Persons with Down syndrome / Trisomy 21 are the Superstars

They perform stage shows, are artists, go to work, own businesses and do so many amazing things day to day.

Down syndrome is not a sad identification, and meet our superstars.

Organised by:
State Nodal Agency Center, Delhi
National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation) and Multiple Disabilities
Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment,
Govt. of India


World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is a day dedicated to all individuals with Down syndrome. Trisomy 21 is the clinical way of saying Down syndrome, which is the third copy on the 21st chromosome. In a person without Down syndrome, there are 46 chromosomes in the human body. Individuals with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome; we have 47.
The date for WDSD is set on the 21st day of the 3rd month as a representation of the extra copy of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome that people with Down syndrome are born with.

Manovikas promotes self-advocacy

People with Down syndrome often have limited options in the decision making and policy changes that affect them. Decisions are often made without consideration of their opinions and preferences, and as a result, their rights are frequently violated.

Manovikas Family Support in organising events, workshops and opportunities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to make their choice and have their voices heard.

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Experts' Testimonials of WDSD-2021

"Persons with Down Syndrome are so affectionate, so loving, so outgoing that we must teach them how to protect themselves from predators. This is something very important for this group of children because these children are so precious. I saw this young girl named Vilina as a CEO of a company that has down syndrome. We must share these examples also."
Ms Stuti Kacker, IAS
Former Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, GOI
“It has been the most informative session (WDSD-2021). All I want to say is first to be a parent then be a parent with special needs, your children need you. They are looking at you, they love you very much. We are blessed to have these children with us. Thank you so much for organizing this session. We will have more and more sessions. This is the platform we have to be on. Thank you Manovikas Family for organising this wonderful session.”
Dr Surekha Ramachandran
Chairperson and Founder of Down Syndrome Federation of India
"I am happy to be associated with Manovikas and the team in all manner. Everyone is excellent. it is not necessary to create artificial connectedness. It is great to see not only parents and others with lived experience, attending and sharing their experiences."
Dr Nimesh G. Desai
Former Director, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), President, Manovikas Charitable Society


Building Fundraising Goal

Total Fundraising Goal: Rs. 35 Crores (USD 4.5 million) Secure the necessary funds to cover all expenses associated with the acquisition, construction, furnishing, setup, and contingency fund for the new facility of Manovikas Charitable Society. Phased Goals: Phase 1 (Initial

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Plan and Budget for Building Project

Location: Manovikas serves a diverse range of beneficiaries, including those from urban slum areas in East Delhi and the middle-class urban population residing in Anand Vihar, Vivek Vihar, Patparganj, Mayur Vihar, etc. areas. Ensuring proximity is vital to minimise commuting

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Mission Statement for Manovikas’s Building Project

We aim to secure a new, state-of-the-art facility for Manovikas Charitable Society, enabling us to expand and enhance our programs. By providing comprehensive support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we aim to create a nurturing environment where everyone

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Needs Assessment: Current Facility Evaluation

Space Constraints: Inadequate Space for Programs: The current rented facility needs more space to accommodate our growing programs effectively. Our limited space, around 2000 sq ft, restricts the number of beneficiaries we can serve and hampers the quality of our

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WDSD Partners 2022

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day- 2022


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