Moved by their plight, he was determined to do something about it. When he retired, he ploughed all his money to start Socare Ind (Society’s Care for Indigents) in 1999, aided by his supportive wife. Today, the home provides boarding, lodging and education to nearly 75 children of convicts. All the children attend regular private schools with state board syllabus both in English and Kannada, with financial support coming in from individual and corporate contributions.
To help these growing schoolchildren, Socare has organised Sur Sandhya 2011 on Christmas Eve, a thematic musical evening brought together by Saras Communications. Says Mr. Mani: “Saras Communications does not arrange ticketed concerts. They believe in bringing connoisseurs and music lovers together, who voluntarily and willingly contribute to the noble cause to help our objective get across. It will help our new initiative of buildings for our Socare – Bangalore and Gulbarga homes.”
Leading artistes from Mumbai and Bangalore — Abhijit Ghoshal, Madhura Datar, Archana Udupa, Chandrika Gururaj, Arvind, Deepak, Aparupa Gupta — will perform for an orchestra conducted by the renowned Shabbir, which will be a tribute to the greatest Bollywood music composers. Aditya Rao, noted vocalist from the U.S. and lead singer on the web-based music channel, Shruti Box, will be another attraction at Sur Sandhya.
Source : The Hindu