• On 11th September 2012, Dakshinya has been awarded “Pratibha Puraskar Award, 2012,” by Acharya Nagarjuna University, Nagarjuna Nagar, Guntur of A.P., for the outstanding services rendered to the poor, needy and disabled children. Dakshinya Founder & Chairman, Dr. T. V. Rao, received the award from the hands of Prof. K. Viyyanna Rao, Vice Chancellor.


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    Dr. T.V. Rao, Founder & Chairman receiving the National Award for Child Welfare - 2010, from Ministry of Woman & Child Development,   New Delhi.  from the hands of Smt. Krishna Thirth Hon'ble Minister Woman and Child Welfare on 14th November 2011 at Vignan Bhavan, New Delhi.



  • Dr. T.V. Rao Receiving the PREMLATA PESHAWARIA NATION AWARD from the hands of smt Poonam Natarajan, Chair person, National Trust on 24th January 2010 at Kochin



  • Natinoal Status Award: Dr. T.V. Rao, Founder & Chairman Dakshinya has receivedNational Status Award for Social Development, 2007 from the hands of Shri Anees Durrani, AICC Secretary, New Delhi.


  • Best Individual Parent of the Person with Disability: For the year 2007, theNational Trust under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, New Delhi has awarded the Best Individual Parent Award to Dr. T. V. Rao through the hands of Smt. Meira Kumar, Hon’ble Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment on 26th September 2007.

  • FAPCCI: Omprakash Tibrewala Foundation Award : On 12th of June 2004, Federation of A.P. Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FAPCCI) has awarded Dr. T. Venkateswara Rao, Founder, in recognition of the institute for the service of Mentally Handicapped Children at its Federation House, Hyderabad, A. P. India.

  • Service Bravery Award: In recognition of his service, Godfrey PhilipsIndia Ltd. Has awarded ‘Service Bravery Award’ (National) through the hands of Smt. V.S. Rama Devi, Hon’ble Ex. Governor of Karnataka & Himachal Pradesh on 5th August 2007.

  • Felicitation by ICFAI : On 6th Feb. 2005, the educational trust of ICFAI has felicitated Dr. T.Venkateswara Rao, Founder & Chairman in recognition of his contribution towards the educational activities and services to the mentally retarded children in transforming their dis-ability into ability resulting for their sustainability in the Society.

  • Kottumba Felicitation: On 3rd June 2007, the management of Kottumba, Hyderabad has felicitated Dr. T. V. Rao, in recognition of his services for the children with mental retardation.

  • Service Award : On 9th March 2003 Siva Foundation, Chennai awarded Dr. T. Venkateswara Rao Founder of Dakshinya for his meritorious services rendered to the society, at Ramaram Kala Mantapam, Karnataka Sangha, T. Nagar, Chennai.

  • Visista Seva Ratna Award: Dr. T.Venkateswara Rao, Founder, has been awarded with the Visista Seva Ratna Award in recognition of his service to the Mentally Handicapped Children by "Araadhana" atVenkateswara Vignana Mandiram, Guntur, A.P. India.

  • Guardians of Good Will award: Dr. T.Venkateswara Rao, Founder of Dakshinya received Guardians of Good Will Award from Chaitanya Arts at Tyagaraja Gganasabha, Hyderabad, for services rendered to the disabled on 4th January 2002.

  • The Guntur Textiles Association: Felicitated Dr.T.Venkateswara Rao, Founder of Dakshinya Institute for the Mentally Handicapped for his outstanding services.

  • Vocational Service Award: Dr. T.Venkateswara Rao, Founder of Dakshinya received Vocational Service Award from Rotary Club, in recognition of service to the Mentally Handicapped Children, Vijayawada, A.P. India.

  • Falicitation : Dr. T.Venkateswara Rao, Founder of Dakshinya has been facilitated by the Jain Seva Manch, in recognition of his service to the disabled children, Vijayawada, A.P. India.

  • Best social service award: On 15th Anniversary celebration of Tholi Sandya Magazine Dr.T.Venkateswara Rao, Founder of Dakshinya was presented with the Best Social Service Award at Ravindrabharathi Kala Mandapam, Hyderabad, for his outstanding performance in Social Service for the cause of Mentally Handicapped individuals on 16th June 2001.

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  • The activities and services rendered by this institute for the welfare and all-round development of the Mentally Retarded are well recognized by the Government of India and the Government of Andhra Pradesh by way of sanctioning Grant in - Aid by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for its special school project, since 1997 – 98, Early Intervention Center (EIC) 2002-03 and Vocational Training Center 2002-03.

  • The National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped (NIMH), the apex government body on Mental Retardation, has selected this Institute as one of their venues, for conducting various training programs. In fact Dakshinya is functioning under the technical guidance of NIMH, Hyderabad. NIMH has also recognized Dakshnya by way of allotting one pilot project entitled Respite Care Home at Mangalagiri of Guntur area, A.P., to study its feasibility and viability for the formulation of a regular policy.

  • The National Trust, Central Government Organization (Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment), New Delhi had entrusted the responsibility of organizing their pilot projects on Prolonged Care and Training of Care Givers to this institution. Dakshinya is the member of the District Level Committee and also recognized its development by according a project of Information Centre. Similarly, a new project entitled Samarth – Center Based Scheme was also implemented. 
  • Andhra Pradesh Association for the Welfare of the Mentally Handicapped, (APAWMR ) Hyderabad, A.P., has chosen Dakshinya Institute as a venue for conducting Regional Special Olympics Meet in 2001.

  • The Ministry of Finance, Government of India has granted 100% tax exemption for donations made to this institute under section 35 AC and 50% tax exemption under section 80 G of Income Tax Act, 1961.

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has accorded permission to this institute for receiving the foreign contributions under section 6(10) of the Foreign Contributions Regulations Act, 1976 (Regd. No. 010190208)


  • In appreciation of the exemplary services rendered by Dakshinya to the Mentally Retarded Community, STATE BANK OF INDIA has donated a Mini School Bus under their Community Banking Services, for daily conveyance of local students.

  • Dr Dasari Narayana Rao, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) donated an Ambulance Van to meet the medical and transport needs of the institute children from his M.P. LADS Funds.

  • Sri Y.V.Rao, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) Guntur, who is a constant guardian and guide of Dakshinya ever since its inception, has sponsored Rs.10.00 Lakhs from his M.P. LADS Funds for Vocational Training Center block building, for the purpose of adult Mentally Retarded individuals.

  • Sri Yadlapati Venkata Rao, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) with great compassion sponsored Rs.7.90 Lakhs for Dining and kitchen hall from his M.P. LADS for catering to the dinning needs of Dakshinya.

  • For facilitating Recreational development of Mentally Retarded individuals ITC-ILTD Division constructed a Mini Park inside the campus worth about Rs.1. 5 lakhs.

  • M/s Gayathri Project Ltd., Laid 200 meters running track & play ground worth about Rs. 2.00 lakhs for Physical development of the Mentally Retarded individuals.

  • Sri Rayapati Gangadhara Rao, in memory of his father, Late Sri. Rayapati Veeraiah sponsored   Rs. 3.00 Lakhs for construction of Training Center and a barrier free environment by a way of constructing a Ramp to the 1st floor of the building. 




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