In the wake of India's Independence, a major wave of migration from Karnataka to Mumbai took place during the period 1950 to 1960. A majority of these families form a well-to-do and well-settled segment of the migrant population of Mumbai and its suburbs today. On the other side of this success story, it is the drastic distancing of second and third generations of these migrant families from the traditional values fading away from the native land.

S. N. Krishna

Governor Of Maharashtra Mumbai
I am glad to know that the Chinnara Bimba is celebrating its 5th anniversary on 14th November 2007.
Which is striving for the preservation and promotion of Indian Art and Culture has created a wonderful platform for children. It is gratifying to note that the Chinnara Bimba has imparting value education and knowledge to the children in the fields of Art, Culture, Religious festivals and traditions such as Yakshagana, Bhajans, Folk art etc. The work being done by Chinnara Bimba is commendable and needs to be sustained with enthusiasm in future also.
I congratulate the Chinnara Bimba on the joyous occasion of its 5th anniversary and send my greetings to all those associated with the organization .

Prakash Bhandary

Prakash Bhandary, a master strategist and an organization builder, displays in abundance the rare qualities of leadership in pooling human-resources, co-ordinating and implementing towards achieving set goals. The success story of Chinnara Bimba is a towering testimony to the contributions of Mr. Prakash. He has a passionate and inexplicable relationship with “Chinnara Bimba”- his foster child. He is by profession, a well-known, dynamic Police Officer in Maharashtra Police Force, now serving as Asst. Commissioner in the State Intelligence Dept. Mumbai. He combines in fine measure the traditional values of his native-land with those of the energetic work-culture of the metropolis of Mumbai- A city on the move. Dealing with people on the wrong side of law in his day-to-day work, he is convinced that inclusion of values in childhood is the best way towards a trouble-free society. 'A life firmly rooted in values', he reiterates, 'can never go wrong'. His vision for Chinnara Bimba: Consolidation of the activities, in both quality and intensity so as to make Chinnara Bimba the Architect of every child in Mumbai.

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