Looking back at 2018

13th January, 2018 – Picnic Day

It was a real pleasure to venture on a day-out with our students and their families. This way we come to know each other better and feel the closeness. Parents took a great initiative and helped us to organise this event this year.  We had to hire two buses to accommodate our enthusiastic members. Students enjoyed this out of routine day very much. Outdoor games and socialization is very much needed for all children and we are happy we could provide such an opportunity to our kids.

22nd Januray, 2018 – Saraswati Puja

All teachers, staff, students and parents joined together and took part in the Saraswati Puja, worshipping the Goddess of knowledge and learning. Our little students joined in with lots of enthusiasm to create wall-decorations for the event.20190209_112758

25th January, 2018 – Exhibition at Belur Math

Our small vocational unit is now 3 years old. Here we try to impart hands on training to our older boys and girls to develop a skill which will help them to be more confident, self-supportive and earn a living in life. This section makes various items starting from handmade cards, bookmarks, beaded necklace and earrings to different spices for cooking. On 25th January 2018 we got an opportunity to exhibit our products in a fair in Ramakrishna Mission Ashram in Belur math. The whole day long program was a great exposure for our students. Their art-work got appreciated, which was so encouraging for the children. A step forward towards empowerment of our Specially-abled students!

2nd April, 2018 – International Autism Awareness Day

We celebrate International Autism Awareness day every year. We walked together down the streets of our neighbourhood spreading Autism awareness messages through performances at street corners. Children of Udbhaas speak for themselves, with or without words, through gestures, mime, music & dance.

6thApril , 2018 – Annual Function

Sabaro Majhare’ [Pervading All] was the title of our cultural presentation, through which we tried to convey the message that this world is for all. The theme of the evening was ‘Inclusion based on Universal love’ to focus on the beauty of inclusion. We included mainstream children along with our special children, and together they presented a wonderful evening. We were very fortunate to have a galaxy of star artists with us who volunteered to join hands to promote the CAUSE. Here we have Sri Abir Chatterjee on stage with our kids.

May 2018: Shift to new school building

Udbhaas is expanding its wings with more kids and more activities. We moved to our new building with more space in May 2018.

9th May, 2018 – RabindraJayanti,

July 2018- Rathayatra,

15th August- Independence day,

28th Aug- Rakhi

Udbhaas celebrates all major social events at school to make our children aware of these special days and to make them familiar with our culture and heritages. Participation of students, teachers and parents completes these programs. Children lacking in socialization skills are showing improvements gradually.

September 2018 – Exhibition of Vocational Section Products

We organised an Exhibition cum sale of our students’ hand made products at school. They got training on how to handle selling things to outsiders. This was a very good learning experience for them.

1st October Theatre Workshop

It is all about expression.

Tanisha, Siddharta and many more at Udbhaas are eager to express themselves, but unfortunately dont know how…. either they dont have the words or are unable to reach you…
or maybe we are missing what they want to express?
On 1st of October, USHNEEK, the renowned Kolkata based theatre group came and joined hands with Udbhaas to gift these children with the wonderful art of expression through an enchanting Theatre Workshop for the kids. After all, theatre is all about expression!
It was the magic touch by the artists Subhajit and Saheli, with their finger puppets, their ball game their mimes and above all, their smiles, with which they warmed up these kids and got them actively and happily involved. They were coming out of their shells!
Thank you Ushneek. We eagerly look forward to your next session.


October 2018 – Classes for parents

Parent training programs are often organised at UDBHAAS. This October we introduced the concept of dance and movement therapy among our mothers. Students are getting regular exposure to such therapy at school and are getting benefited.

New modes of therapy: through PLAY

We have started Play therapy classes and students who are regularly attending and whose parents are taking this up seriously are showing remarkable improvement.

25th November, 2018 – Invitation to participate in IACPCON -2018

It was a proud moment for all of us at UDBHAAS when we were invited to participate at the National Conference of Indian Academy of Cerebral Palsy (IACPCON-2018) at Kolkata. Our Director, Dr Nandita Chatterjee was invited to chair a doctors’ session at the same conference. Our children presented a short cultural program and we were also asked to take part in an exhibition there.

3rd December, 2018 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

A day to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. Every seed has the right to germinate and grow into a beautiful plant, every bud has the right to bloom. Some may not grow or bloom to the fullest, but nurtured with care and love, with air and water, they all will flourish to the best of their ability.
To celebrate this day, the happy little children at Udbhaas, alongwith their teachers, spent a blissful morning planting saplings, watering plants and decorating pots. Their glowing faces and nimble fingers at work touched the hearts of all around. Truly, the spirit of love, perseverance and sincerity can overcome all disability.

