Recent Activities
 
  Valedictory Function of Summer Camp 2018- SPARC-India celebrated Valedictory Function of Summer Camp 2018 on 9th June’18, Saturday from 6:30 pm at Rai Umanath Bali Auditorium, Kaisherbagh, Lucknow. The Chief Guest for this event was Honorable Shri Ram Naik Ji, Governor of Uttar Pradesh. The Guests of Honors were Mr. Suresh Kaul (President-Sarthak Manav Kushthashram), Mrs. Asha Kaul, Mr. Uma Shankar Singh (President-SPARC India), C.A Rajeev Agarwal (Treasurer-SPARC India), Justice S.C.Verma, Mr. Neeraj (Project Coordinator ,Uday Project-HCL), Mr. Rupesh (Project Coordinator ,Solar Energy-HCL), Mr. Umair Usmani (Vice President, Aegis Ltd.), Mr.Akshay Chaudhari (System Engineer-TCS), Ms. Supriya Mishra (Asst. Manager communications- Airtel), Mr. Manish (Innovations). Around 200 guests (Parents/guardians, siblings of Children with Disabilities/ Persons with Disabilities) turned up for the event. Dignitaries from government, ex-employees of SPARC India and corporate were also present at the event.
     
 
  · Inauguration of Summer Camp- On 9th May’18, Wednesday Inauguration of Summer Camp was organized at Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India. The Guests of Honor at this occasion were Mr. Pallav Joshi (Executive H.R, T.C.S) and Ms. Kavya (Associate, T.C.S). Mr. Someshwar Dutt Bajpai (Program Manager, SPARC India) introduced the guests of honors and told them about the aim of organizing the summer camp and the activities included in it. He told that the summer camp is organized to enhance the socialization of students. He told that we are organizing a Valedictory Function of Summer Camp on 9th June’18, Saturday from 6:30 pm at Rai Umanath Bali Auditorium, Kaisherbagh, Lucknow.
     
 
  · Parents Support Group (P.S.G) Meeting with parents/guardians of students and Report-card distribution of Annual Examinations- On 7th May’18, Monday Parents Support Group Meeting & Report-card distribution of Annual Examinations was organized for discussion of achievements of students and issues of their parents from 11 am at Jyoti Kiran School (JKS), SPARC India. The topics which were discussed during the meeting were:- Ø Discussion related to progress reports of the students. Ø Discussion about the integration of meritorious students in other normal schools. Ø Information about the summer camp 2018 at JKS from 8th May’18 till 9th June’18. Ø Open discussion- Parents can discuss on any matter related to their students.
     
 
  Activities like envelope making and dance & music- On 24th April’2018 and 25th April’2018, Tuesday and Wednesday respectively various activities like envelope making and dance & music were organized at Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India. Mrs. Anju Tiwari (Special Educator) and Mrs. Archana Verma (Vocational Teacher) and Ms. Alka Verma organized these activities.
     
 
 

·         Parents Support Group (P.S.G) Meeting- On 14th April’18, Saturday Parents Support Group Meeting was organized for discussion of various behavioral problems of students and parents from 10:30 am at Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India.

The topics which were discussed during the meeting were:-

Ø  Discussion related to behavior of the parents.

Ø  Discussion on institutional security.

Ø  Open discussion- Parents can discuss on any matter related to their students or school premises.

     
 
 

Seasons & its types as Saturday Activity- On 7th April’2018, Saturday Seasons & its types was organized as Saturday Activity at Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India. Mrs. Anju Tiwari (Special Educator) and Mrs. Archana Verma (Vocational Teacher) organized this activity. They discussed the various seasons of India and its types in detail. The main aim of the activity is to aware them about the various seasons of India and its types.

     
 
 

Music Activity as Saturday Activity- On 31st March’2018, Saturday Music Activity was organized as Saturday Activity at Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India. Mrs. Anju Tiwari and Mrs. Archana Verma organized this activity. They discussed the importance of music in day to day life. The main aim of the activity is to aware them about music therapy and its benefits.

     
 
 

Workshop on Disability Rights for Women with Disabilities- For the people's awareness initiatives Workshop on Disability Rights for Women with Disabilities was organized by School for Potential Advancement and Restoration of Confidence (SPARC) India in collaboration with Shanta Memorial Rehabilitation Center (SMRC), Bhubaneswar with support of Common Wealth Foundation (CWF) on 26th March’2018, Monday at Parijat Guest House, Insafnagar, Indira Nagar, Lucknow.

The resource persons at the workshop were Ms. Lokapriya Mohanty and Ms. Reena Mohanty (Program Manager) and around 30 Women with Disabilities (WwDs) participated at the workshop.

     
 
  Clay Modeling as Saturday Activity- On 24th March’18, Saturday Clay Modeling was organized as Saturday Activity for students of at Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India. Mrs. Archana Verma and Mrs. Anju Tiwari organized the activity. The main aim of the activity was to strengthen muscles and enhance creativity of students with engineering and provide fine motor and sensory play.
     
 
  Ring the Bell Campaign 2018-2019 for Inclusion of Children with Special Needs / Children with Disabilities in Govt. Primary Schools- For the people's awareness initiatives, the collective program of State Primary Schools, Ring the Bell Campaign 2018-2019 for Promotion of Inclusive Education was organized by SPARC India with the support of Janvikas Samiti, Varanasi at Community Center, Mankameshwar Temple Ward, Daliganj, Lucknow city on 21st March’18 from 12:30 pm in which local dignitaries participated. The Guests of Honor on this occasion were Mr. Amit Kumar Rai (Consultant/Specialist Inclusive Education, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan), Mr. R.N Singh (Advisor, Inclusive Education, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, UNICEF), Mr. Chiranjeev Ji (Janvikas Samiti, Varanasi), Mr. Avinash Ji (Care India), Mrs. Meenu Tiwari (District Coordinator, Inclusive Education, Lucknow), Mr. Vishnu Kant Tiwari (President medal winner, Social Worker), Mr. Ranjit Singh (Sabhasad, Daliganj, Lucknow), Mr. Shamsad Hussain (Principal, Primary School, Daliganj), Mr. Pallav Joshi, Ms. Zeena Ji, Ms. Kiran Ji (Principal, Tagore School) and Dr. Anoop Chaturvedi (Deputy Editor, The Pioneer, Hindi Dainik). Government Officials, Principals /Teachers, Aganwadi, Balwadi workers and all concerned Stakeholders participated in the event which included various programs viz Rally, Pledge/ oath, Quiz etc. Students participated with full enthusiasm and participated in the campaign by ringing the bell for Children with Disabilities.
     
