Events

7th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Mental Deficiency, New Delhi, India, 2-11-1983



Workshop at Stockholm, Sweden, May 1992



Workshop at Nuku’alofa, Tonga, November 1993



Commonwealth Heads of Govt. Meeting, Edinburgh, October 1997



Visit of Late Dr Gwylim Hosking, Hyderabad, India.



Dr V R Pandurangi with Dr Chandrashekhar Shetty at Commonwealth Foundation



COMMONWEALTH ASIA SYMPOSIUM ON MIGRATION OF HEALTH WORKERS, NEW DELHI, INDIA,17-18 NOVEMBER 2008.



REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON DISABILITY IN COMMONWEALTH ASIA, HOTEL MANIPAL COUNTY, BENGALURU, KARNATAKA, INDIA, 6-8 DECEMBER 2008.

60 th COMMONWEALTH ANNIVERSSARY CELEBRATION, LONDON UK, 27-28 APRIL 2009.


This was a great achievement. Our Secretary General Dr Uday Bodhankar attended and was invited by Patron of Commonwealth Foundation Her Majesty Hon’ble Queen Elizabeth II on 28 th April 2009 for celebration of 60 th year of Commonwealth Foundation at London UK.

52 nd ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT, LONDON, UK, 2017.

   

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY CELEBRATION – 2 nd APRIL 2010, NAGPUR, INDIA

We started with activities for the disabled by taking part in the rally organized for awareness of Autism in general public on 2 nd April 2010 at Nagpur, India on the eve of World Autism Awareness Day. About 1000 autistic children and their parents and their caretaker doctors took part in this gigantic rally displaying posters, banners etc. to make the public aware. This was in association with the parent’s organization of autistic children named as “VISWAS”.

CONTINUING REHABILITATION PROGRAMME (CRE), NAGPUR, MS, INDIA, 10-12 MARCH 2014.

Continuing Rehabilitation Education Programme (CRE) on “Inclusive Education” was held on 10 th and 12 th March 2014 at Nagpur, MS, India.

WORKSHOP ON ORIENTATION TO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSON WITH DISABILIES, NAGPUR, MS, INDIA, 10 MAY 2014.

Training Programme on “Orientation to International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities” was held on 10 th May 2014 at Nagpur, MS, India.

CRE PROGRAMME ON PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY, NAGPUR, MS, INDIA, 25 FEBRUARY 2015.

Continuing Rehabilitation Education Programme on “Psychological Intervention for Children with Developmental Delay” was held on 25 th February 2015 at Indian Medical association Hall, Nagpur, MS, India.

50 th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT, LONDON, UK, 9-10 MARCH 2015.

We are happy to report that to mark the occasion of celebration Hon Prof Dr Mrudula Phadke had joined Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth, Head of the Commonwealth in Westminster Abbey, on 9 th March 2015. Next day Prof Dr Mrudula Phadke has graced this prestigious function of “50 th Anniversary Celebration of Commonwealth Secretariat” at Marlborough House, London UK, on 10 th March 2015, on invitation of His Excellency Shri Kamalesh Sharma Secretary General Commonwealth of Nations, London UK.

   

CRE PROGRAMME ON INCLUSIVE EDUCATION, MUMBAI, MS, INDIA, 26 & 27 FEBRUARY 2017.

Continuing Rehabilitation Education Programme on “Inclusive Education” was held on 26 th & 27 th February 2017 at Mumbai, MS, India. Total beneficiaries were 80 including Physiotherapists and Developmental therapists.

WORKSHOP ON FIGHTING CHALLENGES FOR DISABLED CHILDREN, NAGPUR, MS, INDIA, 15 APRIL 2017.

Workshop on Fighting Challenges for Disabled Children was conducted with the help of UNICEF for the Medical Officers working at Primary Health Centre and District Hospital on 15 th April 2017 at Nagpur, MS, India.

