Abhaya was born out of a deep concern for the helpless mental patients of the Government Mental Hospitals of Kerala. The relentless efforts of ABHAYA focused the attention of the public, the Government and in particular the Judiciary, on the pitiable conditions of the mental hospitals. The most significant achievement of ABHAYA was that after 150 years of isolation, the mental hospitals of the State were thrown open to public scrutiny. Consequently the mental health scenario of Kerala has undergone a healthy change..
Come, without fear, where there is help service and care for you.
I too am a refugee and I am here because of the kindness of India. Let this land be a refuge for the homeless and the most unfortunate. I bless this soil and pray for Abhayagramam.
H.H. Dalai LamaMonk
Abhaya is an institution which offers shelter to mental patients. It is a product of creativity and compassion. Its efforts in extending a helping hand to helpless mental patients are praiseworthy. The scientific methods adopted by Abhaya in dealing with the problems of patients are worth emulating.
Sugathakumari has been selected for the first O.N.V. Literary Award instituted by the O.N.V. Cultural Academy. The award carries ₹3 lakh, a sculpture, and citation.The O.N.V. Award is a national award for which writers from across the country will be considered.
The reason for the present water crisis is the destruction of nature in the name of development, said environmentalist and poet Sugathakumari. She was speaking at a river conservation project called ‘Ammayam Neyyar’ organised by Gandhi Harithasamrudhi.
At Parassala, Malayalam poetess Sugatha Kumari inaugurated the March organised by the Kerala Anti-Nuclear Support Group. She said the agitation against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant should not be left to the local villagers living around the nuclear plant. She recalled how the people of Kerala stalled the nuclear plant planned in Peringom, in North Kerala.