The various concessions and facilities available to the visually impaired today are a result of advocacy activities initiated by NAB (India) during the Seventy years of its existence. With passage of time, need was felt for a structured approach to manage these activities hitherto carried out in an informal manner. As a result, the NAB Department of Advocacy was established in mid-2009, with the support of Sightsavers.
The Department liaises with Government agencies, Local municipal corporations and private organizations in respect of issues affecting the lives and dignity of people with visual impairment; promotes policy changes; and provides cost-free legal assistance to visually impaired individuals, through a Legal Aid Centre, to solve their personal and professional problems.
Aim and Objectives
Advocacy for Protection of Rights of the Visually impaired.
(1) To Educate: Government officials about the policy changes required for inclusion of the visually impaired in mainstream society; private manufacturers about the consumer rights of visually impaired consumers; and the visually impaired about their own rights.
(2) Set up legal aid cells for the blind
(3) Organize sensitization program for the stakeholders.
IST OF MEMBERS OF NAB SUB COMMITTEES
NAB Advocacy Committee
Dr. Shishir Kumar Das
Honorary Secretary In-Charge
Shri Hemant J. Patil
Shri Ketan Kothari (E.C. Member)
Shri Vijay Rathi (E.C. Member)
Adv. Ashok Desai
Adv. Amar Jain
Adv. Samir Sarambalkar
Adv. Kanchan Pamnani
Shri Harish Kotian
Ms. Nidhi Goyal
Ms. Bhavika Patil, Asstt. Manager & HOD
Contact Person : Bhavika Patil
Asst. Manager & HOD
Contact No. : 9372766322
Email ID: : [email protected]
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