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Suhrud Mandal was established on 1st August 1973.There were very few education facilities for children with hearing impairment.
Eminent educationalist and a prominent person in the education of Hearing Impaired children , late Mrs. Malatibai Joshi inspired her friends to work for this cause .
Aims and Objectives :
In order to enable the children with Hearing Impairment to lead life of a common person,
1. Frame schemes/projects for providing educations ,
2. Provide parental guidance ,
3. Undertake research work for their rehabilitation ,
4. Do ancillary things and assist them in all respects.
General Body : Meetings are held twice a year . All members of Suhrud Mandal are informed about major projects and activities .
Executive Committee : Experts in different fields are invited / volunteer to give advice to the management committee .Every three years members are elected on this committee.The office bearers of the management committee are selected from the elected members .
Management Committee : Management Committee looks into day-to-day working of the Institute & schools . It consists of 5 office bearers , Chairperson, Vice-chairperson, Secretary, Joint-secretary and Treasurer. There are five invitees in the committee .
|Mrs. Kusum Godbole||1973 to 1981|
|Mr. D.S. Savkar||1981 to 1985|
|Dr. O.P. Khosala||1985 to 1998|
|Mr. S.M.Behere||1998 to 1998|
|Mr. Jayant Shaha||1998 to 2004|
|Dr. V.K.Bhide||2004 to 2006|
|Dr. Mukund Abhyankar||from 2006 - Till Date|
|Managment Committee||2009 To 2011||2014 To 2015|
|Chairman||Mrs.Snehalata Varnekar||Dr.Kalyani Mandke|
|Vice Chairman||Mrs.Anuradha Chhatre||Dr.Anuradha Phatarphod|
|Vice Chairman||Mrs.Abhaya Wadikar||-|
|Hon.Secretary||Dr.Indu Kale||Mrs.Abhaya Wadikar|
|Hon.Joint Secretary||Dr.Anuradha Phatarphod||Dr.Vasanti Deshpande|
|Hon.Treasurer||Mrs.Usha Sandu||Dr.Vasanti Deshpande(from 2015)|
|Member||Mr.Rajeev Natu||Dr.Indu Kale|
|Member||Mrs.Rajani Phadke||Mrs.Rajani Phadke|
|Member||Dr.Vasanti Deshpande||Mrs.Arati Patwardhan|
About the Beginning of Suhrud :
The first school started with 5 children with hearing impairment (HI) children at the residence of Late Mr.Bapusaheb and Mrs. Kamaltai Nagarkar. It is a non-Government Organisation (NGO) , registered under Maharashtra State - Social Welfare Dept. , whose aim is to educate and bring the hearing impaired children into the mainstream of the society. Suhrud Mandal is working for the education and a rehabilitation program for HI children. This is a Pune (Maharashtra, India) based institution working for 450 children with hearing impairment from rural areas and economically backward class .
Down the memory lane :
To create awareness about difficulties of hearing impaired among the general public by writing articles ,workshops, lectures , demonstrations etc. To fulfill these objectives arrange meetings and make plans
To develop networking with other regular and special schools in the country and abroad.
To impart meaningful vocational training to enable rehabilitation .
To create information bank of issues related to Hearing Impairment.
To sensitise and guide the parents of the hearing impaired children .
To create awareness and sensitize the general population towards difficulties and the special needs of those with hearing impairment, through workshops, lectures, seminars and by publishing articles in mass media.
To establish networking with other special schools in the country.
To impart meaningful vocational training to enable rehabilitation and social development.
To create an information bank of relevant issues in hearing impairment.
Balbharati text books simplified for children with special needs
In Bharati Vidyapith studying G. D . Arts.
Presently working in Hotel Le- Meridian.
Presently working in Hotel Westin .
Working in Hotel Westin.
Presently working with his father as a carpenter .
Presently completing GD Arts course in Abhinav Arts College .