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29 TH March, 2009
My Trip To Mano Vikas, Delhi
As Iqbal and myself walked into MV...HISTORY was being made !. A MIRACLE had just happened. Little Anu, who is mentally retarded had just stitched a button...WOW !. Every one clapped. 10 yr old anu has been practicing for 2 months to stitch a button. Today...at 2pm....she finally succeeded in putting the thread through the button...and the button was secure. this BUTTON..stood out like a badge of honor...a symbol of her persistence,perseverance and patience. That is MANO VIKAS in a nut shell !
Miracles happen every day.....miracles that are simple and sweet.
• 28 yr Sweta(mentally challenged)made a cup of tea all by herself last week
• Cyreus, an Autistic kid has learned to wear his own clothes , without help.,few days ago
• Praful,a victim of cerebral palsy, took his first step last week
• Pooja, who is mentally challenged.......actually spoke and made a demand
• Anuj, who is mentally challenged, won a silver medal in the special olympics
Every year I find a STAR KID in Mano Vikas. Last year It was DROOLING WONDER BOY , MANUJ . He has cerebral Palsy and spends hours on the computer putting in data. His Concentration is A+++. He runs around doing all the office jobs like faxing, photo copying etc etc. He always has a happy drooling smile on his face.
This years WONDER STAR KID is Nisha ...She is mentally challenged and is training to be a beautician.
The SPECIAL kids of MV take you to a SPECIAL place in your heart ....where there is unadulterated love and simplicity !....Some thing that we have forgotten in our high pressured, high achieving lives !.
Mano Vikas is the brain child of Alok. !. HOH uplifted it from a stinking hole...and today it has become a source of National Pride !
Every year I visit MV...and I am so impressed by the improvement and progress it has made.
The latest pride and joy is the MULTI SENSORY STIMULATION PROGRAM....one of the first of its kind in the country. It consists of a colorful room....of very bright colors and textures. The child is first profiled as hyper or hypo...and then stimulated with lights, sound, vibrations and touch.
The results have been amazing ! This stimulation produces balance in their senses..which helps in attention and focus.
The COLOR SENSORY STIMULATION....the Brain Child of Alok has done wonders !
Autistic kids like Gagan,Cyres have CALMED down and are paying attention. All it took was surrounding them with the right colors...like their bed-sheet and clothes....thats All !
Can you imagine? some thing as basic as colors can have such a profound positive effect !
Mano Vikas has shown time and again....that it does not need high tech, state of the art to make a difference.
Simple things done with dedication, love and the 5 P's.....PERSISTENCE,PERSEVERANCE,PURITY OF PURPOSE and PATIENCE...can make any thing possible.
YES I CAN ! Is the motto of Mano Vikas