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MILESTONES -2005-2014

MILESTONES -2005-2014


  • National Award for ‘Outstanding Work in the Creation of Barrier-Free Environment for Persons with Disabilities’ by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Disability Affairs, Government of India.
  • SAARC conference organized on ‘Best Practices in Rehabilitation Therapy’. Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, Member, Mobility India was the keynote speaker.
  • Jo Millar Memorial award to students for outstanding performance and overcoming various challenges introduced.
  • Partnered with CBM and other NGO’s to launch the ‘Include Vidya’ campaign, placed eighteen recommendations to the Minister for Primary Education, Government of Karnataka


  • Ms. Stuti Kacker, Secretary, Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Ms. Poonam Natarajan, Chairperson, National Trust and Dr Sara Varughese, Regional Director CBM visited Attibele CBR project area.
  • First pilot workshop on WHO Wheelchair Service Training Package
  • Basic level in the South East region in collaboration with WHO Geneva and its Southeast Asia Regional Once.
  • Building the capacity of Institutions & Professionals for Rehabilitation Therapy Service Delivery in the eight conflict affected states of North and North-East.




  • Initiated CBR project in peri-urban Jigani Hobli, Anekal taluk, Bangalore Rural
  • Organized the first ‘Community-Based Rehabilitation World Congress’ in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. 1100 delegates from 91 countries participated.
  • MI chosen as the nodal agency representing rural Chamarajanagar and Urban Bangalore at the district level


  • National Seminar on Development of Quality Control Tools for Prosthetics & Orthotics Device organised.
  • A Trainer’s Guide to the “Rehabilitation Therapy Handbook” published.
  • Contributed to ‘Community based rehabilitation: CBR guidelines’ publication of WHO
  • Co-hosted and launched the ‘Community based rehabilitation: CBR guidelines’ at the National level


  • Hon’ble President of Iceland, Mr. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson visits Mobility India
  • First pilot training in WHO Wheelchair Service Training Package – Basic level. The only institution to integrate into the regular curriculum of Training.
  • ‘Mobile Repair Workshop’ launched in Chamarajanagar.
  • Revised edition of “Rehabilitation Therapy Handbook” published


  • International Year of Sanitation – built 640 accessible toilets in the taluks of Chamarajanagar, Attibele and Jigani, Karnataka.
  • Diabetes management is included in Rehabilitation services.


  • The first institute in South India to start Bachelor’s degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics, (BPO) affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, and recognised by the Rehabilitation Council of India
  • Contributed to WHO Guidelines on the provision of manual wheelchairs in less-resourced settings.
  • Workshop on validation of the WHO CBR Guidelines organized by the World Health Organisation, Rehabilitation Council of India and Leonard Cheshire International, UK.
  • CBR project expanded to Attibele, Anekal Taluk, Bengaluru District.


  • Ms.Albina Shankar appointed Director
  • The only training institute in India recognised by the ISPO for its 18 months Lower Limb Orthotics and Prosthetics Training.


  • A challenging CBR project on ‘Inclusive Education and Livelihood Opportunities’ was initiated in Chamrajnagar District, Karnataka.
  • Three-week course on ‘Wheelchair Service Provision’, in collaboration with Motivation, UK
  • Hosted the ‘International Consensus Conference on Wheelchairs for developing countries’ organized by USAID, WHO and ISPO.


  • The Certificate course in ‘Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant’, recognized by the Rehabilitation Council of India.
  • Introduced Wheelchair service delivery




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