Chennai: The seventh State branches conference of National Association for the Blind (NAB) India was inaugurated by singer Usha Uthup in the city recently.
NAB president Nina Reddy said the organisation has pioneered a wide range of services, activities and programmes aimed at prevention and cure of blindness, education, training, employment and rehabilitation of blind, production of the braille and audio literature, empowerment of blind women, care of the aging blind, promotion of access technology and so on.
“To take this work throughout the country the importance of establishing a nationwide network of services for the visually challenged was soon felt. This led to the establishment of the first Branch of NAB (India) now known as NAB, Tamilnadu State Branch 28 January 1960. This was followed by opening of Branches in Kerala, Gujarat and so on. The National Association for the Blind, India now has 22 State and 65 District Branches working for the welfare of Blind community across the country,” she said.
The theme for this year’s conference was Inclusion a holistic approach. KCP limited managing director Indira Dutt was the guest of honour of the event.
KCP limited managing director Indira Dutt was the guest of honour of the event.