 
 

Puppet Show as Saturday Activity- On 17th March’18, Saturday Puppet Show was organized as Saturday Activity for students of at Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India. Mrs. Kiran Rastogi and Mrs. Anju Tiwari organized the activity. The main aim of the activity was to aware students about the cleanliness & its benefits and other good thoughts with the help of story-telling through puppet show.

     
 
 

·         Parents Support Group (P.S.G)- On 10th March’18, Saturday Parents Support Group Meeting was organized for discussion of various behavioral problems of students from 11 am at Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India.

The topics which were discussed during the meeting were:-

Ø  Discussion related to behavior problems of the students.

Ø  Open discussion- Parents can discuss on any matter related to their students.

The resource persons on this day were Dr. Mohd. Aleem Siddiqui (MD,DPM,MBBS Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Joint secretary IMA Lucknow, Executive Council Member, Indian Psychiatric Society), Ms. Saziya Siddiqui (Child Psychologist) and Ms. Namrata Singh (Child Psychologist, Child Guidance Center, NIPCCD, Regional Centre Lucknow).

     
 
 

Saturday Activity (Concept of HOLI) - On 24th February’2018, Saturday Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India Organization organized Activity on Concept of HOLI for all students. Mrs. Kiran Rastogi and Mrs. Priya Shukla organized the activity for all the students. The main aim of the activity is to aware students about the concept of Holi, story behind the festival Holi, and how it is celebrated.

     
 
  Visit of a Team of Amity University at Jyoti Kiran School- On 17th February’2018, Saturday teachers, staff & students of Amity University visited Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India Organization. The team members include Ms. Kiran Barai (Content and Direction), Mr. Prathamesh Mhatre (Camera and Direction), Mohd Amir Ansari (Camera and Direction), Mr. Shailendra Singh (Camera and Direction), Mr. Arpit Jain (Video Editing), Mr. Adesh Krishna Srivastava (Content and visualization), Mr. Shubham Shukla (Voiceover artist), Mr. Nipun Vashishtha (Content and Direction), Mr. Ridam Khare (Content and Direction), Mr. Rishabh Srivastava (Content and visualization), Ms. Tanushree Gupta (Video Editing), Mr. Atharv Khokhar (Child voiceover artist), Faculties- Ms. Alishah Syedain (Guidance in content and Direction), Mr. Mohit Sharma (Guidance in film production), Technical staff- Mr. Rajan Mishra (Video Editing), Mr. Nandu Sharma (Technical crew staff), Mr. Anil Sharma (Camera person), Mr. Suraj Bhargava (Camera person). They created short films with title “Jyoti Kiran School” for Jyoti Kiran School (JKS), “Nayi Dishayen” for Livelihood Resource Center (LRC), and “Ek Pahel” for Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR).
     
 
 

Saturday Activity (Introduction to Meditation & Yoga) - On 17th February’2018, Saturday Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India Organization organized Activity of Introduction to Meditation & Yoga for all students. The main aim of the activity is to aware students about the benefits of meditation and yoga so that they can develop body awareness, learn how to use their bodies in a healthy way, manage stress through breathing, awareness of meditation and healthy movement, build concentration, increase their confidence and positive self-image.

     
 
 

·         Parents Support Group (P.S.G) Meeting- On 10th February ’18, Saturday Parents Support Group Meeting was organized for Report-card Distribution and discussion of various problems of students from 11 am at Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India.

The topics which were discussed during the meeting were:-

(i)Discussion related to problems of students.

(ii)Discussion related to report-cards of students.

(iii)Open discussion- Parents can discuss on any matter related to their students.

At the end the report cards were shown to the parents and discussion regarding performance and marks was done for each child. Those who scored well were appreciated and those whose performance was weak were asked to work harder.

     
 
 

Abhivyakti (Inner Wheel Club Lucknow) -  0n 6th February 2018, Tuesday students of Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India participated in Abhivyakti, Inter School Skill Competitions (where expressions have no limits!) organized by Inner Wheel Club Lucknow at Chetna Institute, Aliganj, Lucknow at 11 am for differently abled school children. The program aims to bring out and showcase the talent of Divyang children (Mentally Challenged) through various competitions.

The Chief Guest at the program was Dr. Rita Bahuguna Joshi (Minister of UP Government, Minister of Women Welfare, Family Welfare, Maternity, Child Welfare & Tourism) and the Guest of Honor was Mrs. Mamta Dwivedi (District Chairman, Inner Wheel Club). Other members of Inner Wheel Club like Ms. Anita Shukla (President), Ms. Monika Bansal (Secretary), Alka Bansal (Project Convenor) and Ms. Soni Agarwal (Project Convenor) were also present.

     
 
 

Saturday Activity (Art Competition) - On 3rd February’2018, Saturday Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India Organization organized Art Competition for all students. The main aim of the activity is to enhance the creativity and gripping of students. As it is said drawing is one of the way through which one’s imaginations, emotions can be easily reflected. All students were provided with art papers and colors and asked to draw whatever they wish to. All the students were so overjoyed that they all started drawing their imaginations on papers.

     
 
 

Shalimar Colorothon (Draw your imagination) Season-9 - On 28th January’18, Sunday students of Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India Lucknow participated in Shalimar Colorothon (Draw your imagination) Season-9 organized by Shalimar Group of Companies in partnership with Lucknow Development Authority. The students enjoyed the competition and told that it was a very beautiful place and all those who came there have made very beautiful and marvelous paintings, we also want to draw such paintings. All the students were honored with Certificate of appreciation for their participation in Shalimar Colorothon (Draw your imagination) Season-9. The activity enhances their creativity and confidence level.

     
 
 

Teacher Training on Inclusive Education- Teacher Training on Inclusive Education was organized at Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India Organization from 27th January’18 till 30th January’18 i.e. from Saturday till Tuesday. The resource person for this programme was Dr. Aloka Guha Ji, Former Chairperson, The National Trust. She scheduled the training sessions into 4 days in which teachers of JKS (Mrs. Kiran Rastogi, Mrs. Anju Tiwari, Ms. Richa Dixit, Mrs. Priya Shukla, Mrs. Archana Verma and Miss. Alka Verma), Ms. Shaheen and Mr. Akhilesh Yadav participated in the training program. She divided them into three groups i.e. Group I (Mrs. Priya Shukla, Miss. Alka Verma), Group II (Ms. Richa Dixit, Ms. Shaheen, Mr. Akhilesh Yadav), Group III (Mrs. Kiran Rastogi, Mrs. Anju Tiwari, Mrs. Archana Verma).

