The Foundation has conducted various national and international seminars, conferences and workshops on HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness for the students and faculty. The Foundation has been striving to create a strong awareness in the younger generation about the evils of HIV/AIDS and drug abuse.
The Foundation also organized a National level HIV/AIDS conference at Mangalore for student nurses and the faculty of Nursing Colleges during the year 2005. This conference was inaugurated by His Excellency Mr. S. M. Krishna, the then Governor of Maharashtra, and attended by representatives from the Bill Gates Foundation, UN Aides, and other distinguished personalities who are related to this field.
Dedicated to the cause of philanthropic enterprise and substantial social contributions, the Bhandary Foundation, as an advocate for progressive change in our society, has started the Sahyadri Educational Institutions.
Rashmi Parvathi, Vivekananda PU College, Puttur, D. K., won a gold medal for her project, “Salt from Coconut Palm Petiole and its Anti-microbial Activity,” in the International Sustainable World Olympiad for research based projects in Energy, Environment and Engineering (I-SWEEEP), a premier international high-school science fair held in Houston, Texas, USA. She found that the bio-waste of coconut petiole can be used as a substitute for increasing the plant soil nutrients and also as an anti-microbial agent against certain fungi that cause skin diseases. Her participation in the Olympiad was sponsored by the Corpus Fund set up by the Bhandary Foundation.
Under corporate social responsibility an amount of Rs. 25,000/- from the Sahyadri Corpus Fund has been handed over to Master Akhil R. M., student of Std. VIII, Lourdes Central School, Bejai, Mangalore, to participate in the World School Chess Championships 2013 at Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece, from 6 to 15 May, 2013.