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SOCIETY FOR THE CARE OF THE BLIND

Regd. Date:    05-05-1972 vide Regd. No :    121

Chief Functionary : Pradip Mehra Adviser to Administrator

Located in City : Chandigarh of Chandigarh State, India.
Address NGO Address : Honorary Secretary Society for the Care of the Blind Sector

Contact Details



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Phone Phone : 0172-2791154
Mobile Mobile : 9815507317
Email Email : blind_institute_chd@yahoo.com
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Website Website :  http://www.instituteforblind.org

ACTIVITIES

NGO Activities : The main activity of the Society is to run the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, Chandigarh and to provide free education to visually impaired students up to Senior Secondary level. The Institute has been maintaining excellent academic record of 100 percent pass, all in the first Division in the Middle Standard, Matriculation and Senior Secondary Board Examinations every year. After passing Matriculation, Senior Secondary Examinations, the Society keeps a track of the students to know if they join some college or engaged in some vocation as Telephone Operators, Music Teachers, Tabla Instructors, Stenographers or Announcers. The Society makes every effort for their placement after they pass out from the Institute. About 100 students have been rehabilitated and have been absorbed in Govt. and Semi-Government agencies. The visually impaired students are given free education. Books, stationery and other learning material, transport to Day scholars, boarding and lodging, uniforms, toilet goods and items of daily use are provided free to them. Scholarships are given by the Society to the students who join local colleges after studying in our Institute. Eye Camps at periodic intervals are held by the Society in rural and slum areas of Chandigarh in collaboration with the doctors of P.G.I. Govt. Medical College Hospital, Sector 32 and Chandigarh Ophthalmologic Society. The patients are given free Eye Check-up. Medicines are distributed free to all the needy by the Society. We have two separate hostels for boys and girls. The Girls Hostel had the capacity of accommodating 30 girls. We have recently got constructed additional floor on the Girls Hostel and have doubled the capacity to 60. In the Sports competition we won overall championship in the National Sports for the Blind twice in the last five years. Two students established new records at the National Sports Meet for the Blind in 2008. Two of our athletes participated in the International Sports Competition held in Manchester (England) in 2006 and won one gold and one silver medal. Our students participate in Music Competitions held in the City on different occasions. Trophies and medals are awarded to them for their excellent performance. The Institute has a Braille Press costing 14 lakhs. This Press publishes the text books for all the students of different classes in different subjects in Braille. The Institute imparts education and training in Computer Literacy also. The Institute has 12 Talking Computers installed with Jaws Software and one Device for Low Vision students which enlarges the text of the books and magazine etc. Institute has a Library having about six thousand books printed in Braille. The different Text Books, Dictionary, Religious Books, Type and Shorthand Books, and Magazines, Special Map Books in Braille, etc. are available for the students. With the help of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh the Institute has got a Sensory Park adjacent to Hostel for giving knowledge of different plants and trees by the sense of smell and touch to the students.
NGO ID : 346742118
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