Ever since its formation in 1972, the Society for the Care of the Blind, Sector 26, Chandigarh (Regd.) has been actively engaged in the Education, Training & Rehabilitation of Blind children and also working for the prevention of Blindness.
The main activity of the Society is to run the Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, Chandigarh. As of now there is a membership of 328 patrons and 708 Life Members of the Society. The Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh is Ex-Officio President of the Society. It has an Executive Committee of 32 eminent persons of the city to run the affairs of the Society.
In the beginning of 1972, some noble persons from different walks of life of the city beautiful joined hands and formed an organisation with the object to provide educational and vocational facilities to the blind children and to rehabilitate them. Certain senior officers of the Chandigarh Administration and some philanthropists were also requested to help in making the venture successful. With the combined efforts, an organisation under the name ‘Society for the Care of the Blind,’ came into being.
The premises of the Society is located on one acre of land adjacent to the College of Homeopathy and opposite the Campus of National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) in Sector: 26, Chandigarh.
INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND
The Institute for the Blind being run under the aegis of the Society, functions as a Recognised Senior Secondary School affiliated to Punjab School Education Board, Mohali and imparts training in creative crafts including:-
- Basic Computer Literacy Training
- Orientation & Mobility Training
- Caning of Chairs
- Wax Candle Making
- Handloom Weaving
- Typewriting (English & Hindi)
- Stenography in Braille script
- Music (Vocal & Instrumental)
1. To impart educational and vocational training to the blind children.
2. To help in the rehabilitation of children passing out of the Institute.
3. To create awareness amongst the general public, particularly the rural areas in and around Chandigarh, on the causes of blindness and promote its prevention.
Updated by Vishaw Jit Head of Braille Production Unit on 29-10-2013