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22nd Anniversary Celebrations

Mobility India (MI) celebrates its 22nd Anniversary- two decades and 2 years of offering services towards the inclusion and empowerment of people with disabilities. The celebratory events was presided by Ms Marika Millar from MIBLOU, Switzerland, one of the strong supporters of MI since its inception.

Followed by lamp lighting, Ms Albina Shankar, Director, MI welcomed all the staff and took the opportunity of the occasion to reflect on the 22 years of journey, developments undertaken, milestones achieved and also challenges faced and overcome. 

Ms Ritu Ghosh, Deputy Director-Training, MI addressed the audience on the purpose of the commencement of training programs at Mobility India and the achievements and recognitions received till date. She welcomed all the students enrolled for the 15th Batch of training in a range of courses; Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant, Lower Limb Orthotics & Lower Limb Prosthetics.

Ms Marika Millar conferred the Jo Millar Award for the year 2016 to Ms Susila for her outstanding performance and overcoming multiple barriers. Ms Susila hails from Pavgada, a remote village form Andhra Pradesh. Having experience of Polio in her early childhood and the after-effects could not stop her from achieving what she ever yearned for. She was referred for the Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant (RTA) course at MI by Rural development Trust, one of the NGO working in disability sector in and around Andhra Pradesh. According to the trainers’ as well as service staff feedback, Ms Susila has been studious and dedicated towards rendering services to the clients in all aspects.

As a part of the celebrations, indoor and outdoor games were organised and the winners were presented with tokens of appreciation. Staffs and students shedding their inhibitions exhibited cultural performances, making the evening most enjoyable for the audience. The key highlights of the cultural performance was the presentation of the cultural, linguistic diversity of students across the various training courses of MI. 

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