September 20, 2014

National Conference 2014 Pune: Registration Open


Hotel Charges: There is no fee for registration in the NC at Pune 2014. There are just the hotel charges of Rs. 2750/- per participant which covers 2 nights and 3 days of stay in Zara Resort at Khandala, Pune. These charges are including of accommodation and food from Oct 3 (11am) till Oct 5 (2pm) including all taxes.

 Note: Please do not try to book hotel on your own. All the rooms are blocked by NC team.

Thank you to for booking your seats:-
Full NameCity
Virendra Shirse and Pratibha (non PWS)Pune
Sachin SrivastavaDehradun
Nishant AthavwaleAmrawati
Amitsingh KushwahSatna
Dhruv GuptaMumbai
Avi ManeNagpur
Rahil RankaPune
Raghvendra RaoPune
Sanjeet KhanujaPune
Vishal YeolePune
Viren GandhiMumbai
Amol KaralePune
Mitul Panchal and his parents (Non PWS)Pune
Vishal GuptaGhaziabad
Harish UsgaonkerMadgaon
Manish UpadhyayWardha
Umesh RawatPalwal
Vikas RangaGoa
Sachin KamblePune
Rajesh KenkreGoa
Aditya YadavMumbai
Nishil ShettyBangalore
Avnish GuptaBangalore
Sergey Bangalore
Gaurav DubeyMumbai
Kevin D'SouzaMumbai
Karan BaggaKanpur
Kushal BatabyalKolkata
Keshaw rajJaunpur
Kavish JayanthinathanMumbai
Shivajith and his Wife (non PWS)Bangalore
shubham sharmadelhi
Prabhakar RawatGurgaon
Jagbir SinghDelhi
sandeep kumar tripathichittorgarh
Rajat vind and his father (non PWS)Surat
Reuben SchuffUSA
Sugandh RakhaHyderabad
Taskeen Fatima BashaHyderabad
Santosh KambleMumbai
Dnyanesh KenkareGoa
Srinivas BasutkarMumbai
Laukik DeshpandeThane
Momodu RashidatDelhi
Mandar BhatePune
Kamal YadavMumbai
Jasbir SinghChandigarh
M. Prem KumarVijaywada
Sanjay BarmedaBaroda
Rameshbabu GinelaHyderabad
Vinod GaikwadMumbai
Pradeep KhetalMumbai
shilpa sagwalmumbai
prajyot mayekarmapusa
Harshanand MeshramPune
Rakesh jaiswalFaizabad
Akhil RanwanPune
Ningappa Naregalshimogga
Rajendra MirjeBelgaum
Shyam SunderMakrana
Jacquelyn RevereUSA
Preetam BarmanPatna
rahul kumarsimdega
Dinesh ManePune
Ashish Lakranew delhi
Vinay M NBangalore
mitesh majethiya patan
Tarak GoradiaBangalore
Amar BiradarBidar
kiran patilpune
Abhinav BakshiPune
Anup ThakarePune
Zahabiya TambawalaMumbai
Prachi DubeyMumbai
Akshay DarvandarKalyan
nikhil pardhemumbai
Navneet MishraKanpur
Gaurav MedatwalDelhi
Suraj KumarBangalore
Amrit singhkolkata
Tanveer Ahmed KhanBangalore
Pramod MauryaLucknow
Prabhat TiwariPune

NC Introduction: National conference has become an annual feature of our community. It offers a chance to meet new friends, discuss new developments about stammering and its management, share our achievements, concerns, and above all, to celebrate our uniqueness in a community, which accepts us as we are...

Past NCs: This year, Pune SHG has volunteered to organize it. Going by the past NCs, we are sure that these three days can definitely change the way you look at stammering, communication, career, friendship, life and its purpose. (Just look at past NCs: 2013 reactions, 2013 Video, 2012 video, 2012 pdf report, 2012 video playlist, NGT 2012, NGT by Mukul..).

TISA is a community first and foremost. Whatever we do, acquires meaning, only when YOU participate in it. So, please join, contribute, register. Please, invite your family members, friends as well. A family which understands stammering can be the biggest support. Let women too participate, since no change is complete without women's participation and their blessings.

Since large scale group events like NC, depends on meticulous planning well in advance, we request you to please register early, so that we can serve you the best. Here are some details about NC, which are being updated:

Dates: Oct 3 to Oct 5 (Friday to Sunday).
Venue: Khandala (6kms from Lonavala) - between Pune/Mumbai. Zara resort has a conference hall which can accommodate 150 people. It is very close to the hill station. This place is at Khandala, 6kms from Lonavala bus station or railway station. 
Khandala is the same place which this famous song was recorded.... Aati Kya Khandala..

NC plan for 3 days as follows (detailed agenda ; get back to Akhil for feedback

Content: we will offer something to everyone's taste and needs, by running parallel sessions and as in the past NCs, everyone will have a chance to speak. At the end of the day, fun with learning will be our motto. A child and women friendly atmosphere will be guaranteed by all of us - participants as well as organisers.

Accommodation: 4 people in each room. The cost for each participant will be Rs. 2750, this includes stay for two nights and food for two days and lunch on 3rd day. This is including all taxes.

Female PWS: We have made arrangements to accommodate female PWS and blocked two separate rooms for them to accommodate 8 PWS. If we need more seats then we will increase the number of rooms and if we have less participants then also the registration charge of Rs.2750/- will not change.

