SOCARE IND (Society’s Care for Indigent)
Socare Ind (Society’s Care for Indigent) is the labour of love of the late Mr V Mani and Mrs Saroji Mani, who started the organization in 1999, post retirement as an Assistant General Manager, Reserve Bank of India. Born into a middle class family, he grew up with good morals and values, building a strong foundation in life.
While commuting to work every day, he used to pass by the Bangalore Central Jail where he observed children crying outside the gates. With the breadwinner of the family in prison, these children had absolutely no support from society. Before retirement, he decided to contribute towards making life better for these children.
With the help and encouragement of his supportive wife, Mrs Saroji Mani, Socare Ind was born in June 1999. They decided to give his retirement money and all their life earnings, including their own residence, to this valuable cause. His dream has now become a reality and everyone has the opportunity to be a part of this noble cause.
Sri Sri Mahaswamiji of Sringeri Sharada Peetam commended the work of Socare Ind and adopted it as a unit of Sri Sharada Peetam in the year 2007, with a commitment to support the cause of Socare In
Late Mr. Mani & Mrs. Saroji Mani
“The hands that do the work are much holier than the lips that pray”.
Girls hostel at Laggere, Peenya.
Boys hostel at Laggere, Peenya.
Hostel for Boys & Skill Development Center
Outside Support for Education
Socare Ind also provides financial support to children, who, due to family exigencies, opt to leave the hostel and continue their studies in their respective home towns. Such financial support is also extended to these children on occasions such as untimely death of parents.
The academic achievements of these children have been consistently good, as revealed by the distinctions scored by many of them in their respective term examinations or courses. It is our vision to establish an environment to help these children who are otherwise shunned by society and exploited at times, forcing them to become antisocial.