About Us

This website is set up by Guru Nanak Blind Missionary Society, UK registered charity No. 287041.

Guru Nanak Blind Missionary Society was founded in 1988 by four blind friends, Avtar Singh Mann, Gian Singh Surjit, Rajinder Singh and Sital Singh Sitara, who had a dream to set up, in Punjab, India, a residential music academy and training school for blind children.

The dream quickly became a reality and the school for the blind (Guru Nanak Mission Neterheen Birdh Ashram and Sangeet Academy – the Ashram) started teaching its first students in 1989.

Today, the Ashram goes from strength to strength due to the hard work of all the wonderful people involved.

Sadly, two of our founders are no longer with us. Rajinder Singh passed away in 2003, and Gian Singh Surjit recently passed away on 20th October 2006. All the founders have worked tirelessly raising funds around the world to provide a source of financial, educational, and emotional support to our blind children – to ensure that they grow up to be confident, intelligent, self-respecting and talented musicians.

The charities trustees are: Avtar singh Maan, Ranbir Singh Rai, M S Vilkhoo, Anup Singh, Ravinder Singh Khera, Amrik Singh and Sundeep Kaur Sitara

Guru Nanak Blind Missionary Society is supported and funded by generous sponsors, donors, volunteers, individuals and organisations involved in our sponsor a child programme and by funds raised at regular fundraising events.

We are lucky to have a small army of wonderful people who work tirelessly to help the charity achieve its aims. Needless to say, we would welcome you with open arms if you would like to become a volunteer.