NAMES OF THE PATRONS OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND 5 X NAMES OF THE PATRONS OF THE ALL INDIA CONFERENCE FOR THE BLIND .... NAMES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE DIFFERENT COMMITTEES NAMES OF TOE DELEGATES AND OBSERVERS OF THE DIFFERENT INSTITUTIONS 6-13 5.
HISTORY OF THE ALL INDIA CONFERENCE FOR THE BLIND dn 49 10. Its activities are confined to education of both sexes and is main- tained entirely on public charity.
ORGANISATION OF THE EDUCATION OF THE BLIND CHILDREN IN RURAL AREAS .... The President shall call a meeting of the Executive Council whenever he receives a written requisition in that behalf from seven members of the Exe- cutive Council and in default of his doing so the requisitionist may call such a meeting after giving 15 days previous notice to the members of the Executive Council. The President shall preside as a Chairman at every meet- ing of the Executive Council but if the President is not present within 15 minutes from the time fixed for the meeting, one of the Vice-Presidents if present shall preside as a Chairman of the meet- ing and in default of both the President and the Vice-Presidents, the members present at the meeting may elect any one from amongst themselves except the Secretaries and Treasurers, as a Chairman of such meeting. No business shall be transacted at any meeting of the Exe- cutive Council unless a quorum of not less than 5 is present at the commencement of such business. The Chairman may with the consent of the members ad- journ any meeting from time to time and from place to place but no business shall be transacted at any adjourned meeting other than the business left unfinished at the meeting from which the adjournment took place. At the meeting of the Executive Council every member present shall have one vote only. (16) The School for the Blind, Ellis Bridge, Ahmedabad. Jts activities are confined to the education of the blind. It is Home for Indian Widows, deserted wives and orphan girls and babies, and blind adult M^omen.
At least 15 days clear previous notice in writing shall be given to every member of the Executive Council but an emergency meeting may be called at 7 days' clear notice. Its activities are conhned to literary, In- duslrial and Music. It is maintained by (/overnment grants, endowments and donations. The school gives literary education to blind children, (18) School for the Blind, Mahsana. Its activities are to edu- cate the deaf and the blind. Kedgaon, Via Poona, Founded in 1889 by Pandita Ramabai. 121) Training Institute for the Workers and teachers of the Blind.
(2) The Auditors shall make a report to the Executive Council of the Association of the Accounts examined by them and on every Balance Sheet and Income and Expenditure Account laid before the Association in the General Meeting during their tenure of office and the report shall state : — (a) Whether or not they have obtained all the information and explanations they have required, and (b) whether or not, in their opinion the Balance Sheet and the Income and Expenditure Account referred to in the report are drawn up in confirmity with the law, and e) Whether or not such Balance Sheet exhibits a true and correct view of the state of the Association affairs ac- cording to the best of their information and the expla- nations given to them and as shown by the records of the Association. Every account of the Executive Council when audited and approved by a General Meeting shall be conclusive except as re- gards any error discovered therein within three months next after 167 / the approval thereof. With a capacity for 100 blind, it is maintained by responsible persons and assisted by Gov- ernment and Municipal grants, church collections, donations etc. This is a residential co-educational boarding school admitting children below 12.
SPOI ; ORED BY THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE FIR T PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE FOR THE BLIND.
If the Executive Council does not proceed to convene the same within 21 days from the receipt of the requisition, the requisitionists may themselves convene a meeting. At least one month before every meeting notice thereof specifying the place, the date and hour of the meeting and nature of the business to be transacted thereat shall be given to the mem- bers in manner hereinafter mentioned or in such other manner if any as may be prescribed by the Executive Council but the non- receipt of such notice by a member shall not invalidate the pro- ceedings at any general meeting. All business shall be deemed special that is transacted at an extraordinary meeting and all that is transacted at an ordinary 164 meeting with the reports of the Executive Council Auditors, the Vice-Fresidents, Treasurers and Secretaries, the election of the President and the members of the JLxecutive Council in the place of those retiring by rotation and the appointment of and the hxing of the remuneration of the auditors, shall be deemed ordinary busi- ness. No business shall be transacted at any meeting unless a quorum of not less than 12 members is present at the commence- ment of such business. If within half an hour from the time appointed for the meeting quorum is not present the meeting if convened upon the requisition of members shall be dissolved; in any other case it shall stand adjourned to the same day in the following week at the same time and place and if at such adjourned meeting a quorum IS not present within half an hour from the time appointed for meeting the members present shall be a quorum. The President or in his absence one of the Vice-Presidents shall preside as Chairman a! Casting Vote of Chairman 53 In case of equality of votes whether on a show of hands or on a poll the Chairman of the meeting at which the show of hands took place or at which the poll is demanded shall be entitled to a second or casting vote. Every member shall have one vote and no more and in case of equality of votes the Chairman shall have a second and casting vote. Founded in 1925 with the object of training the Blind through a course of literary, industrial and music education. It does all re-caning work of Government offices in 171 Boinl)uy.
