Literally Kripa means mercy. It also has reference to God’s mercy or grace.
KRIPA – (Kerala Rehabilitation Institute for the Physically Affected)
The international year for the handicapped, 1981 gave this sacred inspiration to the CMI priests of Sacred Heart Province, Rajagiri, Kalamassery, Kochi, and a few leading citizens of the greater Cochin area to start this noble venture.
It is a registered Charitable Society (ER 173/81) under the Travancore – Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act 1955. It was formally inaugurated on 26th December 1981 by Shri. Mallikarjun, the then Deputy Minister for Education, Social Welfare & Culture, Government of India.
The Sacred Heart Province of CMI Congregation at Rajagiri, provides the personnel and infrastructural support for KRIPA’s ongoing activities.