INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND

Institute for Blind Chandigarh India

Institute for the Blind, sector 26, Chandigarh

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.

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Institute for Blind

Education

It is a Senior Secondary School, permanently recognized by Education Department, Chandigarh Administration. The instruction is mainly imparted through Braille Script. Middle Standard examination is conducted by Education Department, Chandigarh Administration. Matric and Senior Secondary examinations are conducted by Punjab School Education Board, Mohali. The Institute has been maintaining excellent academic records.

 

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Blind School

Students

At present the Institute has a strength of 97 boys and 53 girl students. Of these 60 are day scholars.

Hostel facility is available for 70 boys and 60 girls. They have separate hostels with suitable facilities of toilets, solar water heating arrangements, TV and indoor games etc.

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School for Blinds

Admissions

Admissions are open to both boys and girls without any discrimination of caste, creed, region, religion etc. provided the child is visually impaired and is certified by the Eye Department Govt. Hospital Sector-16, Chandigarh that the child is mentally sound and is having no communicable disease.

Age limit for boys is between 6 to 9 years and for girls is between 7 to 10 years.

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Institute for the Blind is though partially government aided, yet most of the expenses are met out of the donations received from generous donors. A part of the staff of the Institute receives major part of their salaries from the govt. Balance of their salaries is paid by the society out of its own sources. To run the administration efficiently the Institute is required to engage additional staff, Govt. Scholarships received @ Rs. 100/- per child from class 1st to class 8th and Rs. 250/- per child from classes 9th to 12th are credited to their personal Saving Bank Accounts opened by the Institute in two public sector banks.

In addition any amount earned by them in the vocational training crafts is also credited to their accounts. This accumulated amount helps them in settling in life after they pass out from the Institute. All the students are provided free transport, meals, uniforms, other dresses and toiletries etc. Students are not required to spend on anything. To meet all this expenditure as also to effect improvements in the Institute an appeal is made for generous donations by the donors.

The Society for the Care of the Blind is run by an Executive Committee comprising 33 members under the Chairmanship of Adviser to the Administrator U.T. Chandigarh Administration. Amongst others Home Secretary Chandigarh Administration, Deputy Commissioner Chandigarh, Directors Social Welfare, Health Services and Education Deptt. are its prominent members. The affairs of the Institute are looked after by a Managing Committee headed by Major General Rajendra Nath, PVSM (Retd.), Chairman of the Institute and Senior Vice-President of ‘Society for the Care of the Blind’, who is assisted by the Standing Committee. The details of the Standing Committee Members, with their photographs are given.

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Institute for Blind

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)
 
OBJECTIVES
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

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)

 

OBJECTIVES

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

 

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Vision

The Institute nurtures an idea/mission to integrate the visually impaired into the mainstream of social life. It involves parents/professionals and persons with missionary spirit to contribute their best to help them in their rehabilitation. All at the helm of affairs make earnest endeavour to provide these children the opportunities needed for self-reliance and all-round development of their personality. The Institute also aims to inspire and inculcate in them the zeal and zest for comparable quality of life through their full participation and ensuring equal opportunities.

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Admission

Admissions are open to both boys and girls without any discrimination of caste, creed, region, religion etc. provided the child is visually impaired and is certified by the Eye Department Govt. Hospital Sector-16, Chandigarh that the child is mentally sound and is having no communicable disease.

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The Society for the Care of the Blind has not authorized any individual/organization to collect donations on its behalf. Donors, particularly outside India, are requested not to entertain anyone claiming to be our representative for seeking donations. Donations are received in cash or kind. Proper official receipts are issued by the Society for all donations.

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SOCIETY FOR THE CARE OF THE BLIND
Sector - 26, Chandigarh
INDIA
Phone : +91-172-2791154,2793958,2793950
mail at :info@instituteforblind.org
mail at : blind_institute_chd@yahoo.com

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