National Federation of Blind (Associated to World Blind Union) organized Athletics Meet for the Blind at Ludhiana from 13th to 15th January 2018. In this Meet 31 Teams including contingent from our Institute participated. Our students bagged 8 Gold Medals, 19 Silver Medals and 13 Bronze Medals in this Meet against very tough competition. Our heartiest felicitation to the team members for their excellent achievement.
Annual General Meeting
AGM of the Society was held in the premises of the Institute for the Blind on 26th March 2018 at 4:30 p.m. The meeting was presided by Shri Parimal Rai, IAS Adviser to U.T. Administrator Chandigarh and Ex-Officio President of the Society. In the meeting, salient features of the Annual Report were highlighted and the Balance Sheet for the year 2016-2017 was passed. The Adviser appreciated the high standards achieved by the Society in academic, sports fields and in maintenance of the Campus. Considering the good work done by the present management, it was unanimously agreed the present management would continue for the current financial year.04/19/2018
Participation of the School Band in the Republic Day Parade
It is for the first time that our Band was invited to play and participate in the Republic Day Parade held at Sector 17 Parade Ground on 26th January 2018. The Adviser to the U.T. Administrator took the salute. Our contingent was awarded the prize of second best contingent of the parade. It is indeed a commendable achievement for the visually handicapped children.
Rose Festival Competition Chandigarh – 2018
In the Rose Festival Competition organized by Municipal Corporation Chandigarh from 23rd to 25th February 2018, our Institute was awarded the 1st and 2nd prizes in the best maintained Campus Gardens in the private school category. It was for the first time in this competition that our Girls’ Hostel entered as a separate unit. Though our Main Administrative Block has received First Prize in this competition a number of times earlier yet it is for the first time that while our Main Administrative Block got First Prize and Girls’ Hostel was awarded the second prize.04/19/2018
His Excellency Shri V. P. Singh Badnore, Hon’ble Governor of Punjab & Administrator U.T. Chandigarh accompanied by Shir Parimal Rai I.A.S. Adviser to U.T. Administrator, Shri Deepak Kumar Special Secretary U.T. Administration and Secretary Social Welfare paid a visit to the Institute on 14th December 2016. After briefing by the Chairman Maj Gen Rajendra Nath PVSM (Retd.), he was taken around the Braille Press, Classrooms, Computer Labs, Boys & Girls’ Hostel, Gymnasiums, Weaving Unit and the Resource Room.
We have recently introduced audio system of imparting training to the visually challenged students in which the lessons are played on the daisy players by the teacher to the entire class and explanation given to students with pauses. Students are equipped with smartphones/daisy players on which their lessons of all the subjects are downloaded. They can play these lessons at their convenience. The Governor was highly impressed by the standards achieve by the Institute in academics, sports and other fields as well as high standard of maintenance of campus.
This is what the Governor wrote in the Visitor’s Book of the Institute about his impression of the Institute “I have never seen anything so impressive. Never though a blind school can be so good. Congratulations to General Sahib and faculty and the executive.” (V. P. SINGH)12/14/2016 to 12/31/2016