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Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:56 -- geeta.nair

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Clerical Staff

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:37 -- geeta.nair

( A Government of India Undertaking )
Western Region Office, 
NTC House, 15 N M Marg, 
Ballard Estate- 400 001
Advertisement No: HR/Recruitment/1068 

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit e

Last date of receiving Physical Copy of application form along with requisite documents: 30.10.2017

A little care can ensure a safe Deepavali, say doctors

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:29 -- geeta.nair

Experts say that celebrating Diwali with care can prevent accidents such as visual impairment, hearing loss, breathing problems among others.

“The spark from fireworks can damage eyelids and eyebrows. The eye may also lose its moisture due to the smoke emitted by crackers,” said Dr Shashidhar, ophthalmologist, Minto Eye Hospital.

He added that an eye specialist should be consulted whenever there is an injury instead of attempting self-medication.

“Children under the age of 15 years should not be allowed to play with crackers that may cause injuries,” he added.

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Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:32 -- geeta.nair

Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra
(Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India)
Hindi Sansthan Marg, 
Agra-282005 (UP)
Advertisement No. 1/17(A&T)

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit or refer to the Employment News dated 14th October 2017, page no. 4

Last date of receipt of applications : 13.11.2017

Recruitment of Teaching & Non-Teaching Posts:

Visually-impaired protesters demand govt jobs

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:52 -- geeta.nair

Lahore: Visually-impaired protesters from different parts of the province once again took to the streets on Monday to demand regular jobs and payment of salaries.

A large number gathered in front of the Lahore Press Club (LPC) and shouted slogans against the government. They blocked the main road in front of the LPC and this caused a traffic situation on Davis Road, Durand Road, Empress Road, Egerton Road and adjoining areas.

NGO holds fund-raiser musical evening for visually-impaired

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:46 -- geeta.nair

Tribune News Service


Jalandhar, October 15

Saksham Punjab, an NGO, dedicated to visually-impaired children, in collaboration with HMV College, organised a fund-raiser musical evening by eminent Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans today.


Deepika Sood, general secretary, of the NGO,said the objective of the programme was to raise funds for the production of accessible digital talking books of under graduation level of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar.



Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:34 -- geeta.nair

Dehradun would host the National Blind Cricket tournament from October 23 to 26. More than 200 players from different parts of the country would participate in the event which is taking place for the first time in the State.

A delegation of the North Zone Blind Cricket Association called upon the Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat at his residence on Sunday and informed him about the tournament.

Desperate for training and employment

70 year old Satish (name changed) lives in Delhi. He lost his eye sight because of an accident in the chemical laboratory while performing his BSc practicals. Nitrogen gas boiled and gushed on to his face, leaving him almost fully blind. Somehow he managed to complete his Bachelors but could not pursue his Masters in Science. Luckily his good communication skills helped him secure the job of a receptionist in Overseas Bank. After working for 28 years in the bank, Satish retired and opened a canteen in National Association for Blind (NAB) Delhi in 2006.

A visually impaired father seeks out help for his children

A resident of Meerut, 37 year old Mohd Sheikh (name changed) is 60% blind. He suffers from a genetic disorder which has led to his gradual loss of vision right from birth. He dropped out of school after completing Class VIII as it increasingly became difficult for him to cope with his studies given his vision impairment. He was unaware of the aids and resources that could have helped him finish his studies. He now has a job where he works as a bookbinder, earning barely enough to support his wife and three children.

Coping with late blindness and learning about provisions for disabled

45 year old Dhiraj Tendulkar (name changed) was born in Nagpur. He has a big family including his parents, four sisters and a brother. Dhiraj earned his MSc Math degree after completing his education in regular school and college in Nagpur. In 1996 he secured a job under the ST quota in the Defence Standardization Cell in Pune. He was appointed as a Junior Technical Officer. Dhiraj’s parents didn’t want to leave Nagpur and relocate to Pune so they stayed behind with his brother.

Accepting disability and moving on

27 year old Arjun (name changed) hails from Jaipur, Rajasthan. Arjun had low vision in one eye since birth but he wasn’t really aware of it until a few years ago when he lost vision in his other eye.  Arjun met with a failure early in life when he was 15. He could not clear all his Class X exams. He was disappointed and lost his enthusiasm to study further. He decided to move out of Jaipur and explore options in the dream city of Mumbai. Arjun joined his cousin’s business. He worked with great zeal in the family business until one day when a ball hit his eye while playing ‘gali cricket’.

Empowering oneself to empower others

32 year old Sunny lives in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. He started to lose his eyesight due to Retina Pigmentosa when he was studying in Class IV. But Sunny continued somehow and finished Class IX in a mainstream school. Due to lack of awareness and ignorance of options available for pursuing further studies as a blind person, Sunny had to drop out of school. He was pushed into a life full of despair, not knowing how to move forward. Fortunately, one of his visits to Shroff Eye Charity Hospital led him to visit Eyeway office in New Delhi.

This is how smart glasses will help the visually impaired in UAE

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:25 -- geeta.nair

With its 25 features, the glasses will help the visually impaired identify people around them.

People with visual impairments will soon be able to wear smart glasses that will help them read currencies and books, and choose their daily outfits independently.

'Amal' smart glasses, which will be released in the UAE market next month, will enable people with visual impairment to live without assistance and lead independent lives.

World Sight Day: ‘Avoidable blindness on the rise in India’

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:19 -- geeta.nair

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), an alliance of eyecare organisations across the world, launched its “IAPB Vision Atlas” on World Sight Day on October 12. The IAPB Vision Atlas is a compilation of the latest global data and evidence on blindness and vision impairment. According to the Atlas, at least 36 million people worldwide are affected by blindness and 217 million people have moderate or severe distance vision impairment (MSVI).

World Sight Day: Over 500 take part in Blind Walk to raise awareness

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:08 -- geeta.nair

OVER 500 people experienced life without vision for an hour at the Blind Walk, which was held to raise awareness about problems faced by the visually impaired on World Sight Day at Sector 17 Plaza in Chandiagrh on Thursday. The walk was organised by the Dialogue Highway Trust in collaboration with Project Vision, a Bangalore-based foundation. Navjot Singh Sidhu, Punjab Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, flagged off the walk and also walked with the aspirants.

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Thu, 10/12/2017 - 14:44 -- geeta.nair

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Advertisement No. PR/P/SRD-PwBD/39 (2017-18) 

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit

On-line registration of application commences from 10-10-2017 and closes on 03-11-2017

The Written Test is likely to be held in the month of December 2017

Special Recruitment Drive for Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) (With Relaxed Standards) 

Kelly supports World Sight Day – 12 October 2017

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:53 -- geeta.nair

The future is bright for Huyton woman Kelly Blackburn who doesn’t let her sight impairment stand in her way.

Five years after starting as a service user at Knowsley Council’s local day care activity base, Kelly, 23, is now working as a volunteer at the service – helping disabled adults and supporting the centre’s reception team.

Kelly’s impressive achievements have also seen her giving talks to social care professionals highlighting her experiences as a person with a sight impairment and raising awareness of the issues facing those with visual difficulties.


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