WORKSHOP ON SURGICAL INSIGHT IN MANAGEMENT OF SPASTICITY, NAGPUR, MS, INDIA, 28 MAY 2017.

This is a yearly activity of COMHAD conducted by our esteemed member Dr Viraj Shingade Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon on 28 th May 2017 at Children Orthopedic Care Institute, Besides Haldiram, Ajni square, Wardha Road, Nagpur, MS, India. Dr Sanil Koyili Occupational Therapist and Dr Urmila Dahake Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician were Co-coordinators for this workshop. It was live presentation demonstrating operative skills. Workshop was attended by 112 beneficiaries such as Physiotherapist, Neurologist, Developmental therapist, Orthopedic surgeon and Pediatricians.

CRE PROGRAMME ON PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY, NAGPUR, MS, INDIA, 15 JULY 2017.

Continuing Rehabilitation Education Programme on “Psychological Intervention for Children with Developmental Delay” was held on 15 th July 2017 at Indian Medical Association Hall Nagpur, MS, India. Total 99 people beneficiaries got educated with hands on training.

HEALTH CHECK-UP CAMP, AT KHAPARDE FARM HOUSE, WADEGAON , UMRED ROAD , TAHSIL UMRED, DIST. NAGPUR, 2nd AUGUST 2017.

Health check-up camp was organized with the help of NGO’s. Health check-up along with distribution of medicines and some rehabilitation equipment were made to the needy beneficiaries.

52 nd ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT, LONDON, UK, 2017.

On behalf of COMHAD Prof Ramesh Mehta has graced this prestigious function of 52 nd Anniversary Celebration of Commonwealth Secretariat at Marlborough House, London, UK.

DISTRIBUTION OF MEDICINES AND ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCES – CRUTCHES/WHEELCHAIRS, NAGPUR, 2017.

Medicines and orthopedic appliances such as crutches or wheelchairs were distributed to the needy 28 patients admitted in Dr Viraj Shingade’s hospital for TEV & Club foot corrections. Also some equipment for their rehabilitation were donated.

FREE SURGICAL CAMP FOR CLUBFOOT PATIENTS , NAGPUR,2017

Free surgical camp for Clubfoot patients was organized at Dr Viraj Shingade’s Hospital with some financial help from COMHAD UK. Surgical services were provided by Dr Viraj Shingade and one Plastic Surgeon Dr Choure. Total 450 patients were screened out of those 28 patients operated.

COMMUNITY AWARENESS PROGRAMME RALLY ON DISABILITY CAUSED BY SICKLE CELL DISEASE AND ITS REMEDY – 2017 .

The programme was held in the form of a rally at Nagpur, MS, India with participation of about 1200 parents of children suffering from Sickle Cell disease, and other people from community and doctors. Messages of awareness were displayed on posters carried by the participants during rally. Later on at API Hall of Government Medical College Nagpur MS India the participants were made aware of the disability caused by Sickle cell disease its remedy and its prevention, by the experts doctors with interactive deliberations.

STATE LEVEL SPORTS COMPETITION FOR SPECIALLY CHALLENGED, NAGPUR,2017

The State level sports competition for specially challenged children was held at Nagpur during PEDICON 2018 at venue with the help of Nagpur Municipal Corporation. Total 300 specially challenged children participated. The competitions were held for three consecutive days with inclusion of various sports such as athletics, running, racing etc. Expenses incurred for their stay and their prizes were born by COMHAD

WORKSHOP ON AUTISM – CHALLENGES & BEYOND NAGPUR MS INDIA, 2nd APRIL 2018 .

The workshop was held at Public Health Institute Hall Nagpur, MS, India, with the combined efforts of Mrs Phadke Social worker, Dr Jaya Shiwalkar Developmental Pediatrician & Child Psychologist, Dr Shubhada Khirwadkar Pediatric cum Adolescent councilor. The workshop was attended by about 150 beneficiaries such as parents of disabled child, school teachers, physiotherapist, neurologist, psychologist, developmental therapist and media reporters. The programme was highly appreciated by all and later on was published in local daily news-papers and was telecasted on local TV channels.