December 2018 -Christmas Celebrations

The year ended with the Christmas celebrations. One of our students came dressed as Santa and the whole day we had lots of fun and joy together. We made finger puppets, danced  and played.

Thus, alongside regular clinics, therapy sessions and classroom teaching, a lot had been happening all through the year to keep us all busy and amused!




The special children attending the special education unit are coming up with lots of creative products. We have brought out greeting cards based on their creations. Here is a sample of a set of six cards, available at Rs 120/-

Anybody interested can contact at udbhaas@gmail.com or call at +919874716585. Your interest and concern will boost the confidence of the little artists.20151128_144603.jpg

Team Udbhaas has been working with an under privileged community in rural Purulia, training front-line workers on ECD and Early Intervention.
Recently ‘Mothers meetings’ and focused group discussions were organized. The interest and enthusiasm from the mothers was phenomenal.They listened, they learnt and they shared. We are hopeful, through these empowered mothers, state of Early Childhood Development will enhance and the cognitive abilities and social skills of the little ones will eventually improve.

Convergent Project on Early Childhood Development

UDBHAAS Child Development Unit  is working on an unique project on Early Childhood Development in rural India, in the district of Purulia. This project has been taken up in December 2018, in collaboration with UNICEF.

Early Childhood Development (ECD) is a major focus area in child health and well-being today, all across the globe. The extensive short and long-term impact of ECD is being realized by all stake-holders. Both WHO and UNICEF have taken up the issue as a major agenda. In this context, our project is of prime importance.


Our objectives are

  1. To generate awareness about ECD, including assessment, early stimulation and parenting skills to promote child development among front-line workers
  2. To reach out to rural families through home-based delivery by the trained FLWs
  3. To increase parental awareness about ECD, early stimulation and good parenting skills
  4. To promote use of indigenous, affordable DIY educational play material
  5. To augment parental empowerment to promote ECD

The strategy adopted:

  1. Generation of training module and teaching-learning material.
  2. Training for field level health workers (FLWs)
    • Trainees: Total approximately 550 including ASHA, ANM, AWWs. 50-55 /batch; 10 batches
    • Trainers: 5 trainers /batch (1:10 ratio). Trainers are all developmental specialists incuding one developmental Paediatrician.
    • Duration of course: 3-day, interactive training.
    • Topics covered:
      • home based child health care (nutrition, growth, care in illness, immunization, hygiene)
      • normal development and aberrations
      • early detection techniques
      • early intervention for promotion of proper child development
      • parenting skills.
      • Guidelines for DIY educational play material
  1. Implementation of Home-based health care delivery including ECD for children 0-3 years. Our aim is to reach 1500 families.
  2. Monitoring of Home-based service delivery by FLWs
  3. FGD and short awareness programs to be conducted for mother groups by our trainers and FLWs.
  4. Impact of these activities on parental awareness to be assessed through base-line and end-line survey.



  1. Awareness generation among parents about Early Childhood Development and its aberration
  2. Awareness about importance of Early Stimulation in all children
  3. Awareness about red flag signs for developmental delays in children
  4. Earlier detection of developmental delays
  5. Overall enhancement of developmental trajectory in children may be noted in the long run
  6. Better parenting skills, better home environment and less domestic violence
  7. Attendance at ICDS centres will go up
  8. ICDS drop-outs will come down
  9. Detection rate of developmental delay will go up


  1. Base line survey conducted in 500 households with children aged 0-3 years
  2. Training program and module prepared
  3. Training imparted to 153 FLWs till date
  4. Implementation of home based service delivery just started


  1. Trainees are highly receptive and enthusiastic; showing great eagerness to learn
  2. They are eager to take up the implementation program. Good motivation noted.
  3. There was hardly any base-line knowledge of child development among FLWs.





3rd December: International day of persons with Disabilities

A day to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. Every seed has the right to germinate and grow into a beautiful plant, every bud has the right to bloom. Some may not grow or bloom to the fullest, but nurtured with care and love, with air and water, they all will flourish to the best of their ability.

To celebrate this day, the happy little children at Udbhaas, alongwith  their teachers, spent  a blissful morning planting saplings, watering plants and decorating pots. Their glowing faces and nimble fingers at work touched the hearts of all around. Truly, the spirit of love, perseverance and sincerity can overcome all disability.


