Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Diwali Gifts; Buy from Us

This is there are many festive offers being advertised on all multi-media platform. Flipkart, Amazons, SnapDeal are some worth mentioning.
We know that all of you are eager to get hands on the best buy for DIWALI Gifts for your family and friends.
"Buy from AnnieBesant Scpecial School, Hoshangabad"
"Diwali Diya, Paper Crafts, Craft from Waste Cloths, Candles, and other Handicraft"
Most of the items are available at shared stands in Silk Emporium, Malakhedi Road, Hoshangabad. For Bulk booking you can directly contact the School Staff HERE

Sample Gift Images

Friday, 14 August 2015

Special Workshop - Handmade Rakhis

The month of August is special for the kids here, this month we have two major event and celebrations. The Independence Day Celebration (15th August, and Raksha Bandhan - 29th Aug this year.)

Student and Staff here at Dr Anniebesant Special (MR) School, look forward to these event. Raksha Bandhan is only event / celebration after Holi Celebration and before Dipawali Celebration, where they get to show their imagination, creativity and art work.

Although we have special training and workshop which are conducted year long, we make sure to have a special Rakhi Making Workshop. As told by Head of Dr Anniebesant Special MR School. Every child participant is given special educator counselling and charts to track each of children / student separately.

This year again with the help of special educator and trainer children / Students learned and helped create amazing and beautiful Rakhis, This Rakhis will be sold off in the local market to generate fund to later sponsor a joyful event / picnic for the students.

Rakhi Workshop

Rakhi Workshop

Rakhi Workshop

Rakhi Workshop

Rakhi Workshop

Saturday, 8 August 2015

क्रांति दिवस मनाया

      स्वतंत्रता संग्राम सैनानी एवं शहीद के माता पिता का किया सम्मान ।

डॉ ऐनीबेसेंट विशेष विद्यालय एवं छात्रावास ( संस्था ) परिवार द्वारा कांति दिवस मनाया गया व कारगिल युघ्द के दौरान शहीद हुए  नर्मदांचल के वीर सपूत विजय दुबे ( व्यावरा ) के माता पिता का सम्मान किया गया व वीर शहीद विजय दुबे की समाधि पर मालार्पण कर श्रद्वाजंलि दी गर्इ ।

एवं दिल्ली से लौटे राष्ट्रपति द्वारा सम्मानित स्वतंत्रता संग्राम सैनानी श्री रमेश चंद्र सैनी जी का भी संस्था परिवार द्वारा स्वागत एवं सम्मान किया गया इस अवसर पर संस्था का समस्त स्टाफ व बच्चें मौजूद थे।

क्रांति दिवस 1

क्रांति दिवस 2

क्रांति दिवस 3

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Release of Fund for LLC (Leagal Guardianship Process)

Assistant Legal Advisor, National Trust, (Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India) has recently informed the approval of funds for the Local Level Committee based on the applications for Legal Guardianship fed in the online module and/or Quarterly Reports submitted.

Rs. 200/- is given per LG appointed and duly recorded in NDLGC to each of the non-official member of the LLC

All LLC Member, you are requested to provide the bank details of LLC i.e. Bank & Branch Name, Address, IFSC Code etc, duly verified by Chairperson, LLC so that this amount could be transferred electronically.

New Funding Pattern for Local Level Committees (Download)

The Board of the National Trust in its 49th meeting held on 4th April, 2012, has revised the funding to Local Level Committees which is as under:
  1. Rs. 200/- per LG appointed and duly recorded in NDLGC to each of the non-official member of the LLC   i.e. LLC-NGO member and LLC PwD member.
  2. Rs. 200/- per annum to each Legal Guardian for submitting the mandatory returns in the prescribed forms as specified in National Trust Rules, 2000 (Form C & D).
  3. Rs. 1000/- per annum to each LLC for sending the Quarterly Reports in the prescribed format. 
  4. Rs. 500/- for field visit/enquiry in each case fo Legal Gaurdianship.
  5. All the above amount shall be released paid through LLC on submission of performance reports. 
  6. National Trust reserves its rights to restrict the amount to any upper limit as and when required.
  7. The above funding pattern shall become effective from the financial year 2011-12.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Indian Contingent: Special Olympic Summer Games 2015