       

HEALTH CHECK-UP CAMP, AT KHAPARDE FARM HOUSE, WADEGAON , UMRED ROAD , TAHSIL UMRED, DIST. NAGPUR, 2nd AUGUST 2018.

Health check-up camp was organized with the help of NGO’s. Health check-up along with distribution of medicines and some rehabilitation equipment were made to the needy beneficiaries.

ADVANCED PHYSIOTHERAPY WORKSHOP ON SPINE, NAGPUR, MS, INDIA, 2 nd SEPTEMBER 2018.

Advanced Physiotherapy Workshop on Spine was held on 2 nd September 2018 at 10 am at Madhukar Bhavan, RSS Sankul, Reshimbag, NAGPUR 440009. Inaugurated at the hands of Dr Viral Kamdar, Director Din Dayal Institute of Medical Sciences & Human Resource Development & Advisor to Hon’ble Shri Nitin Gadkariji, Union Minister Govt of India. The function was presided by International President Dr Uday Bodhankar. Guest of honour was Dr Umanjali Damke Director Physiotherapy College GMC Nagpur and Guest Faculty was Dr Rahul Chaudhari Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist Hallam University Sheffield UK at present practicing at Akola. Organizing Chairman was Dr Nawal Jaiswal and Organizing Secretary was Dr Roshan Bodhke. Delegates participating about 30 were from Physiotherapy colleges and practicing physiotherapist from Nagpur and all over Vidarbha. After completion of Workshop the Certificates were distributed at the hands of International President Dr Uday Bodhankar. Vote of thanks was presented by Dr Yashwant Patil Advisor COMHAD.

NAVODAY EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY SPECIALLY ABLED CHILDREN, BY YE ZINDAGI FOUNDATION & COMHAD, NAGPUR, OCTOBER 2018.

Navoday exhibition of paintings by specially-abled children was organized on the auspicious occasion of World Cerebral Palsy Day (7-10-2019) by Ye Zindagi foundation Nagpur 440022 in collaboration with COMHAD, at Darda Art Gallery at Lokmat Building, Lokmat Square Wardha Road Nagpur on 5th, 6th and 7th October 2018. These paintings were made through training by persons who are afflicted by cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome and slow learners, etc, from age group 5 yrs to 50 years, from 12 schools for differently-abled. Their imagination and observation capabilities were captured and emerged vibrantly in these paintings with the efforts of Mrs. Snehal Kashyap founder of Ye Zindagi Foundation. The purpose of the training in painting and exhibition was to help these persons to develop skills which will help them to sustain when they have to fend for themselves. These were kept for display and sale for the general public for 3 days to know the skill and ability of specially challenged children, where 70% of the cost would go to the concerned person who made it. The exhibition was inaugurated at the hands of Dr. Uady Bodhankar International President of COMHAD and Prof. Hemant Nagdiwe Former Principal Govt Art College, in the presence of Former MLA Shri Dinanath Padole, Shri Abhijit Raut, and Film celebrity Shri Yogesh Parihar.

PATRONAGE TO HANDIFLIGHT INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION, NAGPUR, MS, INDIA, 1 st WEEK OF JANUARY 2019.

With the help of local Lions Club Member Mr T Shravankumar we had a meeting with two physically disabled pilots Mr Mike Lomberg of South Africa & Mr Guillaume Feral of France, members of Handiflight Intrnational organization, who were on a mission to cover 80000 kms of the world in 10 months on two CTLS light sports aircraft, each having two seats. One seat for pilot and other for keeping lifeboat and other safety equipment. Both manned two separate aeroplanes individually and were with two member back-up team in third plane. They were flying around the world to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities and to combat discrimination. The traveling route was to take them across 40 countries and six continents through 150 staging points where they were guests of local Lion’s club. They were sponsored by International Lion’s Club. During their stay of three days in Nagpur they interacted with school, college students and youths with disabilities to encourage them to do better in life. On this occasion we on behalf of COMHAD donated a small token of appreciation to them in the form of donation of Rs 15000/- by cheque.

