L`arche F.M.R.India

In India, L’Arche is a registered Society, FMR India (Fellowship with Mentally Retarded) and is an affiliated member of the international federation. The communities under FMR India are known as Asha Niketan (Homes of Hope).

The first Community started in 1970 inBangalore. Today there are five communities.

Each of the communities is governed by a local Governing Council of men and women who voluntarily give their time and skills. And are committed to the members of Asha Niketan.

FMRIndia– Asha Niketan was registered in April 1970 as a Society under the Mysore Registration of Societies Act of 1960. It has obtained S 80 G exception under the Income Tax Act of 1961 and has been granted the facility for the receipt of foreign funds under the FCR Act of 1975.

National President – Mr. F. T. R. Colaso, IPS (Retd. DGP Karnataka)

National Treasurer – Mr. Henry Pinto (Retd. Businessman)

General Secretary & National Coordinator – Mr. P. K. Kunikanaran (Social Worker)