     
 
 

Republic Day Celebration- On 26th January 2018, Friday, Jyoti Kiran School (an inclusive school), SPARC-India Organization celebrated 69th Republic Day with students and staff members. The Chief Guest on this occasion was Honorable Sri. Vinod Chandiramani (Director, Rotary Club) and the Guests of Honor were Mr. Uma Shankar Srivastava and Mr. Rajeev Sharma (Honorable Treasurer, SPARC- India). The celebration began with welcome of Chief Guest and Guests of Honor by Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra, (Founder Chairperson & Director, SPARC-India) and then flag hosting is done by them together with National Anthem. After that students of JKS and LRC presented various programmes.

     
 
 

Donation of walkers and sewing machine to Children with Disabilities (CwDs)/Person with Disabilities (PwDs) - On 22nd January’2018, Monday on the occasion of Basant Panchmi Pooja at Rabindra Palli Mahila Samiti, Rabindra Palli, Lucknow invited SPARC India for the celebration.

Mrs. Mridula Mehrotra (Head, Vocational Unit) along with students and two staff teachers Mrs. Priya Shukla (Special Educator) and Mrs. Archana Verma (Vocational Teacher) and support staff were present at the occasion. Then members of Rabindra Palli Mahila Samiti donated four walkers to students (Pranjal, Anshi, Sonal and Suraj) of Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India Organization, Lucknow and a hand-sewing machine to vocational trainee (Dolly) at Vocational Center of SPARC India, Madiaon, Lucknow. Each student told their names to them themselves and showed gratitude to them by saying “thank you”.

     
 
 

Sibling Workshop for siblings of children with disabilities - On 23rd December’2017, Saturday Sibling Workshop was organized by SPARC-India at Sehbhagi Sikshan Kendra from 10:30 am till 4:00 pm for sibling of Children with Disabilities. The resource person was Ms. Sandhya Saxena (Assistant Professor, Chetna). Mr. Someshwar Dutt Bajpayee (Program Manager, SPARC India) welcomed everyone and asked Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra (Founder Chairperson & Director, SPARC-India) to welcome everyone present at the workshop. Ms. Sandhya Saxena thanked for welcoming her and started the workshop by asking the siblings their problems which they face during the take care of their sisters/brothers with disabilities.

     
 
 

Christmas celebration at Jyoti Kiran School - On 22nd December 2017, Friday Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC India celebrated Christmas Day with students and staff members. Mrs. Kiran Rastogi and Mrs. Anju Tiwari organized this celebration at school. Christmas tree was decorated with various colorful balloons, bells, stars, lights, toffees, chocolates, ribbons etc. The main aim of this celebration was to enhance participation and togetherness among all students. On this occasion Mr. Bikoo Rathore and Mr. Shanu Rajat (Gas Authority of India Limited) visited Jyoti Kiran School and celebrated Christmas Day with children. All the students were asked to gather at one place and they celebrated the occasion by cutting cake and singing songs of Christmas.

     
 
  21st Annual Day Celebration - SPARC-India, Jyoti Kiran School (an inclusive school) celebrated 21st Annual Function and World Disability Week on 9th December’ 17, Saturday at CMS Auditorium, Gomtinagar, Lucknow from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The theme of the function was “Sashakt Divyangjan-Sashakt Samaj”. The Chief Guest of the function was Sri. Mahesh K Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary, Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department, Department of Welfare of Other Backward Class, Secretariat Administration Department, Commissioner, Persons with disabilities, Uttar Pradesh. The Guests of Honor were Smt. Ministhy S. (IAS, State Mission Director, State Rural Livelihood Mission, Uttar Pradesh), Dr. Amit Kumar Rai ((Lucknow District Empowerment Officer, Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department, Uttar Pradesh), Justice S. C. Verma (Purva Lokayukt), Mr. Shekhar Srivastava (President, Aghaaz Club), Mr. Farukh Rehman Khan (State Program Manager, Water Aid), Mr. Uma Shankar Singh (President, SPARC-India), Mr. Rajeev Sharma (Honorable Treasurer, SPARC- India), Ms Sonam Sinha (Skyline Architecture consultants private limited, Ekana sports city & G.C Constructions, Gomti Nagar), Dr. Anant Kumar (Occupational Therapist, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow) and Mr. Umair Usmani (Vice President, Aegis Ltd.). Other distinguished guests present on the occasion were Mr. Rakesh Kumar (Empowerment Officer, Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department, Head Office, Uttar Pradesh), Mrs. Aruna Naidu (Principal, CMS, Old Branch, Rajajipuram, Lucknow). The annual function began with National Anthem in sign language by students of Jyoti Kiran School. Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra, (Founder Chairperson & Director, SPARC-India) welcomed the guests and talked about the journey of SPARC-India. He emphasized on the main streaming of children/persons with disabilities in the society for which attitudinal changes are required in the society. This would lead to inclusion of challenged persons in the society. The cultural program consisted of various inspirational songs and prayers like Vandana (Maa Durga Stuti- Mahisasur Vadh), Maa teri chunar, Taare zameen par, Kun faya kun and Vande Matram which were directed by Ms Lavina Jain Tandon. A theme play – Navchetna (skit on awareness of disability and empowerment) directed by Ms Alka Vivek was also staged on this occasion. The program was anchored by Dr. Alka Nivedan. The Honorable Chief Guest/Guest of Honors/Special Guests distributed awards to persons who had contributed excellently towards creating an inclusive environment and had worked for the rights and entitlements of the PwDs in their respective field. Chief Guest Mr. Mahesh K Gupta addressed the audience and said that everyone should cooperatively raise their helping hands towards the growth of persons with disabilities and society should keep positive approach towards them. He also praised the hardwork of students and teachers who performed in the programmes and gave best wishes to them for their bright future. In the end, Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra, Chairperson and Director, SPARC- India thanked all the honorable guests and dignitaries for making this event successful.
     
 
 

Celebration of World Disability Day - On 3rd December’17, Sunday State level award distribution ceremony was organized at Indira Gandhi Pratisthan, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of World Disability Day. The Chief Guest on this occasion was Shri. Yogi Adityanath, Honorable Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh and guest of honor was Shri. Om Prakash Rajbhar, Honorable Cabinet Minister, Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh. At the onset of the programme wheel chairs, tricycles, crutches and shawls were distributed to the disabled persons. In SPARC-India students received 5 wheel chairs, 5 tricycles, 2 crutches and 4 shawls.

