Friends of Tribals Society, Bangalore Chapter was inaugurated on 31st July 2005 by Shri Mangi Lalji Jain in the presence of Shri Rameshwar Lalji Kabra, Prof. Manju Srivastava, Shri B K Modi, Shri Devendra Kumar Saraogi, Shri Sudarshan K. Maini and Shri Kanhaiya Lal Rathi mainly to fulfill the movement of FTS in Karnataka. The FTS chapter in Bangalore was the brain child of Shri Kanhaiya Lal Rathi & Shri Ganesh Shenoy. This is now the oldest chapter of FTS in South India. Since its inception, the Bangalore Chapter has achieved several mile stones. When the movement started as the Bangalore chapter, there were 131 members + 25 Life Members and 69 donors. As of April 2023, there are 350+ Donors 600+ members. At present we have Mahila Samiti, Ekal Yuva and Sub-Chapter in Bangalore.
Ekal is a story of social dreamers who believed that change is possible and education can be the medium to bring the change in the life of last man in the row in the remotest parts of India. I am humbled, honoured and privileged to join Bangalore Chapter in 2018. After 4 years of experience as the Vice President, it is an honour in itself to assume the responsibility of the Chapter President. It is a matter of pride for any organization to have the opportunity to hold its national executive meeting in its city. I am among the lucky presidents who had the opportunity to host the National Executive Meeting 2023. I heartily congratulate all the donors, souvenir publishing team, my associate executive members, Mahila Samity, Ekal Yuva , sub chapter, office workers and members of all ayams of the Ekal Pariwar.