FRONT VIEW OF THE MAIN BUILDING OF THE INSTITUTE / SOCIETY
FRONT VIEW OF THE HOSTEL FOR BLIND GIRLS
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 363 patrons and 799 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.
The Institute for the Blind being run under the aegis of the Society, functions as a Recognised Senior Secondary School affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) New Delhi and imparts training in creative crafts including:-
- Basic Computer Literacy Training
- Orientation & Mobility Training
- Caning of Chairs
- Wax Candle Making
- Handloom Weaving
- Stitching & Knitting for Girls
- Typewriting (English & Hindi)
- Stenography in Braille script
- Music (Vocal & Instrumental)
To impart educational and vocational training to the blind children.
To help in the rehabilitation of children passing out of the Institute.
To create awareness among the general public, particularly the rural areas in and around Chandigarh, on the causes of blindness and promote its prevention.
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 endeavor 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.