Dr. Kalpit Shah,
who is doing a study
on Childhood blindness was helped by the BPA in his study.
Gupta "Situational Analysis on inclusive education for the
state of Rajasthan and Gujarat - Study sponsored by the Sight Savers,
International - Jodhpur Regional Office
Mr. Malak Bhatt, Student, Nalsar, "Review
of Judgments of the Supreme Court under Section 39 of the Persons with
Disabilities Act, 1995 and identify the areas supporting admissions of
persons with visual impairment in various educational institutes"
April 2010: Mr. Hifzu Ansari, Ms. Kaushar Desai, Mr. Mohit Gupta, Mr.
Jigar Nagavadia MBA students from S.K. Patel Institute of Management & Computer
Studies, Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalala, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Benjamin Fernandes, Tarun Singh, Shruti Bhosle, Nivedita Nayak, Jitendra
Patel 5th year students of Late Bhausaheb Hiray S.S. Trusts
College of Architecture, Mumbai
Mr. Paresh Vacheta and Mr. Suresh BSW/MSW students of Shree J.M. Patel
Institute of Social Work, Anand.
August to 15 September 2010:
Patel Dhara Rameshbhai & Patel Grishma GhanshyambhaiIdea Institute of
Management & Technology, Usmanpura, Ahmedabad
November 2010 to
4 December 2010:
Rishabh Parikh and Darshan Patel, Munjaal Bhatt, Shalvi Mehta, first
year student of 5-year LLB (Hons.) Programme from
National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Prithiv Siddharth, Deepak Dorai, Jitendra Singh Chauhan, Sandeep Atal
from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Prithiv Siddharth, Deepak Dorai,
Jitendra Singh Chauhan, Sandeep Atal, PGP students of IIM Ahmedabad
submitted case study on BPA
Ms. Tanvi Goyal, 1st year student of B. Arch, Aaayojan School
of Architecture, Jaipur
19 January to :
Ms. Neera Jaiswal, student of Faculty of Planning and Public
University, CEPT University, Ahmedabad in Urban Transport Planning and
Management. She studied on “Methods and Challenges to improve
accessibility of persons with disability in public transport”.
1 February to
4 March 2011:
Mr. Lavingiya Niravkumar D, MSW student of
Adarsh M.S.W College, Botad, Gujarat
the responsibility of understanding the working of the State Nodal
Agency Centre (SNAC) of the National Trust,
a statutory body under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment,
Government of India
The BPA Acts as the SNAC and Nirav helped in
filling forms of Niramaya,
Insurance Scheme for
the welfare of persons with Autism,
Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities. He also interacted
with parents and disabled persons as part of his placement.
3 February 2011:
Manasi, Mrigaya, Ravi, Pratik, Rakshit, Maitry, students of Sarvajanik
College of Engineering & Technology, Faculty of Architechture, Surat
17 January to (6 months):
Stefen Murgaski, - Blind volunteer from Canada taught computers to blind
21 December 2010 to 31 March 2011:
Gamadia and Mr. Ashraf Sherasiya, 2nd Semester students of
Department of Social Work, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar,
28 February to 26 March 2011:
Mr. Chinmay Bhatt, Mr. Manthan Patel, Mr. Dhanesh Patel, Mr. Dhruv
Vaghasia and Mr. Arpit Singhvi Students of Law, Nirma University,
Urvishaben Jitendrakumar, Chaudhary Shitalben Ganshubhai, Chayanika
Barman, Shah Stuti Kiritbhai, Choksi Akanksha Sanjaykumar and Patel
Vipaben Rameshchandra from Idea Institute of Management Ahmedabad &
Technology, PGPM with MBA from Sikkim Manipal University visited BPA.
Ms. Prashasti Chandra, 4-year Graduate Diploma Student in Product
Design of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad – redesigning on
Tricycles of disabled people
Ms. Bhavika B. Patel (Blind) from Kameshar M.Ed College studied on
“Opinion about Vocational Training available in BPA”.
January 2011 (for 3 months):
Ms. Ambara Singh Diploma Project of
Undergraduate 4th year (Craft Design) student of Indian Institute of
Crafts & Design, Jaipur for developing display material for exhibiting
products made by the BPA
February 2011(for 2 months):
Pragya Bothra Project of Undergraduate 4th year student (Specializing in
Hard Material Application) of Indian Institute of Crafts & Design, Jaipur
Ms. Bhavnaben Umiyashanker Joshi, M.Ed student of Lokmanya College of
Education, Shivranjini Cross Road, Ahmedabad for data collection
13 December 2010 to 9 March 2011:
Ms. Sheba U. Shukla, student of
Diploma in Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy, Kanoria Centre for
Medical Education done her practical training in counseling, parents
training, group counseling and psychological testing with children with
mentally challenge in BPA Multiple Disability Unit.
July 2011 to January 2012:
Anjali Menon and Atiti Agrawal, NID students developed this Park
which will enable blind and multiply disabled kids to explore and
learn. The different surfaces will help kids to understand shapes,
sizes, textures, surfaces. These surfaces have different audible toys;
a bamboo curtain with interesting danglers.
surfaces and recreational and learning materials created by them will
make children with disabilities enjoy and learn at the same time.
Definitely this garden is a mark on the BPA and in the hearts of the
kids. Inauguration of this Park is on
29 February 2012
by the worthy hands of Mr. Pradyumna Vyas, Director of NID, Ahmedabad.
23 May to
June, 2011: Daksh Mitra, Student of
Hidayatullah National Law University,
Raipur was placed at the BPA from as a part of the 5 year Integrated Law
1-30 June 2011:
Ms. Lincy Varghese, student of Centre for Development
Communication and Journalism, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad was placed
for a month at the BPA and was given the assignment of designing a
Booklet for the Employment and Placement Services booklet. She did a
wonderful job as you can see.
to 8 August 2011:
Kelli Marie Simpkins,
student from Washington State University, Pullman, Washington to do
Service-Learning Internships at BPA Sponsored By Indian American
2011 to 15 July 2012 (3-days & 2 hours a day in a week):
Study on Blind Navigation System, Multi desire wheelchair (which can be
controlled through tongue based sensor & can be changed to standing form
Voice controlled wheelchair by L.D. College of Engineering students Ms.
Sonupriya, Mr. Chintak Dholakia, Mr. Pratik Gandhi, Mr. Sumit Shatwara,
Mr. Priyesh Rajnikant, Mr. Bhargav Desai, Mr. Vanraj Kamliya, Ms. Vidhi
Narshana Vipinbhai and Ms. Roshni Ninama Dashratbhai Government of
January 2012 to 25 January 2012: Ms. Heena Hasmukh Shah
(H.L.I.C) provided her voluntary services (96 hours) as Placement
Student worked with our autistic, mentally retarded and multiple
November 2011 to 9 January 2012:
Ms Prakruti Anilbhai Rudani (H.L.I.C) provided her
voluntary services (96 hours) as Placement Student worked with our
autistic and deafblind.
2012 (one month): Mr. Ayudh Pradipkumar Panchal & Mr. Dhruv
Institute for Technology and Management (PGDM 2011-13 ITM-Chennai)
assigned the responsibility of assessing “Feasibility of BPA’s
unit - C. S. Samariya Charity Shop” as part of their 2nd
trimester NGO project work.
Ms. Suhela G. Patel and Mr. Lalji Chaudhari, M.S.W students from
Nootan Vinay Mandir, Patan done their Block Placement Training at BPA
Bareja Eye Hospital.