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 an initiative of ABMSS (Akila Bharatha Mahila Seva Samaja) and the German non profit organization, Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe e.V. to support underprivileged children born with cleft lip and palate and facial deformities.

In 2013, ABMSS partnered with Deutsche Cleft to provide needy children in India the access to safe and well timed comprehensive cleft care and surgery, completely free of cost.

From humble beginnings at 8 locations, the effort has grow into a pan India presence to over 30 locations covering 18 federal states, thanks to the generous support of many donors in India, Germany and the world over. In addition to the surgeries and ancillary care, the Cleft India Initiative supports awareness work in rural areas; education of doctors and medical personnel; speech and functional therapy; and provides supplemental vitamins and minerals to pregnant women and under nourished children.

Cleft India is part of THE CLEFT GROUP, a global initiative for the treatment of clefts led by Deutsche Cleft. The common goal is comprehensive care for cleft children at the highest possible level. THE CLEFT GROUP is currently active in Bangladesh, Bolivia, India, Peru, and Vietnam, and further co-operations are in the offing to extend treatment to even more children.


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 16th December 2019. The following important decisions were taken:

• Approval of previous meeting proceedings

• Approval of the annual financial statements for the year 2018-19

• Approval of the annual report for 2018-19

• Appointment of auditors for the year 2019-20

• Approval of the budget for 2019-20

• Ratification all human resource and project activities

• Determination of the next general meeting of the members: August 2020



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

  Robin Singh  
Former Indian cricketer

Prof. Dr. Paul C. Salins 

Vice President, Narayana Health​

Managing Trustee, Mazumdar Shaw Medical Foundation 

Dr. Ulrike Lamle

Spouse of the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany at Hongkong



  Dr Hans Florian Zeilhofer

Associate Vice President Innovation, University of Basel, Switzerland

Prof Dr Lun Jo Lou

  Director, Craniofacial Research Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan

Prof Dr Akhter Husain

Principal, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore


Dr Jayanth B S
Director-Programmes & Medical Supervisor

Mithun Amin 
Senior Manager-Programmes and Operations

Lakshmi Godavarthi
Project Head- Speech & CCC

 Muyeen Pasha  
Senior Executive-Operations

Prashanth G
Centre Coordinator-Bangalore CCC

Anis Fathima K
Centre Coordinator-Mysore CCC

Dr Debolina Pramanick
Centre Coordinator-Kolkata CCC

 MD Afroz  
Centre Coordinator-Hyderabad CCC

      Kallesh K P K     Coordinator-Outreach Bangalore CCC

Annual Reports

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 2020- Sept 2020 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 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


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Indian Society of Cleft Lip, Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies


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