Mangaluru: The Saanidya Residential School and Training Centre for the Differently Abled will hold “Ray of Hope”, a cultural evening, in support of “Saanidhya Shashwath Home” at on December 9 at 5.30 pm in Town Hall.
“Saanidhya” is a unit of Shree Ganesha Seva Trust for Exceptional Persons (R) was started in the year 2003. Presently, there are 160 mentally challenged children in the institution.
As the parents of these children are worried about who will take care of these children after us. And several parents have approached the trust to start a lifelong care centre. Shree Ganesha Seva Trust for Exceptional Persons has taken the initiative to start “Saanidhya Shashwath Home” for the differently abled above 25 years. Saanidhya Shashwath Home is the institution which will provide lifelong care for the adult mentally challenged aged 25 years. Hence in 2016, Shree Ganesha Seva Trust for Exceptional Persons has started Saanidhya Shashwath Home to provide lifelong care with all facilities with a cost of Rs 5 Crore.
Seeking the support for this wonderful project, Saanidhya has organised scintillating, dazzling and wonderful variety entertainment programme called “Ray Of Hope”. The programme is organised to raise funds from the philanthropists, donors and well-wishers of Saanidhya.
During this event, well-known artistes from the district and neighbouring state along with talented students of Saanidhya will be presenting a great day of entertainment. Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil will inaugurate this programme. Children of Saanidhya will present a Yakshagana “Mahishi Mooksha.” There will be a fashion show and group dance. Artistes from Bengaluru and Mangaluru will be presenting an orchestra. Natya Lahari and Star Girls will perform dances.
Saanidhya Residential School & Training Centre for the Differently Abled has received the Karnataka State Award for the service rendered towards the welfare of mentally challenged by the disabled and senior citizens in the year 2014 and Rajyostava District Award in the year 2015. Professor Na Vajrakumar received the state award for the best residential school for mentally challenged in the year 2009.
Mahabala Marala, President, Shree Ganesha Seva Trust for Exceptional Persons speaking to newskarnataka.com said, “From several years parents are approaching us to start a lifelong care centre for the mentally challenged students. Most of the parents are worried about who would look after their children after them. Hence with a noble cause, we have started the Saanidhya Shashwath Home. Already the work has been started to complete the building and this Rs 5 Crore rupees project. And to complete the work very soon we have decided to raise funds from the donors and hence this “Ray of Hope”, cultural event is organised on December 9. Presently there are 30 students in Saanidhya who’s age is about 25 years.