Activities

Some Good Causes we work for

Special School For Mentally Challenged Children

In this school, presently 62 children are getting special education in functional academics, as well as training in Self-Help skills, Personal and Social skills, Recreational and Occupational skills etc.
Following services are also provided to mentally challenged children in the special school:-
Speech Therapy
Physio Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Behavior Modification Programme
Cultural and sports activities

Pre-Vocational and Vocational Training to persons with disabilities

76 Other disabled persons are being provided Vocational Training in different trades like:-
Candle Making and chair caning
Book Binding and File cover Making
Cutting Tailoring and Embroidery
Besides, they are also getting training in learning Money skill, learning Time-concept and also training in Personal Hygiene.

Swawlamban (To make Self-reliant)

It is an ‘On Job Training Project’ to rehabilitate the persons with disabilities in the society. Following efforts are made through ‘DISHA” under this project:-
General Store (where daily Consumable items are provided)
S. T. D., P.C.O.
Photostat Machine
Pop-Com Making Machine
Coffee Machine
Grinder
Plastic spoon and Fork Making Machine
Presently, 23 Persons are getting ‘on Job Training programme on these machines and in General Store.

Residential Facility for Mentally challenged boys and girls

Two Hostels named “Aanchal” and “Devi Kunj” are running successfully with the kind support of ” THE NATIONAL TRUST”, Delhi. Mentally Challenged Children between the age 6 yrs to 18 yrs are being provided this facility. Presently, 26 children are getting benefit of this facility.

Free Computer Training Programme

One year free Computer Training is being imparted to 50 Physically Challenged students and also to 160 women from the weaker section of society.

Vocational Training Course for Women

DISHA is conducting various Vocational Training courses to engineer upliftment of women belonging to the weaker section of the society. These courses are
Cutting, Tailoring and Dress Making.
Hand and Machine Embroidery
Soft Toys Making
Beauty Culture
Typing
Disha has got accreditation from National Institute of Open Schooling, New Delhi to run these Vocational Courses. Presently, 400 women are getting vocational training in different trades.
Disha is not only imparting vocational training to women from weaker section and persons with disabilities, but also helping the District Administration in different projects.

Media Releases

Our Progress Timeline

2002-2003

During the year, the second block of building of DISHA was started. Ch. Abhay Singh Chautala Vice President of Indian Olympic Association and MLA of Rori, inaugurated it. During the year, Mahamandaleshwar Swami Awadheshanand Giriji Maharaj, Ch. Ajay Singh Chautala. M.P. Bhiwam and World renowned Punjabi Singer Hans Raj Hans graced DISHA with their honourable visit. 17 mentally challenged children participated in Olympic Tournament and won 23 medals. Sh. D. Suresh Dy. Commissioner, Sirsa gave away the award to winners.

2003-2004

The year had been a very important year for DISHA. With the courtesy and collaboration of the National Trust (of India), Delhi, DISHA started two hostels for mentally challenged children. Disha was graced with the benign visits of The Chief Minister of Haryana, Ch. Om Prakash Chautala, Union Minister of Water Resources. Hon’ble Sh. Arjun Charan Sethi, President Shriomani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee Late Sh. Gurcharan Singh Tohra, the Great saint Shri Sudhanshujee Maharaj, Member Parliamant, Ch Ajay Singh Chautala. They visited DISHA on various occasions of cultural activites and programmes.
Community Rehabilitation workers activites and programmes. Community Rehabilitation workers were imparted training under National Rehabilitaion programme for the persons with Disabilities (N.P.R.P.D.). A Sampuran Swachhata Abhiyaan (Total Sanitation Campaign) was started by DISHA in Sirsa and Badaguda Blocks under Ministry of Rural Development Govt. of India. DISHA was specially awarded and honoured by the Chief Minister-Haryana, Ch. Om Prakash Chautala on 26-01-2004

2004-2005

During this year, DISHA started various centers in Haryana, Karnataka and Punjab States. It organized medical camps and established rehabilitation centres also. A visit was paid by Mahamandalesahwar Junapeethadheeshwar Swami Awadheshanand Giriji Maharaj and Shri Rajeev Shukla, the Spokesman of Indian Cricket Board and M.P. ‘World Disabled Day’ was observed by starting Swavalamban Project, to make mentally challenged persons, self-ralient.

Dignitaries Visited Disha

  • Swami Avdheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj.
  • Acharya Shri Sudhanshu Ji Maharaj.
  • Late Shri Gurcharan Singh Tohra,
    then. President, S.G. P.C. Amritsar.
  • Ch.Om Prakash Chautala,
    Ex Chief Minister, Haryana.
  • Sh. Arjun Charan Sethi,
    Ex Water Resource Minister, Govt. of India.
  • Hon’ble Justice Surya Kant Sharma,
    Punjab and Haryana High Courts, Chandigarh.
  • Smt. Priya Singh W/o. Air Marshal-Western command
  • Sh. Hans Raj Hans,
    famous Punjabi Folk Singer
  • Sh. Rajiv Shukla,
    MP and Spokesman of Indian Cricket Board.
  • Sh. Ajay Singh Chautala,
    M.P.
  • Sh. Lachman Das Arora,
    Industry Minister, Haryana.
  • Sh. Randeep Singh Surj ewala.,
    Transport Minister, Haryana.
  • Sh. K.V.Singh,
    O.S.D. to C.M. Haryana.
  • Sh. Ranjeet Singh,
    Ex. M.P. Haryana
  • Sh. Resham Singh,
    I.P.S., I.G. Haryana Police
  • Sh. Jagdish Nehra,
    Ex. Minister, Haryana.
  • Sh. Abhay Singh Chautala,
    Vice-President, Indian Olympic Association.
  • Sh.Amir Chawla,
    Ex.-Chairman Staff Selection Commission Haryana.
  • Besides these dignitaries, many other I.A.S., I.P.S. and Air-force Personnel visited DISHA from time to time.

Awards and Recognition

  • DISHA received the BEST VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION AWARD for the year 2003- 2004 for the commendable performance in the field of welfare of women and disabled persons.

  • Shri Surender Bhatia , Secretary, DISHA is nominated as member of local level committee of Distt. Sirsa, Haryana, constituted as per the National Trust Act.

  • Smt. Geeta KathLiria, Director DISHA received the “Best Social Worker” award by District Administration in 1994 and 1997 respectively.