On the occasion various sports competitions (candle blowing, Balloon blooming and to throw volleyball in goal post) were organized at Remedial and Multi Activities Hall at Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (RALC), King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. All the students were overjoyed and enjoyed the activities in which they participated as it build up their confidence and increased their potential.

     
 
  Computer awareness & concept for JKS students and shopping in market place for Vikaas students - The Computer awareness & concept for JKS students and Shopping in market place for Vikaas students’ activity was organized at Jyoti Kiran School-an inclusive school for disabled, SPARC-India on 25th October’2017. Mrs. Archana Verma organized the activity of Computer awareness & concept in Foundation class and Block-A. The aim of this activity was to aware them about computer, its concept and its utility so that they can develop their interest in it and try to learn it which will help them in future life in order to get job and become self dependent. Mrs. Kiran Rastogi organized the activity of shopping in market place for Vikaas students. The aim of this activity was to aware children about the concept of money, concept of cost price, selling price and marked price
     
 
  Saturday Activity (Dusting & decoration of classroom) - The dusting & decoration in classroom activity was organized at Jyoti Kiran School-an inclusive school for disabled, SPARC-India on 18th November’2017. All the teachers (Mrs. Archana Verma, Mrs. Anju Tiwari, Ms. Richa Dixit, Mrs. Priya Shukla and Mrs. Kiran Rastogi) organized this activity in their respective classrooms. They all firstly gave the concept and benefits of dusting. All the students enjoyed and learnt a lesson that we should always keep our surroundings neat and clean to keep ourselves healthy and happy.
     
 
 

Children’s picnic of Jyoti Kiran School- Children’s picnic of Jyoti Kiran School- an inclusive school, SPARC-India was organized on 17th November’2017, Friday at Swarna Jayanti Smriti Vihar Park, Indira Nagar, Lucknow. Around 50 children, 15 staff members and 10 support staff went for picnic. All the students were too excited and happy. The smiles on their faces were immeasurable.

     
 
 

Visit of Teachers & Students of City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar extension, Lucknow- On 14th November’17, two teachers (Ms. Tulika Chatterjee and Ms. Shalini Srivastava) and around 30 students of City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar extension, Lucknow visited Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC-India in order to explore the environment of such an inclusive school for children with disabilities and children who are facing disabilities like cerebral palsy, mental retardation, autism etc. and to celebrate a very special day i.e. Children’s’ Day with our children.

     
 
 

Parents Support Group (P.S.G) Meeting - On 11th November ’17, Saturday Parents Support Group Meeting was organized at Jyoti Kiran School for discussion of various behavioral issues of students and their management. The chief guest or resource person in this meeting was Dr. Neerja Pandey, Assistant Professor, Amity Institute of Behavioral and allied Sciences, Amity University, Lucknow, U.P

     
 
 

Nukkad Natak- 4th Nukkad Natak was performed by Natakbaaz team on 31st October 2017 at Shah Doshi shah ki Dargah, Near T.G Hostel, Daliganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The main aim was to aware and sensitize people about the negative thinking of society against disability or disabled persons.

     
 
 

Saturday Activity (Shopping at General Store)- The Shopping at General Store activity was organized at Jyoti Kiran School on 30th October’2017. Mrs. Archana Verma, Ms. Alka Verma and Mrs. Priya Shukla organized this activity. The aim of this activity was to aware children about the concept of money, concept of cost price, selling price and marked price.

     
 
 

Visit of Teachers & Students of G.D Goenka Public School, Shaheed Path, Lucknow- On 28th October’17, two teachers (Ms. Neelam Verma and Ms. Smriti Gupta) and around 30 students of G.D Goenka Public School, Shaheed Path, Lucknow visited Jyoti Kiran School, SPARC-India in order to explore the environment of such an inclusive school for children with disabilities and children who are facing with disabilities like cerebral palsy, mental retardation, autism etc.

     
 
 

Nukkad Natak- 3rd Nukkad Natak was performed by Natakbaaz team on 25th October 2017 at Bhuiyandevi Mandir/Mazaar, Bharatnagar (Near Sitapur Road), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The main aim was to aware and sensitize people about the negative thinking of society against disability or disabled persons.

     
 
  Parents Support Group (P.S.G) Meeting- On 14th October’17, Saturday Parents Support Group Meeting was organized at Jyoti Kiran School in which reports cards were distributed and the following issues will be addressed by the parents:-
  •  Discussions related to behavior of children from parents.
  •  Discussions related to educational topics of children.
  • Discussion related to children’s report card.
  • Discussion whether children have physiotherapy at home. Parental behavior towards children.
  • Open discussion - the parents can talk on any other issues.
     
 
  Saturday Activity (Diya decoration) - The diya decoration activity was organized at Jyoti Kiran School on 7th October’2017. Mrs. Archana Verma and Mrs. Kiran Rastogi organized this activity. Teachers provided diya to each student and taught them how to paint it and decorate it with different colors of paint and golden dust. The students participated in this activity with interest and decorated the diyas in different ways. All the students attentively listened to the story behind the festival and said that they will enlighten as much as earthen lamps in place of lightings and will celebrate anti- cracker diwali.
     
 
  World Cerebral Palsy Day- On 6th October’17, Friday, World Cerebral Palsy Day was celebrated at SPARC-India Jyoti Kiran School. The chief guest or the resource person for this occasion was Dr. G.L Arora (Orthopaedic Surgeon, Rishi Hospital, Gomtinagar, Lucknow). At the onset Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra welcomed Dr. G.L Arora with a bouquet and honoring words. Dr. G.L Arora addressed parents and told them about the reasons of cerebral palsy. Then he moved towards the treatment of cerebral palsy which can be done through medication. After that teachers organized few activities like color identification, musical chair, passing the ball and dance for students.
     
 
  Nukkad Natak- 2nd Nukkad Natak was performed by Natakbaaz team on 26th September 2017 Tuesday near CMS School, E block- Office of Parshad Mr. Shiv Pal Sanwaria, Rajajipuram, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The main aim was to aware and sensitize people about the negative thinking of society against disability or disabled persons.
     
