We organized a Picnic for both the children and their respective parents at Lions Safari Park on Saturday, 28th January 2017.It was an idea of giving children fun by providing an open atmosphere for the child to enjoy the beauty of nature. 50 children from Unmish with their parents and caregivers were present at the picnic. There was food, music dance and games. We also put up a drawing competition for the children.
UNMISH has organised many events, seminars, workshop to spread awareness, acceptance, for its vision of an 'Inclusive Society'. Another step forward ,this time Unmsh is coming up with an revolutionary event ‘Ek Muskaan Ke Liye’ , specially conceptualised to give a day of fun and enjoyment to the special ones on 2nd October Sunday 2016, 10am onwards at the Agri-Horticulture Society of India, Alipore, Kolkata.
An event for 500 children with special needs, their parents and professionals from NGO, Special schools, and integrated schools working with such children. Our aim is to give our children a barrier free environment conducive for fun and enjoyment. This would not only give them enjoyment but also participation and spread awareness and acceptance. The event has cultural programmes, games, dance, music, art, refreshments, gifts specially arranged for every child. All schools working with such children have been invited to the event with their children and representatives. The regular school students would be volunteering at the event. There is no charge whatsoever for the children.
The Honourable Minister of Health and Family welfare, Women Development and Social Welfare,Child development, Dr. Sashi Panja would be presiding over the event . Distinguished personalities and guests from all walks of life including Tollywood stalwarts, various institutional heads, Heads of Departments from Police, Army and Medicine, Industrialists,have consented to come and witness the event.
We have got a huge response and cooperation from the society. There is just few days left to the event and our team is all geared up for Ek Muskaan Ke Liye. Support us in this noble cause to make the event a success and experience happiness.
2nd April is World Autism Awareness Day and we decided to stage a play because visual and theatrical medium is always the best to explain the difficulties faced by the children and their parents in the society.
The concept of the play was given by Nita Diwan. The play was enacted by children of Nautanki Kolkata - a group working with children having Thalassemia. The Facilitator of the play was Ms. Prakriti Dutta, (masters in Music from Edinburgh) the director of the play Dr. Abhishek Bose (professor of Calcutta University).
This play focused hugely on music and physical acting, as an alternative communication medium, as most of the children with Autism are non- verbal.
The play was followed by panel discussion to explain the need and contents of the play. The panelists were Dr. J. R. Ram (consultant psychiatrist), Dr. Sudha Kaul (Trustee, IICP), Ms. Prakriti Dutta (M. Sc., Music)
The event was attended by a number of pediatricians, neurologists, neuro-psychiatrists, surgeons, orthopedics and other doctors from different streams. It was also attended by different school heads and representatives of pre-schools, montessories, high schools and colleges. Students and teachers from psychology department also attended the event. There were other professionals from field of disability who attended as well as asked several questions to the panelist.
The children and parents enjoyed it the most and we got a standing ovation. The event was no doubt a huge success.
UNMISH was selected as one of the credible NGOs amongst hundreds of NGO s in West Bengal for ‘Kolkata Gives’ event on
‘World Disability Day’ is observed on 3rd December around the globe for Awareness, Support and to create a better world for children with disability.
UNMISH planned a lunch party for children and their parents in Pizza Hut, CamacStreet on 3rd December, 2015 and created a barrier free environment.
In 2005, 1 out of every 166 child had autism and the present statistics says 1 out of every 68 child has Autism.
UNMISH created an awareness program on 2nd April 2015 which was the 8th World Autism Awareness Day. The doctors, professionals, teachers, parents and children were invited.
Unmish received “National PR Day Award” of Excellence in the category of Social Project from the Public Relation Society of India on 21st April, 2015.
UNMISH was invited to a medical symposium by on Cerebral Palsy by Biswa Bandhan and the founder of UNMISH Nita Diwan interacted with former governor Shri. M.K. Narayanan Sir, Dr. Bhabotosh Biswas, VC of West Bengal University of Sciences and Dr. Apurba Ghosh, Head of Institute of Child Health. It was a huge platform among Donors and NGOs.
UNMISH invited Paediatric Neurologist Doctor RAJIV SAMANTA from Indian Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata. He not only gave information about neuro motor disorder and treatment but also answered questions of parents whose children are undergoing therapy at UNMISH
UNMISH had held the parental awareness program at Primary Colours on 28th February, 2013. The parents had gathered to listen to a talk on various issues faced by children in the formative years. Parents discussed their problems which they faced due to lack of awareness.