Bharat (India) Special Olympics Facts & Figures 

World Games 2015 Delegation
Head of Delegation: Mr Satish Pillai
Estimated Total Involvement: Atheletes - 241; Coaches/Staff -92
Sports: Aquatics(08); Atheletics(40); Badminton(04); Basketball(20); Bocce(02); Cycling(24); Football(7 a side)-11;16; Golf(07); Handball(24); Powerlifting(18); Roller Skating(24); Softball(15); Table Tennis(04); Volleyball(24).

History: Founded in 1987 as Special Olympics India and later changed to Special Olympics Bharat in 2001.

Mission Statement: To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with an intellectual disability, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.

"Founded in 1968, the Special Olympic movement comes with a great impact that changes lives of those who are disabled and consider their life as a curse. Using sports as the medium, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance."
After having a success in Pyeong Chang, South Korea in 2013 and in Athens, Greece in 2011, Special Olympics has returned to the United States after 16 years. Los Angeles will be hosting the event for the third time. India won 20 medals at Special Olympics 2013 where several athletes like Anishka Upadhyay, Raj Kumar Tiwari, Bipasha Mukherji, and Bharat Bhatia won Gold in Alpine Skiing, Figure Skating, Speed Skating and Snowshoeing respectively.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Varsha Mangal Mahotsav: Sevadham Ashram

We have this open invitation to join the annual Varsha Mangal Mahotsav, 2015. We urge every to participate in the even whole heartedly.

Sewadham Ashram is a nationally and internationally known organization that gives life time shelter and rehabilitation with due love care and compassion for children, young, old, disabled, mentally ill and dying destitute (from the age group of 0 to 100+ year) coming from every nook and corner of our beloved nation without any discrimination of religion, cast and creed since last 26 years those who are homeless or abandoned by their family and society.  Sewadham Ashram is established by Shri Sudhir Bhai Goyal in January 26th 1989 and is main project of Ujjaini Senior Citizen’s Forum (USCF) founded in January 26th 1986 by him. Sewadham’s main objective is “Manav sewa Madhav Sewa” i.e. serving the needy human is serving the God in real sense and Sewadham Logo means to provide social service through a ‘Pancha-Sheel’ Concept –  Sewa (service), Siksha (education), Swasthya (health), Swawlamban (self dependence), Sadbhav (communal harmony).

Special Olympics World Summer Games Los Angeles

(Fact: Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics in 1968)
Special Olympics World Summer Games to be held at Los Angeles in California from July 25 to August 2, 2015
Throughout the nine days of inspiring competition, the 2015 World Games will offer many festive, educational and engaging programs for athletes, guests, families and fans.  
Participants of Special Olympic
 +Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 
We would be closely following various sporting events and development. You are also invited to join the fun at the Special Olympics Festivals, special sports and program demonstrations, Opening and Closing Ceremonies and more. Learn about the Special Olympics Movement and be inspired by the dedication of millions of supporters who keep the Special Olympics spirit alive every day in communities across the globe. 

Also we would like to share the story of Indian Girl, Ashwini Atalkar, Differently abled, and suffering from mental disabilities since childhood, can run like the wind! She is all set to run the 100 metre sprint at the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015.  American President Barack Obama is likely to be at the event which is organized by the Joseph Kennedy Junior Foundation for promoting sports for the intellectually challenged persons.

An Indian Contention
As reported in  NAGPURTODAY edition (+Rajeev nagpurtoday), Story of Ashwini, daughter of Vinayak Atalkar and his wife, Ashwini was not just intellectually challenged but physically fragile too. As her coach Vishal Naik recollects “When she came to us, she was very fragile and her hands were bent and locked. Initially, it was extremely difficult for us to train her. We made her undergo physiotherapy sessions. But she soon made amends, and herself took interest. She was very punctual and used to report for the practice before time.” Vishal is so impressed by her zeal he says ” Her determination and passion to excel is really amazing. Every youngster can learn from her”.families and fans.  

