walkathon, when? where?
Date: 6th of December, 2008
Time: 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Venue: Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangaluru

The walk is for about 3.5kms starting and ending at Shree Kanteerava Stadium. The event is followed by cultural activities by our very talented blind & disabled children and from other institutions. Organizers are expecting a gathering of around 25,000 enthusiastic participants in this year’s walkathon.

Coincidently, “this year marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, making the commemoration of World Disabled Day all the more relevant. With 10% of the world’s population being differently abled, and a majority of this population living in the developing countries, creating awareness & sensitizing the public about this issue becomes very imperative. So let us come together to enforce the judiciary to make the State and Private infrastructure “Disabled Friendly”[Samarthana].”

If you think you “can be” a part of this event and express your solidarity for differently abled people, please do so. It’s a precious opportunity for all of us.

If you would like to contribute towards the event, please do so. Contact Supraja for registration. You can reach her at 98452 09884. Registration details and other benifits are as follows.

A) Registration Fees(Will be used for supporting differently abled people): Rs.50/-, Rs.150/-, Rs.500/-, Rs.1000/-, Rs.5000/-, Rs.10000/-

Note: If you would like to directly contribute, you can pay through a trust or NGO or any such organization. Example, If you make a payment through Makkala Mane (Samaja Vikasa Kendra Trust), 50% of the amount will directly go to Samaja Vikasa Kendra, and 50% will go to Walkathon (Samarthanam).

B) Additional Benifits:

  • Participation Certificates
  • Cap
  • T-shirt
  • Tax Exemption Receipt under Section 80G
  • 100% Tax Exemption Receipt under Section 35AC which would be used for the “Vidya Prasad, Mid-day Meal” programme of Samarthanam.
  • Mementoes
  • Souvenir

C)Modes of payment: Kindly issue Cash/Cheque/DD in favour of  “”Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled”, Bengaluru.
You Can transfer funds through online: Axis Bank A/C No- 227010100054029, ICICI Bank A/C No. – 005301026969, HDFC Bank A/C No.-01331110000020.

Walk in the Walkathon, express your solidarity, make a difference!

The Children of Asha Kirana, A home for less privileged children run by Samaja Vikasa Kendra Trust, performed street plays with other children (from schools in south Bengaluru) in 6 different locations in south Bengaluru. The children performed street plays with the themes focusing on water conservation, global warming, concern for senior citizens, religious intolerance, peer and parental pressure, etc.

Our children enacted the Play with the theme “Concern for Older Generations”.
The team consists of
1. Bhaskar as Grand father
2. Prakash as Husband
3. Channabasappa as Wife
4. Manikantan as Son
5. Manju, Parashuram and Daniel as young men of the society.
6. Bheemappa as Narrator.
7. Karthik, Bheemashankar & Umesh as co-artists.

The plays were presented at the Buoyancee centre in front of eminent judges on 15th November 2008. The street plays were judged on the basis of presentation, concept, co ordination, creativity and audience impact. Later the children were transported to different locations where they act out the plays in front of the public.

The objective of the event was to influence the watching crowd as well as the enacting children themselves. When young tender minds bring out a message to build a better society it will definitely easier for them to practice what they preached as older, matured adults.

The first play took place at Bouyancee centre, Diagonal road, Jayanagar 4th Block, Bengaluru. MLA of Jayanagar Sri. B.N. Vijay Kumar was invited as the chief guest. MLA of Chickpet Dr. D. Hemachandra Sagar was the guest of Honor. Children from 7 Educational institutions presented the street plays.

Samaja Vikasa Kendra Trust congratulates the organizers “The Buoyancee activity centre” for their initiative to take up the issues of the present day society and reflected the same in the form of street plays. We sincerely thank our volunteers, Shwetha, Soumya Rao, Ramya Angadi, and others who made this event a big success.

We as a Voluntary Organization look forward for more opportunities for the under privileged children which helps to create more awareness / enlightenment among both children and the society at large. The civil society organizations have to take lead role in the transformation process.

Today, Makkala Habba (ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಹಬ್ಬ, meaning Children’s Festival) was organised in Association with Aasare (ಆಸರೆ, meaning support) and EVOLVE groups of volunteers. The whole day event had a spirited and dynamic support from volunteers and well wishers of Samaja Vikasa Kendra Trust. The children of “Makkala Mane” and “Asha Kirana” (meaning Ray of hope) had a rare opportunity to showcase their talent in various sports and cultural activities. The program was held at the premises of Government Boys Middle School, B.P. Wadia Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore-560004.

collage - Makkala Habba


The motivation behind Makkala Habba was to instill confidence and ‘can to attitude’ in children of Makkala Mane and Asha Kirana. All the children (20 from Makkala Mane and 22 from Asha Kirana) participated in various competitions with lot of enthusiasm and fun. The children were divided into two age groups i.e. juniors and seniors. Here are various competitions held during Makkala Habba.

Competitions (9AM – 1.30PM)
Competitions (2.30PM – 6.00PM)
1. 100 Mtr Running Race

2. 200 Mtr Running Race

3. 200 Mtr Relay Race

4. Throw Ball

5. Obstacle Race

6. Musical Chair
7. Tug of War

8. Ball in the Bucket.

1.Solo Dance

2. Group Dance

3. Solo Singing

4. Pick & Speak
5. Drama

6. Drawing

7. Dumb charade

After all the competitions, our guests and volunteers helped us distribute the prizes for winners.

Sponsorship for the event:
With great humility we appreciate and thank our sponsors for their profound interest to make Makkala Habba a success. Rotarian Mr. Sathya sponsored the expenses of food for the whole day i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Energy Drinks and Fruits. Our volunteers pooled in money to organize this event. Samaja Vikasa Kendra Trust thank all those generous volunteers who made this event a reality.

Volunteers and well wishers:
Ms. Sowmya, Ms. Soumyashree Rao, Ms. Ramya Shreshta, Ms. Ramya Angadi, Ms. Vishalini, Ms. Kushboo, Ms. Sneha, Mr. Anirudh, Mr. Vinay, Mr. Gautam Sreeram, Mr. Sachin, Mr. Manjunath Singe and many others.

Samaja Vikasa Kendra Trust congratulates all the volunteers, Sponsors, Guests and invitees, and above all, to our Children for making Makkala Habba a memorable event.

Follow this link to see the pictures taken during the event. More details will be updated soon.