Date/Time: Date(s) - 02/05/2015 - 30/05/2015 - All Day
Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan celebrates ‘World Autism Awareness Day’
Noida, April 2, 2016: On the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day, Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan which is an initiative of ‘The Ponty Chadha Foundation’ organized ‘Maitri’ – an Autism awareness event. The celebrations took place at Wave Mall in Sector 18.
The event started with parents sharing their funny and positive experiences about their specially-abled child. This was followed with various dance performances and a fancy dress show by the children. The general public showed immense appreciation & encouragement towards these children by participating in the event and cheering the kids.
Responding to the importance of spreading awareness about Autism, Dr. Vandana Sharma, Director and Principal, Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan said, “Autism is a complex, life-long biological disorder of development that results in social interaction problems, communication difficulties, and restrictive or repetitive interests and behaviors. It is estimated that autism can be found in one-in-500 children or one-in-1000 children, who might be affected by some form of the disorder. With such an event we endeavor to spread the message that autistic children are special and talented. They just need our help and care and they can do wonders. We need to create awareness about Autism so that these children can be accepted in the community.”
About Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan
With the vision of enabling the disabled, Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan, an initiative of Late Mr. Ponty Chadha, WAVE Group was established for the differently-abled children in the society. The institution was founded in 1999, with a special endeavor to educate and equipspecial children to live within the community. The school is one of the very few private rehabilitation institutions, which provides gratuitous service to over 1000 students (free of cost), subjugating the cash-strapped society.
Spread over a huge expanse of 2 acres, MBCN is the largest day-care special school. Students are endowed with free hearing aids, wheel chairs, crutches, uniform, stationary and bus-transport, fostering independence for daily living skills in real life settings.
About The Ponty Chadha Foundation
The Ponty Chadha Foundation was set-up in the memory of Late Chairman Mr. Gurdeep (Ponty) Singh Chadha of the WAVE Group, led by his wife Mrs. Jatinder Kaur Chadha, to work for the general welfare of the society. The Foundation aims to channelize its capabilities towards social and economic development of the society at large and help the needy, underprivileged and weaker sections of the society irrespective of differences in caste, creed, colour, sex or religion. Its endeavour is to impart education, medical relief and food to the deprived through food bank.
The Ponty Chadha Foundation keeps community service in the forefront and is committed to work for alleviating the common social challenges faced by the poor and the otherwise neglected sections. It is dedicatedly working towards uplifting of the society, by regularly conducting free medical check-up camps and food drives. The most remarkable contribution by The Ponty Chadha Foundation is establishment of MBCN – Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan, the school for the differently-abled.