Non PWS: We would like to encourage non stammerers (parents/brothers/sisters/spouses) to attend the NC. More than anyone else PWS needs support from family, so this NC gives platform to understand the challenges faced by PWS not only to individual but also their close relatives. So do encourage your family members to attend this life changing event.

Self arrangements: if you wish to make your own arrangements for board and lodge, you are welcome but still register, so that we will know, how many participants will be there in the conference hall. But please note the lunch or dinner will cost Rs. 450 each time. So if you just want to attend without accommodation then the total cost will be:Rs.2650/- Lunch for 3 days: 1350 and Dinner for 2 days: 900 and Snacks and Tea for 2 days: 400. We have negotiated with hotel having food, accommodation, and conference hall. Hence the registration cost will be cheaper with accommodation. 

Refund: we encourage you to register early. If you cant come at the last minute, don't worry, we will refund 90% till 30th September provided you register before Aug 5.  You will also have option to sponsor some other deserving participant with your fee, in case you can not come.

How to Register: Please click on this link to register: NC Registration Form

Registration fee deposited - how (bank transfer/ bank draft/ by cash to SHG coordinator)

As in past, all the collections, expenditure and balance will be shared on our blog after the event.

Do you still have any question or concern? If so feel free to get back to me or my colleagues - . Amol, Rahil and Gorav ( .

Transportation Details for Lonavala (LNL)
Khandala is 6kms from Lonavala bus / railway station. Rs.100 might be charged to reach this place from Lonavala by rickshaw, which 3 people can share among them. You can directly come to Lonavala by train. The train station code is LNL. You can come to Pune or Mumbai and then take trains to Lonavala. There are plenty of buses/trains which go via Lonavala from Mumbai and Pune. Lonavala is 2 hours from Mumbai and 1 hour from Pune. Please call Aftab or Amol for any transport queries. Aftab : +91-9860914375  Amol : +91-9763951322

Virendra, Sachin and all the volunteers.. contact at

A testimony:
I am a PWS since I was 10 years of age. I came in touch with TISA around 2 years before.
I attended TISA National Conference 2013 last year. It was my first national conference on stammering and I was very nervous and confused. I was in great doubt whether to attend it or not as the no. of female participants are far low as compared to male participants and I thought it would be awkward to be a part of a large group of opposite gender. After thinking a lot I finally decided to give it a try keeping aside all my fears.
But to my surprise, I did not felt the way I was thinking. I felt at ease in the group and enjoyed various activities in the NC. My thoughts were only holding me back. The people there were very supporting and encouraging.
The most important thing which I learned from this conference was to accept my stammering and accept myself the way I am, different than others. Meeting so many PWS gives you so much to learn. I was amazed by the enthusiasm and positive attitude of many PWS, which I really wish to imbibe.
I wish that each year the number of female participants increase and more and more female PWS attend such conferences because we can learn so much from attending NCs and have a positive outlook towards stammering and life.
I wish for a successful and fruitful National Conference this year and years yet to come.
Thank you Iram!

Venue Photos (
Additionally you can visit on this link for more photos of venue....


Stammer Freely said...

wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing even I eager to join NC :) and Virendra sir I am ready to work for NC in my spar e time. thank you !!!!! I think 15, 16 and 17th Aug would be good

vishal gupta said...

correction :: I am eager*

Rajesh V said...

Awesome :) I am in :)

Ravi Kant Sharma said...

I'm coming

sachin said...

Me too !

Amit Dixshit said...

I am In... :-) :-)

Ganesh wagh said...

I am in.

avinash mane said...

Me Too

Amit Dixshit said...

Fees increasing every year... this time it tripled. :-(

Virendra said...

As this is this a resort the charges Rs. 3000/- are the minimum we can get having 2 nights stay and food for 3 days, including conference hall. We have checked on multiple places and this is best place which is close to nature, have good amenities and also I feel it fits in our budget.

sachin said...

Had a chat with Amit.I think this is the best bargain we can get at this time and place..Deserving students / participants can always be helped and they should get in touch with organisers asap without hesitation.
Let us make his a tradition - meeting once a year in some nice and new place..

jasbir singh said...

Nice opportunity to meet our extended famiy.
I will join.
All the best.

Manimaran said...

WOW!Very elaborate write-up. Thanks Virendra and your team.

Manimaran said...
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sachin said...

Mai to aati hai...

Kharvi Prakash said...


kevin d'souza said...

Yes. I will also attend the NC.

Srinuvasan G said...

Hi Friends,

I missed to register in NC !! How to will come to attend the NC.. Pls advise by Srinu from Chennai..

Amol Karale said...

@Srinuvasan G

You can still register there are few seats remaining.

Just call any number mention on blog

jasbir singh said...

Dear Virendra please update the registration list. I do not see my name there.

Jasbir Singh,

jasbir singh said...

Dear Virendra please update the registration list. I do not see my name there.

Jasbir Singh,

jasbir singh said...

Dear Virendra please update the registration list. I do not see my name there.

Jasbir Singh,

Mandar said...

Nice location for our NC. I am in.
--Mandar Bhate

sachin said...

Now, we should start finalising agenda and methodology.... Subgroups, facilitators etc. Etc

Virendra said...

Take a look at the NC Trailer video. Thanks a lot Pune SHG and Thanks a lot Abhinav for creating this. Great job!!!

Virendra said...

We have 79 registration as of Sep 8. So I am booking 5 more rooms to accommodate 20 more people. I would need the confirmations. So those interested can email and send money.