Awards to CSED

The CSED is proud to have received the following awards.

Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards Function

The 24th April 2018 saw Mrs Mary Behlihomji receiving the Dinanath Mangeshkar Award for her selfless work with deaf children through The Central Society for the Education of the Deaf.

Yesterday was the grand function held at the Shanmukhanand Auditorium with Mr Nitin Gadkari being the chief guest.

Mary shared the stage with celebrities like Anupam Kher, Asha Bhosale, Shekhar Sen, PadmaVibhushan Amjad Ali Khan (Sarod Maestro), Dr.Datar from Dubai and KaviYogesh (Lyricist who penned the songs of Anand for Salil Chaudhray).

Hirdaynath Mangeshkar welcomed us all and gave a brief history of the awards. The Compere introduced each of the awardees and read out their achievements, then Mr.Nitin Gadkare presented the Dinanath Mangeshkar Award to the recipients. Each of the recipients was requested to speak a few words.

The publicity shy Mary Behlihomji spoke a few words but they were from the heart showing the silent work they have been doing for the last 50years. The only thing she told the audience was that the school is open to all castes and religions. Education is given free of cost. Bananas, cup of milk and a nutritious salad is given to the children daily at no cost.

There is a school bus which picks and drops up the children at Byculla, and Mumbai Central station as some of them come from as far of as Dahanu, Dombivili etc.

The school trains these Hearing Impaired children to listen learn and speak and subsequently gets them enrolled into schools for children with normal hearing. The school is run by well qualified teachers who have the children’s interest at heart.

Mary also said that the first family of music was honouring the cause of deaf children who initially cannot hear music but with the help of training and good hearing aids they start to learn to dance and sing.

Mr.Anupam Kher was so impressed with the work being done at CSED that he immediately informed Mrs. Behilihomji on the stage that he would donate his prize money to the organization.

Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards
Dinanath Mangeshkar Awards
CFBP Bajaj Award 2013

Council for Fair Business Practices – CFBP Bajaj Award 2013

Council for Fair Business Practices is the brainchild of leading Indian industrialists like J.R.D. Tata, Ramakrishna Bajaj, S.P. Godrej with its prime mission being to encourage and promote fair business practices.

Each year, awards are conferred upon the most deserving institution and enterprise in the field of manufacturing, services, trade and social responsibilities. For year 2013, CSED was selected for work with Hearing Impaired infants and children ie. Making a difference in the lives of deaf children.

The award was presented by none other than Mr. Deepak Parekh Chairperson of HDFC (Housing Development Finance Corporation)

Colaba Mahila Vikas Award 2015 – CSED, 30 March 2016

These are a group of Maharashtrian Women prominent in their respective fields of women’s emancipation such as Rehabilitation of Aids patients, Medical Research, Education etc. selected CSED for their 2015-2016 award.

Mrs. Mary Behlihomji – Chairperson accepted the award on behalf of CSED and gave the gathering an overall review of CSED’s activities.

Colaba Mahila Vikas Award 2015

Awards to CSED Teachers

National Award for Teacher of the Year 2012

Mrs. Shobha Nakhare (Ex-Principal)

Mrs. Shobha Nakhare, Ex-Principal, (CSD) has 29 years of dedicated service to her credit. During this period she has written plays and poems for children, articles on deaf education and awareness in newspapers, trained students for elocution competitions and middle school and Pradnya Shodh examinations. She has also won number of awards for her meritorious work. One of them being the Mayor’s award.

No wonder that she was selected for the prestigious National Award on Teacher’s Day from the President Shri Pranab Mukherji.

Mrs. Shubhada Burde

On Saturday, March 19, 2016, Mrs. Shubhada (Amita) Burde, Director, was honoured with the “Best Teacher” Award by Bramhan Sabha, Girgaum, Mumbai, a 127 years old cultural, social –welfare and philanthropic institution.

This reputed Institution has a practice of inviting and honouring every year a few selected personalities from Maharashtra in different fields and faculties with extraordinary track-record of performance and achievements.

In 2016, for the teaching field / faculty, the panel chose teaching of handicapped children with special needs and focused upon teaching of the deaf.

Brahman Sabha, Girgaon Award for Teacher of the Year 2015