Outreach programs & community service build relationship & social connection with the people and it improves communication, interpersonal & critical thinking skills and helps them to find their passions & interests.Margdarsi is regularly conducting outreach programs in Neighbour hood communities through its dedicated Unit. It organizes events and camps through Outreach activities ,plantation, blood donations, awareness camps ,Environmental day, SwachhBharathAbhiyan,Hearing Camp, Public Rally on spreading awareness on communication disorders, Health check up camp, Autism awareness outreach camp, Speech & hearing camp, Disability certification camp for Autism, Inclusive India Campaign, Pre - Primary School Teachers awareness programme and Kshyamata Express Outreach Camp which is the doorstep delivery of professional services for identification, assessment, consultation and possible intervention at the home, community of the beneficiary or nearby medical rehabilitation centers where required medical rehabilitation services including fitting assistive aids and appliances, admission in the Special schools, linking up with the govt. authority for issue of disability certificate and such other benefits to persons with disabilities were delivered.
A mobile rehabilitation unitaims at comprehensive rehabilitation services starting from awareness generation/education to assessment of special needs & professional consultation/guidance services including referral and networking with Govt. Agencies for catering to the diagnosed needs.It will include the ground work to sensitize the grass root workers, for identification and reference of the affected people for clinical treatment. It delivered required clinical services such as diagnostic and therapeutic care, assessments of the educational needs, counseling and making provision for special education and integration in the social mainstream. The programme covered in 7 Districts of Odisha started in the month of July 2019.
ProfSatyaMahapatra, founder, Secretary, Margdarsi conducted virtual awareness programme on different types of disabilities and their rehabilitation in every Saturday evening through his speech as Satya Speaks. As Covid – 19 pandemic was prevalent and everyone is restricted to move outside which also hamper the rehabilitation of children at home, consequently regression of their condition. On realizing the problems faced by the parents of disability children, Prof SatyaMahapatra started his rehabilitation, awareness and guidance through virtual platform.
Margdarsi is setting up regular physiotherapy camps for the under-privileged. Main aim is to reach out to remote areas of state and create awareness, identify and treat people with physiorelated disorders.
SOG camp– Institute of Health Sciences conducted regular free physiotherapy camp by the department of Physiotherapy at Special operation Group training centre in Chandaka. physiotherapy treatment was given to all the SOG Jawans focusing on joint pain and rehabilitation.
Margdarsi conducted assessment and awareness campaign on communication disorder and specific learning disability in different educational Institutions like crèche, pre – schools and colleges in twin cities of Odisha, Bhubaneswar andCuttack. Students of different age group were assessed and referred by Margdarsi
Children should be taught according to their way of learning Not all children are smart and brilliant to learn things easily. In many cases child is unable to comprehend. So teachers need to understand that a child might be suffering from some kind of intellectual disability and various kinds of developmental disorders. Therefore Institute of Health Sciences, periodically conducts Teachers awareness Programs at different crèche, nursery and primary schools of Bhubaneswar. Teachers were sensitized about early identification of children with developmental disorders.
Being the pioneer Institution in the disability rehabilitation it is our foremost duty and responsibility to educate and sensitize the public and other stakeholders about disability, its causes , symptoms and make them understand that it is curable.We spread awareness through different events, outreach activities, material dissemination etc.On the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day, World hearing Day, Deaf Day Margdarsi took steps to sensitize the public through public rally, showing pla cards, slogans, distribution of leaflets etc.
Margdarsi periodically organized free health check up camps for senior citizens at nearby villages of Chandaka. Camps were organized with free hearing check up, eye check up and overall fitness of the senior citizens in collaboration with other stake holders.
Surprise destination trips were organised by I H S throughout the year for students as a part of extra-curricular activities. I H S continuously tried to enhance the overall development of the students. Hence small study trips were arranged to nurture the students with the theme “𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝𝐭𝐨𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐦𝐬” as a wise medical practitioner can come up with solutions to serve societies better.It’s the ultimate learning experience.
Van Mahotsav is the annual tree planting ceremony celebrated in the month of July every year. I H S also celebrated this festival at its Chandaka campus by planting some fruit saplings at its campus. All the staff and students of I H S were involved in this celebration.
Institute of Health Sciences periodically organized voluntary blood donation camp at its Chandakacampus. All the staff and students of I H S were participated in this camp.
Yoga is an ancient practice that may have originated in India. It involves movement, meditation, and breathing techniques to promote mental and physical well-being. Recognising its universal appeal, every year on 21st June I H S celebrated International Day of yoga at chandakacampus .
As a part of the central Govt.s initiative “AzadikaAmritMahotsav” I H S celebrated this day in a unique manner. Our NSS Unit observed SwachhataPakhwada from 1st August to 15th August 2021. As part of the Swachha Bharat Mission our NSS unit participated in the cleanliness drive of the work place and the Institution campus. In this programme NSS Unit encourage, motivate and Institutionalise the concept of cleanliness among the students, teachers and the administrative supporting staff. The practice of cleanliness must be on a regular and continuous basis as the concept of cleanliness leads to overall improvement of the credibility of academic institutions.