OMAG 2 nd Annual Meeting During Dermacon International Conference, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, 20 th January 2019.

The 2 nd Annual Meeting of Organized Medical Association Guild (OMAG) was held during Dermacon International Conference on 20th January 2019 at Clarks Exotica, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. OMAG is a collaborative effort of national associations related to health and government organizations dealing with health and health-related outcomes. OMAG is dedicated to promoting values of collaboration, excellence, innovation, and commitment in delivering on the implementation of the national health agenda.
The idea of forming such an organization is to accelerate efforts by all stakeholders as a collective to force progress towards a country safe from various threats to health such as infectious diseases, biological – naturally occurring, intentional, or accidental, identify and prioritize key health issues in non-communicable diseases, establish the capacity to promote primary health care, medical education- teaching and training, and patient care and research.
COMHAD being one of the members of OMAG, the meeting was attended by Executive Director COMHAD Dr. Uday Bodhankar & International President COMHAD Dr. Yashwant Patil.

World Autism Awareness Day Celebration, Nagpur, MS, India, 2 nd April 2019.

We COMHAD members participated in 11 th World Autism Awareness Day celebration on 2 nd April in association with Prayas School for Children with Special Needs, Sarvodaya Ashram, Near Bole Petrol Pump, Dharampeth, Nagpur and South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC), Civil Lines Nagpur.

On this occasion “Walk for Autism” rally was flagged off by International President COMHAD Dr Yashwant Patil and Executive Director COMHAD Dr Uday Bodhankar. Rally was taken out in evening from Prayas School to Muktangan, SCZCC. Over 120 students, their parents and doctors and some philanthropists participated in the rally, with the aim of spreading awareness on the issues circling autism, by displaying messages on placards and banners.

Later at Muktangan, specially abled children of Prayas School and their parents performed various acts and put up a fashion show in the cultural evening held at SCZCC. It was followed by Orchestra by Md. Rafi Fans Cultural Organization.

Director SCZCC Mr Deepak Khirwadkar was the Chief Guest, while International President COMHAD Dr Yashwant Patil and Executive Director COMHAD Dr Uday Bodhankar and Mr Pande President Vidarbha Industries Association were the Guests of Honor. Other dignitaries present were Mr Ritesh Diwe, President and Mrs Kiran Binkar Diwe, Secretary Prayas School, along with other distinguished guests such as Social Workers Mr Sharad Gopidasji Bagdi and Mr Dilip Gour.

On this occasion COMHAD News Letter was released at the hands of Chief Guest Mr Deepak Khirwadkar in the presence of other office bearers of COMHAD on the stage (Dr Pradeep Jaiswal Secretary General COMHAD UK, Dr Vasant Khalatkar National President COMHAD India Chapter, Dr R G Patil Vice President COMHAD India Chapter, Dr Dinesh Saroj COMHAD UK Coordinator, Dr Jaya Shivalkar President Adolescent Health Academy Nagpur Chapter, and Dr Shubhada Khirwadkar President elect Academy of Pediatrics Nagpur Branch).

   

Pre Vocational Training Workshop for Special (Autistic) Children, Nagpur, MS, India, 2nd April 2019

Pre Vocational Training Workshop for Special (Autistic) Children was held on 2nd April 2019 at Sanmvedana School for Children with Autism for self-empowerment. The Chief Guest for the inauguration of this workshop was International President COMHAD Dr. Yashwant Patil and Guests of honor were Dr Jaya Shivalkar President Adolescent Health Academy Nagpur Chapter, and Dr. Shubhada Khirwadkar President-elect Academy of Pediatrics Nagpur Branch.