What better way to remember a martyr than to receive a scholarship in their name? Our memorial awards program keeps the memory of the martyr alive by setting up a scholarship in their alma mater to inspire and motivate younger generations. We have set up memorial awards in nearly 16 schools and colleges so far.

These awards serve three clear purposes:

  • Immortalize the martyr belonged to the institution.
  • Motivate and inspire students to pursue their passion with dedication and respect for the soldier for his undying patriotic spirit.
  • Enhance the stature of the spouse of the brave soldiers as the spouse will be invited to give away the award.

Turning memories into positive action


The “Memorial Award Endowment” is a permanent and irrevocable endowment and is granted to children from educational institutes where the martyr studied. The educational institute will use the income derived from the fund of INR50,000 to be distributed as a cash award and certificate to any one Class XII student possessing excellent leadership skills.

Our Memorial Awards Program has been a huge success, with great responses.

“It was a great experience to handover the award in the memory of my late husband Shankarappa Koti to the meritorious student of the school to which he belonged. I would like to thank VRFA for their kind gesture of sponsoring both the cash award and certificate. I am proud to be associated with a foundation working so tirelessly for the martyr families.” – UMA KOTI about the Memorial Award.



Started as a support system for the families of Jawans martyred in the service of the nation, the VRFA works with over a 120 wives and children to bring a renewed sense of belonging, purpose, and independence to their lives.

Registered office - Vasantharatna Foundation for Arts
7/21, 9th Cross, Lower Palace Orchards
Bangalore – 560003

Corporate office - Vasantharatna Foundation for Arts
#300/1C, 16th Cross, 6th Main
(Opp.Sadashivnagar Club), Sadashivnagar Bangalore - 560 080

For programs related queries
Deepthi Sharma
Mobile: +91 98805 35381