Andh Vidyala, Amritsar.

Andh Vidhyala, Amritsar

An Oasis of Compassion & Commitment

A sapling planted most lovingly and endearingly by Late Sh. Mangal Dev ji in 1923 has now blossomed to become a banyan tree. Today it provides shade, shelter and comfort to the visually handicapped from all over Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. This has been possible by dint of nurturing of this sapling by great visionaries and philanthropists from Amritsar and elsewhere. The school, that made a humble beginning with One teacher Shri Naubat Rai Sood and One student, has now risen to leave an indelible mark on the lives of visually challenged. The sole aim of the school management is to make the boys responsible, self reliant so that may contribute towards the strength and uniqueness of our nation. The boys grow to become citizens who are good in Music, Computers, Crafts and their
studies. It is not all work and no play. They are proficient in Chess, Cricket and other games. Nothing would have been possible but for the dedication and commitment of teaching and associate staff.

We are fortunate that literally ‘Who’s who of Amritsar’ have served this institute. Most prominent among them are S/Shri R.B. Rattan Chand Mehra, Guranditta Mal Kapur, Hari Chand Kapur, R.B.G.R. Sethi, U.C. Sethi, Dr. S. Rozdon, S. Bindra and others.

The school shifted to its self owned palatial premises measuring about 4400 sq. yds. outside Lohgarh Gate, Amritsar in January, 1935. The school is totally residential where all the needs viz. uniform, clothing, books and meals etc are taken care of by the management. No tuition fees or any charges of any kind are paid by the students or their parents.

The school boasts of a well equipped 7000 volume library with two Braille printers and the books are printed and provided in house to the students. To keep the boys abreast with the modern technology, a computer lab has been established where the students learn to develop their communication skills. The kitchen is equipped with an automatic chapati maker while efforts are afoot to provide the latest machinery in the kitchen. The teachers and students eat together in the mess.

For us at the school, it is divine duty to take care and mitigate the suffering of visually challenged boys. We shall endeavor to do our best with the support of public at large.