 
 
Inauguration of Livelihood Resource Center’s Skill Training and Placement program- On 25th September’17, Monday Inauguration Event was organized at Ucchasiksha mein Adhyanrat Drishtibadhit Chhatron Hetu Rajkiya Chhatrawas, Divyangjan Shashaktikaran Vibhag, Nishatganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh by Livelihood Resource Center’s Skill Training and Placement Program, A SPARC India Initiative. The Chief Guest on this occasion was our Honorable Cabinet Minister, Shri Om Prakash Rajbhar, Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh.
The other honorable guests and members at the program were Mrs. Anupama Maurya (Upnideshak, Lucknow Division), Dr. A.K Rai (District Handicapped Development Officer), Mr. Mayank Sinha (SPM) (Shivnardan Foundation/HCL), Manjula Yadav (Project Associate), Mr. D.K Verma (DD UPSDM, Skill Development Mission), Mr. Sudhir Shalwasiya (Social worker), Mr. Pallav Joshi (TCS), Dr. G.L Arora, Mr. Usmani (Aiges, HR Head), Mr. R.N Singh (Gramin Bank of Aryavart, Branch Manager, Nirala Nagar) and Associate Prof. Pramod Kumar Singh (Dr Shakuntala Mishra National Rehabilitation University Of Lucknow).

     
 
  Nukkad Natak- To aware and sensitize people about the negative thinking of society against disability or disabled persons 1st Nukkad Natak was performed by Natakbaaz team on 19th September 2017, Tuesday at Hanuman Setu Mankameshwar Mandir, Joshitola, Office of the Parshad Mr. Ranjit Singh Daliganj, Nehru Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
     
 
  Caregiver Training Programme and medical remedies for children- On 9th September’2017, Saturday Caregiver Training Programme was organized by SPARC-India at Sehbhagi Sikshan Kendra from 9:30 am till 4:00 pm for guardian / parents of Children with Disabilities. In this workshop parents and students were invited for caregiver training programme and to provide home based care to them. The chief guest was Mr. Ashok Singh, Director Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra the guest of honour and resource persons were   Dr. Anant Kumar (Occupational Therapist, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow), Dr. Rosalin Nath (Occupational Therapist, Rosalin Child Development and Rehabilitation Centre), Dr. G.L Arora (Orthopaedic Surgeon, Rishi Hospital, Gomtinagar, Lucknow) and Dr. Nalini Srivastava (Neuro Speech Therapist, KGMU).
     
 
  On 5th September’17 Teachers Day was celebrated in Jyoti Kiran School- An inclusive School.
     
 
  Saturday Activity (Junglebook Film) - Junglebook film show was organized on 26th August’17, Saturday for all students of Jyoti Kiran School as Saturday Activity. Due to rain very few students turned up for school that day. All the students were gathered together in one hall and junglebook film was displayed on projector. The main aim of this activity is to enhance socialization, communication, cooperation & sense of participation among the students of school
     
 
  Meeting with Governor- On 30th January, Tuesday Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra (Founder Chairperson & Director, SPARC-India) along with Mr. Uma Shankar Singh (President, SPARC-India), Mr. Rajeev Sharma (Honorable Treasurer, SPARC- India), Mrs. Leena Seth (Wife of Honorable M.P, Mr. Sanjay Seth) and his cousin Mr. Brijesh Seth met Honorable Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Ram Naik and gave 45 minutes primarily on issue of land for SPARC-India Organization which is working for Persons/Children with Disabilities since 22 years.
     
 
  Presentation by Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra at International Conference on Inclusive Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai- On 22nd January’2018, Monday Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra (Founder Chairperson & Director, SPARC-India) presented a paper on Voices of Children with Disabilities and their Parents on promoting Inclusive Education-State efforts in Uttar Pradesh in International Conference on Inclusive Education organized at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai from 22nd January’18 to 24th January’18.
     
 
 
Lecture at Consultation Meet on Child Mental Health-An Inclusive and Holistic Approach organized at National Institute of Public Cooperation & Child Development Regional Centre (NIPCCD), Lucknow - National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, popularly known as NIPCCD, is a premier organization devoted to promotion of voluntary action and research, training and documentation in the overall domain of women and child development. It functions under the aegis of Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt. of India. The Institution runs a Child Guidance Centre for promoting Child Mental Health and to provide timely intervention to children having learning and behavioral problems. As a part of Institute’s advocacy work a Consultation Meet on Child Mental Health was organized at its premises from 17-18 January, 2018.
On 18th January’ 2018, Thursday Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra (Founder Chairperson & Director, SPARC-India) was invited as an anchor and moderator by National Institute of Public Cooperation & Child Development Regional Centre (NIPCCD), Lucknow to share his rich experiences  on the topic- Disabilities and Beyond (Problems of Children with Special Needs).
     
 
 
Felicitation Ceremony - On 5th January’2018, Friday Christian Friends Forum organized felicitation ceremony (Milan ceremony) on the holy occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ and New Year for persons who contributed to the creation of a prosperous nation and served the society in various fields in the evening at 4: 00 pm in Christ Church College Auditorium, Hazratganj, Lucknow.
Chief Guest of the program was Swami Chinmayanand Ji, former Union Home Minister, Government of India. In the program 'Christian Friends Forum' honored Swami Chinmayanand Ji, Bishop Dr. Agustus Anthony, along with Shri Mahirajdwhaj Singh Ji, Smt. Sunita Neerja Ransom, Smt. Ranjita Smart, Smt. Anupriya Dayal, Ms. Purnima Nandita Das, Smt. Rekha Mehrotra and Shri Amitabh Mehrotra for their extraordinary contributions to social service.
The program was concluded with a memorandum given by Shri Rakesh Chattri.
The successful assemblage of the program was done by Mr. Rajiv Joseph and Shri Rakesh Chattri and the beautiful operation was done by Smt. Chetna Gidwani.
     
 
  National Conference on Disability: Multiple Possibilities and Prospects (Ability Continuum, Diversity, Access & Inclusion) - National Conference on Disability: Multiple Possibilities and Prospects (Ability Continuum, Diversity, Access & Inclusion) was organized by DISHA: A Resource centre for Multiple Disabilities, Rehabilitation Council of India, Government of Rajasthan and CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) from 9th November’17 till 11th November’17 at Pandit T.N Mishra Marg, Nirman Nagar “C” , Jaipur- 302019, Rajasthan. The objective of the conference is to promote sensitivity among corporate sectors and diversity in workforce through inclusive employment practices, accessibility in built environment and impart skills to PWDs. The focus of the conference was on creating champions from within the industry, making work places accessible and promoting inclusion of PwDs. NGOs, business leaders, experts, academicians and others participated in this conference. He met various great personalities and members of NGOs who came there to attend or present     their papers. He also visited an organization named Sarthak Manav Kushthashram (An Institution Extending Humanitarian Suppport), Jaipur, a voluntary and charitable organization.
     