Udbhaas celebrates its 2nd Annual Program on 6th April 2018 with a musical presentation by our special children. They were accompanied by children from the mainstream, who joined  in with  love, support and acceptance. Inclusion with love , was the unique message of our program “Sabar Majhare” [Amidst all].

We were honoured by the luminous presence of eminent stars of Bangla movies: Sri Abir Chatterjee, Ms Parno Mittra and Dr Kausik Ghosh.



UDBHAAS Child Development Clinicudbhaas-logo3

 Parent Body:  NANRITAM, a voluntary welfare organization, registered under Society Registration Act 

Registration Number:  S/1l/8102 of 2001 – 2002


FCRA no : 147120781


UDBHAAS Child Development Unit:

  • 3E/2 B K Pal Lane, Kolkata 700030
  • 22M, Srinath Mukherjee lane, Kolkata 700030


  •             28/1/2 Selimpur Road, Kolkata 700031


Contact person:

Dr. Nandita Chatterjee,  Director, Udbhaas  & Vice President, Nanritam

E-mail: udbhaas@gmail.com,  chattnan@gmail.com,

 Phone no.: +919830005780, +919874716585

Website: www.nanritam.org , udbhaas@wordpress.com


Bank Details:

AXIS BANK, 20 Gariahat Rd, Kolkata-19

Account No: 911010025582516

IFSC: UTIB0000011 MIC: 700211003


All cheques to be drawn in favour of NANRITAM

All donations are exempted from income tax U/S 80G  of the Income Tax Act 1961





Developmentally challenged children are the last to get proper medical service, because they are unable to express their needs and the family has very little hope of respite for the challenged one. More often than not, they are left to their lot and the problem goes from bad to worse. The scenario is most bleak among the rural community, where health care resources are limited. Developmental challenges in children are there in plenty, but go largely unattended.

UDBHAAS had the privilege to step into such a deprived zone and has had a very revealing experience working with these at-risk babies.

We took up a project, in collaboration with UNICEF in the remote district of Purulia, West Bengal, in October ’12, where we identified all the babies who had been discharged from the SNCU (Special Neonatal Care Unit) at the district hospital over the last 30 months. That gave us a cohort of vulnerable babies, prone to become developmentally challenged. These babies hailed from every nook & corner of the district, including the remote, hilly, almost inaccessible pockets. With the help of a group of local boys we managed to identify and motivate these families to come for a follow-up check-up for neuro-developmental assessment (an assured, fully sponsored trip to the town!). The turn-over was overwhelming with 450 babies aged 1-30 months, whom we assessed and screened for developmental delay over a period of 4 days at a stretch. The results were quite alarming… almost 30% of the kids showed evidence of developmental delay. We started early intervention therapy and advised home-based management. We have been following them up regularly every month and the silver lining is that parents are showing adherence to the therapy programs and children are showing definite improvement.

Another engaging activity has been our educational program, which reached out to multiple stakeholders in the field. We organised:

  • An audio-visual, multi-faceted awareness program for parents, grass-root health workers and college students
  • A 3 day training program for public health nursing personnel & ICDS supervisors from all across the district
  • A 2 day comprehensive training program for all Block level doctors, neonatologists, Paediatricians and neonatal nursing personnel.

Thus we were able to spread the message of detection & management of Developmental challenges in children and highlight on the importance of developmental assessment, to a large section of the population concerned with child health care. The acceptance, interest and enthusiasm at all levels has been most encouraging for the Udbhaas team. We dream to see Purulia wake up to the needs of her developmentally challenged children.


Posted on: July 7, 2010

UDBHAAS Child Development Clinic

a unit of NANRITAM, a voluntary welfare organisation

(Registration no. S/1l/8102 of 2001-2002)

Clinic Address:

  • 22M Srinath Mukherjee Lane, Kolkata-700030, India

Phone No:  098300 05780

e-mail: udbhaas@gmail.com

Our Special E ducation Unit for children with Special needs: 

Regular sessions from 11am to 1:30pm, 5 days a week

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  • Udbhaas: Thanks for the interest you have shown in our organisation. UDBHAAS Child Development Clinic & Specal school is in north Kolkata. Our address is 2
  • ATANU SEN: What is the address of udbhaas in kolkata. Please add the qualification of all therapist of your org. Do all your spl educators have RCI licence?
  • Rezwana: I want to make an appointment to assess my 4 and 7 month old daughter. She has 12-14 word in her vocabulary, less eye contact and attention problem.