Celebrating our 20th Birthday in February, hosting a 2 day seminar ‘Institutionalised Children: Seminar on Standards of Care and Mental Health’ with a focus on South Asian countries in March, launching our bi-annual academic journal ‘Institutionalised Children: Explorations and Beyond’, 2014 has truly begun on an action packed note for Udayan Care. Our mentors too did us proud. Dr. Kusum Bhandari, Convener, USF West Bengal Chapter won Ladies Study Group Charitable Trust Award and Ms. Rukmani Haldea, Founder and Mentor Mother of Udayan Ghar Jaipur won the Heart of Gold Award by Leading daily Rajasthan Patrika & FM Tadka 95.Amongst all the celebrations came a sense of deep loss as well. Ms. Teji Anand, one of the founding pillars of Udayan Ghar Mehrauli and the beloved Mentor Mother of our children left for her heavenly abode, after giving 15 years of her life in serving Udayan children as a mother, a friend, philosopher and guide.
We also have a 3 minute movie embedded in the newsletter on our 20 year journey with YOU.