Summary: Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Mental Retardation are no cause for not having fun, performing plays and shows. This album contains click able pictures to prove that at the UDAAN center, our handicapped kids can interact on equal terms with a normal kids to put up the shows and ballets.
Children with CP, Autism and MR enjoy themselves
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|Click here to see Rishi singing on stage during our 1996 annual function. Rishi is a severe mentally handicapped child, the result of an infantile accidental head injury, in which his hearing centers escaped. He remembers and sings in perfect tune and rhythm, a large number of old songs, including the instrumental music in-between the paragraphs. Here he is on stage, helped by Ms. Shubhra (Founder Trustee of FSMHP and Principal of UDAAN} and his own younger brother, as he sings an all-time favourite song of Late Hemant Kumar, the singing legend of Bengal.|
here to see a scene
from the ballet on the Indian epic Ramayan.
Vashistha, the venerable sage and teacher (Rajnarain, on the wheel chair, a case of Arthrogyrosis multiplexa congenita) instructs Prince Bharat (Manish, CP) the art of archery.
|UDAAN: 1995, playing host and training center to two postgraduate students from the US, Amber and Josie, along with Ms. Shubhra on extreme right, and some of our early students.|
through painting: Kids at UDAAN are taught to
paint with bright colours on large sheets of paper, from which areas with
attractive designs are cut out to make Greeting cards. This gives the kids
a sense of achievement as well as helping them exercise their limbs and
In 1997, we selected twelve cards that represented the mood of the different seasons of the year, and made a 12 page desk calendar: a very much sought after object. Click here to see samples. Some designs were made into very attractive Greeting cards, which enjoyed very brisk sales at our sales counter.
understands and loves like. Here we can see Anuja
(CP) sitting on the lap of Nupur (CP) enjoying a private joke among
themselves. Anuja, the younger of two twins, developed CP as a result of
accidental strangulation by umbilical chord during delivery, while her
older twin sister was born normal. She is the most spirited among all our
kids, and never refuses a challenge, and often wins it too. Nupur, a
severe CP is mentally normal and very fun-loving.
You, too, can build similar friendships.
dress party on stage and at the center
more scenes from our
Fancy dress party on stage and at the center
from the Ramayan Ballet
All our 10 CP, 5 MR, 1 Autistic, 1 Arthrogyrosis and 1 Deaf and Dumb child got together to present a two hour non-stop dance drama (ballet) on the Indian Epic, Ramayana, along with some of their normal brothers, sisters, friends and a few staff of UDAAN. The show was a grand success. It was inaugurated by the First lady of Delhi, the wife of the Lt. Governor. Its video is one of our most prized possessions.
Click here for some more scenes from the ballet
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