About Kanara Welfare Trust

It was way back in 1953, that Kanara Welfare Trust made a tryst with destiny. Kanara Welfare Trust has now completed six decades of its useful and fruitful existence. The message of the Trust is very clear – Service is endless.

Magnificent buildings, laboratories, libraries and beautiful gardens hold out a proof to the development and activities of the Trust. It should be remembered that the Trust is something more than a collection of bricks and stones. It is a living and growing organization. Thousands of well-wishers, philanthropic donors, admirers and not to speak of countless beneficiaries constitute this mighty organization.

Today we have a network of 44 Institutions all over the District – 3 Degree colleges, 1 College of Education, 7 Junior Colleges, 16 High Schools and other Social Service Institutions. The family of the Trust is growing day by day and there has been a significant increase in the number of students. Total enrolment is more than 10000. All these have been possible because of the careful and judicious management of the Trust.

Saga of Kanara Welfare Trust is the saga of sacrifice of one individual – Dr. Dinkar Desai – who was our great torch bearer and lent us all help to keep this torch burning and spread the light in to the farthest corners of the District. Since the death of Dr. Desai in 1982, the present Chairman, Shri S.P.Kamat is contributing his mite to keep the torch bright and blazing aloft. He is ably assisted by the other Trustees and stakeholders. The Trust has been conducting fresh and feasible experiments in the welfare of the people of this district from time to time under his dynamic leadership.

The role of the Trust in shaping the new generations fired by the spark of awareness of noble ideals has been great. The Trust has the ability and perseverance to carry out this great responsibility. We look forward to the whole hearted co-operation of the people and hope that the ceaseless endeavour of the Trust may bear myriads of fruits in the years to come.