Let my soul smile through my
heart and my heart smile through
my eyes, that I may scatter rich
smiles in sad hearts.
WELCOME TO PYSSUM
PYSSUM (Paramahansa Yogananda Society for Special Unfolding and Moulding), is a voluntary effort of disciples of
Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda and several other like-minded people in Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh in India.
PYSSUM began its activities on 24th July 2005, with the PYSSUM Child Development Centre (PCDC), with the sole purpose of helping children with Intellectual Disabilities in a classroom setting.
More than a decade now, PYSSUM has moved from the areas of Child Development to Vocational Training and Rehabilitation for special need adults, Creating Support Systems for Parents of Person with Special Needs, Developing Specialized Training Programmes for Prospective Special Educators, Main Stream Teachers and other disability workers and Public Awareness Programmes about Intellectual Disabilities through its three centres, namely PYSSUM Child Development Centre (PCDC),
PYSSUM Vocational Training and Rehabilitation Centre (PVTRC) and PYSSUM Research & Training Centre (PRTC).
Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda is widely recognized as the Father of Yoga in the West. He founded Yogoda Satsanga Society of India in 1917 and Self-Realization Fellowship in 1920, to make available the universal teachings of Kriya Yoga, a sacred spiritual science originating millenniums ago in India.
His book "Autobiography of a Yogi" is one of the world's most acclaimed spiritual classics, and was honoured in 1999 as one of "100 Best Spiritual Books of the Century."
In 1977, on the occasion of the twenty‑fifth anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda's passing, a special commemorative stamp was issued in his honour by the Government of India.
Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, paid tribute to the lifework of Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda during a special ceremony in New Delhi on March 7, 2017, by releasing a postage stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India.
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PYSSUM functionaries believe in the effectiveness of the “How to Live Principles” mentioned in the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. His teachings emphasise on the deep-rooted impact of Yoga healing methods. PYSSUM pioneers in complementing its effort by using his healing techniques for the individuals with intellectual disabilities in the school setting. In our pursuit of training and rehabilitation of special needs people, we have observed amazing results through group meditation, healing techniques and affirmations recommended in his public literature.
It is an irony that children with special needs are deprived of what is the paramount need for their effective growth and learning - an environment with normal disposition. Generally in Indian society the main stream children are kept away from the surroundings of challenged individuals. The schools for main stream children are not equipped to cater to the needs of challenged children. PYSSUM centres adopt activity oriented, functional methods of integrated learning and training. There is no age bar for anyone coming to the PYSSUM premises for help. However, individuals falling in the adult category are forwarded to our vocational training and rehabilitation centre after initial assessment.
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Anand Utsav 2017
The birth of Jesus Christ, a symbol of Divine Love, Kindness, Non Violence and Eternal Peace, is celebrated with great joy at PYSSUM
5th January is celebrated as the birthday of Paramahansa Yogananda world over as Guru Janmotsav. The entire PYSSUM family celebrates with special Havan ceremony dedicated to the Guru followed by special chanting and meditation.
NAOURIES from Amman, Jordan, are the founding force behind PYSSUM’s journey of service to the People with Intellectual Disabilities. Mr. Ibrahim Naouri, the Managing Director of the Naouries Group of Companies and Dr Raghida Kamal, a special educator and an exponent of Rehabilitation of Adults with Special Needs, has been involved in many voluntary services with unfaltering zeal.
Raghida Ji, a long time spiritual disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, was primarily inspired to work for Intellectually Challenged individuals due to her severely challenged brother Mr Kameel Kamal and undertook the bigger task of helping the individuals with special needs, adults in particular. She started Kamal Gardens (www.kamalgardens.org), where challenged adults are trained to develop vocational skills.
This zeal to serve God in her spiritual preceptor’s land India through the people suffering with Mental Retardation, Autism, CP, Down Syndrome and multiple disabilities, brought Raghida to support the same cause in PYSSUM. Without showing any tiredness, Mr. Ibrahim Naouri and family quietly support all humanitarian ventures undertaken by Dr Raghida at home and outside.
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UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND SERVICE
PYSSUM cherishes the vision of time when people in our historical city of Lucknow truly start acknowledging every person with special needs as an individual having the right to live and enjoy her or his life like everyone else around them. We, at PYSSUM, wish to extend this vision to our beautiful state of Uttar Pradesh and take our efforts, small or big, to as far as we can in all parts of our great nation India.