Ashwini had to first clear trials at district level, then state and nationals before clearing four preparatory camps where they grill the candidates under toughest of conditions. She travelled Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad for these trials. Her proud 43-year-old father gives credit for her success to her determination and her coach’s hard work.

Ashwini has ben helped by CAFE Ngo of Nagpur in meeting with her sporting and schooling goals.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Niramaya Health Insurance Scheme - National Trust

NIRAMAYA - Health Insurance Scheme (Revised Scheme w.e.f. April, 2015)
(For further clarification you can reach us at here)


In order to enable and empower persons with developmental disability to live as independently and as fully as possible, health services and their access to persons with developmental disabilities assume a very significant role. In this context, the health insurance facility becomes important but presently such products are not easily available for persons with developmental disabilities. In such a situation, a health insurance scheme "Niramaya" is conceived with the following objectives.

  • To provide affordable Health Insurance to persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation & Multiple Disabilities.
  • To encourage health services seeking behavior among persons with developmental disability.
  • To improve the general health condition & quality of life of persons with developmental disability

Scheme & Its coverage
The scheme envisages to deliver comprehensive cover which will

  • Have a single premium across age band
  • Provide same coverage irrespective of the type of disability covered under the National Trust Act.
  • Insurance cover up to Rs.1.0 lakh.
  • All persons with developmental disabilities will be eligible and included and there will be no 'selection'.
  • The scheme will be available in the entire country except J&K.

The scheme further envisages that there shall be -

  • No exclusion of Pre-existing condition
  • Same cover as that for other persons
  • Services ranging from regular Medical Check-up to Hospitalization, Therapy to Corrective Surgery, Transportation.
  • Conditions requiring repetitive medical intervention as an in-patient.
  • Pre & Post hospitalization expenses, subject to limits.
  • No pre-insurance medical tests.
  • Reimbursement of claims in case of OPD services from any Qualified Medical Practitioner and for IPD treatment can be taken from a Hospital anywhere in the country.

Monday, 29 June 2015

With July Comes New Session

Dear All,

With July comes a new session for all, we have planed many new things for this academic session.
Looking at the various achievements, in different area of education, training, sports, music. It is now time to build on them and also venture out new possibilities.

This season we are going to run, various awareness campaign, with Mental Health and Child Care the main thrust area.

Every year we put in advertisement in the local newspaper, this year we are also sharing the same with the on-line crowd. If you know some one need of help and guidance, living in our operational area kindly do tell them to get in touch with us.

Our Address:
Dr. Annie Besant Special (MR) School
“Samarth Parishar”, Reva Bhagvati Nagar, Phase – I, Malakhedi Road,
Madhya Pradesh – 461001
Tel: - +91- 7574277155
Web : www.anniebesantschool.in

Hoshangabad Special School

Monday, 11 May 2015

Mother's Day for Special Need Moms

Special Day for Special Mom

Special Love for Moms of Special Need Children on Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is a celebration of life, a day to celebrate the life of your mother has given you, to celebrate the life you have had with her.

Mother’s Day: A celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March or May. The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia.

As the Mother’s Day just passed, we can’t help thinking about the moms and their special need children, born with disabilities, who are intellectually or developmentally delayed and who don’t know that its Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the unadulterated, unconditional, ever-present, always forgiving, always soothing, irrepressible love of all moms. It’s a time when children of all ages do what they can to shoe their moms how much they mean to them. All moms relish these small gestures like hand-made card, poems, the candy, the flowers, the gifts and hold their children’s efforts no matter how small, dear to their hearts forever.

But in case of a Special Care child and mother relationship, there is an absence of this celebration. Although there is a strong bond between the child and mother. As for the child the mother is all in all and complete world to him/her, and vice versa.  But it is sad that the child never had the joy of writing personal messages to their mom, and their mom had never experience the joy of receiving them and keeping them to be cherished in the future.

