Mahantesh G Kivadasannavar, Founder Managing Trustee of Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, President of Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) and World Blind Cricket Ltd (WBC) was awarded the prestigious “Kempegowda Award” presented by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for his exceptional service to the society. Mahantesh received the award at BBMP Head Office from our Worshipful Mayor of Bengaluru city, Smt G. Padmavathi. The Mayor has been largely involved in welfare activities for a greener Bengaluru and also prominently honouring people with a practice for social service.
On this ocassion, Mahantesh said, “It is a great honour to receive the award from BBMP and Smt G Padmavathi and other distinguished guests. Samarthanam believes in serving the society for its best and I am glad to receive such recognition from BBMP which is highly encouraging and motivating. I truly respect her worshipful mayor for her outstanding work for the society and I am happy to be a part of this award along with many other eminent people.” He also added saying that Samarthanam is moving ahead with a vision to touch 100,000 lives of people with disablities by 2020 and hoped to achieve the target with great support from people.
The ceremony was witnessed by many friends and family of Mahantesh along with his supporters, well-wishers and Samarthanam team, who were very delighted to be a part of the event.