As usual, the free distribution of educational materials to the sighted children of visually impaired parents was held on Saturday 15th June 2019, at the B P A office, Cottongreen. The educational materials such as School bags, Lunch Box, Water Bottle, Note Books, pencils, erasers, scale, sharpeners etc. were distributed free of cost. Mr Y D Zope, Vice President, Mr Ketan Kothari, Hon. General Secretary, Mr Purshottam Patel, Mr Ramesh Thakkr and Mr Nilesh Kulkarni members of the Executive Council were present on this occasion and distributed the kits to the students at their hands. During this year 75 sighted children of 62 blind parents benefitted by this project.
The Note Books were sponsored by Mr Hitesh Mehta of H M Classes who has been sponsoring the same for the past 12 years through the kind courtesy Mr Purshottam Patel. The Lunch Boxes and Compass boxes were donated by Mrs & Mr Bhaskar Salian through the kind courtesy of Mrs Savita Zende. Through her efforts we have also received cash donations from Ms Pradnya Jayaprakash Bhogle, Ms Ratna Chowdhury, Ms Kiran Mahesh Rajpal and Mr Prasad Todankar. Water Bottles, scales, pencils etc. worth Rs 2,000/- were donated by Mr C A Patu, our Ex-Vice President. The Association kept on record its sincere thanks to all the donors for their valuable assistance and appreciated the efforts of Mr Purshottam Patel and Mrs Savita Zende for procuring the donations for the Association.