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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For running such a large number of programmes and services for the visually impaired, the Association depends largely on the goodwill and philanthropy of the society. You too can lend your support to us in a number of ways, some of which are:
  • Personal association and active participation in the activities for the education, training and welfare of the visually impaired voluntary work, reading and recording for children
  • Giving monetary or material support to help us make our goals a reality. Monetary donations to the Association are exempt under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act-1961
  • Corporate funding of projects or programmes aimed at making the visually impaired self-reliant
  • Mobilizing funds for the Association's activities
  • Employing visually impaired persons, not out of sympathy but on merit of their skill and output. Contact or visit us for a spot assessment of our trainees. Our placement officer can also get in touch with you. In many jobs blindness is no handicap. A visually impaired worker's output is equal to - and sometimes more than-that of a sighted person. Give us the opportunity to see whether there is any work for the visually impaired person in your firm where the visually impaired can compete on equal terms with the sighted staff. (Contact Persons: Mr.A.David, Project Officer (mob: 9953494419) or Mr.Tejendra Singh - Placement Cell (mob:7428321155). 
Visit us and/or contact us to discuss more on how you could help the visually impaired.


How to send your contribution:

All contributions to The Blind Relief Association, Delhi are exempt from Income Tax under Section 80 G of the IT Act.

Contributions from within India can be made in the name of The Blind Relief Association, Delhi by Demand Draft or Multicity Cheque and may be sent by registered or speed post to our address. 

In the event you wish to send your contribution through direct bank transfer please advise us through e-mail your name, address and PAN details. This will enable us to send you our official receipt without delay. 
For a direct credit or transfer using NEFT / RTGS the details are: 

Bank:                   State Bank of India, IOC Branch, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003
Account Holder: The Blind Relief Association, Delhi
Saving Fund Account No:  30003044419
IFSC No. :  SBIN0006564


Bank:    United Bank of India, The Oberoi Hotel, Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg, New Delhi-110003
Account HolderThe Blind Relief Association, Delhi
Saving Fund Account No:  0277210000181

IFSC No.:                             UTBIOICH703  (utbi0ich703 - 5th character is zero)
(Please note that tax exemption as per law is available only if PAN is quoted) 


For sending funds from abroad please write to us and use the following details.

Bank:                   United Bank of India, The Oberoi Hotel, Dr.Zakir Hussain Marg,
                             New Delhi-110003
Account Holder: The Blind Relief Association, Delhi
FON Contribution Account/IBAN No.:    0277010024783
Swift Code:                                                UTBIINBBICH
AD Code:                                                    0310277290009


Wish List given below can help you decide making donation in kind or cash:

During these summer vacations we are carrying out maintenance of premises, including renovation of classrooms and hostels in phases. We require new classroom furniture to replace the old furniture, new beddings for hostels, fans etc. We would appreciate well-wishers and donors to come forward and help us. Our requirements with approximate cost are listed below:
1. Music Room Furniture: Cost Rs.2,90,000/-
2. Carpet for Music Room 20 ft x 15 ft : 
3. Furniture for Classrooms (12 seater) : Cost Rs.80,000/- per classroom (total 4 rooms)
4. Furniture for Classroom (20 seater) : Cost Rs.1,50,000/- per classroom (total 2 rooms)
5. Razai and Pillow Cloth (Cotton) – 100 sets cost Rs. 250 per set
6. Gadda Cover (Cotton) - 100 Cost Rs.250/-
7. Framed Mosquito Nets for windows - 42 nos @ Rs.1200 per window
 Water Storage Tanks 5000 lltrs - 2 @ Rs.32,000 each
9. Deep Freezer for Kitchen 505 ltr. - 1 @ Rs.1,00,000






Cost (Rs)


Hostel Facilities

WATER COOLER  60/120 (Voltas make)

R.O. Water Purifier @ 15000/- each

3 step Ladder

1 No


5 step Ladder





Underwear (300 students/trainees)

600 Nos


Vest/Baniyan (300students/trainees)

600 Nos


Towels (Bathing) (300 Students/trainees)

300 Nos


Hand Kerchief

600 Nos


Kurta Payjama Set

100 Sets


Night Suite (Primary Class Children)

