Umed Pariwar inaugurates ‘Sensory Garden’ for Intellectually Disabled children

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Pune,1st March 2023: Umed Pariwar, a Parent’s organization, working for rehabilitation of persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disability, has developed a sensory garden to make such persons aware about five basic senses.

The Sensory Garden has been developed inside the Hostel Campus, which is being run by Umed Pariwar, at Wadki village, around 15 kilometers from Hadapsar, Pune, where currently 35 special adults are residing.

The Sensory Garden, developed using funds from Tata Bluescope Limited, was inaugurated by Rotary District 3131 Governor Anil Parmar in presence of Rotarian Mohan Palesha, Santosh Marathe, Umed President Ramesh Wandre and Umed Secretary Rajendra Nahar. Also present were Umed’s Trustees Mr Subhash Rawal and Mr Praveen Chhajed.

“A sensory garden is all about stimulating and engaging the five basic senses viz. sight, smell, sound, touch, and taste. This garden has been conceptualized by Architect Snehal Oswal. Entry to this garden is free and open to all .The timings are 10 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 6 PM,” Umed Secretary Rajendra Nahar said.

“Different kinds of bells have been installed in the garden for sound purposes and varied kind of flooring has been installed for touch purposes. Herbal plants like Tulsi and Neem, which will stimulate smell and taste sense, have also been planted in the garden,” said Rajendra Nahar.

“We urge all the special schools to get their students to this Garden to make them aware of the various senses,” the secretary said.