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Moving Beyond

Being Different!

We believe in creating an inclusive and empathic world, where diversity is respected in all its forms. A world where being yourself is not just a campaign but is more like a way of life!
A Day on Ginny’s Planet is an event where everyone could experience such a world!

Previous Editions of 'A Day on Ginny's Planet'

Edition 5: 6 Feb 2022

Pre-Events on 5 Feb
[All timings in IST]

  1. 10:00 am -10.45 am: I am Ok. You are Ok. Differences & Disability (A Workshop) by Shweta Verma with Himanshi Sardana
  2. 11:00 am- 12:00 pm: Construct Out of Patterns & Textures- A Workshop with Poulomi Pal
  3. 30 pm-1.15 pm: Movable Paper Bunny- A Workshop with BGCT/Pragati Team by Mubeen and Amaan Munnavar
  4. 30 pm- 4.30 pm: Make your Ginny- A Masterclass (TOT) by Dr.Shweta Verma

Events on 6 Feb
[All timings in IST]

  1. 9:00-9:45 am: Code empathy into your daily life: A Workshop by Dr. Shweta Verma
  2. 10:00-10:45 am: Suraksha ki Kaksha- A session for Parents/Caregivers/Grownups by Dr. Divya Vaishnav
  3. 11:00-11:30 am: मुझसे दोस्ती करोगे ? – A Story session by Astha Chadha
  4. 12:30-1:15 pm: Immunity ki Foodshala-A cooking workshop by Foodshala Foundation by Raadhika Gupta and Chie Hirayama
  5. 2:00-2:30 pm: Wheelchair Cricket & More: Ldr Abhai Pratap Singh (Retd.) In Conversation with Debraj
  6. 2:30-3:00 pm: Sustainable Living: A Peek into Sruti Harihara Subramanian’s Home
  7. 3:00-3:45 pm: Crochet for Beginners:A Workshop by Akanksha
  8. 4:00-4:30 pm: Aate Baate: Poetry for Everyone by Sangeeta Gupta
  9. 5:00-5:45 pm: Inclusive Games for All by Gokul and Meenakshy Kavassery
  10. 6:00-6:45 pm: Mindfulness- Key to Learning and Growth Workshop by Dr. Jyotika Taneja
  11. 7:00-7:45pm: प्यार के तराने , बसंत के बहाने ! A Musical Evening with Manorathi Foundation by Akanksha
  12. 8:00 to 8:45: Open House for all

Edition 4: 3 Oct 2021

Pre-Events on 2 Oct
[All timings in IST]

2:00-2:45 pm: Empathy in Teamwork- A Workshop with Dr. Shweta Verma
3:00-3:45 pm: Ginny’s Shoebox Theatre- A craft & imagination workshop by Rajasee Ray
4:00-4:45 pm: Start from Square: A Drawing Workshop by Poulomi Pal
5:00-5:45 pm: Bollywood Dance for All: A workshop for fun
6:00-6:45 pm: A baking workshop by Ambili

A Day on Ginny’s Planet: 3 Oct
[All timings in IST]

9:00-9:45 am : Read the news like an Inquirer– A Workshop with Dr. Shweta Verma
10:00 am: Jam from Home: A Music Making Session with Santhosh & Mubin, Pragati/ BGCT 
11 am IST: A Story session  with Aate Baate Tales 
12 pm : Minimize to Maximise: A workshop for Children on Minimalism by Kanika Kush
2 pm: Sagar in Conversation with Debraj: Wheelchair Cricket & More [Watch Preview on YouTube]
3 pm: चलो बनाएं आचार /Lets Make Pickles – A pickle making workshop by Sudha Tiwari (Shakti Shalini) for children & grownups
4 pm: Creative Writing Workshop for 8-10 yr olds with Namrata Ahuja, The Language Club
5 pm: I am ME. You are YOU- A workshop on Mindfulness by Dr. Jyotika Taneja

6 -6:30 pm: Storytime with Divya, BUD Foundation
7-7:45 pm : A musical evening by Manorathi Foundation

8-8:45 pm: Open House

Edition 3: 30 May 2021

Pre- Events: 29 May 2021


S. No. Time in IST Title By Language Age Group
1 9:00-9:45 am Understanding disability as Diversity: A capsule Workshop Dr. Shweta Verma Hindi + English Adults & Children Above 8 yrs
2 10:00-10:30 am Thumb Can Paint: A Workshop Rishabh & Mubeen [Pragati/BGCT] Primarily English + Hindi Children Above 6 yrs
3. 11:00-11:30 am Weave a Story with Harika & Ginny: A Storytelling Session Harika Hindi +English Children 6-8 yr old
4. 12:00-12:30 pm Mindful Care for Self & Others in Covid Times: A session for Children & Grownups Dr. Jyotika Taneja Hindi + English Adults & Children above 8 yrs
5. 12:30-1 pm Lakdi Ki Kaathi: A Music Workshop for Children Manorathi Foundation Hindi Children above 6 yrs
6. 2:00-2:45 pm Toy Party for Children Ginny’s Planet Team Hindi + English Children above 6 yrs
7. 6:00-6:30 pm Summer Salads: A Cooking Session for Children and Adults Raadhika & Amit, Foodshaala Foundation


Hindi + English Adults & Children above 6 yrs

30 May 2021, Sunday

S. No. Time in IST Title By Language Age Group

In the events planned for adults, children above 10 yrs. of age can join

1 9:00-9:45 am Practicing Empathy: A capsule Workshop Dr. Shweta Verma Hindi + English Adults & Children Above 8
2 10:00-10:30 am Make your own Ginny Sock Puppet Rajasee Ray Hindi +English Adults & Children Above 6
3. 11:00-11:30 am Let us Aate Bate with Vinita Krishna and Sangeeta Gupta. Shhh Listen! Vinita & Sangeeta

