75 years in service of the visually impaired

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

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Established in the year 1944, the Blind Relief Association, Delhi is a premier non-governmental organization in the country serving the visually impaired. Over seven decades of its existence the Association has built up a complex of services managed by professional and skilled staff.  In its green campus located prominently in the heart of national capital city of New Delhi, the Association is providing quality school education and conducting training programmes to prepare teachers for the visually impaired; running a range of vocational skill training courses in light engineering and other industrial trades; multi-skill training programme covering bookbinding/paper craft, candle making, packaging, sewing, chair caning, relaxation massage, making soap and cottage industry products etc; besides conducting computer training programmes for the visually challenged. The Association also provides counseling and direct help in employment to the visually impaired. The Association offers other services like as production of study material in Braille and audio recorded books for the visually challenged, either free or at nominal cost. The campus also has a hostel which houses nearly 300 children and adult students and trainees.

The Association is constantly striving to ensure that persons with physical disability, especially the blind, are not marginalized due to physical impairment, and are rightfully integrated into the mainstream community as confident, equal and useful members of society.

The Association is a recipient of "National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities - 2012" as the "Best Institution Working for the Cause of Persons with Disabilities".  The Award instituted by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India was presented by the President of India Sri.Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony held in New Delhi on 17 February 2013.     

Timeline and Key Milestones

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