 
  UN Special Rapporteur Visit to Lucknow- On 1st November 2017, Wednesday, Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra (along with members of Uttar Pradesh Viklang Manch) was invited for a brief interaction with UNSR to discuss issues and challenges related to access to WASH in the specific context of persons with disability & informal urban poor workers at Conference Hall, Department of Social Work, University of Lucknow. The theme of the programme was civil society consultation with focus on access to WASH services and facilities for person with disability in both rural and urban areas and informal urban poor workers.
     
 
 

·         Summer camp 2017 - The 3 week summer camp was organized at Jyoti Kiran School from 8th May 2017 where children were taught art (drawings), craft (paper pasting, bedroom and house out of foam, thumb / palm / foot printing drawings, fish and lion out of disposal glasses, tie and dye on handkerchief etc.), poem recital (‘dhakka maaro – dhakka maaro’ and ‘inci-vinci makdi upar chad gayi.’), songs (prem se hmko jeene do) and dance.

     
 
 
Valedictory Function of Summer Camp (31st May’17) - The guests were Mr. Uma Shankar Singh (President, SPARC-India), Mr. Umair Usmani (Vice President, Aegis Ltd.), Mr. Srinivas (Airtel), Mr. Pallav Joshi and Ms. Kavya (Tata Consultancy Services), Mr. Brajesh Seth (Shalimar Corps.) and Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra (Founder Director and Chairperson, SPARC-India). Various programmes were presented by children like welcome song, dances, fancy dress competition and exhibition of articles
     
 
 
 Donation of School bus by SBI:- State Bank of India (SBI) donated a 26 seat school bus to SPARC-India on 27th June 2017 at its Main Branch in Hazratganj, Lucknow
     
 
 
Four staff members of Jyoti Kiran School (Ms. Anju Tewari, Ms. Richa Dixit, Ms. Varsha Mehrotra and Mr. Manoj Singh) participated in Art Based Therapy (ABT) training program held at Yashodham High School, Goregaon East, Mumbai from 29th May 2017 to 5th June 2017 organized by Heal Foundation, Mumbai. participated in this training program. The main aim of the training program was the skill development of teachers
     
 
 
A peace rally was organized by UPVM on 27th June 2017 from Convention Center near Buddha Park to Saheed Smarak, Kaiserbagh, Lucknow. The main aim of the rally was to commemorate the birth anniversary of Helen A. Keller. The Chief Guests Mr. Sudhir Halwasiya (Social Activist) and Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra (Founder Director and Chairperson, SPARC India) along with other special guests Mrs. Anupama Maurya (Deputy Director, Divyangjan Sashaktikaran Vibhag, Govt. of UP) Dr. Amit Kumar Rai, (Divyangjan Sashaktikaran Adhikari, Govt. of UP) and Mr. Suraj Yadav (Secretary, UPVM)  inaugurated the rally
     
 
 
An empowerment meet was held on 18th June 2017 at KKC Campus in Lucknow which was organized by Deaf Empowerment Academic Foundation (DEAF). The main aim of the meeting was to empower the Deaf on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPD) Act 2016. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Prof. S. D. Sharma (Principal, KKC) and Mr. Mayank Sharma (Social Worker) was the Guest of Honour. Mr. Dharmesh Singh (Principal, Bhartiya Badhir Vidyalaya), Ms. Geetanjali Nair (Secretary, Deaf Empowerment and Academic Foundation), Mr. Vimalendra Tomar (President, Uttar Pradesh Badhir Federation) and Mr. Suraj Yadav (Secretary, UPVM) were also present on this occasion
     
 
 
Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra was invited as a resource person by Tata Institute of Social Sciences to deliver a lecture on inclusive education. TISS has organized first school leadership training programme on 28th July’17 and 29th July’17 by Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management (CALEM) under Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Training (PMMMNMTT) at TISS MUMBAI
     
 
 
Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra participated on 29th July’17 and 30th July’17 at the State Partners’ Meet on “Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities to Basic Quality Education” at USI, New Delhi organized by Action for Ability Development and Inclusion
     
 
 

·  Jyoti Kiran School(JKS)- An Inclusive School has organized a Sensitization Pogramme on Inclusive Education at Primary School, Iradat Nagar, Daliganj, Lucknow on 17th August'2017 by Mr. Suraj Yadav (Secretary, Uttar Pradesh Viklang Manch), Mrs. Priya Shukla (Special Educator), Miss. Satwiki Mishra (Physiotherapist) Miss. Shalini Gupta (Speech Therapist), Miss Priyanka Singh (Counselor)

     
 
 

·  Jyoti Kiran School (JKS)- An Inclusive School has organized a Sensitization Pogramme on Inclusive Education at C.M.S ,Old Branch, Rajajipuram on 19th August'2017 by Mr. Suraj Yadav (Secretary, Uttar Pradesh Viklang Manch),Mrs. Kiran Rastogi (Special Educator), Miss. Neha Gupta (Physiotherapist), Miss Priyanka Singh (Counselor).

     
 
  13th August ’2017: Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra, Founder,Chairperson,Director& Secretary of SPARC-India  is felicitated with the citation sheet for participation in Service Associate Year 2017 by Pt. Dindayal Upadhyay Shatabdi Varsh Samiti (Uttar Pradesh) by BJP , the present ruling party
     
 
 
 18th August’17:- SCOO News has honored Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra as a Teacher Warrior in the Scoo News Global Educators Fest 2017 at Hyatt Regency, Gurgaon
     
 
 
Our esteemed donor Shalimar Corp Limited , Mrs. Leena Seth (Head) along with her son, Mr. Kunal Seth, her daughter Miss. Rhea Seth and Mrs. Namita Mehan and Miss Avni Mehan organized a surprising activity of Cup Cake Decoration on 22nd August’2017 for children which filled them with excitement and joy
     
 
 
A study was conducted by UPVM and SPARC-India for UNESCO on 27th April 2017 in Mathura District of UP. The main aim of the study was to identify if the entitlements and benefits provided by the government have so far reached the CwDs in schools. Mr. Suraj Yadav (Secretary, UPVM) and Mr. Somesh D. Bajpai (Program Manager, SPARC-India) conducted the study. They met Ms. Pratibha Misra (Mathura District Coordinator, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) and discussed about the entitlement implementation scenario in the district
     
