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The premier organisation of and for the sightless in West Bengal

Let Us See the Light of Knowledge

"Let us se the light of knowledge" is our motto. Knowledge alone can compensate for the loss of sight. Blind Persons' Association has tried to spread this message among the sightless people. Without knowledge a sightless person cannot contribute to the progress of the society and attain true social recognition.

When Professor late Nagendranath Sengupta started this organisation with a few sightless youths in 1946, their goal was setting up a common platform for exchanging their views. The members of the organisation realised in the sixties that the main problem of the sightless people lies in the lack of identity in the society. Their quest for identity can never be fulfilled unless the sightless share social responsibility with their fellow-brothers. They urged upon the members to plunge themselves into social activities. At the same time, the organisation took upon itself the task of promoting education among the sightless solely relying on patronage of the common people. The organisation has so far established three blind schools, a spice production unit and a Braille press and library facility in different districts of West Bengal. One of these institutions, Helen Keller Smriti Vidyamandir has been receiving grants under the Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Income Tax Benefit

Braille Press Complex Donation to Blind Persons' Association is eligible for deduction from taxible income under Section 80G(5)(VI) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 vide Order M. No. DIT(E)/8E/353/83-84/6951-53 Dated 29.11.2011 (extended in perpetuity).
Donation made exclusively to the braille press project is eligible for deduction from taxible income under Section 35AC of the same Act vide Notification No. S.O. 648(E) Dated 12.03.2013 for a period of 3 years. Salaried taxpayers will enjoy the same benefit of cent percent tax exemption u/s80GGA.
Foreign donors may contribute to the fund of this Association under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 1976, and our Registration Number is 147120718 Dated 26.08.2005.

Cheques or demand drafts should be drawn in favour of Blind Persons' Association payable in any scheduled bank in Kolkata and may be sent to
Blind Persons' Association
6B Panchanantala Road, 2nd Floor, Kolkata - 700029.

For any queries, contact
Shri Anupam Chakraborty (Secretary) on +91-9433525156, or,
Shri Sukanti Majumdar on +91-9432128493.
For details on income tax relief under Section 80G and Under Section 35AC, visit our section on income tax benefit.

You may send donation by NEFT directly to our bank account. The details are as follows:

Account Holder Blind Persons' Association
Bank & Branch United Bank of India, Garia Branch (Kolkata)
Savings Bank Account Number 0143010101125
Please remember that you must send us by email your name, address, PAN (if possible) along with your transaction ID immediately after the donation. We need this information for
1. Sending you a valid receipt, and,
2. Saving Income Tax chargeable on anonymous donation at 30%.
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Last updated on September 12, 2014

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