Technical Training Institute of Poona Blind Men's Association

About PBMA

The Poona Blind Men’s Association

Year of establishment: 1952 by Late. Mr. T.S. Bamankar

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Mr. Nitin R. Desai

Chairman

Picture of Mr. Parvez Bilimoria

Mr. Parvez Bilimoria

President

Picture of Mr. Sudhir S. Sable

Mr. Sudhir S. Sable

Vice President

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Mr. Manish Jain

Vice President

Picture of Mr. Chandrakishor T. Vora

Mr. Chandrakishor T. Vora

Secretary

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Mr.Rajesh Shah (Chokhawala)

Secretary

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Mr. Mayur Vora

Trustee

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Mr. Rahul Rathi

Trustee

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Dr. Col.(RETD) Madan Deshpande

Trustee

Other Prestigious Projects Run By The Poona Blind Men’s Association:

  • Shankarsheth Sable Institute of Ophthalmology.
  • Laxmiben Rangildas Suratwala Institute of Ocular Surface Management.
  • PBMA’s Dharamsey Nensey Super Specialty Eye Care Institute.
  • PBMA’s Kamla Amul Massand Technical Training Institute.
  • PBMA’s Shirdi Sai Baba Home for Aged Blind Woman.
  • Talking Book Library
  • Braille Press project.
  • Sponsor a Granny/Grandad project.
  • Antar Jyoti Marathi Braille magazine.
  • Food grain distribution

The Poona Blind Men’s Association is extremely grateful to YOU for your valuable and steadfast support to the organization and for reposing trust and faith in our projects and services.

PBMA’S H.V. Desai Eye Hospital, which was set up in the year 2000, is providing ‘yeoman’ service to humanity, irrespective of colour, caste, creed and religion.

Our inspiration and motivation comes from YOU.

  • H.V. Desai Eye Hospital: “It gives us immense pleasure to inform you that since inception (January 2000) till March, 2018, PBMA’s H.V. Desai Eye Hospital has examined 39,56,415 lakh patients in the OPD and performed 4,89,814 lakh eye surgeries.”
  • Kantalaxmi Shah Eye Hospital: “At our PBMA’s Kantalaxmi Shah Eye Hospital, Nandurbar, we have examined 6,12,474 lakh patients and performed 48,269 eye surgeries.”
  • Kantai Netralaya: “At PBMA’s Kantai Netralaya, we have examined 39,523 patients and performed 7,464 eye surgeries.”

“Over all The Poona Blind Men’s Association through its eye hospitals has conducted 5,45,574 eye surgeries. Out of these surgeries 65% surgeries have been performed absolutely free of charge along with one months’ medicine free.”

Grocery material donated to Smt. Sharda Mohan Lokhande for her son’s Wedding on 10th June 2018.

Grocery material donated to Smt. Sharda Mohan Lokhande for her son’s Wedding on 10th June 2018.

Table Fan donated to Shri. Dhanendra   Shah on 21st March 2018

Table Fan donated to Shri. Dhanendra Shah on 21st March 2018

Donation of Rs. 5,000/- for house repairs to Mr. Somnath Kamble on 2nd August 2017.

Donation of Rs. 5,000/- for house repairs to Mr. Somnath Kamble on 2nd August 2017.

College Bag & books donated to Mr. Ankush  Gawde in June 2018 for his son. Table fan provided to him for his vending stall.

College Bag & books donated to Mr. Ankush Gawde in June 2018 for his son. Table fan provided to him for his vending stall.

Blankets provided to blind beneficiaries on their trip to Balaji Mandir in March 2018.

Blankets provided to blind beneficiaries on their trip to Balaji Mandir in March 2018.

Steel  utensils donated to Smt. Kalawati  Mapare on 25th April 2018.

Steel utensils donated to Smt. Kalawati Mapare on 25th April 2018.

Steel  utensils donated to Shri. Sanjay B. Yevle on 25th April 2018.

Steel utensils donated to Shri. Sanjay B. Yevle on 25th April 2018.

Plastic Sheet, 12ft. x 32 ft. donated Shri. Anthony C. Lazarus to cover his house roof top due to leakage during rains – 19th June 2018.

Plastic Sheet, 12ft. x 32 ft. donated Shri. Anthony C. Lazarus to cover his house roof top due to leakage during rains – 19th June 2018.

Mobile Phone donated to Shri. Dhanendra Shah on 27th June 2018.

Mobile Phone donated to Shri. Dhanendra Shah on 27th June 2018.

Mixer Grinder donated to Smt. Sadhana Natekar on 9th July 2018.

Mixer Grinder donated to Smt. Sadhana Natekar on 9th July 2018.

Donation of Rs. 5,000/- for house repairs to Shri. Sharad Depe on 2nd August 2017.

Donation of Rs. 5,000/- for house repairs to Shri. Sharad Depe on 2nd August 2017.

Plastic Sheet, 12ft. x 18 ft. donated Shri. Laxman Kude to cover his house roof top due to leakage during  the rains -  18th June 2018.

Plastic Sheet, 12ft. x 18 ft. donated Shri. Laxman Kude to cover his house roof top due to leakage during the rains - 18th June 2018.

We need your support, once again, hence…

“Your Support is our true Strength” "Our combined efforts will help to bring the visually impaired from darkness to light”

Yours in the service of prevention of blindness,
For THE POONA BLIND MEN’S ASSOCIATION.

The following items were distributed to Blind Beneficiaries in Kind in 2018.

  • Every month we distribute, 1. Wheat – 10 kgs., & 2. Rice – 5 kgs. to 216 blind families.
  • From April to August 2018, we have distributed extra ration to around 27 blind families.
  • In June 2018 we had distributed to 130 blind beneficiaries, 1. School / College bag with books, 2. Water bottle, 3. Lunch box & 4. Set of 5 gel pens. – The books provided to them is 30 dozen.
  • Misc. items provided to them is 1. Raincoat- Ankush Gawde & Sangita Jagtap, 2. Sweater – Anil Kurana, 3. Slippers – Anthony Lazarus.

Medical aid provided to blind beneficiaries in 2018

Date Name Rs.
20-04-2018 Pallavi Bhalshankar Rs. 64/-
21-04-2018 Sharda Lokhande, Rs. 2,000/-
06-06-2018 Pallavi Bhalshankar, Rs. 100/-
25-06-2018 Rajendra Kalbhor Rs. 376/-
28-06-2018 Sheela Patil Rs. 458/-
03-07-2018 Radhika Sandbhor Rs. 243/-
05-07-2018 Pallavi Bhalshankar Rs. 171/-
24-07-2018 Pallavi Bhalshankar Rs. 280/-
30-07-2018 Pallavi Bhalshankar Rs. 504/-
17-08-2018 Nivrutti Kamthe Rs. 2,000/-
TOTAL Rs. 6,874/-