PYSSUM is a non-profit voluntary organization focussed to serve the intellectually disabled individuals of the society through its own Guidelines, Objectives and Resources. Though working independently, we draw inspiration from the “How to live” principles given in the spiritual teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda Ji. PYSSUM cherishes good wishes and spiritual blessings of the Guru through His family of followers. However administratively or financially PYSSUM and Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS) (www.yssofinidia.org) / Self Realization Fellowship (SRF) (www.srf-yogananda.org), the organisation founded by Sri Sri. Paramahansa Yogananda are two different organisations under the law.
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.
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.
WHAT WE DO
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 highly professional approach. Essentially, we have three areas of services, firstly “Early Intervention” and “Learning-Skills” of children with Developmental and Social Challenges in the age group up to 17 yrs. This is done in a school setting of PYSSUM Child Development Centre (PCDC).
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 and a lot of 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, Continuing Rehabilitation Education (CRE) Programmes, Parents Group Meetings or any other activity that would benefit not only the cause of our angels, in general, but also those who are involved with the special children in any capacity.
Registered Member with
Registrar of Societies, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Department of Divyang Welfare, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
National Trust, Govt of India
Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi
Memorandum of Understanding for long term internships to the students of the following universities.
Dr Shakuntala Mishra National Rehabilitation University, Lucknow
Amity University, Lucknow
Composite Rehabilitation Centre, Lucknow
Department of Education, University of Lucknow
Providing short term internships to students from
University of Lucknow
Providing technical support to Orion Conmerx, Gurugram, Haryana
From time to time PYSSUM has been receiving Technical as well as Financial support from individual as well as 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
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
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 expressed in the spiritual teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda about the Balanced Life and Healthcare saturated with the Ancient Spiritual Principles.
Founding pillars of services at PYSSUM: Love for individuals with special needs, Courage to help them through best of abilities, Unconditional to all, Faith that through our best efforts God is helping them and us.