Events
 
Seminar on Environmental Measures to Prevent Backache and Arthritis Problem, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, 28 July 2022. (Hybrid).

Webinar on Environmental Measures to Prevent Backache and Arthritis Problem, was organized by the COMHAD India Chapter in association with Divecha Centre for Climate Change Indian Institute of Science and Lakeside Education Trust, Bengaluru on 28 July 2022, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India on Virtual platform, on the occasion of Arthritis Awareness month.

The programme started with welcome speech by Prof. J. Srinivasan Director of DCCC IIs. Followed by Prof Dr H Paramesh introduced the chairperson and speaker and gave introductory remarks.

The Guest Speaker was Dr. B.G Dharmanand, Rheumatologist, Vikram / Manipal Institute of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology Bengaluru, and President of Indian Rheumatology Association.

Chairperson Dr Chandrashekar R. Orthopaedician, Director Raj Mahal Vilas Hospital Bengaluru gave excellent closing summary of the talk and conducted question-answer session. Vote of thanks was given by Dr G N Madhu, National Secretary COMHAD India Chapter.

The total beneficiaries were about 30.

Seminar on How Can We Prevent & Manage Traumatic Brain Injury, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, 29 September 2022. (Hybrid).

Webinar on How Can We Prevent & Manage Traumatic Brain Injury, was organized by the COMHAD India Chapter in association with Divecha Centre for Climate Change Indian Institute of Science and Lakeside Education Trust, Bengaluru on 29 September 2022, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India in hybrid mode on the occasion of National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month.

The programme started with welcome speech by Prof. J. Srinivasan Director of DCCC IIs. Followed by Prof Dr H Paramesh introduced the chairperson and speaker and gave introductory remarks.

The Guest Speaker was Dr. Ravi Gopal Varma, Director, Aster Global Institute of Neurosciences at Aster Hospital, Former Professor and Head of Neurosurgery since 2008 at Ramaiah Medical College, Initiator of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) program for Parkinson’s Disease in NIMS Hyderabad, Former member of Board of Studies NIMHANS for 3yrs, Visiting Professor at Raman Research Institute.

The programme was moderated by Prof Dr H Paramesh. He gave excellent closing summary of the talk and conducted question-answer session. Vote of thanks was given by Dr G N Madhu, National Secretary COMHAD India Chapter.

The total beneficiaries were about 30.

COMHAD Diwali Celebration with Difference with Specially Challenged Children, Belishop, Nagpur, MS, India, 23 October 2022.

Commonwealth Association for Health and Disability an international organization from United Kingdom celebrated Deepavali with orphans and specially challenged children.

The Diwali Milan was organized in the ancient Shiva Temple located at Belishop Railway Colony, Kamptee Road Nagpur 440004, on Sunday dated 23 rd October 2022, under the joint aegis of Belishop Ancient Shri Shiv Mandir, Ganpati Sena Utsav Mandal and Shri Durga Puja Committee.

On this occasion, more than 50 students of Shri Anath Seva Ashram, Ashok Chowk, Nagpur and Rashtra Mata Manovikas Akshay Kshetram, Sugatnagar Nagpur were present.

Dr. Yashwant Patil, International President of COMHAD UK was the Chief Guest and , Dr. Uday Bodhankar  Executive Director of COMHAD presided the function.

Dr. Manjusha Giri (Jain), Joint Secretary COMHAD, Shri S. Navneet Singh Tuli, Director of Guru Nanak Institution, Yoga Therapist Dr Vijay Gupte, Former Corporator Shri Sandeep Sahare were Guests of Honour.

Shri Vishwajit Dey of Durga Puja Committee, Shri Dipankar Pal of Ganpati Sena Utsav Mandal, Shri Virendra Jha, Shri P. Krishna Murali Pandey, Shri Prakashrao (Gundurao), Naturopathy and Yoga Therapist Dr. Pravin Dubli, Shri Manish Naidu were prominently present.

All distinguished dignitaries were welcomed with shriphal and angavastra.

On the occasion of Deepawali Milan, all the present students and girls were given the items of daily needs, clothes and in addition wind-sheeters were given to the mentally weak students. Sweets were also distributed to all the students and members present.

