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DISABILITY WEEK CELEBRATION
 
53rd World Disability Day Celebration

The city of Vadodara has been celebrating World Disability Day from last 52 years. This year Vadodara commemorated the 53rd World Disability Day by rallying for the cause of making Baroda accessible for the differently able. Earlier the day was celebrated by different Organisations on individual basis, creating a duplication of many events and activities. Before 3 years United Way of Baroda intervened with this event, and created a whole networking of around 45 NGOs. Now ten days of Disability Week is celebrated by all the NGO’s avoiding duplication of any events or activities which starts from 3rd December.

On 3rd December a rally was organised and co-ordinated by United Way of Baroda’s Disability Forum and marked the beginning of a weeklong celebration for the differently able community. The preparation for the rally was commenced by the volunteers, a week before the celebrations. All the volunteers and staff members of UWB actively participated in preparing and setting up props for the event. All of them took great joy and pleasure in their team-work, and together prepared a number of props such as banners of slogans, props, etc. for distributing to the participants.

The rally, which was flagged off by the days’ Guests of Honourable, Mayor, Dr. Jyoti Pandya, and the Chairman United Way of Baroda - Mr. Amit Goradia and Additional Collector Shri. Vaja, started from Kuber Bhavan, and witnessed an overwhelming participation of approximately 2650 differently able groups from various NGOs’. Volunteers from UWB assisted the many participants who had assembled at the premises for the rally.

The rally was led by the Vadodara Municipal Corporation band which boosted the spirit of the participants, followed by the Guests of Honour, differently abled on tricycles and various organisations for the visually impaired, the mentally challenged, the deaf, patients suffering from leprosy and other NGOs. The enthusiastic slogans and calls made by the participants during the rally surely reflected their determination and dedication towards standing up and voicing their concerns to Barodians. The rally concluded at Vakad Seva Samaj, Sayajigunj, with the distribution of food packets, which the participants as well as the volunteers relished.

Each participant of the rally firmly believed that the differently able people should be treated equally and included in the mainstream development. They strongly voiced their concerns about increasing accessibility for them at public places and protested against discrimination. Together, they say that they choose not to place “Dis” in their “Abilities”.

All the participants signed on the Signature Campaign Board for making Baroda Accessible and barrier free. Sign Campaign Board thus proved to be an effective measure to reach out to a huge mass of thousands of minds and generate the sense of belongingness regarding Accessible Baroda.

 
Date Program Organisation and its address Timings
30-11-2011 Patrakar Parishad Society for the Physically
Handicapped, EME
11.00 AM
02-12-2011 Open Baroda Sports For the Mentally Challenged Bal Bhavan, Karelibaug  
03-12-2011 World Disability Day Rally Starting point: Kuberbhavan, Kothi
End point: Vakad Seva Samaj,
Fatehgunj
8.00AM-10.00 AM
04-12-2011 Drawing Competition V-One society, Fatehgunj 11.00 AM
04-12-2011 Meeting for Health Insurance Plans Arpan Charitable Trust  
04-12-2011 ‘Vaanche Gujarat’ Book Fair (For the disable) Shree Jala Seva Trust 11.30 AM
04-12-2011 Musical Chair and Antakshari Competition (For the blind) Rashtriya Andhjan Mandal and Blind Welfare Association, Fatehgunj 11.30 AM
04-12-2011 Medical Screening Camp and Art and Craft Display Disha Charitable Trust  
04-12-2011 Mook Badhir Games Festival Kamlaben Badhir Vidhyalaya  
05-12-2011   Shree Jala Seva Trust 11.30 AM
05- 12-2011 to 09-12-2011 Disability Awareness Programme for 2nd Std students from various schools Shree Jala Seva Trust 11.30 AM
06-12-2011 Drawing Competition for the disable Shree Jala Seva Trust 11.30 AM
07-12-2011 to 09-12-2011 Special Olympics- Khel Mahotsav -Games Special Education Society, Karelibaug 11.00 AM
08-12-2011 and 09-12-2011 Ramat Gamat Sevatirth, Tarsali 11.00 AM
09-12-2011 Mental Awareness and
Counselling Program
Akshar Trust  
10-12-2011 Open Baroda Drawing Competition for the Mentally Challenged Bal Bhavan, Karelibaug  
11-12-2011 Athletic Sports (OH) Society for the Physically
Handicapped at Polo Ground, Baroda
7.30 AM
12-12-2011 Cricket Tournament Baroda Disable Cricket Association 7.30 AM
 
ALLOCATION AND AFFILIATION
DETAIL
2011-12
AFFILIATERD NGO’S
92
APPLICATION RECEIVED
58
PRESENT NGO’S FOR BOLD GOAL PRESENTATIOIN
55
SELECTED NGO’S FOR FUND ALLOCATION
26
 
ALLOCATED FUNDS FOR THE YEARS 2011-2012
SECTOR
NUMBER OF NGO’S
TOTAL AMOUNT
MEDICAL SECTOR
92
 
DISABILITY SECTOR
58
 
ENVIORMENT SECTOR
55
 
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT SECTOR
26
 
NON FORMAL EDUCATION SECTOR    
SENIOR CITIZEN ASSOCIATION    
Animal/CONSUMER/OTHER SECTOR    
TOTAL 26 59,97,900
VADODARA TRAFFIC EDUCATION TRUST[VTET] 1 10,00,000
RAOPURA POLICE STATION FOR COMPUTERS 1 56,122
TOTAL ALLOCATION   70,54,022
 
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