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10/11/2019 : MUSICAL ACT BY THE VISUALLY CHALLENGED - INTERNATIONAL WHITE CANE DAY CELEBRATIONS

 

National Association for the Blind Chandigarh and Punjab Branch is celebrating International White Cane Day this year on 11th October, 2019 at 5.30 pm at Tagore Theatre in a unique way by presenting a Musical Act by the visually challenged designed on the theme of White Cane Day.

 

The Act "Eyes that see' will be presented by Divine Eyes musical and theatre group of NAB and is directed by renowed Director Mrs Harinder Sandhu

 


4/6/2019 : CERTIFICATE DISTRIBUTION TO COMPUTER COURSE BENEFICIARIES

Certificates were distributed to previous batch of six months computer training program consisting of 17 visually challenged and 43 girls from disadvantaged section of society under Govt. Polytechnic for Women on 6.4.2018. All programs run by the Association are totally free and not even a rupee is being charged.



4/5/2019 : PERFORMANCE OF VISUALLY CHALLENGED GROUP AT TAGORE THEATRE

Visually challenged students of NAB performed at Tagore Theater on 5.4.2019 under the banner of "Family Planning Association of Haryana". Our Divine Eyes Musical Group members took part in this event. Their performance was very much appreciated and there was a standing ovation.


3/28/2019 : TALENT HUNT CONTEST AMONG THE VISUALLY CHALLENGED

 National Association for the Blind (NAB) organized a “Talent Hunt contest among visually challenged” in association with Amway India on 28th March, 2019 at Aasha Kiran, Sector-46 D, Chandigarh. 

There was Declamation contest, Chess tournament and Braille reading writing competition among the visually challenged on that day. There were 100 participants, about from Chandigarh, Patiala, Ludhiana and local college. All the participants were given momentoes and trophies were awarded to the winners. Persons who have made outstanding contribution to the cause of welfare of visually challenged were also honoured. They included Sanjeev Kumar, Shiv Sharma and Manglesh Kumar, visually challenged themselves. 

The Chief Guest was Ms Sonia Sharma from Amway India and Ms Prabhleen kaur from Fruedenberg NOK was the guest of honour. All visually challenged were presented live demonstartion of VVPAT installed on Electronic Voting Machine.


 :  NAB GETS TWO AND HALF ACRE LAND ON LEASE IN MOHALI FOR DEVELOPING A WORLD CLASS EDUCATION AND MEDICAL CENTRE

NAB has been leased 3 acre of land in Mohali by Punjab Government to build a world class Institute for education of visually challenged and an eye care centre to prevent blindness. We are now starting the process of finding Companies to associate with us under corporate social responsibility (CSR). To build this iconic project, we seek help of all our donors who have stood by us over a long period of time.

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.

 


7/17/2018 : CERTIFICATE AND STIPENT DISTRIBUTION TO TRAINEES OF SAHYOGI DAY CARE TRAINING PROGRAM

The first batch consisting of 26 trainees have successfully completed their training and certificates with stipend of Rs 3,000/- each were distributed to them on 17.7.2018. Sh. Sachin Rana, IAS and Assistant Deputy Commissioner UT, Chandigarh was the Chief Guest.


 :  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.

 

 


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