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The All Karnataka Children's Association more popularly known as "MAKKALA KOOTA" founded in 1938 by Smt.r.Kalyanamma, is a registered association under the Mysore Societies Act working for the cause of children Smt.r.Kalyanamma was a Veteran Social Worker, Bench Magistrate, First Women vice-President of Bangalore Municipality now Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike.

The Association is located in the heart of the City of Bangalore with a spacious playground and sprawling trees adding to its beauty. Appreciating the services of the Association, the entire area is named as “Smt.R.Kalyanamma Chidren’s playground is leased by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike for 99 years. This is the oldest Children’s Association in the State of Karnataka catering to the needs of the younger generation for the past 78 years.

So far the Association has conducted 30 Children’s State Level Conferences in different parts of Karnataka and 49 children’s Annual Summer Camps and the 50th is in progress at Bangalore.

A good number of children have participated in these State Level Conferences and summer camps and are benefitted to become good citizens of India.

Quite a number of important persons have visited our Association. Smt.Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, several VIP’s, Governors and Chief Ministers of the State and Mayors of the City of Bangalore has been gracious to visit the KOOTA and have appreciated the activities of the Association.

On recognizing the services rendered by the Association, the Government of Karnataka have awarded a Citation and have encouraged the Association to render greater services for the cause of children.

About Founder :

At the age of 9, Smt.R.Kalyanamma was married and after 45 days of the marriage she became a widow. She passed English and Kannada lower secondary Examinations in her 13th year.

Once Smt. R.Kalyanamma went to visit His Highness the Maharaja of Mysore, Sri Nalmadi Krishna Rajendra Wadayar. Then His Highness himself came and welcomed her and appreciated her interest in the welfare of Makkala Koota and its activities and gave some donation to the progress of Koota.

During the year 1960, the then President of America, Sir John Kennedy paid a visit to Bangalore and knowing the activities of Smt.R.Kalyanamma in various fields invited her to America. Due to health problems she could not utilize the invitation offered.

Knowing the social services rendered to the society by Smt.R.Kalyanamma in the year 1935 at the time of Dasara, she was awarded the First Grade Seva Award of Gold Medal by His Highness Sri Nalmadi Krishna Raja Wadayar, Maharaja of Mysore State.
Executive Committee Members
Sri.T.V.Maruthi - President
Sri. K Mohandev Alva - Vice President
Sri.A.R.Gopal - General Secretary
Sri.H.S.Ramesh - Treasurer
Sri.S.V.Venkatachalam - Joint Secretary
Members
Prof.G.Aswathnarayana
Smt.S.Ramadevi
Sri.K.P.C.Swamy
Sri.M.Raghavendra
Sri.S.Yogeeshwara Rao
Sri.M.G.Venkatesh
Sri G Muniswamy - Associate Member
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