LUCKNOW || Asha School Lucknow has been awarded ‘The best institute for differently abled children’ in Uttar Pradesh for the year 2016-17 on the occasion of The World Disability Day on 03 Dec 2016.
Sharmistha Basu, the Principal received the honour at a function organised by the UP Government at The Indira Gandhi Pratisthan from the minister for welfare of disabled Shri Sahib Saini.
Basu took over as the Principal of the school in 2014 and since then she has been the backbone of the Asha School and the main force behind the exponential growth of the school in all spheres. Today the school has 80 students aged 5 to 18 years as per MOSJE guidelines belonging to all categories like IDD, Down’s syndrome, Autism, hearing impaired etc.
he school in past 3 years has seen rapid progress in infrastructure and learning facilities under her able guidance. Advanced facilities like Hydrotherapy, Equine therapy, Canine therapy, Occupational therapy, Interactive smart board learning, advanced software for teaching of hearing impaired students, CCTV coverage for security are available in the school.
The students have excelled in World special Olympics each year with recent being Master Prabhrup Shekhon who won 2 gold medals in 2015 Olympics at Los Angeles. Miss Nancy Roy has been selected to represent India in snowboarding event in Winter Special Olympics to be held in Austria in march 2017.
Master Nitish represented India in the Global IT challenge for youth with disability held recently (21-24 Nov 2016) and bagged 4th position in Scratch programme. The school has bagged the Abhivyakti trophy, Pyssum trophy for 2016. The Principal has also been awarded the AWWA Excellence Award for Asha School Lucknow.