Dr. Noshir Hormusjee Wadia
Dr. Noshir Hormusjee Wadia is the Founder of Cerebral Palsy Association of India & Happy Hours Workshop.
Dr Wadia is a prominent figure in the field of Neurology and has been conferred with Padma Bhushan award by Government of India.
Dr Wadia actively participated in setting up the workshop 25 years ago and was conferred the Certificate of Appreciation for Services to Neurology by World Federation of Neurology in 1993.
Mr. Sandeep Aggarwal
Mr. Sandeep Aggarwal, who is the Managing Trustee of the organization, is the CMO of Serco Global Services. Despite his official responsibilities, he dedicates his weekends to the workshops progress and goes through all the paperwork himself. He believes that Charity is just writing checks and not being engaged, while Philanthropy, to him, is being engaged, not only with your resources but getting other people and yourself really involved and doing things that haven't been done before
He is married to Aruna, who is a doctor by profession and they have a daughter named Anupama. In his free time Sandeep likes to hum classic Hindi songs and practice Meditation. His deep-rooted passion is star-gazing and spotting constellations with his telescope when he is not conducting "Past Life regression" therapies.
Shri. Subhashchandra Shankarrao Yeole Patil
Shri. Subhashchandra Shankarrao Yeole Patil Collector, Mumbai Suburban District, is an active member and Trustee of Happy Hours Workshop. In the past he has been a student editor of “Amrutwahini” Magazine of Pravara public School and the founder student editor of “Kshitij” magazine of Fergusson College, Pune and has actively written Informative articles on Relief & Rehabilitation of earthquake affected Kutch region, Gujarat published in various state dailies. At the workshop he visits the students and applauds their performance and efforts that brings change in the behaviour and attitude of students.
Ms Manjusha Singh
Ms Manjusha Singh, is the Head Teacher in charge of the Happy Hours Workshop. She has been associated with the workshop for the past 7 years. With a total work experience of over 16 years she specializes in imparting education to mentally handicapped individuals. She holds a Masters degree in Sociology and a special B.Ed in Mental Retardation from the National Institute of Mentally Handicapped. She was awarded as the Best Staff Teacher by Maneka Gandhi during her stint at Sahan Institute, New Delhi.
She has also undergone special training in the allied fields of fine arts such as Batik printing, Tie & dye , embroidery , screen printing & fashion designing from the Lalit Kala Academy in Lucknow. She was felicitated by the Rotary Club Khar for her longstanding contribution in the field of social work. Recently she won the Jackpot on live television show on Sony Pal “Dil Hai Chota Sa – Choti Si Asha” where she undertook an oath to support the cause of Cerebral Palsy.
Manjusha lives with her family in Mumbai. Manjusha loves to play the Dholak and Harmonium in her leisure time.
Dr. Aruna Aggarwal
Dr. Aruna Aggarwal is a General Physician with over 20 years of professional experience in clinical oncology and pharmaceutical companies like Cipla, Wockhardt, Lupin and Glenmark. She now devotes her time to serving the poor and needy through her work at YMCA and the Inner Wheel at Rotary foundation. Dr. Aruna has been associatied with Cerebral Palsy Association of India for the last 20 years. Besides being a gifted singer she has interests in Spirituality, Astrology and graphology.