80 Nos


Sweaters Half sleeve (Men) Navy Blue

300 Nos



School Uniform 





Braille Production

Braille Paper

50000 sheets



Recording Studio

Audio Recorder-TASCAM DR100MKII

1 No


Transcent Digital MP3 Player (8 GB, 15 hrs. Audio Playback, USB Based charging) @ Rs.2800 

30 Nos


Memory Stick 16 GB (Pen drives)

10 Nos


External Storage Device/Hard Disk

2 Nos


Blank DVDs

Blank CDs



Semi-automatic Chapati Making Machine

1 No.



Cricket Bat





Cricket Ball (Specially designed)





Medicines (General)



Bed Sheets





Ceiling Fans 48"(Crompton Make)





Vacuum cleaner (wet & dry) 700 watt




Hostel Mess

Stainless Steel Jug (Dish) 10 litre capacity




Hostel Mess

Momet Air Pot 3 ltr. capacity




Hostel Mess

Plastic Crates 



Some of our regular supporters: 

·         The Department of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi – Grant-in-aid for J.P.M. Sr. Sec. School for the blind.

·         The Department of Social Welfare, Government of NCT of Delhi Grant-in-aid for School Hostel.

·         New Delhi Municipal Council – for maintenance of School.

·         National Institute for the Visually Handicapped (Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India) – Grant-in-aid for Durgabai Deshmukh College of Special Education (V.I.)

·         University Grants Commission – Development grant for Durgabai Deshmukh College of Special Education (V.I.)

·         Military Order of Collar Charitable Foundation, Switzerland - Financial support to the Association’s varied activities, namely Unit for Visually Impaired Children with Multiple Disabilities, Community Outreach Programme, Braille Production Centre and Recording Studio.

·         Ms. Sofia Paulsson, MOC Terra Nordica, Sweden - Financial support to the Placement Project.

·         The Times Eye Research Foundation and Ashok Jain Charitable Trust - Financial support to Vardhaman Jain Computer Centre for the students of J.P.M. School.

      ·         Smt. Kamla Devi Charitable Trust run by INOX Group - Supporting the salary of a 
            computer instructor.

·         Shahnaz Husain International Beauty Academy - Supporting Ayurvedic Massage training with the free services of trainer and required consumables.
  • M/s Petronet LNG Limited -  Donating daily use items for JPM School students staying in Association’s hostel
  • Matters of Community (MOC) -   is a non-profit charity organisation based in California, U.S.A. founded in 2004 by Neal Bharadwaj, a high school junior, who was inspired by volunteering experience at a resource centre in Milpitas for disabled children and their families.  Through the use of music, art, theatre and sports MOC takes on projects directly with individuals as well as funds activities of other non-profit organisations that share the MOC mission. 

MOC’s association with the Blind Relief Association, Delhi is a story of beautiful relationship that has evolved over the last 6 years.  It had a musical beginning when Neal and his brother visited the J.P.M. Sr. Sec. School in the Association and gave an enchanting clarinet recital for the School students.  This first interaction led to the second visit when the two brothers  jointly with the JPM students practiced and presented a music programme at the School. Upon returning to California they generated funds to support upgrading of the Music Room of JPM School.
In 2004 MOC  provided a donation of US $ 3000 with a matching contribution by BEBO Technologies Limited, a company own by Mr. Rajeev Rai who is a member of MOC, for acquiring Everest D V4 Braille Printer, Duxbury Braille Translation Software and a Computer for the Braille Production Unit. The new facilities have substantially strengthen the capacity to produce braille study material required by the students of JPM School as well as other visually challenged students in need of such study material.
This year MOC has decided to support the dance training programme named TWINKLE for the benefit of the students of JPM School.


Thank You Somya for your support

Somya Jain, a resident of San Ramon, California, is currently an 11th grade student of Dougherty Valley High School. During her summer 2012 trip to New Delhi, India, she visited the Blind Relief Association campus on Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg and was greatly inspired by the efforts of our institution. Being an avid piano player, she decided to raise money for our institution by giving piano lessons to elementary school children in her neighbourhood. Since summer 2013, Somya has raised USD $500 and donated to the Blind Relief Association.

Somya says, “I am amazed by the Association’s efforts. This is a noble cause, and I will continue to support the Blind Relief Association in the coming years. I hope to visit the campus again the next time I am in Delhi, and I plan to entertain the students by playing piano.”