 
 
A study was conducted by UPVM and SPARC-India for UNESCO on 28th – 29th April 2017 in Agra District of Uttar Pradesh. The main aim of the study was to identify if the entitlements and benefits provided by the government have so far reached the CwDs in schools. Mr. Suraj Yadav (Secretary, UPVM) and Mr. Somesh D. Bajpai (Program Manager, SPARC-India) conducted the study. They met Mr. Kuldeep Tiwari (Agra District Coordinator, Inclusive Education, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) and discussed about the entitlement implementation scenario in the district
     
 
 
On 30th March 2017 Vijaya Bank donated 20 sewing machines to the vocational program trainees. The chief guest on this occasion was Dr. Kishore Sansi, MD CEO Vijaya Bank and Nilabh Chandra Roy, Regional Head Vijaya Bank. The program was held at SPARC-India office
     
 
 
SPARC-India’s Jyoti Kiran School celebrated Mango Party in school where all children were dressed in yellow color. Activities were performed by students and teachers. Students celebrated this day with great fun on 21st July’16
     
 
 
SPARC-India’s Jyoti Kiran School celebrated Summer Camp valedictory program on 9th June 2016 at Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Academy, Gomti Nagar,Lucknow from 6:00 PM onwards. The Chief Guest of this occasion was Mr. Achhey Lal Soni Chairperson U.P Sangeet Natak Academy, Lucknow, Mr. N.K Maurya, Zonal Manager, REC Lucknow & Ms Nahid Lari Khan member SCPCR. On this occasion Cultural programs were performed by challenged and non-challenged children from our Jyoti Kiran School. The children underwent theatre training for one month and presented a skit on SAPTRANG on this occasion
     
 
 
SPARC-India celebrated result distribution and inauguration of one month theater workshop for especially abled students on 20th April 2016 at Jyoti Kiran School. The chief guest of the occasion was Ms Nahid Lari Khan Member of SCPCR. On this occasion cultural program was performed by students of Jyoti Kiran School.
     
 
  Summer Camp was organized by Jyoti Kiran School SPARC India, where students of JKS was participated and performed in cultural activities. Theater Arts Workshop conducted this camp taught various theater skills to our children, the program was held on 9th June 2016 after one month training program
     
 
  Trainer Workshop  on Inclusive Education organized by UNICEF on Aug’16 with the objective to develop the skills of master trainer to train teachers for creative Inclusive learning environment for effective participation and learning of Children with Disabilities. Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra was invited as a resource person to share his valuable experience on 3rd to 7th Oct second training workshop in Delhi. At this meeting the Organization which was invited functionaries from SCERT, State Development of Education/ SSA & UNICEF offices from two states to participate.
     
 
  Dr. Amitabh Mehrotra was invited as a resource person from TISS & UNICEF, Mumbai on 25th and 26th April. The topic of the workshop was Regional Capacity Building workshop for Empanelled partners TATA Institute of Social Science organized by National CSR HUB. Dr. Mehrotra delivered his speech on disability and presents their views on this topic.  He himself studied in TISS so he shared a special bond, he also shared his experience & incidents as a student in TISS.
     
 
  Mr. Amitabh Mehrotra was invited as a resource person for a symposium conducted at TISS, Mumbai on 4th March where he shared his experience and barrier in the field of Disability, he describe his journey and learning as a PWD how he face struggle in his life and what determined him to focus on his targets in life. Dr. Mehrotra answered to all the queries asked by people present their on disability.  
     
 
 
17th FEBRUARY ART COMPETITION OF JKS SCHOOL STUDENTS AT ROTARY CLUB 

On17th February, Rotary Club organized an Inter School Skill Competition in which the Guest who attended were Ms. Shiromani Jain (Chairperson), Ms. Vineeta Gupta (Secretar, Rotary Club), and Mrs. Rita Singh (President, Inner Wheel Club), 10 children each from 5 Schools participated, in which Art Competition and the Cultural Activities were performed. Students from SPARC India - Jyoti Kiran School (An Inclusive School) participated in the same and performed well which touched the hearts of all those who were present there.
     
 
 
31 JANUARY 2016 HALF MARATHON

Half Marathon (Run to Empower our future) was held at 1090 crossroad, Gomtinagar, In Collaboration with PLAN INDIA & UPSCPCR with the objective: “Boycott Child Labor, Small hands hold a pen better” Chief Guest on the occasion was Dimple Yadav. Participants from SPARC India: Mr. Amitabh Mehrotra, Ashish Singh, (All Teacher Staff of Jyoti Kiran School and the Students, Suraj Yadav (Secretary, UPVM) 

     
 
 
11TH TO 13TH JANUARY 2016  PACS INCLUSION UTSAV 

SPARC India’s, PACS (Poorest Area Civil Society) Project, celebrated its four years Journey with all its CSO Partners from 11th to 13th January as “PACS Inclusion Utsav” at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.

     
 
 
7TH JANUARY 2016 PHD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

(A Consultation meet on Sustaining Disability Action through CSR) “Our Journey with Confidence……Forging Ahead Towards Inclusive Society” was held on 7th January at PHD Chamber of commerce with the objective of Consolidating and sharing SPARC India’s 4 years of working with children/people with disability in partnership with PACS, DFID. Chief Guest and Guest of Honour were Dr. Ratnesh Kumar, Director and In-Charge of (CRC), Lucknow, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt of India, Shri K.K. Gupta, Former Chief General Manager NABARD, Uttar Pradesh, Shri R. K. Sharan, Regional Director, PHD Chamber of Commerce, Lucknow.
     
 
 
SPARC India celebrated Annual Function of Jyoti Kiran School and World Disability Day on 4th Dec’15 at Rai Umanath Bali Auditorium, Kaiserbagh Lucknow 

SPARC India celebrated Annual Function of Jyoti Kiran School and World Disability Day on 4th Dec’15 at Rai Umanath Bali Auditorium, Kaiserbagh Lucknow with zeal and enthusiasm. On this occasion Cultural programs were performed by challenged and non-challenged children from our Jyoti Kiran School, and children from Other Schools and Community who were challenged and non-challenged. 

