Our Mission-Our Team

Our Mission

Advocacy, Education, Empowerment of Families

Work with multi disciplinary teams in hospitals and build Early Intervention Programs

Set up groups of volunteers and assess families with disabled children in the entire Dakshina Kannada district

Conduct camps and seminars on various issues of disabilities, to create awareness and provide education to families and society

Develop professional working relationships with other organizations who have developed successful early intervention models

Ensure parents are aware of their child’s problems and the challenges

Early Intervention and Remedial Services to include the parents and family members working with the Rehabilitation Professionals and to teach how to help the child

Connect with medical professionals who will provide early diagnosis and recommend early intervention

Provide Rehabilitation and Behavior services

Develop an individual plan for your child and help the family implement it

Develop specific strategies to help your child learn new skills and use them in different settings

Help reduce your child’s difficult behavior by understanding what the ‘cause’ of the behavior is and then teaching your child more appropriate behavior

Our Team

Arivu Trust was registered in Mangaluru during July 2015 with the following trustees.

  1. Dr.  K.S. Bhat
  2. CA Ravinarayana B.V. Bhat  
  3. Dr. B.V. Radhakrishna Bhat    
  4. Ms. G. Prakriti Bhat             


President – Dr. K. Sundara Bhat  

Professor and former Head of the Dept. of General Medicine at Father Mueller’s Medical College in Mangaluru. Dr. Bhat has a distinguished career exceeding 30 years and is continuing as a physician at the Father Mueller’s Hospital, Mangaluru. He holds an MBBS and MD from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal. Dr. Bhat served in Central Kerala for 6 years before returning to settle in Mangaluru.


Vice-President – CA Ravinarayana B.V. Bhat  

Mr. Bhat is a finance professional and Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He also qualified as Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Information Systems Auditor from USA.
He started his professional career as practicing Chartered Accountant at Bangalore. With the six years of practical experience he moved to Bahrain Airport Services, Bahrain. Since last 17 years, he works for Oman Air, national airline of Sultanate of Oman.


Founder/Director – Ms. Poornima R. Bhat

Autism Specialist and Counsellor

After completing her M.S. from Wright State University, Dayton, OH, she worked in Rehabilitation and Counseling areas at Albany, NY, USA. With a B.Sc (Electronics) from Bangalore University and a diploma in Computer Applications from Hyderabad Central University, Poornima decided to change the course of her career with a MS in Rehabilitation Counseling after having to bring up a special son and dreaming about creating ARIVU.


Treasurer/Secretary – Dr. Radhakrishna B. Bhat

With a Ph.D. in Metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, Dr. Bhat has served as a scientist at the Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad for 17 years. He accepted an invitation to be a visiting scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton OH, USA for 5 years. He later became a senior scientist at the GE Global Research Center, Albany NY, USA, for 6 years before returning to India for good in 2012 to settle in Mangaluru and realize his and his wife’s dream of ARIVU.



Mr.Krishna is a Practising Chartered Accountant. Started his practice in 1994 at Puttur of Dakshina Kannada. A fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, he is also a Diploma holder in Information Systems Audit issued by the ICAI.


Mr. V.S. Basavaraju

Executive Director-Strategy

The Association of People with Disability (APD), Bengaluru

Sr. Maria Jyothi A.C.

Founder Principal

St. Agnes Special School, Mangaluru