Blue Mumbai – World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, 2018

Mumbai witnessed blue lights last night on almost all the major monuments. It was in support of the World Autism Awareness Day, April 2, 2018. Autism is a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviors. Because of the range of symptoms, this condition is now called autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Ummeed Child Development Center​, worked on the campaign ‘Light It Up Blue’ on World Autism Awareness Day and managed to turn most of the iconic buildings in Mumbai blue. No I was not dealing with Monday Blues, the buildings were actually lit up blue. You don’t believe me, then see for yourself.

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, World Autism Day India, World Autism Day Mumbai

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya , World Autism Day India, World Autism Day Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Kalaghoda Statue, Mumbai, World Autism Day India,World Autism Day Mumbai

Kalaghoda Statue

Royal Opera House, World Autism Day Mumbai, World Autism Day India

Royal Opera House

Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai

Taj Mahal Palace Hotel Mumbai

April 2nd is marked as World Autism Awareness day, 142 countries show support every year to raise autism awareness. Ummeed Child Development Center got some of Mumbai’s iconic landmarks to Light Up Blue for Autism Awareness.  The initiative is part of a global movement to raise awareness on autism, the need for early intervention and support for children with autism and their families as acceptance is the greatest gift for them​.

The landmarks dressed up in blue were the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Royal Opera House, Jaslok Hospital, Jindal Mansio​n, ​Kalaghoda Statu​e, Reliance Foundation Hospital, Charkha Sculpture at Cross Maidan​, ​Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya (CSMVS) Museum​, ​Essar House​, ​Express Towers SRCC Hospital​. Ummeed hopes to continue to spread awareness and working with children with autism and their families, in the hope of making their lives better.   Identify . Understand . Support!

Mumbai looked great in blue. Pledge to wear blue next time on World Autism Day to support all those who are Autistic. That’s the least we can do, isn’t it?

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