Society for Development of the Blind ( Indian Blind School)
Human body is very important and invaluable in one’s life. Eyes are the most precious amongst the different organ. Absence of eyes, these people face many difficulties in their whole life. Imagine the life one has to live without seeing the beauty of rising sun, deprived of enjoyment of observing the beauty of blooming flowers and even unable to see the face of his mother. Here one can truly realize Rajasthan proverb “The wearer knows where the shoe pinches.” It is well said that there can not be any kith and kin of a blind person,they want his intellectual eyes developed otherwise in absence of it they have to be fully dependent for every routine work upon others. No one can provide eyes to the blind but proper training can make them self-reliant and self- dependent. Realizing the painful sufferings of the blind this Sansthan (Society) was started, with 2 children on 15th August 1977 in Suncity, Jodhpur. It has its own constitution and also anyone giving help to this society will enjoy exemption from income tax under 80-G.
Aims of the society (Netraheen Vikas Sansthan)
To provide education and training to blind boys and girls, Make arrangements for Rehabilitation and efforts are made to make available the facilities provided by the govt. to these blind children.
To establish Braille press, library and cassette library for the blind
To arrange for the treatment to those, whose eyes are worth for treatment and also to provide guidance in this field.
To arrange seminars and workshops on the problems of the blind.
To arrange special surveys on the blind persons and try to solve their problems with the help of Government and the society.
To establish them in self employment by giving training in cottage industries.
To undertake all those tasks this may be related with the development and growth of intellectual eyes in the blind.
Lodging and Boarding
Many facilities provide by the institute for the blind student like, free lodging and boarding includingMorning tea , Breakfast , Lunch
afternoon tea / fruits and Dinner is served daily to more than 300 persons at a time.Every week special diet is also served. We keep atmost care of each and every student. Quality food and nutritious diet is ensured by management.
Design of school is make through morden and latest kitchen and pantry well equiped with all modern facilities like LPG pipe connections for various cooking outlets , floor mill , Refrigerators , water coolers etc. There are two separate Dinning halls for boys & girls having sufficient dinning tables and chairs .
Music is a way of expressing our feelings and it is a common link between people of different cultures thereby bringing about a harmony of thoughts. Music can bring about a positive approach to life and enhance the level of spiritual thinking. The music subject is compulsory for class 1st to 8th and as an optional subject for class 11th & 12th under which the training is given for all instruments like Guitar, Harmonium, Tabla , Drum , Piano , flute and Congo etc by trained music teachers.The school is having its own Orchestra party who usally performs on the Republic day, Independence day, official functions like Braille day, VIP/ donor visit to school and on various other occasions . Many awards have been received for their outstanding cultural programmes at National and District level.
Craft and Vocational
The craft education is compulsory from class 1st to 8th. The education includes of canning of chairs, weaving & spinning of bed sheets & towels on Handloom machines. The school arranges Learn and Earn program for the students ,and the students are paid for all these activities. They are also sent to Polytechnic College to attend special craft courses.
Games and Sports
For overall physical and mental activity develop into the blind students, So the school provides full facilities for games both indoor and outdoor games like playing Cards, Chess, Cricket , football , Kabaddi and other sports facilities. The students of the school participate in almost all major games & sports competitions held at District / State/ National and International level. The students of this school have created history by wining one Silver and one Bronze medal at PAN Olympic Games held at Spartanburg in USA in the year 2001, more than 50 medals have been received by school at various state level competitions. First time tournaments of girls have also been organized and our school got 30 medals. In Lucknow from 3rd- 8 Jan.2008, a Cricket test match series was organized under “Shakuntala Memory Games Tournament.”
The school has one big library hall containing more than 5000 Braille books of all types including text books of course material , competitive exams books , fiction/novels , story books , holy books like Ramayana, Geeta , Mahabharata , Quran and Bible etc and other various reference books for classes 1st to 12th & higher education also. School subscribes various fortnightly / monthly / quarterly magazines and Journals useful for blind students and teachers for their updation of current affairs & general knowledge.
National federation of Blind (NFB) & All India Confederation of the Blind (AICB) have also provided furniture and books for the benefit of blind students.
School has recently established a fully air conditioned Computer Lab with the help of respected NRI donor Mr.Premchand Gadda & his friends from USA having 17 computers equipped with all latest hardware & software useful for blind .Compauters as a subject is compulsory for classes 6th to 12th and the basic course classes are taken by the trained teachers. Recently the School has started a three month Certificate course in association with Polytechnic College, Jodhpur. 14 students have completed this course during the session 2007-08 .
Braille Printing Machine
The school has imported special Braille printing machine from Sweden in the year 2001 with the help of funds given by the British High Commissioner & Member of Parliament Late Dr.L.M.Singhvi . The machine is very useful for converting books of normal text matter into Braille script which is used by all the students for their schooling.
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Jodhpur Blind School is working for physical disabled children and youth.We want to do more facilities to disabled person and we require more subscribe for handling all those requirements for that.We need your support in such cases like manually services.