Is it for this reason, it’s a humble request to all who know child and mother of children with special need and care, not to forget to make sure you reach out to them and celebrate them for the amazing people they are for Mother’s Day. Not only for them, but also for their children, who can’t fully express how much they truly love and appreciate their mothers.


Following is the list made by one of our associate who is a full time taking care for her special need child.
  1. Sleeping In:  For some special need moms, lack of sleep is a lifestyle. So on Mothers Day, Let the Mom Sleep in. Please do not DISTURB.
  2. No Poop Duty for the Day: Get a replacement for the day.
  3. A Date with Husband: Get some time out with your loving husband and spend some quality time again.
  4. Time Alone: Life is too busy and messy, there is too much to do and too less of a time. Gift yourself a time alone to cherish some things you would like to do for yourself.
  5. Clean House: Call for some help for cleaning the house
  6. Take Out: Go out, order and eat in a restaurant for a change.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Golden Ticket for Specially Able Participants of Indian Idol Junior 2015

Indian Idol Participant

Students of Sahyog Vishesh Awasiya Vidyalaya, Hoshangabad have made us proud. We are thrilled to share the news with you all that following student Master Suraj Saini and Miss Sheetal Yadav have bagged Golden Ticket, successfully qualified for Mumbai audition for Indian Idol Junior 2015. 
Hoshangabad had produced many talents in the past and this is the latest to come in the lime light. The news is well reported in the Media and the Video will be broadcast on the Main Steam Television.
Following are the news paper reports on the same.

Dr Anniebesant Special (MR) School and Sangeet Academy, wishes the best for these two children and to all the Music aspirants in Hoshangabad. This is an excellent platform presented, many other opportunities such as these should be made available to our young generation to help them showcase their skill on State and National Level

Friday, 24 April 2015

Prevailing Attitudes, Practices, Misconception in the Field of Mental Retardation (Part-2)


It is deemed necessary before any classification for mental retardation, that he should be evaluated by a team of qualified professionals — including representatives from the social, educational, psychological and medical disciplines. Also, the assessment requires that parents or relatives have been involved in the evaluation process as significant observers, and the person's adaptive behavior has been assessed in relation to his community and family situation, taking into account the cultural norms of his environment.

As indicated above, the diagnosis of mental retardation is made on the basis of two dimensions:
  1. Measured Intelligence; 
  2. Adaptive Behavior. 
Measured IQ
IQ = Age(Mental)/Age (Actual) x 100

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Prevailing Attitudes, Practices, Misconception in the Field of Mental Retardation (Part-1)

Samarth Vihar School for Intellectually Disabled
Residential Student At Dr. AnnieBesant School enjoying in Garden

Prevailing Attitudes and Practices in the Field of Mental Retardation

Yes it is true that, many of the present attitude toward the mental retardation is due to earlier  misconceptions and negative attitude in the society. 

The Problem of Definition

Over the years, there have been many definitions of mental retardation which attempted to differentiate between the intellectually sub-average and those persons having "normal" intelligence, but most of them have been very critical and negative in nature.
Mental deficiency is a state of social incompetence obtaining at maturity or likely to obtain at maturity, resulting from developed mental arrest of constitutional origin; the condition is essentially incurable through treatment and unremediable through training except as a treatment in training instills habits which superficially or temporarily compensate for the limitations of the person so affected while under favorable circumstances and for more or less limited periods of time. (Doll, 1941).
Mental defectiveness represents a condition of mental non development, arrest, deficiency, or deterioration which is very grave and permanent, which dates from early life, and which always effects the intelligence, judgment, or understanding and the capacity for social and economic adjustment (Wallin, 1949).
A mentally defective person is a person who is incapable of managing himself and his affairs, or being taught to do so, and who requires supervision, control, and care for his own welfare and the welfare of the community (Benda, 1954).
Mental retardation refers to a condition of intellectual inadequacy which renders an individual incapable of performing at the level required for acceptable adjustment within his cultural environment (Masland, 1963). 

