OUR VISION

PYSSUM cherishes the vision of time when people in our historical city of Lucknow truely 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.

PYSSUM is a non-profit voluntary organization focussed to serve the intellectually disabled individuals of the society through its own Guidelines, Objectives and Resources. All the activities or efforts at PYSSUM are planned by its own board of directors comprising of seven honorary members, namely, Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and four members at large. The board is also voluntarily guided by a governing body, comprising of voluntary members chosen by the consent of board of directors. For the day to day support towards all our activities at various centres namely PYSSUM Child Development Centre (PCDC), PYSSUM Vocational Training and Rehabilitation Centre  (PVTRC) or PYSSUM Research and Training Centre (PRTC), the PYSSUM board is represented by the Chief Functionary in voluntary capacity unanimously chosen by the board.

 

 

ABOUT US

WHAT WE DO
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PYSSUM, being a progressive voluntary organisation takes great pride in organizing all in house or outdoor activities related to the intellectually challenged individuals within its reach with a highly professional approach. Essentially, we have three areas of services, firstly “Early Intervention” followed by Child Developmental Support for children with Developmental and Social Challenges in the age group up to 17 yrs.

This is done at PYSSUM School - a centre for holistic development and inclusive education.

Secondly, development of Vocational Skills, Training and Rehabilitation of adults with special needs above the age of 17 through PYSSUM Vocational Training and Rehabilitation Centre (PVTRC) and thirdly, training of those who are interested in serving the intellectual disability sector, through PYSSUM Research and Training Centre (PRTC).

All these centres are supplemented and supported by a good number of disability experts namely Special Educators, Speech Therapist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Psychologists, Vocational Trainers, Administrators and Volunteers. Bringing awareness is one of major aims of PYSSUM through activities like the Anand Utsav – The Festival of Joy (Cultural and Sports), Exhibition cum Sale of the products prepared by PVTC trainees, Seminars and Workshops. 

Chairman

Dr Naval Chandra Pant

Career Consultant

Secretary

Dr Punita Manik

Professor (Medicine)

Treasurer

 Sri Amabika Prasad Ojha

Law

Sri R N Arora

Retd Businessman

Dr Ranu Uniyal Pant

Professor (English)

Members

 Dr.Vikas Kesarwani

Critical Care Expert

Ms. Sweta Kumari

International Relations

Dr Raghida Kamal 

Our Founder

God Almighty and the merciful, must have been thinking something very special to happen in Lucknow when He inspired Dr Raghida Kamal and her family to be the founding force for PYSSUM’s journey of service to the People with Intellectual Disabilities. Dr Kamal, 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.

The 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 Ji to support the same cause in PYSSUM. Now on its firm feet PYSSUM family shall always be grateful to their exemplary efforts to guide all humanitarian ventures undertaken by PYSSUM’s functionaries.

COLLABORATIONS

Registered Member with 

  1. Registrar of Societies, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

  2. Department of Divyang Welfare, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

  3. National Trust, Govt of India

  4. Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi

Memorandum of Understanding for long term internships to the students of the following universities.

  1. Dr Shakuntala Mishra National Rehabilitation University, Lucknow

  2. Amity University, Lucknow

  3. Composite Rehabilitation Centre, Lucknow

  4. Department of Education, University of Lucknow

 

 

Providing short term internships to students from

  • Delhi University

  • IIM Indore

  • IIM Bangalore

  • IIM Lucknow

  • IIT, Kanpur

  • Amity University

  • University of Lucknow

  • Integral University

 

Providing technical support to Orion Conmerx, Gurugram, Haryana

From time to time PYSSUM has been receiving Technical as well as Financial support from individual and institutional well wishers of the cause. PYSSUM family is grateful to their support and encouragement for our efforts in the holistic development of every individual with intellectual disabilities.

Kamal Gardens, Amman, Jordan

Sahyog Trust, India

Nur Manzil Psychiatric Centre, Lucknow

ECHO, University of New Mexico, USA 

CDD, University of New Mexico, USA

Mahidhara Chemicals, Hyderabad

Stori AG, Switzerland

Happyfitness, Austria

Astral Foundation, India

Paramahansa Yogananda Trust, Purulia

Kedarmal Trust, Tejpur, India

Hero Industries, Varanasi

Keystone Institute of India, New Delhi

Mohini Shawls, USA

Ford Foundation, USA

Technical Associates Ltd, Lucknow

Rotary Club, Lucknow

PYSSUM BOARD

 

Our Founding Pillars of Unconditional Services

           

  • Love for individuals with special needs

  • Courage to help them through best of our abilities

  • Unconditional support to all

  • Faith that through our best efforts God is helping them and us. 

All activities for the Mainstreaming through Early Intervention, Education, Research, Training, and Rehabilitation of Individuals with Special Needs at PYSSUM are inspired by the suggestions made in the spiritual teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda about the Balanced Life and Healthcare saturated with the Ancient Spiritual Principles of India.