Platinum Jubilee Function

Platinum Jubilee Function Blind Relief Association Lodhi Road Creative

Entry: Free

Venue: Lawns, Blind Relief Association, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
Landmark: Near Oberoi Hotel
Venue Info : | Map | Nearest Metro Stations - 'Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium(Violet Line)' & 'Jor Bagh(Yellow Line)'

Event Description: The Blind Relief Association, Delhi is holding its Platinum Jubilee Function.

Nobel Laureate and Child Rights Activist Shri Kailash Satyarthi will be the honoured Chief Guest of this special occasion. Besides an interactive session of Shri Satyarthi with the students and trainees, the Association will also be honouring its distinguished alumni, former employees and partners.

A highlight of the event will be the release of a Photo Album that depicts the seventy-five-year journey of the Blind Relief Association.

About the Association: The Blind Relief Association, Delhi is a leading non-governmental organization working for seventy-five years to empower visually impaired persons by imparting education and skill training. The Association came into existence in 1944 when visionaries Smt. Anusuya & Sri. Umesh Basrurker, eminent freedom fighters and social workers sowed its seeds, making it one of the oldest organisations working for the blind in the country.

The Blind Relief Association had a humble beginning as the Industrial Home and School for the Blind run in a rented building at Badarpur with just two boys. The services branched profusely over the years into various units and programmes in its present campus situated on the Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg in the neighbourhood of the Oberoi Hotel. The existing building’s foundation stone was laid by one of the greatest women of the century, Helen Keller when she visited Delhi in 1955. Due to the passing away of the founders and lack of funds the building was completed years later. The then Prime Minister, Smt. Indira Gandhi on July 30, 1966, inaugurated the building.

More than 50 years later, the Association today runs Jormal Periwal Memorial (J.P.M.) Senior Secondary School for the Blind, a residential school from nursery to Class XII; Durgabai Deshmukh College of Special Education (Visual Impairment), a teachers’ training college; computer training centre, and a vocational training centre for the visually impaired adults along with hostel and other services such as braille production, audiobooks recording, orientation and mobility training, health care etc. With more than 200 school students and 100 trainees in-house, the Association also caters to the needs of the visually impaired visitors who approach for various services.

Besides being one of the oldest organisations working for the blind in Delhi, the Association is also famous for its well-known annual Diwali Bazaar, which has been a regular event for 40 years now.  

In 2012, the Association was awarded the prestigious National Award for the ‘Best Institution Working for the Cause of Persons with Disabilities’ by Govt. of India for its admirable endeavours.

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