Our Journey

OUR JOURNEY


“That where there are shadows, I may bring light. That where there is sadness, I may bring joy.” – St. Francis of Assisi

The journey of Premasree has been this and much more since its inauguration on 17 December 2012. Premasree is not only the fruit of a promise made to his parents, but also Mr. Biju Nair’s vision to promote a sustainable model of economic and academic opportunity for the lesser privileged, blind and visually impaired children.

From just 9 students and 1 staff, we have grown to 27 children and 11 Staff members. Over the years we as a family have grown and progressed leaps and bounds making each child independent, exploring their strengths and talents and giving them opportunities to become confident young people and shine bright!

Some highlights of the events held and participation of the children from 2012 – 2016:

17 December 2012 : Foundation Day-Inauguration of Premasree by Swami Vishwananda of Ramkrishna Mission
November 2013: Students of St. Francis Xavier School visited us and spent an entire day with the children interacting through various activities like singing, elocution, a cricket match, and group activities.

Decemeber 2013: Children took part in a Inter-School Braille Competition for the Blind held at Ramrishna Mission commemorating the 105th birthday of Swami Vivekanand , where they won 1st prize.

The first Founder’s day was celebrated on the grounds of Premasree with much pomp and show.

March 2014: Holi was celebrated with many guests pouring in to the school, with a youth theatre group (M.A.D.-Mad About Drama) interacting and entertaining the children and the guests.

June 2014: The children of Premasree participated in the Voice of The World competition where 9 of our children placed first in the respective categories of chess, recitation, dance, etc. It truly was a proud moment!

July 2014: Rotary Club organised a car rally for the blind where many of our kids participated and were even navigators for the 80 km journey.

October 2014: A Visit by our children to Peace Senior Citizen Home where the children interacted and mingled with the Dadu’s and Dida’s and spread joy into their lives.

January 2015: We hosted a Visually Impaired Inter-School Competition where many schools from Kolkata participated, and the children were given a platform to showcase their many talents. Many new friends were made.

March 2015: Pre-Holi celebrations took place on a big scale with more than 75 guests adorning our premises and it was a morning to remember as each individual present was smeared with colour and the children got to share their excitement with all.

April 2015: Our children got the opportunity to meet Team KKR’s Gautam Gambhir and Ryan tenDoeschate, and also received a bat and a pair of gloves signed by them.

They also got to meet our very own Sourav Ganguly and got a bat signed by him too! What a spectacular and magical day it was for the kids!

July 2015: We celebrated our 3rd Annual Day at G.D.Birla Sabhagar. It was a memorable day where the show put up by the children left each one in the audience mesmerised and asking for more.

August 2015:Our children visited Premashraya – an accomodation facility by TATA Medical Centre to extend a loving hand to the brave little fighters, showing us that love and hope can heal.

September 2015: The Oxford Book Store on Park Street conducted an enthralling story telling session for the children.

The children visited the kids at the Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy, letting them know that each one has their battle but you shouldn’t have to fight it alone.

December 2015: We were invited for the Annual Sports Day of South City International School, where the children proved that the blind can run a race, and were winners in the categories they participated in.

August 2015:Our children visited Premashraya – an accomodation facility by TATA Medical Centre to extend a loving hand to the brave little fighters, showing us that love and hope can heal.

September 2015: The Oxford Book Store on Park Street conducted an enthralling story telling session for the children.

The children visited the kids at the Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy, letting them know that each one has their battle but you shouldn’t have to fight it alone.

December 2015: We were invited for the Annual Sports Day of South City International School, where the children proved that the blind can run a race, and were winners in the categories they participated in.

January 2016: Starting the year with a joyful experience, the kids were taken for the famous Tonga ride at Victoria Memorial.

February 2016: Kolkata Gives-A Philanthropic Exhibition gave Premasree a great platform, helping us reach out to the masses and get a lot of exposure and recognition.

March 2016: We participated in the IDBI Life Insurance Kolkata Marathon and proved that nothing is impossible.

April 2016: The children were invited for a Poila Baisakh treat by Mc Donald’s, Domino’s Pizza, and WOW! Momo

May 2016: The children attended an IPL match at the EDEN GARDENS cheering their favourite team KKR, who were up against RCB.

September 2016: Celebrated over a period of 3 days, Daan Utsav saw us get a lot of contributions from schools and corporates.

November 2016: We were invited by Oxford Bookstore, Gelato Vinto (Acropolis Mall), and Peerless Inn to celebrate Children’s Day.

December 2016: ‘Live in School’ organised by Bickram Ghosh & Siddha Foundation came performed on our campus.

We took part in the Annual Sports Day of Calcutta International School and Birla High School where many of our kids emerged winners.