【Advanced Notice】The Handover Ceremony of the Project for Construction of an Institute and an Eye Care Centre for the Blinds, Mohali, Punjab

The handover ceremony of “The Project for Construction of an Institute and an Eye Care Centre for the Blinds, Mohali, Punjab” under the Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) scheme of the Government of Japan, will be held on April 23, 2024, in Mohali, Punjab.

The GGP scheme was introduced in 1989 to address diverse basic human needs in developing countries. The Government of Japan has supported India’s grassroots projects in various fields through the scheme, such as construction of school buildings, vocational training centers and check dams, and provision of medical equipment.

The handover ceremony will be attended by Mr. Vinod Kumar Chadha, Honorary President at the recipient organization of the grant “National Association for the Blind”, and Mr. KODERA Jiro, Counsellor, and Mr. NISHI Ryuhei, First Secretary at Embassy of Japan in India.

National Association for the Blind is a non-profit organization established in 1990 and mainly offers basic
education, vocational training, and ophthalmological medical services to poor and visually impaired people free of charge.

This project, which amounts to approximately 9.75 million Japanese yen, supports the construction of an institute and an eye care centre for the blinds, with an aim to provide educational opportunities and eye care services to a larger number of poor and visually impaired people who live in Punjab and the neighboring states.

The Government of Japan hopes that this project under the GGP scheme will encourage the visually impaired people in the target areas to participate in socio-economic activities and further foster friendship and cooperation between Japan and India.