What they Felt....!
This is a community. I am struck by
the happy and kind faces of people in this home. They looked normal to me and I was baffled. My experience of what is normal and what is abnormal
Late. Dr. U.R.Ananthamurty
“As I have often said, I admire your creativity and work ethic which makes this place vibrant.
My best wishes to Manasa.”
Sri. Girish Karnad
ಮಾನಸಾಧಾರ - ಇದೊಂದು ಅದ್ಭುತ ಪವಾಡ, ಇಂಥ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆ, ಮನೆ, ವಾಸ, ಆಶ್ರಯ, ಶಾಲೆ, ಮಂದಿರವನ್ನು ನಾನು ಈವರೆಗೆ ಕಂಡಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ನಮ್ಮ ದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂಥದೊಂದು ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಅಸ್ತಿತ್ವವನ್ನು ನಾವು ಕಲ್ಪಿಸಲಾರೆವು. ಇದನ್ನು ಸಾಧಿಸಿದ ಡಾ. ಅಶೋಕ ಪೈ ರವರಿಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಡು ಹೃತ್ಪೂರ್ವಕ ಕೃತಜ್ಞತೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹೇಳಲೇಬೇಕು.
ಜ್ಞಾನಪೀಠ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ಪುರಸ್ಕøತರು
“I have known the Pai’s for over a
decade now and have a lot of regard for their activities in the area of Community Mental Health and also their successful efforts in putting
Shimoga on the Mental Health Map of India.”
Dr. Kiran Bedi
“Manasa is really a humanitarian
institution looking after the mentally ill. I found that the place is well maintained and inmates happy.”
N. Santosh Hegde
Everytime I visit Shimoga dear
Ashok and Rajani have something new and creative-Manasadhara tops it all-mother of all services.
Sri. Suresh Hublikar
The sheer enormity of human
problems which patients own kith and kin do not own, is
addressed with love and care. Great work.
Prof. S.A. Bari.
Vice-Chancellor, Kuvempu University
© Ashok Pai 2014