With more Indian families opting for nuclear setups, there is a need to build a supportive ecosystem for those above age 60. For almost 20 years, NMT – a non-profit, voluntary organization – has worked for the well-being of seniors in India; nearly 800 of these use our services daily. NMT has partnered with government agencies such as the National Institute of Social Defense, Bengaluru City Police, and the Bangalore city corporation.

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Nightingale Empowerment Foundation (NEF)

Bengaluru-based Nightingale Empowerment Foundation (NEF) is a not-for-profit organization established under the Indian Trusts Act, 1982, and was registered in April 2012 with a vision of providing senior citizens across India a life of dignity by economically empowering them through training and promoting of job opportunities.

Nightingales Jobs 60+

Established in October 2011, Nightingales Jobs 60+ – an initiative of Nightingales Empowerment Foundation (NEF) – helps healthy, employable, retired elders seniors re-enter the job market or become entrepreneurs by enhancing their skills and fitness, and facilitating opportunities.

NEF screens seniors between 60 and 70 years of age in need of employment, and assesses their functional and intellectual abilities, and trains them accordingly.

To know more, drop into our Jobs 60+ Centre. Here you will find:

  • Over 7,000 sq ft of office space in the heart of the city.
  • Senior-friendly features
  • 40-seater digital data processing unit
  • Well-equipped training hall with LCD projector
  • Vocational training for various income generation activities
  • Employment bureau
  • Well-equipped Library
  • Fitness/ medical consultation
Leadership Team

Besides the managing and coordinating committees at all levels, NMT actively works with communities of volunteers and trainers. The commitment and zeal of the core group and staff remain the driving force of the trust. All major policy decisions rest with the board that comprises dedicated professionals from different fields.


Dr. Radha S. Murthy

Managing Trustee

With over thirty years of medical experience, Dr Radha Murthy has carved a niche in the field of medicine, and personalized humane care. In recognition of her services, the Government of Karnataka honored her with the prestigious ‘Rajyotsava Award’ in 2003. She is also a recipient of the International Research Award by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) for ‘Most promising intervention for people with dementia and their carers’.

S. Premkumar Raja

Honorary Secretary

With two Master’s degrees in social sciences, and over 28 years of experience as a community welfare and healthcare administrator, Mr. Raja has planned and implemented several social and healthcare projects across India.

Pankaj C. Lakhani


Mr. Pankaj C Lakhani is the MD of Bangalore Soft Drinks and the director of the Saurashtra Bottling Private Limited. He also functions as a Trustee on the boards of several non-profits.

Amarnath Kamath


Mr. Amarnath Kamath is a practicing chartered accountant and a management consultant with over 44 years of experience. He moved to Bangalore in 1972 and started his practice as a first-generation practitioner. His clients include a large number of corporates, banks and financial institutions.

He is on the board of several companies. He served as the President of the Rotary Club of Bangalore and Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor. As chairman and member of several trusts, he is involved in charitable activities in the fields of social welfare, education, health, animal welfare, among others.

Mike Shah

Chairman, NEF

Mr. Mike Shah has been in the IT industry for 45 years, and is the founder MD of Digital India, an active nationwide network to provide high quality business development services to chief executives in Info tech industry around the globe.

Mr. Shah is currently the chairman of Nightingale Empowerment Foundation (NEF).

Sandip Shah


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Nightingales Medical Trust believes in transparency, accountability and integrity. The financial transactions and records are maintained using Tally ERP 9.0, keeping with the accounting policies and principles suggested by the ICAI guidelines for NGOs.

All our projects accounts are maintained systematically through predefined SOPs and monitored from the accounts department at the main office. This is supplemented with regular visits by senior managers, who also conduct a physical verification of assets.

Finances are managed by way of:

  • Consolidation of the individual project accounts
  • Periodic MIS reports to the management
  • Monthly review meetings
  • Quarterly financial review by the Board of Trustees

On a day-to-day basis, the co-founders oversee the accounting transactions to ensure compliance.

The accounts of the trust are audited by a qualified auditor appointed by the Board of Trustees.

Nightingales Medical Trust is registered under Section 12A of the IT Act, and donations to the Trust are exempt under Section 80G of the IT Act.

The Trust is registered and approved under Foreign Currency Regulation Act (FCRA) and is authorized to receive donations in Foreign Currency as per the provisions of the Act.

Donations to projects/ programmes of Nightingales Medical Trust made by corporates are considered part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) compliance, under Companies Act 2013.