Similarly, 50 chairs were presented to Rashtramata Manovikas Akshay Kshetram on behalf of Late Tejinder Kaur Tuli Memorial and Charitable Trust.

On this occasion Priya Ghosh, the Director of the Ashram and the operator of Rashtra Mata Kshetram, was also felicitated.

Praising the social work done by the temple members the president of the program, Dr. Yashwant Patil, announced a grant of Rs. Five Thousand each to the above two institutions on behalf of COMHAD.

To make the program successful, there was cooperation of all the devotees including Shri P. Satyarao, Shri Sharad Sharma, Shri Shrikant Roy, Mahila Mandal of ancient Shiva temple, all the members of Durga Puja committee and officers and members of Ganapati Sena Utsav Mandal.

The program was compared by Dr. Pravin Dabli and the vote of thanks was given by Dr. Manjusha Giri.

The organizers including Shri Prakashrao (Gundurao), Dr. Pravin Dabli, Shri P. Satyarao expressed their gratitude to all the donors.

COMHAD Diwali Celebration with Difference at Ashokvan, Dongargaon, Wardha Road, Nagpur, MS, India, 23-10-2022

Commonwealth Association for Health and Disability (COMHAD) an international organisation from United Kingdom, on the occasion of Diwali visited Ashokvan and celebrated Diwali with difference, with full of gratitude and blessings from the senior citizens of Ashokvan, at Dongargaon, Wardha Road Nagpur on 15 august 2021.


Ashokvan an old aged home run by Karma Yogi most respected Late Shri Baba Amte’s Trust on outskirts of Nagpur. Ashokvan home is specially meant for the curative treatment and rehabilitation of cured leprosy patients with their habitations in the premises.


On this occasion we distributed Sweets and Snacks packets to all inhabitants with kind help of Mr Vijay Patil Manager of Ashokvan. Around 50 inhabitant beneficiaries shared the joy of interaction & snacks along with coordinator and caretakers of the institution.


The Project was started by Late Baba Amte in 1956-57. Now the institution is run by Padmashree Dr Prakash Amte and Padmashree Dr Vikas Amte for the underprivileged people.


Dr Yashwant Patil International President COMHAD addressed the gathering. Dr Uday Bodhankar Executive Director COMHAD shared his golden words with all the inhabitants. Dr Manjusha Giri Joint Secretary COMHAD assured some medicinal help for neurological problems with some inhabitants. Dr Prajakta Kaduskar Secretary General COMHAD proposed the formal vote of thanks.


Seminar on Fall In Social Values and It’s Consequences in the Current Environment, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, 27 October 2022. (Hybrid).

 

Webinar on Fall In Social Values and It’s Consequences in the Current Environment, was organized by the COMHAD India Chapter in association with Divecha Centre for Climate Change Indian Institute of Science and Lakeside Education Trust, Bengaluru on 27 October 2022, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India in hybrid mode.

The programme started with welcome speech by Prof. J. Srinivasan Director of DCCC IIs. Followed by Prof Dr H Paramesh introduced the speaker and gave introductory remarks.

The Guest Speaker was Nadoja, Dr Justice N. Santosh Hegde, who was Hon. Judge Supreme Court of India from 1999-2005 followed by Lokayukta of Karnataka from 2006-2011.

The programme was moderated by Prof Dr H Paramesh. He gave excellent closing summary of the talk and conducted question-answer session. Vote of thanks was given by Dr G N Madhu, National Secretary COMHAD India Chapter.

The total beneficiaries were about 40.

Seminar on Environmental Issues in the Alzeimers Disease Recognition and  Prevention, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, 24 November 2022. (Hybrid).

Seminar on Environmental Issues in the Alzeimers Disease Recognition and  Prevention, was organized by the COMHAD India Chapter in association with Divecha Centre for Climate Change Indian Institute of Science and Lakeside Education Trust, Bengaluru on 24 November 2022, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India in hybrid mode, on the occasion of National Alzheimers Disease Month.

