Project Ankur-Phase 1

To establish the necessary infrastructure, thereby enabling ARIVU Early Intervention Centre for Special Children, to create awareness among parents/teachers about various disabilities, assessment of the needy children, creation & maintenance of a data base of such children and providing early intervention services for special children in and around Mangaluru was funded under Karnataka Bank Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Scheme. Inauguration of the new Sensory Integration Play Area created under this project was held on December 22nd, 2017 and Shri Ravindranath Hande H.P., DGM Corporate Planning, Karnataka Bank was the Chief Guest who performed the inauguration. While Dr. Radhakrishna Bhat and Ms. Poornima R. Bhat presented the details of the project and the usefulness of the facilities created, Dr. Shilpa Hegde MD, Assistant Professor, A J Hospital & Research Centre talked about normal child development milestones and why it is important to have assessment and diagnosis of disability at an early stage so as to provide early intervention that has greater chance of success. While Shri Ravindranath Hande emphasized the role of Karnataka Bank in Social development, Dr.K.S.Bhat, President, ARIVU TRUST® thanked Shri Mahabaleshwara M.S., MD & CEO, Karnataka Bank for readily supporting and providing the financial support  and Shri Ravindranath Hande for performing the inauguration. Shown below are glimpses of the inaugural function and the facilities created.