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Chairman’s Foreword

Dear friends,

In October 2002, Centre for Blind Women named after its kind donors Smt. and Sh. Saradindu Basu was started in the lovely location of Hauz Khas Enclave in New Delhi with the help of a committee consisting the founder member, Ms. Devyani Sirkar, then  Hony. Secy. Genl. Dr. R.T. Vyas, then E.D Mr. Jaywant, Ms. Ela Mehta, Ms. Anuradha Mohit and the NAB Delhi President Sh. Jagdish Kapur.

The vision of the committee was to provide rehabilitation, training, education, guidance and dignity in the lives of thousands of visually impaired girls and women, thereby empowering them to come out of the dark corners of their double disability.

In the last nine years, the NAB India Centre has supported directly more than 550 total blind women beneficiaries, to access  Higher Education, gain Employment and become self reliant, and rehabilitated them to not only find gainful careers but also set up their homes with successful marriages. The blind women come to the centre from different States of the country like Bihar, Uttrakhand, M.P., U.P., Rajasthan, Haryana, H.P., Punjab, Jammu, Manipur, Assam and even from the neighboring countries like Nepal.

In less than a decade the centre has many achievements to its credit and is today proud to bridge the gap between education and empowerment, trainings and employments, between schooling and actual rehabilitation for the visually impaired girls.

Gen. (Retd) O P Malhotra                                                       Ms. Shalini Khanna
Chairperson                                                                              Hony. Director