The programme started with welcome speech by Prof. J. Srinivasan Director of DCCC IIs. Followed by Prof Dr H Paramesh introduced the speaker and gave introductory remarks.

The Guest Speaker was Dr Thomas Gregor Issac, Associate Professor at the Centre for Brain Research (CBR), Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

This was followed by excellent closing summary of the talk by Prof Dr H Paramesh and he conduction of question-answer session. Vote of thanks was given by Dr G N Madhu, National Secretary COMHAD India Chapter.

The total beneficiaries were about 40.

Webinar on Genetic Testing in Autism: What? Why? Who?: Novel Trends & Current concepts in Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 11 December 2022.

Webinar on Genetic Testing in Autism: What? Why? Who?: Novel Trends & Current concepts in Bangladesh, was organized by the COMHAD Bangladesh Chapter on 11 December 2022, (at 7 PM Bangladesh Time) Dhaka, Bangladesh on Virtual platform.

The programme started with welcome speech by Prof. Dr Md Sirajul Islam, Chief Patron COMHAD UK. Followed by he introduced the chairperson and the speaker and gave introductory remarks.

The Guest Speaker was Dr Shaoli Sarker, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics & Neurosciences, Bangladesh Shishu Hospital & Institute (BSH & I) & Clinical Consultant Neurogen Healthcare Bangladesh.

Chairperson Dr Yashwant Patil International President COMHAD gave excellent closing remarks on the talk and conducted question-answer session. Vote of thanks was given by Prof Dr Md Sirajul Islam.

The total beneficiaries were about 60.

Seminar on Bridging the Chasm: Strategies to Overcome the Demand and Supply for Kidney Transplants in the USA, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, 27 December 2022. (Hybrid).

Webinar on Bridging the Chasm: Strategies to Overcome the Demand and Supply for Kidney Transplants in the USA, was organized by the COMHAD India Chapter in association with Divecha Centre for Climate Change Indian Institute of Science and Lakeside Education Trust, Bengaluru on 27 December 2022, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India on Virtual platform, on the occasion of World National Renal Handicap Day.

The programme started with welcome speech by Prof. J. Srinivasan Director of DCCC IIs. Followed by Prof Dr H Paramesh introduced the chairperson and speaker and gave introductory remarks.

The Guest Speaker was Dr. Anil S. Paramesh, Professor of Surgery, Urology and Pediatrics, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Chairperson Dr Ajit Huilgol, Leading Transplant Surgeon of India, gave excellent closing summary of the talk and conducted question-answer session with contralateral discussion on kidney transplant. Vote of thanks was given by Dr G N Madhu, National Secretary COMHAD India Chapter.

The total beneficiaries were about 30.

Awareness program was conducted under comprehensive community health services program conducted by social organisation आम्ही आमच्या आरोग्यासाठी Kurkheda, Nagpur, Maharashtra , 1 April 2023

Awareness program was conducted at village Kurkheda about 150 km from Nagpur.

This program was for village health workers, working in and around Kurkheda under comprehensive community health services program conducted by social organisation आम्ही आमच्या आरोग्यासाठी, run by Dr Satish Gogulwar sir. Working in this region since last 40 years.

VHW were taught about physical, emotional and mental challenges in adolescent children.

Speaker: Dr Kamlakar Deoghare
Date : Saturday 1/04/2023
About 15 VHW were trained. Discussion was done about further issues of adolescents in the region.

World autism day 2023 as an awareness day celebrated in a special way – “Greet- Eat -Meet” was conducted by Sanmvedana – A School for children with special needs in collaboration with COMHAD and in association with Team AOP Nagpur. At Vishnuji ki Rasoi, Nagpur on Sunday 2nd April 2023

Recipe contest was conducted in which recipes made by special children, parents, teachers were awarded. Appreciation Plaque was presented by COMHAD to Mrs JyotiPhadke& Mrs KanchanGokhalePhadke for their exemplary work & rendering services for the welfare of Children with special needs by the hands of Chief Guest Dr UdayBodhankar Executive Director COMHAD, Patron IAP Dr Prajakta Kaduskar (Hon. Secretary General COMHAD), Dr Kamalakar Deoghare (Treasurer COMHAD), Dr Sanjay Pakhmode (President AOP Nagpur) Dr YogeshTembhekar (Secreatary AOP Nagpur) were the dignitaries present for the event. Dr Jaya Shiwalkar Chief editor of the Newsletter was the coordinator & conducted the program.

