Akila Bharatha Mahila Seva Samaja (ABMSS) was set up in the year 1993 in Bangalore to promote the social causes of child and people welfare. Over the years, the organization has morphed from a catalyst, supporter, promoter, and sponsor for many causes. Since 2013, the organization went on to add Cleft India as the flagship programme.

Apart from cleft lip and palate, the organization also supports congenital facial deformities, other birth defects, awareness work in rural areas; education of doctors and medical personnel involved in supporting the charitable cause; speech and myo-functional therapy; and nutrition for under-nourished and malnourished children.


Every child born with a deformity has the right to a dignified life and should be given a second chance at life


To provide children born with deformities the access to safe, well timed and quality surgery.

cleft india

Cleft India is a consortium of implementing and supporting partners of international and Indian non-profits, corporations, hospitals and medical practitioners.

The goal is to provide free comprehensive treatment to all needy persons in India afflicted by cleft lip and palate, a common birth defect. The consortium has set out on a journey to impact 100,000 beneficiaries and care givers over the next three years in terms of direct medical aid, surgery, ancillary care, capacity building, awareness and outreach and so on under various programmes.

Cleft India was initiated in January 2020 by ABMSS, India; Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe, Germany; Persistent Foundation, India and Transforming Faces, Canada. Each partner comes in with a extensive experience in cleft care and a committed support.

Cleft India is coordinated by ABMSS which administers and implements the project at the ground level.

Cleft India has its footprints and regular activity at 34 Cleft Centers across the country, to read more visit cleftindia.org


Registered office: No 268, 6th cross, 1st block,Jayanagar, Bengaluru-560 011, Karnataka
• Registered under the Karnataka Societies Act, 1960 with Reg. No - 495 / 93-94
• Registered under the NITI Ayog, Government of India (Unique Darpan ID: KA/2017/0163612)
• Donations made to the Society are exempted u/s 80G of Income Tax Act., 1961
• Registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA Reg. No – 094420783 dated on  23.05.2016)
• PAN - AAAAA3304N
• TAN - BLRA18536A


The Society comprises of the Governing Council, an Advisory board, and the administration team. Members of the Governing Council are appointed on a rotation basis.

Resolutions of the last general meeting of members: 

The last general meeting of the members of ABMSS was held in Bangalore on the 11th November 2020. The following important decisions were taken:

• Approval of previous meeting proceedings

• Approval of the annual financial statements for the year 2019-20

• Approval of the annual report for 2019-20

• Appointment of auditors for the year 2020-21

• Approval of the budget for 2020-21

• Ratification all human resource and project activities

• Determination of the next general meeting of the members: August 2021



Laxmi Ananda Rao

             President              Educationist, Kumarans

Dr Ashish Shetty
 Vice President      Partner, Aesthete Lifestyle Dentistry

             Ameet Mirpuri                             Member (GC)              Partner, Design Studio

 Dr Chytra V Anand  
              Member (GC)                 CEO, Kosmoderma

Dr Dushyant Prasad

             General Secretary              Proprietor, Ueber Culture

Ajay Kumar P K
               Treasurer                 Universal Hospitals, Abu Dhabi

             Mahesh Shandilya                          Member (GC)              Partner, Maitriyee Agro Forestry


Dr Dushyant Prasad
Executive Director

Dr Jayanth B S 
Medical Supervisor

Mithun Amin
Senior Manager-Programmes and Operations

 Lakshmi Godavarthi  
Project Head- Speech

Muyeen Pasha
Asst. Manager-Operations

Prashanth G 
Senior Executive-Accounts


Dr Debolina Pramanick
Centre Coordinator-Kolkata CCC

Anis Fathima K
Centre Coordinator-Mysore CCC

MD Afroz
Centre Coordinator-Hyderabad CCC

Centre Coordinator-Bangalore CCC

Annual Reports

Annual Report 2020-21 Read/ Download
Annual Report 2019-20 Read/ Download
Annual Report 2018-19 Read/ Download
Annual Report 2017-18 Read/Download
Annual Report 2016-17 Read/Download
Annual Report 2015-16 Read/Download
Annual Report 2014-15 Read/Download

FCRA Reports

FCRA Report Apr 2021- Sept 2021 Read/ Download
FCRA Report Apr 2020- Mar 2021 Read/ Download
FCRA Report Apr 2019- Mar 2020 Read/ Download
FCRA Report Apr 2018- Mar 2019 Read/Download
FCRA Report Apr 2017- Mar 2018 Read/Download
FCRA Report Apr 2016- Mar 2017 Read/Download
FCRA Report Apr 2015- Mar 2016 Read/Download
FCRA Report Apr 2014- Mar 2015 Read/Download
FCRA Report Apr 2013- Mar 2014 Read/Download

FCRA Audited Financial Statements

Financial Statement 2020-21 Read/ Download
Financial Statement 2019-20 Read/ Download
Financial Statement 2018-19 Read/ Download
Financial Statement 2017-18 Read/Download
Financial Statement 2016-17 Read/ Download



          German Embassy, New Delhi           


German Consulate, Bengaluru


Schweizer Hilfe für Spaltkinder



Indian Society of Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies


  • Registration Certificate
  • 12A Certificate
  • 80G Certificate
  • FCRA Certificate