26 January 2017 – Republic day Celebration
Republic day was celebrated in a unique way this year. Our chief guest who hoisted the flag was Mr.Kazi, the Postman who brings our mail everyday. Also present were members of Lions Club of Aurangabad Central and Mr.Ravi Deshmukh of Jnec with his group of NCC cadets.
After the flag hoisting and march past, the students from Navjeevan school and Workshop presented very touching performance on patriotism.
14th January 2017 – Mr. Omprakash Shette, Chief Officer, CM Medical Assistance Cell, Mantralaya, visited Navjeevan with his wife and colleagues on 14th Jan. He saw the working of the school with keen interest and interacted with the teachers and children. He also distributed clothes and sweets to the hostel inmates. He expressed great satisfaction about the working of Navjeevan.
6th Dec – Teacher’s Day and Navjeevan Foundation Day
Teacher’s Day and Navjeevan Foundation day were celebrated on 6th Dec instead of 5th December, as 5th Dec was a holiday on account of Ganesh Chaturthi. The senior students acted as teachers and managed the classes and office. The prayer too was conducted in a very disciplined manner by a student, Tushar Adhav, The teachers were felicitated by the Trustees of Navjeevan Society.The program was followed by lunch sponsored by employees of Hindalco Pvt. Ltd. Retired teachers Mrs.Archana Joshi and Mrs.Gorte joined us in our celebration.
Marathi Film Star, Poetess and Lyriscist- Spruha Joshi Visited
Marathi film star, poetess and Lyriscist- SpruhaJoshi visited the Navjeevan with Lyriscist Kaushal Inaamdar. They interacted with the kids and answered their questions. The students were very excited to see them and be so close to them.
June 23- Computer Lab Inauguration
12 of our students are capable of becoming computer literate. All we needed was a computer Lab to train them. Expert Global Computers came forward to fulfill our dream. They gave us 5 computers. Mr.Nitin Nalgirkar, Director, Business Development,Expert Global and Mr. Prashant Deshpande, Director inaugurated the Computer Lab along with our member Dr.Sunil Deshmukh
July 1- Tree Plantation
Navjeevan participated in the Maharashtra Tree Plantation drive to plant 2 crore trees in Maharashtra. The students and teachers planted 20 trees in and around the institute premises. Care of trees has been assigned to teachers.
July 11-Publication of “Prashant chi Suniyojit Swikruti”
A parent, Mr.Manohar Joshi, has written a book “Prashant chi Suniyojit Swikruti”, in which he has described the acceptance and upbringing of his son, Prashant, a special spastic chid. The publication of the book was done on 11th July at the hands of Mr.Anil Bhalerao, Technical Director, Garware Polyesters Ltd.and also Chairman of Dr.Hedgewar Hospital Trust and Mr. Vanarase Sudame (HR), Harman Finochem Ltd.
July 19-Guruprnima Celebration
Gurupurnima was celebrated in the presence of Professor Krishna Hatode. He explained the importance of Guru and also interacted with the students. The staff of Navjeevan felicitated Mrs.Nalini Shah, the President of Navjeevan Society.
August 15-Independence Day
Mr.Rajkumar Sethi , Plant Head, NRB Bearings Pvt.Ltd, Jalna was the Chief Guest on the occasion. He hoisted the flag. He showed keen interest in the working of the institution and offered to help in the best possible way. Prof.Ravi Deshmukh of JNEC College was also present with his team of students who joined our special children in march past. The students were enthusiastic and have promised to volunteer their services whenever required. Mr.Yadav of ESIC also joined us for the flag hoisting. His office is just opposite the school. He said he watches the students and also interacts with some everyday and has developed a bonding with them. The guests distributed goodies among the students. Uniforms were also distributed to the needy.
Navjeevan was established out of personal need. A mentally challenged child, Saurabh, born in the family with no technical support available locally, instigated us to start a school with help from doctors and other professionals. I feel Saurabh is a God sent ‘Massiah’ because of whom we started this work and today we are able to extend help to 175 persons with disability.
In our journey of 31 years, we received great help from different sectors of the society. Some contributed financially while others offered their services. Our main goal is to rehabilitate our students. When we talk of rehabilitation, we don’t mean only economic rehabilitation. It includes their social rehabilitation too. No doubt the financial help received is indispensable, but we want social acceptance and work for our children.
Mr.Milind Kank, a local industrialist, had employed 9 of our students in his factory. (He also provided for their conveyance and supervision.) The change in their personality and confidence was remarkable.
We have achieved progress to our satisfaction so far. Yet, the goal of rehabilitation is not complete. It will be achieved in the true sense only when all parts of our community come forward and make possible economic and social rehabilitation of all persons with mental handicap.
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