World autism day 2023* as an awareness day celebrated in a special way - Cultural activity by special kids and was conducted by PRAYAS – A School for children with special needs in collaboration with COMHAD and in association with Team AOP At Sarvoday Ashram Hall, Nagpur, On Sunday 2nd April 2023

Appreciation Plaque was presented by COMHAD to Mr RiteshDiwe& Mrs Kiran BinkarDiwe for their exemplary work & rendering services for the welfare of Children with special needs.

All the teachers, volunteers & staff were given standing ovation for their enormous efforts. Around 100 Parents and kids with special needs participated.

Mr Praveen Kumar (Principal Accountant General), Mr Dinesh Garg (Director Infocept foundation), Dr UdayBodhankar (Excecutive director COMHAD-UK and patron team AOP) , Dr PrajaktaKaduskar (Hon. Secretary General COMHAD), Dr KamalakarDeoghare (Treasurer COMHAD), Dr Sanjay Pakhmode (President AOP Nagpur) Dr YogeshTembhekar (Secreatary AOP Nagpur) were the dignitaries present for the event.

Autism Awareness: Different, Not Less at Sunshine Worldwide School, GOA on 4th April, 2023
Autism Awareness Day Dr Priyanka Raikar Goa on virtual platform. Speaker: Sheri Anne Borges, 15th April 2023
COMHAD UK CELEBRATED DIWALI WITH A DIFFERENCE on Sunday, 5th November 2023 between 9.30 AM - 10.30 AM

On the occasion of Diwali, Commonwealth Association for Health and Disability an international organisation from United Kingdom distributed Snacks to the residents who were suffering from leprosy, treated & cured in Ashokwan Jamtha. Ashokwan is a centre for the rehablitation of cured leprosy patients. Project started by Baba Amte in 1956-57. The institution is now run by Padmashree Dr Prakash Baba Amte for the underpriviledged people.

Dr Uday Bodhankar Executive Director COMHAD UK, Dr R G Patil represented IAP Community Chapter. Dr MS Rawat Advisor COMHAD & Dr Manjusha Giri Jt. Secretary COMHAD International, were present to celebrate the moments with them.

Around 30 inhabitants were shared the joy of interaction & snacks. Coordinator and caretakers of the institution were also present.

An innovative program on the occasion of WORLD DISABILITY DAY on Friday, 8th December 2023

An innovative program for the people with Disability by the people with Disability is presented on the occasion of World Disability Day on Friday, 8th December 2023.

A panel of experts discussed about the importance and necessity of skill development in people with disability for their independent life.

Many members of associated organizations were present amongst them Dr Jaya Shiwalkar Member Newsletter Committee COMHAD was one of the panelists and Dr Prajakta Kaduskar Hon. Secretary General COMHAD, Ms Snehal Kashyap State Coordinator COMHAD attended the program.

Under the able guidance of Dr Uday Bodhankar Executive Director COMHAD, Dr Ramesh Mehta International President COMHAD and Dr Yashwant Patil Imm Past International President COMHAD donation of ₹ 5000/- was offered on behalf of COMHAD International.

Yi GOA THOUGHT LEADERSHIP CONCLAVE ( 5.0 ) 14th december 2023

Dr. Priyanka Raikar, Chair of Thought Leadership Conclave of Yi CII, Goa

On the Topic India: Surging as World Powerhouse with 3 Inspirational Speakers.

  1. Mr. Saugata Bhattacharya, Former Chief Economist, Axis Bank - Flourishing Indian Economy, Turning Heads Globally.
  2. Mr. Sharad Sagar, CEO Dextrity Global - Talking about Carving India Youth - Entrepreneurs and Innovators.
  3. Ms. Ridhima Bhatnagar, News Anchor, CNN- News 18 - INDIA taking charge, Revolutionary Mindset.