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 focussed the attention of the public, the Government and in particular the Judiciary, on the pitiable conditions of the mental hospitals.



H.E. Smt. Pratibha Patil, President of India presenting Dr.Durgabai Deshmukh National Award to Abhaya for Womens'  Development Programmes. Secretary Sugathakumari receives the award at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on 5.2.2008


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 Lama

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

H.E. Sri. K.R. Narayanan