Sarojini Triloknath Award

Sarojini Triloknath Award

Ms. Madhu Singhal received the prestigious National Level Sarojini Triloknath Award for 2016 from NAB, New Delhi on the 3rd of December 2016 as a recognition of her outstanding contribution towards Education, Welfare and Rehabilitation of visually impaired.

 

Doctorate recieved by Ms.Madhu Singhal

Doctorate by Karnataka State Women’s University, Vijayapura

Ms. Madhu Singhal was honored with an honorary Doctorate, “Doctor of Literature” by Karnataka State Women’s University, Vijayapura, on 3 March 2015 in recognition of her significant contribution for the welfare of persons with disabilities by designing various programs.

 

 Saksham BJP award

Long Service Achievement Award

Saksham Trust presented the Long Service Achievement Award to Ms. Madhu Singhal for promoting & protecting the rights of women with disabilities. The award was presented by Bharatiya Janata Party Mahila Morcha on 8th October 2011 in New Delhi. Smt. Sushma Swaraj presented the award to Ms. Madhu Singhal.

 

IBN7 Bajaj Allianz Super Idols Award

IBN7 Bajaj Allianz Super Idols Award

Ms. Madhu Singhal received the IBN7 Bajaj Allianz Super Idols Award in recognition of the extraordinary work in the field of education for persons with visual impairment during 2010.

 

state award

State Award (Karnataka)

Mitra Jyothi received the State Award (Karnataka) from the Directorate of Disabled Welfare and Senior Citizens on World Disability Day, 3rd December 2010. The award was presented by the then Chief Minister of Karnataka Mr. B. S. Yeddyurappa

 

National Award

National Award

Ms. Madhu Singhal received the prestigious National Award for outstanding performance in the field of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December 2008 by the Vice President of India Mr. Mohammad Hamid Ansari

 

"Abhinandana Patra" to Ms. Madhu Singhal on 29th April 2018

Honorable Defense Minister of India Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman presented "Abhinandana Patra" to Ms. Madhu Singhal on 29th April 2018 in HSR Layout, Bengaluru at an event brought together by Ameya Healthcare, Citizens Council of HSR Layout and Samartha Bharata!

 

Nation Builder Award

On 15th September 2017, Rotary Bangalore Downtown presented the "Nation Builder Award" to Ms. Madhu Singhal and Ms. Uma Krishnamurthy for their outstanding service towards the enablement of disabled people especially Visually Impaired.

 

Deepa Sadana Award

Ms. Madhu Singhal received the Deepa Sadana Award in February 2014.

 

DAISY Forum of India award

Received the DAISY Forum of India Quality Certification Award for the quality of work provided by Mitra Jyothi through Talking Book Library for three consecutive years from 2012 to 2014.

 

Shrestha Mahaganapathi Mahila Sangha Award

Ms. Madhu Singhal was honored by Shrestha Mahaganapathi Mahila Sangha & NDS Services Pay TV Technology Pvt. Ltd for empowerment of women on 8th March 2012 on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

 

Sadguru Gnanananda Award

Ms. Madhu Singhal received the Sadguru Gnanananda Award in the category Woman Social Entrepreneur, for empowering the visually impaired in 2011 at Chennai.

 

Helen Keller Day Award

Helen Keller Day felicitation by RVM Foundation in 2009.

 

Target International Award

Target’s International Giving Program awarded to Mitra Jyothi for the second consecutive time.

 

Zee Astitva Award

Ms. Madhu Singhal received the Zee Astitva Award from Zee Telefilms Limited and Archana’s Trust, Suburban Mumbai in 2005

 

State Award

Ms. Madhu Singhal received the State Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disability by Directorate of Disabled Welfare and Senior Citizen in 2004.

 

Shell Helen Keller Award

Ms. Madhu Singhal received the Shell Helen Keller Award by National Center for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP), at New Delhi in 2001.

 

Lalchand Milapchand Dadha Award

Ms. Madhu Singhal received the Lalchand Milapchand Dadha Award by Mukti Foundation in Chennai in the year 2001.

 

Target International Award

Target’s International Giving Program awarded to Mitra Jyothi for the second consecutive time.

 

Neelam Khurshid Kanga Award

Ms. Madhu Singhal received the Neelam Khurshid Kanga award by National Association for The Blind in 1996 in Mumbai.

Mitra Jyothi has brought light and life to thousands of people for almost three decades by quietly carrying on with its vision of assisting the visually impaired and the differently abled to lead independent & dignified lives through education, counseling and efficient usage of technological advancements. Mitra Jyothi beneficiaries are spread all across India and our neighboring countries. Our flagship initiative, the Talking Book Library has benefitted more people than we will ever know. Our Braille Transcription Centre, Independent Living Skills Training, Computer Training Center and the Job Placement Cell have made a world of difference for the visually impaired and differently abled. Thousands of people have realized their dreams with a helping hand from Mitra Jyothi and thousands more will stand on their own feet. All these achievements have been possible with small but sure steps and the support of our partners, volunteers, dedicated staff, well-wishers and friends.

