The Trust founded by great freedom fighter Bharat Ratna Aruna Asaf Ali is named after the renowned cardiologist, philanthropist – and the first Chairman of the Link and Patriot group of newspapers, Dr. Annappa Vital Baliga (1904-1964). Earlier it was named as Dr. A. V. Baliga Memorial Foundation and later on registered as Dr. A. V. Baliga Memorial Trust in August 1983. The trust has been working for the deprived section of the society for over four decades.
Vision: To endeavor to bring about a secular nationally integrated egalitarian society empowering the disadvantaged through education, awareness and employment opportunities. To break down barriers of negativity in religion, caste and gender.
Mission: Education for all, universalization of elementary education, ensuring the rights of each child. A secular society in a learning and living environment, more employment. Focused awareness programs. Empowered women.
Long term objectives of the organization :To make the mission a reality through time bound projects, relating to education both school and continuing, awakening latent creativity to develop special abilities inherent in each individual. Health for all.
To develop the underprivileged by awareness of their rights and by awakening of skills leading to employment friendly society with barriers of religion, caste and gender broken down, making the Fundamental Rights enshrined in our constitution a reality.