The Chief Guest on the occasion was Hon'ble Cabinet Minister Shri Saheb Singh Saini, Minister - Backward Class Welfare and Disability Deptt., Govt of UP., Lucknow. and Guest of Honor were Mr. N.K. Maurya Zonal Manager Rural Electrification Corporation, Mr. R. K. Saran Regional Director, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, PHD. Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
     
 
  Strenthening Meeting with DPOs  formed by partner CSOs, 14th and 15th September, 2015

In this meeting, the objective was Strengthening and Restructuring of UPVM (Uttar Pradesh Viklang Manch), Approx. 50 Participants from 11 Districts attended the workshop, The participating 11 Districts were (Lucknow, Barabanki, Hardoi, Sitapur, Bhadhoi, Varanasi, Pratapgarh, Bareilly, Raibareilly, Kushinagar, Ghazipur) 
     
 
  Interface Workshop with State Level govt. Officials / Stake Holders with UPVM/ DPO Leaders, 25th August ’15.

In this workshop Government Officials who attended are: Shri Purshottam Mishra (Deputy Director, Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission), Dr. A.K. Awasthi, (Joint Director), Mr. Rakesh Kumar, (Specialist SSA) Mr. Akhilesh Bajpai, (District Handicapped Development welfare Officer), Mr. Mithlesh Kumar, (Employment Officer). to share their respective views and opinions on Disabilities.
     
 
  World Cerebral Palsy Day 7th October' 15

7th October’15 was World Celebral Palsy Day, SPARC India on this occasion organized a program in collaboration with CSR (Composite Rehabilitation Center) under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Disability Affairs,) Govt. of India, Mohaan Road, Lucknow.
     
 
 
Marathon of Persons with Disabilities

SPARC India organized a Marathon 18th Dec’14 on in collaboration with Uttar Pradesh Vikalang Manch with representation of more than 800 Persons with Disabilities from different districts of Uttar Pradesh, the march started from Ram Manohar Lohia Park, Gomti Nagar at 11:15 a.m with flag off by partner representatives from NTPC, Uninor, Mr. Sudhir Halwasia and representatives of HT (HT was our media partner for this event).
 
Honorable Mr. Ambika Chaudhary Cabinet Minister, Department of Development of Persons with Disabilities and Welfare of Other Backward Classes, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, had consolidated the marathon as Chief Guest,  grace the occasion and addressed the heterogeneous group of persons with disabled ( PwDs ) came across from the different districts of Uttar Pradesh.
     
 
 
Celebration of 18th Annual Function of Jyoti Kiran School and World Disability Day Week

SPARC India celebrated Annual Function of Jyoti Kiran School and World Disability Day Week on 13th Dec’14 at Rai Umanath Bali Auditorium, Kaiserbagh Lucknow with zeal and enthusiasm. On this occasion Cultural programs were performed by challenged and non-challenged children from our Jyoti Kiran School and children from community who are challenged and non-challenged. 

The Chief Guest on the occasion is Hon. Shri Raj Shekhar, District Magistrate, Lucknow and Guest of Honor are  Mr. Jayant Krishna, Principal Consultant and Regional Manager, Tata Consultancy Services, Lucknow, Mrs. Sunita Aron, Senior Resident Editor, Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Mr. P. D. Saraswat, Deputy General Manager, Small Industries Development Bank of India(SIDBI), Lucknow.
     
 
 
Interface workshop  with State Level Govt. Officials  Stake Holders  with UPVM DPO Leaders, 20 Dec'14
In this workshop, Mr. Akhilendra Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Disability Development Department, Uttar Pradesh attended this workshop. 

     
 
 
State level Meeting of UP Viklang Manch, 16 Dec'14

This state level consultation conducted by Uttar Pradesh Viklang Manch with the support of SPARC India & PACS. 50 representatives of 30 different districts’ Viklang Manch & other CSOs of Uttar Pradesh  participated in this meeting for sharing the structure and work of Disabled People Organization (DPO). 

     
 
 
District level Interface workshops with Government officials  and PWDs, 10 Dec'14

In this workshop, Mrs Meenu Tiwari, District Coordinator, SSA, Ms Priti Chandra, Regional Officer, Employment exchange, Lucknow, Ms. Ranjana Srivastava, Incharge, Bachpan Day Care Center, Lucknow attended this workshop.

     
 
 
Zone wise training for leadership and capacity building of DPO leaders, 9 Dec'14

In this meeting, Resource persons discussed with DPO leaders on the structure and work of model DPO with the help of demos. 

     
 
 
Exposure visit for DPOs leaders/members(12-16 Nov’14)

“PRAYAS”, Jaipur (Rajsthan) is a CSO which works for integration of children with and without special needs, into mainstreaming schooling was visited by the DPO leaders and teachers for their exposure.

     
 
 
Children Day Celebration on 14th Nov’14

Children’s Day was celebrated by our students of Jyoti Kiran School; they performed on the filmy songs.

Mr. Amitabh Mehrotra distributed gifts to the students.

     
 
 
Children’s Picnic (15th Nov’14)

Students enjoyed picnic in the Ram Manohar Lohia Park, Gomtinagar.

     
 
  Mr. Amitabh Mehrotra, Founder Chairperson & Director, SPARC India was awarded Adapt Achievement Award 2014,  Excellence in Activism.
     
 
  Livelihood Resource Center (LRC) successfully placed 26 students out of 40 in different BPOs:
  1. AGIES Call Center, Lucknow ---- 18 Students
  2. Amartech Convergence India Pvt.Ltd, Lucknow (Idea) ---- 3 Students
  3. Vodafone, Lucknow ----- 3 Students
  4. International Call Center ----  2 Students
     
 
  Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) its zonal office at Lucknow organized vigilance awareness week with the celebration of “SPARC India”.(3 Nov’14)
     
 
  FEDEX Cores a renowned company in the sector of Courier Company had celebrated its corporate event with SPARC India.(1 Nov’14)
     
 
  Three days Training of Trainers (ToT) for strengthening the Uttar Pradesh Viklang Manch (UPVM) was conducted by SPARC India under the PACS program. In this workshop, persons with disabilities were participated from 12 districts of Uttar Pradesh. District representatives shared their strength, Vision and mission and what they are expecting from Uttar Pradesh Vikalang Manch. (28-30 Oct’14)
     
 
  Regular experience sharing with the help of Half Yearly meetings of DPOs & other CBOs were conducted by SPARC India under PACS Program. (31 Oct’14)
     
 
  Two Zone wise Quarterly guardians meetings were conducted by SPARC India in the two different districts of Uttar Pradesh. 

Meeting  was organized in  Varanasi with Gramya Sansthan and other was PRDTI, Gazipur.(17-18 Oct’14)   
     
 
  Collation meeting for sharing the information of persons with disabilities was conducted in the Jaunpur. (16 Oct’14)