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 changed here.

Late. Dr. U.R.Ananthamurty
Jnanapeetha Awardee.
“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
Jnanapeetha Awardee

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.

ಡಾ.ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ ಕಂಬಾರ,
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
IPS (Retd.)
“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
Former Lokayukta.
Everytime I visit Shimoga dear Ashok and Rajani have something new and creative-Manasadhara tops it all-mother of all services.

Sri. Suresh Hublikar
Cine Director
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
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