28 December 2020 | News
The award was presented to Dr Beula Christy, Head, LVPEI - Institute for Vision Rehabilitation in a virtual award ceremony
LV Prasad Eye Institute’s Institute for Vision Rehabilitation received the prestigious National Association for the Blind’s Sarojini Triloknath National Award in the Best Institution category for its services towards people with vision loss. The award was presented to Dr Beula Christy, Head, LVPEI - Institute for Vision Rehabilitation in a virtual award ceremony.
“Livelihood Skill Development Programme is an important programme that provides training in specific or multiple trades to people with vision loss and to their family members. The institute also offers them the needed support in upscaling their trade ventures. The range of products developed under these programmes are utility-based and include cloth and jute bags, conference files, pouches, fruit baskets, laptop bags, paper bags, candles, jewellery and home decors. Marketed and sold under the tag name ‘A Meaningful Gift’, these products provide means of livelihood, and help persons with vision impairment live a quality life,” said Dr Christy
To support the Livelihood Skill Development Programme, the institute is organising a virtual live event ‘Artists United’ on January 2, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The cause-related fundraising event presents ten incredibly talented artists who did not let their disabilities be a roadblock for them on their way to achieving their dreams. It is open for all and will be organized live on Facebook,” concluded Dr Christy.