started off in April 1950 as the Blind Men's Association but has been known
as the Blind People's Association since 1998, a more gender-friendly name.
Founded by Mr. Jagdish Patel, who, although coming from a wealthy family
knew, was keenly aware of the problems the blind had to face. Mr. Patel had
been blind since a very young age. He, along with a couple of kind hearted
souls decided to establish this organization in a meeting that took place in
1947. The leader, inspirer and the philosopher in him fostered and guided
the organization till the fag end of his life in 1999. Since 1973, BPA has
diversified itself in helping not only the blind, but also people with all
sort of disabilities---physical and sensory. Over the years, BPA has not
only worked alone, but has joined hands with a lot of Indian and foreign
NGOs in extending their outreach.
works out of 15 campuses, has 300 odd professionally qualified staff, has
programmes with and for people with all kinds of disability based on the
life cycle approach.
BLIND PEOPLE'S ASSOCIATION (INDIA)
Jagdish Patel Chowk, Surdas Marg,
Vastrapur,Ahmedabad - 380015. India
Phone: +91 -79 -