Other Activities

Other Activities

INDEPENDENCE DAY:

The Independence Day was celebrated in the premises of our Institution on 15th August, 2003. The flag hoisting was done by Mr. G.S.REDDY,President Lions club of Hyderabad Industrialists, the Chief Guest on the occasion. Prizes and Sweets have been to the participants of the sports events conducted on the occasion

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SPORTS COMPETITION:

A sports competition was held on 23-09-2003 and 26-11-2003, at Model School Grounds, Secunderabad, A.P. The students of our Institution, “Abhayakshethram” have participated in the said Sports meet and were given certificates of Merit.

CHILDREN FILM FESTIVAL:

The 13th International Children’s Film Festival was held between 14th to 20th of November 2003.

The students of our Abhayakshethram were taken to film festival and they have enjoyed the films.

STALL AT INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION:

A number of NGO Products, Products made by mentally challenged children, Material prepared by mentally handicapped children were exhibited in the exhibition. Our mentally handicapped / challenged students prepared products like greeting cards, craft items, sceneries, phenyl etc. A stall was allotted to our Abhayakshethram Institute by the Exhibition authorities. Some of the Vocational Materials made by our students of Abhayakshethram were put on show at the Exhibition. There was a good response from the visitors.

Our students took part in the entertainment programmes held on the day in connection with Silver Jubilee year and International Day for the Disabled.

WORLD DAY FOR DISABLED:

In connection with World Day for Disabled, the students of our Institution have performed “Group Dance” at Ravindra Bharathi Hyderabad.

The said function was organized by the Department of Disabled Welfare, Govt. of A.P., and National Institute for Mentally Handicapped (NIMH) at Ravindra Bharathi, Hyderabad on 03-12-2003.

Smt. Manikumari, Hon’ble Minister for Tribal Welfare and Disabled, Govt. of A.P. and Mrs. Minni Mathew, Principal Secretary, Govt. of A.P. for Women Development, Child Welfare and Disabled Welfare have attended the function.

A large number of N.G.O’s and Disabled persons have participated in the said programmes.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS:

The students of our “Abhayakshethram have participated in A.P. Special Olympics” held at R.R.C grounds and NIMH from 19th to 21st December, 2003. Our students have bagged a number of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

AWARENESS RALLY ON PULSE POLIO:

Our Abhayakshethram has conducted an Awareness Rally on Pulse Polio on the even of II term Pulse Polio on 5th January, 2003. The rally was flagged off by Shri. Ajay Jain, District Collector of R.R. District. The rally went through Habsiguda, Uppal, Ramanthapur and Nacharam. We have displayed banners of immunization schedule, and about Pulse Polio. The related pamphlets have been distributed to the general public, who were impressed by the rally.

Sri Ajay Jain, District Collector of Ranga Reddy District, has flagged off the Awareness Rally of Pulse Polio conducted by Abhayakshethram.

EXCURSION TRIP:

An educational and recreational excursion trip was organized for the children of Abhayakshethram on 9th October, 2003. The students and the Staff were taken to Shilparamam and Ramoji Film City. On 5th December, 2003 students were taken to Yadagiri Gutta a pilgrim place.

TRAINING AND REHABILITATION ACTIVITIES:

During the year under review, Abhayakshethram a residential institute for mentally handicapped has organized a total of two (2) training programmes for the benefit of the parents of Children with M.R. below 12 years of age and another for below 15 years for parents and both the programmes have been completed with success.

The Training and Rehabilitation activities at Abhayakshethram came into bring during 1996. This has become possible due to the continuous interest shown by our management to recruit the professional staff to meet the challenges in the field of development of mentally handicapped children and to elevate the status of our organization.

TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR THE PARENTS OF THE DISABLED CHILDREN WITH BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS:

This is an orientation programme relating to the children with behavioural problems. The psychiatrist, Dr. Jaganath of our organsation has conducted this programme and discussed about bed-wetting, self biting, thumb sucking, self injurious and other related problems which usually confront with the disabled children. The duration of the said programme is for one day.

TRAINING PROGRAMMES FOR THE PARENTS OF DISABLED CHILDREN REGARDING THE ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING

The parents of students below the age of 15 years have attended the training programme as per our instructions. Smt. M. Surekha, Principal of our Institution has conducted this programme. She advised the parents about the activities of the disabled children regarding their daily living skills like eating, drinking, toileting, dressing and grooming etc. She advised the parents to help their children in these aspects so that they can become independent in their daily routine.

SURVEY AND IDENTIFICATION ACTIVITIES:

This has been the 5th year of Survey and Identification activities for the welfare of the mentally handicapped and other disabled persons in the rural and tribal areas of different parts of our Stage (A.P.)

During the year 2003-2004, under review our organization has undertaken three (3) Survey and identification programmes in rural and tribal areas of Ranga Reddy and Nalgonda districts of Andhra Pradesh.

All the Research, Training and Development activities provided direct services to the mentally handicapped and disabled children.

During the year 2001-2002 under review, we have initiated three (3) Survey and Identification programmes for the benefit of mentally handicapped and other disabled persons at different areas of Ranga Reddy District, and Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh as mentioned below.

  • Ghatkesar of Ranga Reddy District;
  • Bibnagar of Nalgonda District;
  • Valigonda of Nalgonda District.

LIBRARY AND DOCUMENTATION SERVICES:

Library is essential and an indispensable unit of any organization and documentation services is also considered an important part, as it serves the growing academic needs of the students, parents, siblings, professionals and the staff of our organization. Our organization, being a teaching and training institute is in the need of a sizable collection of books, journals and other literature relating to the disabled persons.

As already noted, our institution was established in 1996, and since then a number of visitors used to visit our organization for consultancy services, and to get suitable advice for various aspects of mental retardation. We have added some more books for the use of such enthusiastic visitors.

We have been making efforts to collect the needed literature by way of gifts or as donations from the interested people of our region.