A few of our key achievements are listed here.

From humble beginnings to our HSR Campus...


We started in a small rental premises in 1990 and moved to our own self-contained building complete with a small auditorium in 2008! At our new facility we had space to expand our operations and host more training and enablement programs for the visually impaired. All this was possible through the tireless efforts of Ms. Madhu Singhal, Founder and Managing Trustee along with the support of Mitra Jyothi well-wishers.

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Triple Star Certification from the Daisy Forum of India


Mitra Jyothi is a member and active participant of the Daisy Forum of India(DFI). The DFI has been instrumental for defining and maintaining quality standards for audio libraries. Mitra Jyothi received the DFI Quality Certification award with double & triple star rating for three consecutive years. Mitra Jyothi is also a leading contributor to the production of audio and eText books.

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Establishment of Braille Press


Mitra Jyothi with the help of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment & through the National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities (NIEPVD) established a full-fledged Braille Press in 2015. Though Braille transcription and printing was done in Mitra Jyothi from 1999, it was at a very basic level. With the establishment of the Braille Press in 2015, large volume Braille printing is done with high priority given to school text books. In the year 2017, Mitra Jyothi supplied 3600+ Braille books to 17 schools for the blind in the state of Karnataka.

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In house publications from Mitra Jyothi


Mitra Jyothi publishes magazines both in Braille & Audio formats to suit specific needs of people with vision impairment by way of preparing them for competitive examinations. Having understood the need in this area, we started our audio and Braille publications to cater to this crucial need. This has been a very impactful initiative because of which our beneficiaries are able to clear the exams and become contributing and independent members of mainstream society.

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Successful Corporate Engagement


With strong partnerships with corporates and other NGOs who are working in the disabilities sector, Mitra Jyothi Placement Cell is able to effectively facilitate job placements. The Advanced Computer Training conducted by TCS in association with Mitra Jyothi is a noteworthy partnership that trains eligible and qualified people with vision impairment for jobs in the IT- BPO sector. Many people with varying levels of blindness from low-vision to totally blind now work in the technology sector.

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Inauguration of our Center for Empowerment of Women with Disabilities (CEWD)


Having realized the need for a safe & secure and clean & hygienic accomodation for working women with disabilities, Mitra Jyothi started the Center for Empowerment of Women with Disabilities in 2015 with support from “The Hans Foundation”. This center now hosts about 50 women with various physical disabilities and is their home away from home as they hail from smaller towns and villages where employment opportunities for them are limited or non-existent.

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Successful collaborations & partnerships...


Ms. Madhu Singhal, Founder & Managing Trustee of Mitra Jyothi was a member of the World Blind Union (Asia Pacific region) for 17 long years till 2015. Such networking and interactions gave her fresh ideas and directions to conduct many need based workshops/trainings/awareness programs for people with disabilities and reach out to wider groups of people. Her association with National Association for the Blind (NAB), National Federation of the Blind (NFB), All India Confederation of the Blind (AICB) and many other organizations engaged in supporting the visually Impaired, helped Mitra Jyothi be a pioneer in providing support for the educational needs of the visually impaired through our Educational Resource Centre, with quality, depth of content and efficiency.

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Building awareness, one step at a time...


Over the years Mitra Jyothi has conducted many national level workshops and seminars for women with vision impairment to bring in awareness, build confidence and enable them for independent life. In 2013, Mitra Jyothi in collaboration with CBM hosted a two day National conference on higher education for girls with vision impairment promoting their accessibility and transportation. More than hundred VI women participated in the event. Various awareness and sensitization programs are conducted throughout the year and across a wide spectrum of society from school children to students of medical colleges, NGOs to Corporates and door-to-door campaigns to workshops and seminars.

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Key-Contributor to Sugamya Pustakalaya


Mitra Jyothi, a pioneer in the creation of audio books for people with print disabilities has extended its reach to people online through Sugamya Pustakalaya. Sugamya Pustakalaya is India’s largest online library for people with print disabilities! Through this wonderful initiative, our audio books are now available online to our beneficiaries!

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Mitra Jyothi extends its outreach through Bookshare...


Mitra Jyothi is proud a partner of Bookshare, the world’s largest online library for persons with print disability. Through this initiative Mitra Jyothi books are available on Bookshare in ePub, an e-book file format with the extension .epub that can be downloaded and read on devices like smartphones, tablets, computers, or e-readers.

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