Welcome to Blind Persons' Association
Let Us See the Light of Knowledge
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 Braille press at Lal Bihari shah Braille Academia produces Braille books in Bengali and English and provides them at INR 10 per Braille volume to sightless students. Institutions and organisations may collect these books at paper cost. We supply these books throughout India using the free postal service. All Braille readers will find something to his taste in our catalogue.Read More
The organisation produces audio books in Bengali for print-disabled listeners. We have a wide range of selection which will interest book-lovers of all ages. We want to reach out with these audio books to those sightless readers who did not have the opportunity to learn Braille. Aged people may enjoy these books, too. These are available free or at the cost of media.Read More
We have been conducting three blind schools in West Bengal. One of its institutions, Helen Keller Smriti Vidyamandir of Krishnanagar, Nadia is aided by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment under the Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme since 2001-02. The organisation runs a spice-grinding unit, Charu Basu Shilpodyog Bhaban at Krishnanagar.Read More