• The outreach program began in the “Garden Reach’ slums of Kolkata.
  • Mr. Chapal Khasnabis moved to the World Health Organization, Geneva, to the Department of Disability and Rehabilitation.
  • Ms. Albina Shankar, Deputy Director, becomes Acting Director. Mr. Michael Sanjivi appointed Director


Below Knee Prosthetic Plastic Modular Component ‘SATHI’ was launched



  • Rehabilitation Research and Training Centre completed-a model of accessible design, unique in the country.
  • State of art Prosthetic and Orthotic Workshop and Therapy Unit with modern technology initiated.
  • 12-month Lower Limb Orthotics, Prosthetics, Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant, and CBR training programs started
  • ‘Foot Production Unit’ started – one of the most accessible and modern production units managed
  • exclusively by women with disabilities.
  • Developed, designed, and launched the Pre – Fabricated Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (PFKAFO)
  • Organized the National Conference of Orthotics and Prosthetics Society of India (OPSI


  • The community-Based Rehabilitation program area expanded to 15 slums in Bangalore.
  • The “Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant Manual” was related with the support of Voluntary Service Overseas, UK
  • Facilitated setting up the Orthotics Centre at NIMHANS, Bengaluru


  • Two wheelchair-accessible mobile vans for transport service introduced along with a wheelchair bank


  • Organized an International Seminar on the Management of Polio in collaboration with the ISPO
  • Honorable Shri Khurshed Alam Khan, Governor of Karnataka, and Patron of Mobility India laid the foundation stone for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Centre


  • Therapy services are integrated with the Prosthetics and Orthotics unit.
  • Establishment of the Regional Resource Centre, Kolkata to provide rehabilitation services to Eastern and North Eastern regions.
  • Civic Amenity site allotted by Bangalore Development Authority to set up a Rehabilitation Research and Training Centre, Bangalore.
  • 14 youth with disabilities were trained in the “Training for Trainers” course in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Initiated Community Based Rehabilitation work in 5 urban slums, Bangalore


  • Workshop on “Endo-skeletal above-knee prostheses” with Indo-Can Orthopaedics, Canada. First research project on developing modular endoskeletal prosthesis with the Ministry of Defence: Defence Bio-engineering and Electro Medical Laboratory (DEBEL), Bangalore.
  • Lightweight plastic barefoot orthosis developed


  • Launched “Mobile Workshop” to provide rehabilitation services at the doorsteps in rural areas. The first orthotic knee joint, uni-lock barefoot orthoses, and endoskeleton prostheses were designed and developed.
  • Rehabilitation Aids Workshop by Women with Disabilities established. Ten women with disabilities trained as Orthotic Technicians.


  • Partnered with 12 grassroots organisations in South India, to provide short term training courses and technical support in rehabilitation services


  • Mobility India registered as a Society on August 2, in Bangalore

Founding Governing Body Members

  • Mr. Sundar Egbert, President
  • Ms. Sathyavathi Shamshuddeen, Vice President
  • Dr. Gerry Pais, Secretary
  • Dr. Veda Zachariah, Treasurer
  • Mr. D M Naidu, Member
  • Mr. Gautam Chaudhury, Member
    Mr. Karunakaran, Member
  • Mr. Chapal Khasnabis -Executive Director, and Ms. Albina Shankar, begin work at APD campus


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