Netraheen Vikas Sansthan (Blind School Jodhpur-Rajasthan-India )is working for rehabilitation of disable and 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 for disable children 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.NVS is the only institute in Rajasthan that has hostel facility for girls. The school is up to senior secondary level . All the teachers are well trained and highly qualified and many of them are blind too. The result of 10th and 12th Board exams itself speaks about the school as it has 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.
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 many 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. 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 except his intellectual eyes developed in him otherwise in absence of it he has 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 this historic Suncity, Jodhpur. It has its own constitution and also anyone giving help to this society will enjoy exemption from income tax under 80-G.
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 .
Deaf & Dumb , Mentally Retarded and Blind Unit
A multi purpose disabled unit namely Acharya Hasti multipurpose disable unit was started on 15th August 2006 in association with Department of Social Welfare, Government of Rajasthan for rehabilitation of deaf & dumb, mentally retarded and blind students with 25 students. At present there are total 60 students who are provided free lodging. Boarding and education. There are three trained teachers & physiotherapists to teach them by aid of Hearing machines and various other necessary equipments. The students are trained in making Photo Frames, Canning of Chairs, Painting and Sewing work also.
With the help of NRI Mr. Premchand Gadda and his friends from USA, the institution has established a Modern Computer lab that is well equipped with the latest software and hardware helpful for the blind students where 6th to 12th standard students are learning computer by the well trained computer teacher and they are also taking three month special training in computer organized by Polytechnic College, Jodhpur.
Different Physical exercise, Dumbles, Laizium, Weight lifting, Races, Cricket, slide sphere throw, Disc throw, Kabbadi, Kho-Kho etc, games and sports are provided to the students to keep them physically fit. Some of the boys have won prizes at regional, national and international level. On international level, five prizes have been won by our students at American Pan Games tournaments in Boston (USA).
Occasions like Independence Day, Republic Day, Handicapped Day, Social welfare week, Gandhi Jayanti, Loullic Braille Birth Day are celebrated with full preparation and enthusiasm in which the art and cultural level of the blind students are some times so high that even the Spectators are amazed to see that level of art. They also take part in cultural competitions held at state as well as national level s that they may gain more efficiency and self confidence.
Blind school Facilities
Separate Hostels for blind Boys & Girls
There is separate hostel facility available for girls and boys. During 1998-99 a hostel building was constructed for girls with co-operation of District Rural Development Agency and Donors. Three Wardens, peons, cooks and cleaners are also appointed. A good dinning hall with all the modern facilities is available. The students are served energetic break fast, lunch and dinner and a special diet once in a week.
School for Blind Boys and Girls
School building was constructed with the help of economic assistance by the social welfare department which provides education, training as well as hostel facilities to girls. Here we have total 21 trained teachers out of which 9 are blind. All the study materials and training is provided Free of cost to the students.
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 safe drinking water.
To take the students to different cultural and historic places for excursions.
Why Should you go with Us ?
Netraheen Vikas Sansthan (NGO) commits for Well developed, educated and technology updated environment for blind students and youth. Institute encourages physically disabled students (Deaf and dumb) for education and develops himself/herself to live with society.
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 employ 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
We are working for physically disabled children and youth. We want to provide more facilities to disabled person and for handling all those requirements we need your support in cases like manual services.
A multifaceted diamond in Social work, Academic institutions and Voluntary agencies Mrs. SUSHILA BOHRA was borned on 20th May 1940 at Jodhpur in a reputed Jain marwari family of Shri M.R.Dhariwal (RAS Retired). After sad demise of her husband late Paras Mal Bohra at an early age just after marriage in the year 1962 she further studied and started her professional carrier by joining Vanasthali Vidhyapeeth College near Jaipur (Raj) in year 1966 and later on served as Lecturer in Mahesh Teachers Training College,Jodhpur from 1967 -84 . Due to her dedication in social work she was selected by Government of Rajasthan as Project Director, District Women Development Agency, Jodhpur in 1984 working for upliftment of women from where she retired in year 1999 after having one Years extension from Govt.of Rajasthan.
Mrs. Sushila Bohra is a renowned social worker giving her valuable services to many Social ,educational and religious Institutions. She is Founder President of Netraheen Vikas Sansthan ( A School for Blinds ) , Bal Shobha Sansthan (An Orphanage home) , Samgra Vikas Sansthan ( A khadhi Institute ) , President of Gandhi Peace foundation Center , Founder Honorary Secretary of “ SAMBAL “ (An institute for self employment of women) , Managing trustee of Parasmal Sushila Bohra Charitable Trust, Executive Member of Deaf & Dumb School, Navjeewan Sansthan ( A Destitute Home ) and Jodhpur Nagrik Society “ Jodhana” . She has remained Honorary member of Rotary Club of Jodhpur and Joint Secretary of Mahaveer International .
Appeal For Donation To Viewers
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. It has its own constitution and also anyone giving help to this society will enjoy exemption from income tax under 80-G.
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.
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