Welcome to SMRC

Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Center (SMRC) is a leading voluntary organization working in the field of disability for the last two decades.

It was 1985 when Mr. Ashok Hans thought for an organization that could rehabilitate disadvantaged spinal injury victims and give voice to the disabled for their rights and equality. With support and unwavering dedication from like-minded people, Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Center (SMRC) came out under the leadership of Mr. Hans, who sustained a spinal cord injury after a traffic accident in 1974, which left him a tetraplegic at the age of 22.

SMRC’s core area of intervention is to apply modern rehabilitation techniques creatively and comprehensively. It has adopted the essential principle that is returning or integrating a person to his home, community and work to establish a happy, productive life.


Develop a sustainable organization that responds to the rights of people with disabilities in India, particularly gendered and in the rural areas, through research, education and awareness.

Mission Statement

To support change, aimed at the creation of an environment where persons with disabilities can enjoy equal rights.

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Balance Sheet 2015-2016

Report on Financial Statements We have auditedthe accompanying financial statements of SHANTA MEMORIAL REHABILIATIN CENTRE(SMRC) which comprises the balance sheet…

Balance Sheet 2014 -2015

we have  audited the attached balance sheet along with the receipts and payments statement and income and Expenditure statement of…

Balance Sheet 2013- 2014

we have  audited the attached balance sheet along with the receipts and payments statement and income and Expenditure statement of…

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Lattest Blog Posts

18 Jul

32nd Foundation Day SMRC

18 Jul 2017Posted By : Admin

Ashok Hans Memorial Lecture & Award Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre celebrated its 32nd Foundation Day on 18th July 2017 at Press Club of Odisha. The…

19 Feb

Migration and Disability

19 Feb 2014Posted By : Admin

Prof Asha Hans Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre India The latest report by the World Bank estimates that persons with disabilities account for 15% of the…

25 Jun


25 Jun 2012Posted By : Admin

This is to inform you that the ‘ THIRD CHILD RIGHTS ASSEMBLY’ is being organized by Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Centre (SMRC) in Bhubaneswar, Odisha India…


Tribute to our Founder

SMRC Founder Shri Ashok Hans
(20-10-1950 - 18-07-2008)


I was born in Gwalior on 20th Oct’ 1950 into a refugee family from West Pakistan. A year later we moved to Bhubaneswar where I spent my early childhood & underwent schooling. Later I was sent to a school in Dehra Doon as I was handful for my parents who were struggling to survive economically after having lost every thing during the partition. I completed my schooling from Sainik School and Graduated from St.Xavier’s College, Calcutta.

During school, I took active part in debating, elocution, dramatics and all round sporting activities. Won several prizes and was selected as School Captain. During the intervening period between school and college, took up flying, rock climbing, trekking and traveled to different parts of the country. I led the NCC contingent at Republic Parade in Delhi and was selected for the Himalayan Mountaineering Institution. During college I pursued cricket and was selected to play for the college & later for the University. In 1971 I took part in the Second Asian Motor Car Rally from Tehran to Dhaka.

Education over in 1972, took up a job as Sales Executive in Avery India Ltd. I think the enriching experience from the variety of schools and a range of other activities laid a strong foundation for the future. My hard working parents saw in me…
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Fighting for Our Rights

While traveling from Madras to Bhubaneswar at the Madras Central the railway superintendent asked that, my wheel chair be weighed along with my luggage. When I told him I needed it to be able to board the train and when getting down he finally allowed it after a prolonged argument and sit down strike.

While traveling in the train a senior railway official again asked me as to why my wheel chair was in the compartment and not in the luggage van and at the next station it should be removed.


Community Based Rehabilitation

The concept of community based rehabilitation (CBR) has been a part of the Indian value based tradition from time immemorial whether they be issues relating to health, education, livelihood etc. It is a process built around social mobilization, community participation and organization to serve their own people.

CBR today, is based on the principles of human rights, gender equity and mobilization of social forces that, ensure respect for human dignity and constitutional rights to citizens of the country. Consequently,


Balance Sheet 2015-2016

  • Awards & Felicitations

    1985, 88, 89, 90, 91, 95 & 96 - sponsorships by Swiss Fund and by the International Medical Society of Paraplegia to attend scientific meets in Delhi (2), London (2), Perth, Rome, and Innsbruck.

    1997 Prajatantra Prachar Samiti - in recognition of the work for people with disabilities.

    1998 CEREBRUM - in recognition of significant contribution in the field of social justice.

    1998 SAKHA - in recognition of the social work in Orissa.1111

  • Awards & Felicitations

    1999 Star TV featured in the series India Matters for outstanding individual work in the disability field.

    1999 National Award by Government of India for Outstanding work in the disability sector.

    2001 Felicitated by Anjali Project by DPI Eastern Zone

    2002 Best Social worker – Loknarayan Jayprakash Award

  • Awards & Felicitations

    Felicitated by National Abylimpic Association, New Delhi

    Red Bravery Award, New Delhi

    Felicitated by Rotary Club (North)