Released on: October 29, 2008, 9:43 pm

Press Release Author: Mrs. Sushila Bohra

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: 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 organs. One has to face in numerable difficulties in
absence of eyes. 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.

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 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.

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.

List of facilities provided to the Blind

Teaching through Braille system by the trained teachers

To provide free boarding and lodging facilities.

To make available medical check up and medical facilities

To provide Radio, Television, Musical instruments, Tape recorder, Playing cards,
chess and cricket kit material.

To provide Braille watch, talking books etc.

To provide Braille books library.

To provide water cooler for drinking water.

To take the students to different cultural and historic places for excursions.

About Founder:

In the field of Education Mrs. Sushila Bohra has remained Founder
President of Mahila Shikshan Vihar, Jalore ( Literacy of adult women), working as
Vice President of Jodhpur Adult Education Center .She has remained Executive member
of Lok Jumbish Parishad,Jaipur , Jodhpur Adult Education Society and District
Literacy Society . She has also remained member of Senate ,University of Jodhpur in
the year 1981-84. She has devoted herself in the field of religion also giving her
services as all India Convener of Swadhyay Sangh , Jodhpur .She has
also remained Director , All India Jain Ratna Shravika Sangh,President
Anuvrat Shikshan Sansad, Vice President of All India Hiteshi Jain Shravak Sangh etc.
At present she is also serving as President of Samyag Gyan Pracharak Mandal,Jaipur
also. She has been priviliged by becoming first women office bearer as Vice
President of most prestigiopus 100 years old institution of Jain community " Oswal
Singh Sabha " of Jodhpur in year 2003.

Due to her above commendable services to the Society at large,she has been honoured
several times by the District Administration, at State and National level including
by National Award for commendable work for welfare of Handicapped by Hon'ble
President Shri K.R.Naraynan at New Delhi in the year 1993 . She was also awarded
Sadguru Gyananda Award-2001 on 16.02.2001 at Chennai and Mahila Shakti Purskar-2001
by Government of Rajasthan on eve on International women day on 08.03.2001. National
Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP), New Delhi has also
honoured her by giving Prestigious Hellen Keller Award, 2003. She has also been
honoured By " Marwar Ratna Samman " by Pali Mandal , Mumbai on 28/3/04 . Several
other social and religious institutions at District , State & National level have
also honoured her from time to time.
She has also remained District Governor of Lions Clubs International for the year
1999-2000 the only lady Governor during that year out of 1.5 lac Lion members in
whole of India . For her meritorious work in the field of Lionism several Awards &
Appreciation Certificates have been given to her from time to time including six
time from President of Lions Clubs International .

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.

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Contact Details: Mrs.Sushila Bohra
Founder (CEO)
Jodhpur Blind School
D-Sector, Kamla Nehru Nagar
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342003 INDIA.

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