Helping The Blind Help Themselves.
The Blind Relief Association focuses on providing education and training to the visually challenged, enabling them to realize their potential and be self reliant.


J.P.M. Senior Secondary School
The Government-aided JPM School is an all-boys residential school providing education and comprehensive range of services free to around 200 students under its care. The School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education. The School also has a Nursery section, which prepares children for future educational tasks through the playway method. The foundation of learning laid here helps build a sound educational edifice in years ahead. Special academic and equipment support is also provided to the children with low vision. Activities like music, dance, sports, yoga, martial arts, reflexology, trekking, mountaineering are integral to the school programme.

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Unit For Children With Multiple Disabilities
The unit for children with learning disabilities & visual impairment, which started in 1986, has now broadened its scope. his programme is catering to the needs of visually impaired children with moderate mental retardation. Different teaching approaches are adopted here with good results. The children are taught in small groups, with special attention to their specific needs.

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Teachers Training Programme
The Association has been running Teachers Training Programme with the consistent support from The Government of India and National Institute of Visually Handicapped (NIVH) since 1967. Over 1000 secondary and primary level special teachers for the visually challenged have been trained by the Association under diploma level programmes conducted until 2008. In 2006, the Association started Durgabai Deshmukh College of Special Education (VI) degree level programme.

Durgabai Deshmukh College Of Special Education (VI)

Established by the Association in 2006, Durgabai Deshmukh College of Special Education (VI) is the first college of its kind affiliated with the prestigious University of Delhi, offering Bachelor of Special Education (Special Education For Visually Impaired) course programme. The College has permanent recognition from the University Grant Commission and Rehabilitation Council of India. It has an intake of 34 students per year. The college has an experienced faculty, a well-stocked library with rare collection of books on Special Education besides other support infrastructure. The college receives partial assistance from NIVH.

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