Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled founded in 1997, is an NGO working towards facilitating opportunities to enable persons with disabilities and the underserved to keep pace with the rest of the society by providing quality education, accommodation, nutritious food, vocational training and placement based rehabilitation. It was established by Mahantesh G Kivadasannavar along with his schoolmate and childhood friend, Late. Nagesh SP. The organization is affiliated to the World Blind Union and one of those few non profits to be awarded the Special United Nations Consultative Status in 2015. Samarthanam has its presence pan India with 15 offices and burgeoning reach. It reaches out to beneficiaries from diverse verticals through multiple divisions spread across India.
Walkathon is an annual feature organised by Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled on a specific theme to commemorate the World Disability Day. It is a public event organised to mainly involve people across the country and spread awareness on a common cause. Walkathon is perceived as an event made to create awareness and more importantly call for concerted action.
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I want to place my appreciation on behalf of ALLERGAN to every member of the Samarthanam group for their sedulous efforts and doing it with tremendous fervour………..while there are many things people can think of doing on a Saturdayafternoon it was so touching to see people coming in large numbers to represent a cause like this. It outlines the efforts put in by your team and reaching out to every nook and corner of the city. We are proud of our association in this event and we look forward to seeing Samarthanam grow even bigger and reach out to many and create a huge impact in the society.
SRIDHAR RANGANATHAN • MANAGING DIRECTOR, ALLERGAN INDIA
I have great admiration for the city of Bengaluru and I am glad to be a part of an event which is directed towards saving the greenery of the city. Samarthanam Walkathon’s motive is ideal and inspirational. It is to raise awareness on the importance of our environment and I have a high regard for the initiative. The organization’s efforts are appreciable and I strongly believe that we all should adopt greener ways of life and also encourage people around to follow the same. It would not only make the city greener but also reduce on the other environmental concerns as well.
UPENDRA, ACTOR, FILM MAKER & BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR WALKATHON 2017
Being concerned about nature is a very good intention. It is mother earth which is going to protect us and our future generations. Samarthanam has organized an event for protecting the environment and I am happy to be the Guest of Honor. It gives me great pleasure to be a part of the event concerning the city’s greenery and it is great to see that many people have come forward to be a part of Walkathon 2017. It signifies that people are
eco-conscious and that is excellent.
SAALUMARAADA THIMMAKKA, ENVIRONMENTALIST AND GUEST OF HONOR FOR WALKATHON 2017
Our very existence and survival is linked to the well-being of environment. In process of making a greener environment, Samarthanam organized Walkathon is a brilliant initiative. The event signifies that wellness of our environment is directly related to wellness of us. Every individual has an important role in protecting environment and I appreciate the efforts laid by Samarthanam in gathering people to raise awareness.
SWATI SINGH, MINISTER OF STATE OF WOMEN WELFARE, GOVT OF UTTAR PRADESH
At Northern Trust, we believe organizations with a demonstrated commitment to corporate social responsibility create greater value for shareholders and key stakeholders. We proudly advocate corporate citizenship, philanthropy, and support for the diverse communities and environments in which we operate.
In India, our employees demonstrate our culture of caring through volunteering and giving back to communities where we all live and work. Northern Operating Services is privileged to be associated with Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled and partner on its initiatives to support people with disabilities, education and a greener planet. We are proud to support the 13th edition of Bengaluru Walkathon.
Landmark Group believes in being part of those initiatives which bring change over the time. Samarthanam is one such organization which is working towards bringing change in a sustainable manner among certain sections of the community. Walk-A-thon is one of those platforms which bring various sections of the community for a common cause. This year, the focus is on clean environment and creating an effective awareness about the impact of environment degradation across all ages. Landmark Group is happy to be part of such efforts taken up by Samarthanam. Landmark Group is glad to be with Samarthanam in their effort to sensitize people about their social responsibilities.
HEMANTH MADEGOWDA, HEAD-SOCIAL INITIATIVES, LANDMARK GROUP
The CSR of Walkathon 2018 The event would serve as a platform to sensitise and raise awareness on digital literacy fulfilling the social responsibility of corporate supporters.
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