Milton Charitable Foundation for The Visually Handicapped was founded on 21st march 2004 by some energetic blind college students by the initiative of Akshaya Kumar Panda and Rannjan Kumar Biswal. It was registered under Indian Society Registration Act XXI of 1860and PWD Act 1995 as a state label non-profit voluntary organization on 18th September 2008. The foundation has already been registered in Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010 in the month of 2012 to receive foreign funds and donation. In the same time the foundation got registered under U/s 80G and U/s 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
To dedicate itself as a facilitator of social development through participatory process of awareness generation, advocacy and need based intervention with due emphasis on the vulnerability of persons with disability, persons in special difficulty, subjected to discrimination and neglect, people deprived of social justice and human rights and those living under abject poverty. Since they are considered more deprived and left on the bottom of the social development rather than other vulnerable people, the organization has a special focus towards the upliftment of visually disabled persons in the field of education, vocational training, rehabilitation, aid and advocacy, public awareness and empowerment.
MCFVH not only dreams of building a barrier free society for people with disability, but it also dreams of a dignified, self-sufficient and respectable life for the disadvantaged, irrespective of their laggings. It dreams of a society which is free from all stigma for persons with disability and people realize the potentiality of each individual and take an inclusive approach towards development. It dreams of a world which is barrier free, compassionate and understanding towards the most vulnerable and neglected mass on earth. It dreams of a future that is safe and inclusive in nature for them. A present, that is full of opportunities and scope for participation in every sphere of their life.
Aims & Objectives
(1) To perform works of charity ,(2) To manage establishing hostels, clubs, institution, Talking book center and libraries. (3) To take welfare programmes related to literacy, plantations, environmental pollution control, health care activities, education and community development and General awareness. (4) To take welfare programmes related to blind students of schools and colleges. (5) To take welfare programmes related to scheduled tribes, scheduled castes and other economical backward blind communities of the society. (6) To provide academic and technical training and guidance to children and adult blind persons through coaching in different aspects and to provide music and sports skills and cultural activities by establishing sports and cultural foundation. (7) To take welfare programmes of rehabilitation and self-employment in both government and private sectors according to the visually handicapped persons. (8) In its all activities this organization is a non-sectarian and non-political.