About Us

NAB(National Association for the Blind) J&K is one of the voluntary and independent organizations that work for the welfare and rehabilitation of blind and other disabled persons in Jammu & Kashmir.NAB J&K was founded in 2010.It is a state branch of National Association for the Blind India founded in 1952.NAB J&K is officially registered under Jammu & Kashmir Society Registration Act 1998.

Brief History

NAB J&k is a voluntary,non-governmental organization that works to promote equality of opportunity for people with visual impairments and other disabilities.The history of NAB J&K can be traced back to 2007 when it was just a local trust working for the welfare of blind and other disabled people.

It was only with the tireless efforts and hard work of Mr. Javid Ahmed Bhat that this trust gained the position of an organization. In 2007 a young boy of 17, namely Mr. Javid Ahmed Bhat pursuing his 12th class made his mind to work for the welfare of disabled persons in J&K. Mr.Javid Ahmed Bhat began to work towards forming an independent organization for the welfare of persons with disabilities. Working for the social inclusion and provision of equal rights for people with disabilities became his mission.

  1. On 11th May 2010,the inauguration of National Association for the blind, J&K state branch
  2. In 2011, NAB J&K state branch first time in the history of Jammu & Kashmir started to work for the provision of inclusive education of children with visual impairment in two districts of Jammu & Kashmir; Baramulla and Kupwara.
    • Provide Educational Support 25 children with visually impaired
  3. In 2012,NAB J&K expanded its inclusive education programme to other districts of Kashmir.
    • Total enrolled this year in educational program 60 children with visually impaired
  4. In 2013-2014, NAB J&K opened Adult training center for person with visual impairment with a view to continue its focus on inclusive education programme.
    • Total 18 candidates received services under Adult training center for person with visual impairment
    • This year Total enrolled in educational program 80 children with visually impaired
  5. In 2015,NAB J&K started new project for the welfare of visually impaired with additional disabilities in Srinagar and Baramulla. Before 2015, none of the government or private organization had launched any intervention service for children visually impaired with additional disabilities.
    • 18 visually impaired with additional disability like CP, MR, HI, MI and LC receiving early intervention Home based services
    • This year Total enrolled in educational program 100 children with visually impaired
  6. In 2016,NAB J&K launched CBR project for the wellbeing of persons with disabilities in pattan, Baramulla. Under the guideline of WHO
    • 2300 PwDs Rehabilitate through this project in Pattan area District Baramulla Jammu & Kashmir
    • This year Total enrolled in educational program 120 children with visually impaired
    • In VIAD Project 20 students enroll
  7. In 2017, we opened different resource and rehabilitation centers for children with special needs in different districts of J&K and lunched new home based educational project for hearing impaired children’s


  1. Mr.Javid Ahmed Bhat
  2. Mr.Nazir Ahmed Malik
  3. Mr.Manzoor Ahmed Parray
  4. Mr.Abdul Qayoom Ganaie


  1. A registered Society under Societies Registration Act J&K 1998 (1941 A.D) with Registration No. 6632 dated 14 JULY 2017
  2. A Registration under section 12A of Income Tax Act of 1956 with Registration No. 12A/AACAN7789G/1291 dated 27 September 2017
  3. PAN No. AACAN7789G
  4. Registered under Persons with Disabilities Act J&K , 1998


State branch of National association for the blind India (Mumbai)