Tamso Ma Jyotir Gamah-------We HELP THE BLIND HELP THEMSELVES------from darkness lead unto light
News & Updates
 :  NAB GETS TWO AND HALF ACRE LAND ON LEASE IN MOHALI FOR DEVELOPING A WORLD CLASS EDUCATION AND MEDICAL CENTRE

 

 

NAB has been leased 2.5 acres of land in Mohali by Punjab Government to build a world class Institute for the Blind and an Eye Care centre to prevent blindness. We are seeking support from Donors and Companies to associate with us in this noble cause under corporate social responsibility (CSR). 

 

All donations can be made through crossed cheque in the name of National Association for the Blind, Chandigarh which qualify under section 80 G of IT act. Foreign donations are eligible as we are duly registered under FCRA for receiving such donations.

 

 


 :  NIRMAYA INSURANCE SCHEME FOR DISABLED

We have started a Project Niramaya to provide Insurance benefit to the persons suffering from Autism, Cerebral palsy, Intellectual disability and multi disabilities through National Trust and all these benefits will be made available from Institute at Ludhiana also.


1/22/2018 :  LOUIS BRAILLE DAY CELEBRATIONS, 2018

National Association for the Blind, Chandigarh and Punjab branch celebrated Louis Braille day and Basant Panchami this year by arranging a friendly cricket match between two Chandigarh teams at Cricket Ground of GMSSS-19 (opposite Gurdwara Sahib, Sector 19) on 22nd January, 2018. The match was followed by Kite Flying and Braille competitions, Dance and Music. Nearly 250 visually challenged from Chandigarh, Himachal, Haryana and Punjab participated in this event. Mementos were distributed to all the winning participants. Sh Brar, DPI, Chandigarh was the Chief Guest and Sh Mahavir Singh, CJM and Sh Amrinder Singh, CJM, Member Secretary and Secretary of State Legal Services Authority were Guest of Honour.


 :  FREE DAY CARE TRAINING PROGRAM WITH NATIONAL TRUST

We are also running Sahyogi Day Care Associate training with National Trust where 3 months and six months training is provided in Primary and Advanced courses. In case of guardians or parents of any Divyangjan, the training is only for 45 days and three months for primary and advanced courses. On top of getting a Govt certificate for completion of training of a day care associate, a stipend of Rs 3000 and Rs 5000 is paid to the trainees of primary and advanced courses.


10/14/2017 : CYCLE RALLY BY VISUALLY CHALLENGED ON WHITE CANE DAY ON 14TH OCT, 2017

 NAB celebrated International White Cane day this year on 14th October, 2017 in a very unique way by holding the first ever tandem cycle rally of the visually challenged. 20 tandem cycles having arrangement of 2 drivers were procured for the purpose.The cycle rally was organized from UT Guest House to Rock Garden and back.  Sh Tejinder Singh Luthra, DGP, UT, Chandigarh was the Chief Guest on this event and flagged off the rally.


 : ISSUE OF LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) TO START COMMUNITY RADIO STATION

 NAB, Chandigarh and Punjab branch is the first NGO in disability sector to have been awarded a letter of intent (LOI) by Ministry of Information and broadcasting to start its own community radio station at 2 rooms allotted to us at Institute for the blind, Ludhiana. This will cater to educational needs of all students as course books of all classes will be taught thro the medium of radio to all the visually challenged and others in Punjab. This should be operational in about few months time and the benefit of all the recorded programs will be available to the institute.

 


8/12/2017 : PREVIEW SCREENING OF AUDIO DESCRIBED DANGAL MOVIE FOR THE VISUALLY CHALLENGED ON ZEE CINEMA 12TH AUG, 2017

 Zee TV had associated with us to show 25 minutes preview of Dangal movie to the visually challenged and persons with hearing impairment. The function was held at Aasha Kiran in Sector 46 D, Chandigarh.

 

 


January,2017 : LOUIS BRAILLE DAY CELEBRATIONS

     NAB celebrated Louis Braille day in January, 2017 at Chandigarh and Institute for the blind Jamalpur, Ludhiana. CDs, books and educational aids & appliances were distributed to all visually challenge.

 

 


 : "DIVINE EYES” MUSICAL PERFORMANCE AT CHANDIGARH CLUB ON NEW YEAR EVE

NAB "Divine Eyes" musical group had performed at Chandigarh Club on New Year Eve, followed by a scintillating performance by Punjabi pop sensation Jasbir Jassi live. 
Their talent was very much appreciated by the audience.



11/19/2016 :  THREE TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR VI

   National Association for the Blind in association with NIVH organized following short term training programs:

·         “Orientation to Reproductive Rights” on 19th November, 2016

·         “Fire Safety and Eathquake Drill for VI students on 17th January, 2017

·         “Training in use of Modern Assistive Devices” from 17th to 21st January, 2017.


10/14/2016 :  International White Cane Day Celebrations

 National Association for the Blind (NAB) celebrated “International White Cane Day” on 14th October, 2016 at Aasha Kiran Vocational Training Centre for Differently Abled, Sector 46 D Chandigarh by holding First ever Fashion show and Talent Hunt contest amongst the visually challenged. Participants were from Chandigarh, Punjab and Himachal.16 Visually challenged girls participated in a first ever fashion show at Chandigarh for their final selection to represent NAB, Chandigarh and Punjab in Princess India contest at Mumbai. In other event of talent hunt contest for visually challenged, skills were evaluated in: Computer learning, Braille learning, Music, Dance, Declamation and public speaking, Overall Personality development and acting. Cash prizes were given to 24 individuals and 2 group songs selected by a panel of judges.

 


9/25/2017 :  Seminar on “Accessible Reading and Writing Solutions”

National Association for the blind (NAB) organized one day seminar    on “Accessible Reading & Writing Solutions” in association with Saksham Foundation on 25th September, 2016. The seminar was inaugurated by Ms Nishu Singal, Director Social Welfare, Chandigarh. Sh Dipendra Minocha, himself a visually challenged person and Chairman of Saksham Foundation and Daisy Forum of India (DFI) was the key speaker of this seminar.140 visually challenged from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana & Himachal Pradesh and teachers from various institutions attended this seminar. The objective of the seminar is to make visually challenged end users, educational institutions and government policy makers aware of various options for reading and writing independence for persons with blindness or low vision. A revolution has happened in this field. However, the number of users taking benefit of this is very less due to lack of adequate information about available options. This seminar addressed this problem.


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