Giving People A Reason To Change
Sumana Paikar was born in 1999 in a remote village name Sasati of Howrah district. She is the eldest child in her family. The father is the principal breadwinner and he works as a local chef. The happiness of having a baby faded when they noticed the differences of Sumana; and after visiting with various doctors, she was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Sumona required intensive care for her development. When her baby brother came when Sumana was just 3 years old, she became neglected by her parents. Eventually Sumana was discovered by Asha Bhavan Centre and brought under the umbrella of the residential care service. When she came under the service she was unable to sit and was dependent for her daily care. Since 2005 she is receiving a range of rehabilitation supports and is now able to walk independently and be fully independent for her daily living activities. Sumana attends the community school, plays with her female peers, and also helps other hostel residents to become independent.
Asha Bhavan Centre is proud to announce that 3 athletics from our organisation, who participated in The National Para Athletic 2017, held at Sawai Mansing Stadium, Jaipur, Rajasthan, have bagged 1st prizes in the Shotput game of the event. Sumona Paikar, who is 17+ years old and suffering from 60% cerebral palsy, was awarded a Gold medal for her achievement.
Our children have made us proud once again at national level!