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Bengaluru: Unshackling prisoners’ children, giving wings to their dreams

Vision is to establish a pro-active society for the children of convicts in an atmosphere where equality prevails.  Socare IND today houses 110 boys, 61 girls across three branches (Photo: SOCARE IND) Bengaluru: “The hands that serve are holier than the lips that pray,” was once quoted by the late V Mani. He was a

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So Care, a Trust and free home for children of convicts, also provides vocational training to youngsters not inclined or equipped to go to school or college,writes Aruna Chandaraju We are sitting at the office of So Care, a Trust and free home for children of convicts, talking to its genial Founder-Secretary V Mani. He

Music Program to raise funds for SocareInd

As a Reserve Bank of India employee, V.R. Mani used to cycle to work every day three decades ago. His route would pass by the then Central Jail, and it upset him to see the children of convicts sob and wail as their parents took leave of them. Moved by their plight, he was determined

Shruthi and Meiraba: Two children of SocareInd

Without a secure start, these children have achieved a measure of success In schools across the city on Monday, Children’s Day will be marked by cultural programmes, games and festivities. On this occasion, we bring to you stories of four children who have battled against tremendous odds, and despite not having the launch pad of

SocareInd Unit opens at Gulbarga

Regional Commissioner Rajneesh Goel inaugurating the Gulbarga unit of the Society’s Care for Indigent in Gulbarga on Sunday. The children of prisoners serving long sentences in different jails in districts in North Karnataka will have better opportunities with Society’s Care for the Indigent’s (Socare Ind) decision to establish a residential unit for them here. Socare

Harmony’s Silvers of the Year

A man who believes that the world is a dark place only when we close our eyes, he provides children of life convicts in Bengaluru, food, shelter, education and the courage to claim a future unsullied by social stigma When we meet Venkataragavachari Mani, he greets us with a bouquet of flowers, the cost of

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