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Our mission

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.

The charities accountant is Jatinder Singh Gulhati. 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.

Our strategy

  • 1

    Create a meaningful and sustained dialogue with our donors to better communicate our objectives and successes.

  • 2

    Use funds to create either self-sustaining or highly productive projects that create long term value.

  • 3

    Encourage a democratic and transparent process and continually assess the goals and ambitions of our projects.

Urgent projects

  • Free Eye Tests

    Ensuring the health and well-being of the people of Punjab is a long-term goal of LBP. We have continually coordinated with local governmental organisations to help the people of Punjab have access to the healthcare they deserve.

  • Building Our Centre

    Building for the future needs solid foundations, that's why LBP are investing thousands of pounds to help ensure the longevity of our projects on the ground.