[ A Story session]

Hindi +English Children Above 6
4. 12:00-12:30 pm An approach to Minimalism: Workshop for Children Kanika Kush Hindi + English Children above 8
5. 2:00-2:30 pm Wheelchair Tennis: Prathima and Sayantani in Conversation: Sayantani Kar English Live steam for All:
6. 3:00-3:30 pm Container Gardening at Home: Top Tips for Beginners Tulika Hindi + English Children above 6 & Adults
7. 4:00-4:30 pm Doodle The Blues Away Poulomi Pal Hindi + English Adults
8. 5:00-5:30 pm Relax, Move ,& Breathe: A Yoga Session Pooja Hindi + English Adults
9. 6:00-6:45 pm Happy Memories: Singing & Remembering together [A Music Event] Manorathi Foundation Hindi Adults
10. 7:00-7:30 pm Being Different is Okay: A Capsule Workshop Dr. Shweta Verma Hindi + English Adults & Children above 8
11. 8:00-9:00 pm Open House for All Ginny’s Planet Team Hindi + English Open for all registered participants & Teams

Edition 2: 17 Jan 2021

17 Jan 2021: 15 Events! 

11-11:45 am IST: Folding Magic! – Origami workshop by Poulomi Pal

10-10:45 am IST: Practicing Empathy: A capsule workshop by Shweta Verma [Click to See profile]

12-12:30 pm IST: Storytelling by Divya Vaishnava, Founder, BUD Foundation

12-12:30 pm IST: Use of Technology/Robotics to learn Daily Life Activities: A few game changers for children with disabilities: By Dr Ramya S. Moorthy

12:30-1:30 pm IST: Songs of Asha Bhosle: Singing Together! – A musical event hosted by Manorathi Foundation

2-2:40 pm IST: Sustainable Living: Top Tips by Sruti Harihara Subramanian, Founder,

2-2:30 pm IST: ‘Let us Aate Bate’: Storytelling by Vinita Krishna & Sangeeta Gupta, Aate Baate Tales

3-3:45 pm IST: Psychological first aid: Care for self and others, by Mona Sharma, Manorathi Foundation

3-3:30 pm IST: Let’s Make a Millet Meal! A healthy cooking workshop for Children & Grown-ups By Amit Gupta and Raadhika Gupta, Foodshaala Foundation

4-5 pm IST: Make a Pop-up story book with Ginny & Rajasee Ray! [Click to See profile]

4-4:30 pm IST: Mindfulness- Session by Dr. Jyotika Taneja, Founder, Horizon: Stretching Experience and Knowledge

5-5:45 pm IST: Ginny’s Tiffin: Magic meals by Chef Amal & Kids

6-6:30 pm IST: Minimalism: The Top Tips by Kanika Kush

6:30- 7 pm IST: Wheelchair Tennis: Madhusudan & Debraj Chaudhury in Conversation YouTube Live: CLICK HERE TO WATCH 

7:30-8:30 pm IST: Being different is OKAY- A capsule workshop by Shweta Verma [Click to See profile]

9-10 pm IST: Open House

Edition 1: 25 Oct 2020


1. 8:15am-8:45 am: Practicing Empathy– Shweta Verma

2. 9:00am-9:30 am: Ask me Anything: Robotics & AI– Deepak Gupta

3. 10:00am-10:30 am: Poetry for everyone– Sangeeta Gupta

4. 10:30 am-11:00 am: Lets hear a story: Divya Vaishnava

5. 11:00am-11:30 am: Yarn magic (Making toys from yarn): Poulomi Pal

6. 11:30 am to 12:00: Doll Making in Minutes: Chayanika Sen

7. 12:00-12:30 pm: Cooking with Ambar Saleem 

8. 12:30 pm- 1:00pm: Creative Writing for children – Namrata Ahuja

9. 1:00pm-1:30pm: Mental health Recovery from a lived experience– Mona Sharma

10. 1:30-2:00 pm: Compost Making at Home– Rutvick Pedamkar

11. 2:30-3:00 pm: Minimalism– Kanika Kush

12. 3:00-3:30 pm : Cooking with Shakti & Madhu Khanna

13. 3:15-3:45 pm: Reimagine Your Neighbourhood With Compassion– Ruchi Varma

14. 4:00-4:30 pm: Deconstructing Social Work with Prof. Neelam Sukhramani

15. 5:00-5:30 pm: Wheelchair Cricket: Shiva & Meha in conversation

16. 6:00-6:30 pm: Art for everyone- Anybody can draw– Swathika

17. 6:00-6:30 pm: Safeguarding of Children : Zaved Nafis Rahman & Apurva Singh

18. 7:00-7:30 pm: Scrap-Craft– Bhaswati

19. 7:00-7:30 pm: Mindfulness – Jyotika Taneja

20. 8:00-8:30 pm : Life of an HR- The adventures, fun, & horrors– Kusumadhar Pandey

21. 9:00-9:30 pm: Sign Language- An outsider’s perspective– Oshin Dhawan

22. 10:00-10:30 pm: Being different is Okay: Acknowledging Diversity– Shweta Verma

23. 12:30 -1:15 pm: Songs of Kishore Kumar: Singing together! – A Musical Event by Akanksha & Meenakshi, Hosted by Manorathi Foundation

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Doll Ginny with lights hanging in her background

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