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Sports Achievement of Disabled Students

Student of Dr. Anniebesant Special (MR) School
Award Winner at Special Olympics, National Level
Students from Dr. Anniebesant Special (MR) School, had been actively participating all the sporting events. They have participated in the Local, District, State and National Sporting events. They have won many awards, and have been appreciated by many eminent personality. They have been duly recognized for they their skills.

Let us all congratulate the efforts put in by the students and teacher, which made all of this possible. Following are picture of more such achievements by the students of Dr. Anniebesant Special (MR) School

Sangeet Academy

Inauguration of the Dr Anniebesant Sangeet Academy
Inauguration Of Dr Anniebesant Sangeet Academy

Dr Anniebesant Sangeet Academy (Est 2000)

Initially started as a Dr Anniebesant Sr Sec School (Est 1985), Its aim was to provide holistic education to the children of the poor and middle income group in the society. Alongside with general education it was also important to keep the youth in sync with the Cultural Heritage, Indian Classical Dance, Music and Instrumental Learning.

Thus start of the Dr Anniebesant Sangeet Academy in year 2000. This initiative helped to conduct this Music Training Center, where regular class were held for Theory and Practical Learning. This facility not only gave the opportunity to the school children, but also other children who were interested to learn this art. Till date hundreds of students have taken formal training from this institute.

Dr. Anniebesant Sangeet Academy is registered with Prayag Sangeet Samiti, of Allahabad through which every year in December it conducts written and practical exams for various disciplines like Classical Singing, and different Instruments like Tabla, Guitar, and Harmonium.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Developmental Disorders Series

Parent Seek Help for Mental Retardation Child
Where to Start Seek Help

Mental Retardation

I. What is Mental Retardation? (More Details Here)

Mental retardation (MR) is a developmental problem manifested during a child’s years of development (i.e. 0-18 years old). It is a condition whereby a child’s intelligence and adaptability are significantly below the average level of his peers.

II. What causes Mental Retardation?

Genetic factors
-- Hereditary factors or chromosomal abnormalities
Pregnancy and birth factors
-- e.g. misuse of drugs or excessive alcohol intake during pregnancy, complication of birth, prematurity
Infancy and childhood
-- Infections and brain injuries, e.g. meningitis, brain trauma, etc.
Unknown factors
-- The cause in most cases is unknown

III. How does Mental Retardation affect the child?

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Donate and Save Tax

Contributing to charities and NGOs allow you to reduce the tax outgo while helping the needy

The idea of contributing to improve the lives of the impoverished and the needy has existed since time immemorial. From companies to individuals, people from all walks of life are known to contribute money for a better future for all. To encourage people to donate for good causes, the Income Tax Department allows one to claim exemption under Section 80G on the amount donated to charities and NGOs.

The concept of donating, whether religious or otherwise, has also been well-documented by international players. "Until the 19th century, giving in India was largely religious in nature and motivated by the search for individual salvation. Later, philanthropy began to be also directed toward social causes such as education and women's rights. Throughout the 20th century, leading Indian industrialists established foundations and other charitable institutions of national importance." 


Given the size of corporate donations, companies also take steps to ensure that the money is utilised in the best possible way. Hence, it is common for a number of companies to set up their own foundations or charity wings. Pravesh Jain, founder, Paras Foundation and MD, Paras Dyes and Chemicals, says, "To best utilise our resources, we created our own charity wing, The Paras Foundation."

Jain, who has been running an old age home for over three decades, talks about the benefits of establishing own foundation. "It is easy to monitor and evaluate. Though we usually do not donate to other charities, there have been times when we have done so after evaluating the organisation's track record, ethics and dedication," he adds. Rohit Shah, CEO, GettingYouRich, says, "When clients donate, they often have no way to monitor the use of their money." He points out that organisations like www.giveindia.org provide regular updates. For example, if someone opts to pay the education fee of a girl, the NGO sends him regular progress reports.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Inauguration of Loom Project by Commissioner, Hoshangabad

Project Hand Loom for Disabled People
Dainik Bhaskar 7 April 2015
In the presence of many eminent personalities, the Hand Loom Project was inaugurated.

