Each year, Jeevan Jyot Mandal hosts celebrations on the World Retarded Day (8 December), the local schools for the retarded participate in the celebration. More than 15 institutions in Pune join the function. About 300 students participate in the various events. The events include:Day 1: Athletics (running, hurdle race, long jump, potato race, sack race, ball throw, discus throw and similar)Day 2: Lemon and spoon race, memory games, threading needles, carrom, filling bottles without spilling water, throwing balls in buckets and similarDay 3: Stage events (such as group dance, dramatized short tales and similar)Everyday, all the attendants are given free snacks.A token gift is given to each participant for encouragement.A rolling trophy is given to the institution securing the first rank in the presentationsThe participant institutions are given a token cash help to cater to the transport and drapery expenses.
These programs include: Nagpanchami Rakshabandhan Gopalkala (Janmashtami) Ganesh Chaturthi Bhondala Khande Navami Diwali Makar Sankrant RangapanchamiOther programs include: Teachers' Day 15 August- Indian Independence Day 26 January- Indian Republic Day Sports Competitions 8 December - World Day For The Retarded Children Participation In Sports Competitions Organized By Zilla Parishad, Sakal News Paper Pleasure Trips
The silver jubilee celebration of Jeevan Joyt Mandal was celebrated on 9 October, 2004, with pomp and grace.Dr. S. B. Muzumdar, the Founder Director of Symbiosis Deemed University, Dr. Lily Joshi, MD Physician and Dr. Sharadchandra Gokhale, Director CASP presided over the function. The dances presented on this occasion by the students had a were rhythmic and were enjoyed by one and all. Dr. Muzumdar stated that the education and training to the mentally retarded was quite strenuous and difficult compared to teaching normal children. He gave a generous donation on this occasion.Dr. Gokhale stated that the shackles confining the intelligence of the retarded is afflicting and getting them wings of strength, as being done by Jeevan Jyot Mandal, is a noble task.Mrs. Meena Inamdar, President and Founder Member, Jeevan Jyot Mandal, stated that happiness is interdependent. One person cannot be happy while others are not. The MR need support for their entire life. The society needs to introspect regarding how to help the MR.Mrs. Meena Mainkar, the Vice President, Jeevan Jyot Mandal thanked all. She stated that we owe to the society morally & socially for uplifting the down trodden and destitute.
The closing of the silver jubilee year and stepping in the 26 year were celebrated in the same function. Sau. Manisha Sathe, a veteran Kathak dance teacher, Smt. Pushpalata Ranade and Smt. Susheela Bahudhani, well-known social workers presided over the function. In her speech Sau. Sathe mentioned about the good sense of rhythm the participants showed in their presentations. Smt. Susheela Bahudhani gave her best wishes to Jeevan Jyot Mandal for the yeoman service given for the last 25 years in giving training to the mentally retarded. She announced a donation of Rs. Five Lakhs to Jeevan Jyot Mandal on this occasion. The introduction to the function was made by Shri. R. C. Inamdar (Secretary, Jeevan Jyot Mandal). Mrs. Meena Inamdar (President and Founder Member, Jeevan Jyot Mandal) introduced the guests and Mrs. Surekha Datar (Treasurer, Jeevan Jyot Mandal) rendered the Vote of Thanks.