Over the last two days, my family and I have had the immense privilege to have visited the Sobha Hermitage and also the Sobha Icon. Without doubt, we have been humbled by all that we have seen and touched by all we have met. There is an African proverb that states “It takes a village to raise a child”. The Sobha village is indeed giving life, hope and possibilities to many children and because of the incredible vision and unwavering generosity of the Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Mr. P.N.C Menon, the future is brighter for so many. The focus and determination of all of the young people, supported by the skill and vocation of the Director and her staff, is uplifting. The dedication and hard work of all those who support the school, the young widows, the elderly and the hospital is astounding. We are forever in your debt for opening your doors and hearts to us. With much love and thanks, and every good wish and blessing.
"Sobha Hermitage is a very noble and a big contribution to the society. I must appreciate the thought process and research behind the project. I wish all the best!" - 8th July 2016
"It has been a privilege and a pleasure to visit the SOBHA properties: Sobha Academy, Hermitage, & hospital. While the infrastructure is stellar, what is even more impressive is the ethos, love and commitment of the team. Mr. Menon - you inspire them and me to continue to give back." - 14th July 2016
“Hare Krishna! We are thrilled to see this temple of knowledge, especially the spirit in every person involved in this noble work of Vidyadaana & Annadaana. The attitude of perfection is everywhere in the complex. It only reflects the mind of Sri. P.N.C. Menon who is a perfectionist and kind hearted to the downtrodden and underprivileged children. Sri. P.N.C. Menon and his wonderful team are bringing about a social transformation in this region. It is a model to be emulated by hundreds of corporate. If done, the country can change into a world leader in every field of human endeavor. May every child who is bestowed with wonderful gifts in their 12 year journey in this institution become agents to change their village, district, country and the world. My prayers to Lord Krishna and blessings. Hare Krishna!” - 15.10.2016
“I really appreciate and admire the devotion of Mr. Menon in his endeavor to do something for the underprivileged people and those who really need it. My sincere gratitude and many thanks for the steps which he has undertaken for the country.” - 08th October, 2016
“I have been extremely impressed with what we witnessed in this blessed place. You can feel the passion at work and more importantly the devotion at work. I have travelled the world and nothing comes so close to what I have witnessed here.” – 7th Oct’2016
“I am very touched by the giving to society initiative. This society giving is very creative and very important for the world to learn from. I am very impressed with quality of facilities, equipment and cleanliness to the point I thought I am getting to a five star complex.” – 7th Oct’2016
“The visit here has been learning experience for me. Seeing tiny kids and interacting with the staff is a lesson and motivation for others. The passion and devotion of human resource is an example in itself. The visit here has positively changed the direction of my life. My best wishes and kind regards.”
“Your eloquence, through this incredible effort poses the greatest example of selfless love and care of the downtrodden. It motivate the visitor - both rich and middle class to check their pathways and able it the way for noble service. May God spread this concept to the rich and mighty of our society. Your contribution will remain eternal and passion to help spread every moment. Thanks for the visitor hospitality.” - 28th July 2016
“This facility is a hidden gem. A commendable initiative that deserves to be publicized. The cleanliness, infrastructure, amenities and goodwill are comparable with the best in the world. Mr. PNC Menon and all others associated with the four facilities, from the trustees to the support staff, are truly noble souls whose service excellence and commitment to noble causes are unparalleled.” - 13th June 2016
“I am deeply touched by the way Sobha as an organization is working towards its CSR activities. I have visited many places in India and abroad but never come across a noble venture which aims at providing facilities of the highest standards to the weaker sections of the society. It is really amazing. GOD bless Mr. Menon for spearheading this initiative.”
"I was pleased and impressed by the establishment of such a unique institution working for a noble cause of humanity. I was greatly moved by the way inmates, children and widows are taken care and protected by the Sobha Trust. I bow towards the human cause it is working for. Moreover, it is all free for children studies, their marriage, food and after care. Life becomes secure for them. A great service towards humanity. May God bless this place and Sobha Trust"
"Real social activities takes place here. This is a model for those children who would like to involve in social activities in future. My prayers and wishes for the great success of this organization."
"Extremely happy to see the Sobha campus and experience the great vision of the trust for the mankind. This is a prestigious moment to realise that my village too has such a quality institution, just running for the needy and weaker section of society. My prayers and support for this organization to achieve its goal. Let all the dreams of the team Sobha come true"
"The visit here has been learning experience for me. Seeing tiny tots of your staff is a lesson in itself. The passion and devotion of ‘human resource’ is an example in itself. The visit here has positively changed the direction of my life. Best wishes and kind regards!"
"Your eloquence, through this incredible effort poses the greatest example of selfless love and care of the downtrodden. It motivate the visitor – both rich and middle class to check their pathways and able it the way for noble service. May God spread this concept to the rich and mighty of our society! Your contribution will remain eternal and passion to help spread every moment. Thanks for the visitor hospitality. Ideas tickled the industrialists, who accompanied to see this magnificent creation. "
“This is the human face of corporate responsibility. A very adoptable model for others wherein employees work with passion on a mission. A quiet yet magnificent place which offers new perspective and fortitude for those who could see and understand. Wishing all good wishes with love and respect.”
“Just don’t have words to express wonderful work being done here. Hats off to Sobha Group.”
“Very much touched by serenity, hygiene and congenial environment. Wishing all the very best for the future endeavors.”
“Today was indeed memorable, a truly edifying experience. Be it the senior citizen home or the Academy or the health center, it reflects true devotion at work. I shall leave today with memories to cherish forever. Truly Inspiring!”
A fantastic and rich experience! Was fascinated by the good efforts done in developing a good model of social upliftment a corporate can do. Wish this model is implemented by others in days to come.
The work you do her is inspiring. You have made us feel so welcome!
"Truly impressed by the set up and the underpinning philosophy of Sobha Hermitage and Sri Kurumba Educational and Charitable Trust. Have never seen such an extraordinary commitment to giving back to the community."
"It was indeed a privilege to visit the Sobha Hermitage and related facilities to see a visionary project unfold through the joy of giving. For me, it was an eye opener, a transforming experience on the possibilities of a social responsibility that enriches the future of the people who are less privileged. Thank you for everything. Congratulations to all who are a part of this blessed enterprise."
“Truly impressed by what I saw. This motivation shows how one can give back to his home or village in ways that are monumental. Mr. P.N.C. Menon has shown the way. If those who have been fortunate enough to make a fortune can display a fraction of his magnanimity, many more villages in India would shine like Vadakkenchery and Kizhakkenchery.”