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  • : The Handimachal Programme for disabled children, Kullu, India
  • The Handimachal Programme for disabled children, Kullu, India
  • : In the (blue) House of the Himalayas, in Kullu (Himachal Pradesh, India), discover and follow the progress of the Handimachal project for disabled children.
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September 9 2009 4 09 /09 /September /2009 15:30

On 9 September 2009, after six months of operation, the Handimachal Kullu Thearpy Unit for differently-abled children was inaugurated by  Mr Nanta, DC Kullu (Himachal Pradesh, India). 


The presence of the new Deputy Commissioner of Kullu district, of the general manager of Kullu Regional Hospital and of various government representatives, but also of parents of disabled children, local NGO representatives and of the local press reporters, allowed a new step to be taken by giving an official status and recognition to the work carried out by our team, conforted by a confirmed occupational therapist from the Netherlands, Evert Veldman, who arrived in Kullu on 3 September for a six month volunteering mission.

In this beautiful traditional house, the Handimachal "blue house", Kanica (a young local physiotherapist), Evert (occupational therapist) and Yuv Raj (unit-in-charge) welcome 8 to 10 disabled children every day.  Thanks to information campaigns and awareness camps organised in order to sensitise the local community, the number of children registered in the Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit is increasing week by week.

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Jeetendra Mohapatra 04/10/2010 09:25

I come to know about your site just now when searching WFOT websites.I am very much impressed with the good work done by Handimachal Kullu Therapy Unit for Differently able children.The sucess
story says all about importance of your OT & PT work in this hilly areas and touch my heart.I sincerely hope You definitely get a Occupational Therapist in near future for ur center who work
for betterment of PWDs.

Jeetendra Mohapatra
Department of Occupational Therapy
National Institute for the Orthopaedically Handicapped