Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled celebrated its 20th Anniversary on March 18, 2017 at Samarthanam HSR Layout premises amid corporate delegates, donors, sponsors, well-wishers, media and supporters. The event witnessed large participation from Samarthanam team who put on stage magnificent performances which gathered much applause and appreciation from the audience.
As Samarthanam completes 20 years of uninterrupted service to the society, Mahantesh G Kivadasannavar, Founder Managing Trustee of Samarthanam said, “This is just the beginning. We still have a longer way to go. Samarthanam believes in the building of an inclusive society providing equal opportunities without any discrimination and we are moving ahead full force. I feel proud to be standing here and addressing all my dear friends and peers without whom the journey would not have been possible.”
Anupama Dutt, Business Program Manager, Microsoft was part of the celebration who averred, “It is my privilege to be here today and be a part of the event. Samarthanam is celebrating 20 years and I am happy to see what the organization has been doing for the people. I take great pride in being here and I look forward to more such celebrations.”
Mahantesh expressed immense gratitude to each and every person who has been, directly or indirectly, associated with Samarthanam and supported in its growth and development. He said, “I take pride in the success of each and every beneficiary of Samarthanam. Though the organization is spread across 15 cities of India with its many programs and initiatives, our vision is to reach 100,000 persons with disabilities by the year 2020.” He said that vision 2020 would not be possible without the same continuous support as received in the past 20 years.
At the event, Vasanti Savanur, Trustee of Samarthanam presented
Samarthanam’s journey from past 20 years highlighting major achievements. She said, “I have been a part of the Samarthanam family since long and I feel proud to witness the growth of the organization from past 20 years. I believe that Samarthanam has still a long way to go empowering more persons with disabilities and being the umbrella organization for the entire world.”
The event also included giving away of prizes to the winners of Samarthanam Sports Day held on March 7, 2017.