Released on: September 15, 2008, 7:12 pm

Press Release Author: Mrs. Sushila Bohra

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: 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.

Press Release Body:
Netraheen Vikas Sansthan (Blind School Jodhpur-Rajasthan-India )is working for
rehabilitation of blind students since last 31 years in Suncity Jodhpur by providing
free education with boarding and lodging facility separately for boys and Girls. The
School was started on 15th August 1977 with only two blind students the number of
which has gone to 247 at present out of which 90 are girls.This is the only
institute for girls with hostel facility in Rajasthan. The school is up to senior
secondary level for blind. All the teachers many of whom are even blind also are
well trained and highly qualified. The result of 10th and 12th Board exams have
always been maintained at 100% since beginning of school. The Students of the school
have been awarded several times Medals and Prizes not only at National, State and
District level but also at International level in the field of various Education,
Sports and Music competitions.

Lodging and Boarding
The lodging and boarding facility is provided free of cost to all the students.
Morning 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. Quality food and nutritious diet is
ensured by management.

The school is having latest kitchen and pantry having 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 to serve them.

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 use to perform special programmes on
the eve of 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 Education
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 students are paid stipend for these activities under Learn and Earn programmed.
They are also sent to Polytechnic College to attend special craft courses.

Games and Sports
For overall physical and mental development of blind students , 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 won a test match and man of the match award too. The students (13 boys
and 3 girls) got 7gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze in 10th Senior and 5th Junior
Paralympics games held at Faridabad.

There is one big library hall in the school 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.

Computer Education
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 . Computer basic
course classes are taken by trained teachers & are compulsory for all the students
from class 6th to 12th. Recently the School has started a three month Certificate
course also in association with Polytechnic College, Jodhpur. 14 students have
completed this course during 2007-08 sessions.

Braille Printing Machine
The school has imported special Braille printing machine from Sweden in the year
2001 with the help of funds given by than 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
Audio Recording Facility
There are three mode of teaching to blind students mainly teaching in class room ,
secondly thru Braille books and lastly by giving them audio cassettes on different
subjects which they can hear later on to revise the course contents taught in class
room .There are 2768 recorded cassettes of different subject available as on date .
The dubbing is done in school’s Computer lab only with the latest equipments.

Home Science
Regular cooking & hobby classes are conducted for blind girls to make them self

Yoga Classes
After visit of famous Yoga Guru Baba Ramdeo in our school, Yoga camps are organized
from time to time in the school to keep the students physically fit.

Spiritual Camp
In every session various lectures are organized at frequent interval by famous
Saints & Spiritual teachers of different religion to give them morale education and
to teach them the importance of relationship of mind, Soul and body. Such lectures
are also very helpful to improve the moral character of students and to keep them
away from the bad habits like tobacco eating, smoking and drinking etc.

The state Government awarded the best service institution of the year 2007 by
Honorable Dr Pratibha Patil , Government of Rajasthan ad our lady teacher Mrs. Salma
Arora awarded as best national teacher in 2004 by Honorable president of India Dr.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Why Should you go with Us ?
Netraheen Vikas Sansthan a renowned NGO is a trusted name among all the residential
Schools for Blind in India which is engaged in rehabilitating, developing, and
educating disabled persons successfully for last 31 years. The school is recognized
by Department of Education, Government of Rajasthan and is run partially by grant in
aid from Social welfare Department & donations from Philanthropists. We have
dedicated and experienced team of trained teachers who are expert in giving
vocational, physical, musical education besides normal school education up to senior
Secondary level. The School is providing free education, lodging and boarding to all
the inmates. We have our own huge premises having separate building for school, boys
and girls hostel.

Future plan:

To start B.Ed classes.

Separate building for mentally retarded students.

Separate Building for Deaf and Dumb students.

To keep the strength for Deaf and Dumb according to norms.

To employee a P.T.I.

To keep one trained English Teacher.

To install Mini Brail Press Software.

Extension of Museum.

Extension of existing lab.

To purchase sports articles, cricket ball, foot ball and toys.

To purchase Musical Instruments

Our Mission
To educate, develop and rehabilitate blind students at par with sited students with
a mission to remove complex in their mind that they are disabled persons and to make
them enable to earn their livelihood in all spheres. We want to give them best
available facilities & Braille techniques in the world in their overall development.

Appeal :
As present we are having 247 blind children and 61 deaf & dumb and mentally retarded
students with us. Many more blind children are in need of proper care & education,
but we are unable to admit them because of shortage of school & hostel
accommodation, additional play grounds, additional teachers & house keeping staff,
furniture and other infrastructure facilities.
Financial help which we get from the state Government is not sufficient to meet the
growing needs and expenditure of this Institute. The respected donors are the only
hope for us to meet the gap. So we humbly request not only to contribute generously
for upliftment of disabled persons but also to convince your nearer and dears to
visit the Web Site and motivate them to contribute for this noble cause. Your
support is also solicited in giving us suggestions for better running the NGO.

Send Donation-Charity-Subscribe Cheque/ DD in Favour of
Postal Address:
D-Sector, Kamla Nehru Nagar
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342003 INDIA.

Online Bank Transfer
Account No. 503702010001848
Jodhpur Branch.

Founder : Mrs. Sushila Bohra (CEO)
Call Us: +91 941 413 3879, +91 291 2750423, +91 291 2751898
Mail Us:
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Jodhpur Blind School (Netraheen Vikas Sansthan) is residential school for the blind.

Web Site:

Postal Address:
D-Sector, Kamla Nehru Nagar
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342003 INDIA.

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