In case of equality of votes the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote. A Circular resolution signed by a majority of the members of tlie Executive Council for the time being present in I3ombay and ordinarily residing in Bombay shall in all respects be as valid and binding as a resolution passed at the meeting of the Executive Council duly convened and such resolution shall not be deemed invalid by reason of want of notice or any other cause whatsoever. The • Secretaries shall in a book specially kept for the pur- pose, record minutes of the proceedings of each meeting which shall be read and confirmed at the next meeting. The Executive Council may appoint sub-committees and delegate to them any of its powers except those relating to the suspension or expulsion of members. A General Meeting of the Association shall be held within 2 official years from the date of its incorporation and thereafter once at least in every 2 years. The abovementioned general meetings shall be called ordi- nary meetings and all other general meetings shall be called extra- ordinary. The Executive Council shall upon a requisition made in writing by any 15 or more members convene an extraordinary general meeting. Any requisition made by the members shall express the object of the meeting proposed to be called and shall be left at the registered office of the Association. Upon receipt of such requisition the Executive Council shall forthwith proceed to convene a General Meeting. If neither the President nor the Vice-Presidents are pre- sent at the time of holding a meeting the members present shall choose someone from amongst the members present except the Secretaries and Treasurers to be Chairman of such meeting. The Chairman may with the consent of the meeting ad- journ any meeting from time to time and from place to place but no business shall be transacted at any adjourned meeting other than the business left unfinished at the meeting from which the adjournment took place. At any general meeting a resolution put to the vote of the meeting shall be decided on a show of hands unless a poll is (before or on the declaration of the result on the show of hands) demanded by at least five members present or by the Chairman and unless a polj is so demanded a declaration by the Chairman that a resolution has on a show of hands been carried or carried unani- 165 mously or by a parliculai majority or lost and an entry to that effect in the book of the proceedings of the Association shall be conclusive evidence of the fact without proof of the number or proportion of the votes recorded in favour of or against the reso- lution. If a poll is duly demanded it shall be taken in such man- ner as the Chairman deirects and the result of the poll shall be deemed to be the resolution of the meeting at which the poll was demanded. Its activities are confined to literary, Industrial and Music. It is maintained by Government grant, public endowments and donations.
168 A Brief History of the Schools and Institutions for the Blind In India. The purpose of the Institution is to Educate and train the blind children to become self- supporting. BOMBAY (1) Amalner School for the Blind, Amalner, East Khandesh District.
Whenever any such error is discovered within that period the account shall forthwith he corrected and thence forth shall he conclusive. The auditors shall forward a statement of accounts of the Association and their report to the Executive Council for heing placed before the next meeting of the Executive Council. A notice may be given by the Association or by the requi- sitionists to any member either personally by hand delivery or by sending it by post under a postal certificate to him to his registered address. Where a notice is sent by post, service of the notice shall be deemed to be effected by properly addressing, preparing and posting a letter containing the notice and unless the contrary is proved, to have been effected at the time at which the letter would be delivered in the ordinary course of post. Neither the President nor the Vice-President nor any other office bearers of the Association nor any member of the Executive Council acting in good faith and within the scope of his duties, or what he believes to be the scope of his duties shall be liable for any loss, damage or misfortune whatever which may occur, whether the same be occasioned by any mistake error, oversight or omis- sion on his part or not. The President, Vice-Presidents and any other office bearers of the Association and a member of the Executive Council shall be entitled to have reimbursed to him out of the funds of the Association all travelling and other expenses which he may from time to time incur in the discharge or attempted discharge of his duties or for any special work entrusted by the Executive Council to him and be indemnified by the Association against all liabilities whatsoever which he may from time to time take upon himself as agent of the Association for its benefit or intended benefit. The Rules and Regulations of the Association may be changed, altered, amended or rescinded at a meeting of the Exe- cutive Council by a majority of 2/3rd of the members present. BILASPUR There is no information regarding this commissionership. The object of the school is to train the blind through a course of literary and music education and make them self-supporting. It is maintained by Government grants and Public donations.