Chief Guest Commissioner Mr V K Batham, was extremely happy to see all the efforts put in by the Dr Anniebesant (MR) School, He even tried out the Loom Machine of his own.

Other Special Guest who attended the ceremony were Dr Vasudha Tiwari, Mrs Neerja Faujdar, Dr, N. C. Das, and Mrs Maya Naroliya.

The event was also attended and appreciated by the parents of the MR Student of the school. Three couples who recently got married in the Disabled Community Marriage organized by Madhya Pradesh Government. They will be taking skill development through this Loom Project.

The evening also saw, award and certificates distributed to various award winner Disabled Children, and Commissioner also presented appreciation certificates to all the School Staff for their dedicated and thoughtful services. Children of the Music Academy also presented various songs and bhajan to keep the evening lively.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Intellectual Disability Causes and Identification

What is intellectual disability?

If a kid has an intellectual disability, once called mental retardation (MR), is characterized by

below average intelligence or mental ability and a lack of skills necessary for day to day living. It means that he or she learns and develops more slowly than other kids. 

Someone who has an intellectual disability will have trouble learning and functioning in everyday life. This person could be 10 years old, but might not talk or write as well as a typical 10-year-old. He or she also is usually slower to learn other skills, like how to get dressed or how to act around other people.

Someone with intellectual disability has limitations in two areas. These areas are:

  1. Intellectual functioning. - Also known as IQ, this refers to a person’s ability to learn, reason, make decisions, and solve problems.
  2. Adaptive behaviors. - These are skills necessary for day-to-day life, such as being able to communicate effectively, interact with others, and take care of oneself.

Foundation Course Next Batch Start in June 2015

Prevalence of Mental Retardation is significant in urban as well as rural areas. The history of training professionals in the field of mental retardation is of recent origin in India. In the field of special education, the first training center was started in 1953 at Bombay by a voluntary agency, which offered a diploma in teaching persons with mental retardation. Two more centers, one each at Madras and Mumbai, initiated training program in special education in 1971. By 1980, there were nine special education training centers in the country. By 1986, there were only six training centers and the remaining centers had been closed down. In 1995, the number of centers offering training was 40. Out of these, 27 were recognized and approved by Rehabilitation Council of India.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

World Autism Day 2nd April

The NGO Dr. Annie Besant School for MR Children was established at Hoshangabad for the rehabilitation and integration of adults with developmental disabilities in 2002. Mrs Aarati Dutta, who has been a social activist all her life, started the NGO and has been endeavoring to help mentally disabled / autistic people for over 15 years. Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day, which is observed on April 2 every year. The first time the day was observed was back in 2008, after it was designated by the United Nations General Assembly.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Handloom Product from Waste Cloth Material

At Anniebesant School, time has come to share one more achievement, Long overdue, commissioning and installation of the Hand loom machine has complete.
The Machine was bought from West Bengal, and is meant to create carpet, bedsheet, table top and other daily use item from the waste cloth material.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Basant Panchami & Republic Day Celebration 2015

This year since the Basant Panchami and Republic Day were falling on the same day. The Annie
Besant Society planned a three day events to celebrate the occasion.  from 24th January to 26th January 2015.

24th January '15 - Started with the Basant Utsav, Saraswati Puja, Havan and Prasad Distribution. And in the evening culminated with Maha Arati at 7:00 PM.

25th January '15 - On this day cultural program along with prize distribution for various event was held. Eminent guest were invited to preside our the children function and give them a moral boost.

26th January '15 - Annual Flag hosting Ceremony, followed by Cultural Programs by MR Students, and in the evening along with all the MR Students and their parents, Diya Flotation at various ghat of River Narmada.

Following are few glimpse of the three day long celebration, Hope you also enjoy the enthusiasm shown by the MR students and look forward to your participation next year.