Ashvasan Foundation was started by Lalita Shivaram Ubhayaker and is now spearheaded by her daughter and Managing
Trustee, Ms Malavika Ubhayaker Bijur. They held their annual seminar “One Step
at a Time” in association with the Rotary Club of Bangalore on Saturday
August 3, at the Rotary House of Friendship.
Ashvasan Foundation is a charitable, non-governmental voluntary organisation
that reaches out to the aged and the lonely. They give the elderly, care and concern without
expectations, solely with the aim to instil and restore a sense of self-esteem,
confidence and dignity in the elderly. Ashvasan caters to the health ,
nutritional and activity needs of the elderly, as well as providing them with social support.
The seminar was presided over by Rtn. Dr. Elizabeth Cherian Paramesh, President of the Rotary Club of Bangalore. Mr Sudhakar Rao, IAS (Retd), Former Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka was the Chief Guest. Rotarians Shanti Baliga, Sitalakshmi Chinappa, Dr Gertrude D Souza, Vincent Raj, Ann Vasundara Raj, and Rtn.Chetan Kamani were also present at this seminar.
Mr Sudhakar appreciated the activities of the Ashvasan Foundation and reminisced about his association with the founder Smt Lalita Ubhayaker. President Elizabeth Cherian Paramesh in her address mentioned that the Rotary Club of Bangalore has as its planned project for the year, support of the elderly in terms of refurbishing elderly care homes and setting up a new home for the absolutely needy elderly.
also said that the future of elderly care is multi-generational and that one is
as old as their soul. Hence, keeping the soul young would ensure that one is
young forever. She insisted that it is essential that the elderly are not socially
isolated. She also presented a cheque for Rs 10,000/=
as a contribution to the Foundation from
Ranjan Shetty, Interventional Cardiologist, Manipal Hospital, spoke on “Keeping
the Heart Healthy” and Ms Jayashree Ashok,
Founder Director of the Creative School and Pragya Living Centre spoke
on ”Emotional Well-being”.
the years, the Ashvasan Foundation has
touched the lives of hundreds of aged and lonely citizens in Bangalore. The Rotary Club of Bangalore is proud of its
association with the Ashvasan Foundation.