The State Central Library West Bengal, under the Library Ministry of the Govt of WB, Kolkata originally functioned as a Central Reference Library in the Campus of the Rabindra Bharati University, B T Road, Kolkata. In 1996 it shifted to its new building at P-1-17, CIT Sch VIIM, VIP Road, Opp ESI Hospital, Kankurgachi, Kolkata 700054.
Each and every child with Vision Impairment must possess a Braille book, a Braille writing Kit, an abacus and an audio Ball while attending his/her nearest primary school classroom with his/her sighted peer under Equal Opportunity Inclusion set up
Each and every adult losing vision due to incurable genetic diseases or accidents or surgical failures must be motivated to learn Braille to be literate again
Print and publish as many Braille books as possible and on as variety of subjects as possible to encourage a Braille reader to be more informed about the world he/she lives in
Record and prepare a large variety of Talking books with latest technological aids & devices so that a Blind person can compete successfully with his/her sighted peer
Generate a spirit of freedom to read, freedom to move from place to place independently and negotiate a life of challenges and hurdles with a smile and grace
Empower with skills to pursue higher education, technical education, music, dance, theater etc performing arts and mobility to lead a life of his/her choice
Our organization was founded in 1983 with the aim of "REACHING EDUCATION TO SIGHTLESS CITIZENS". Stepping into the thirty-sixth year this February , we still prioritize this as our foremost task ahead. Over the years "Braille Literacy for the Print-disabled" remains another priority.
Approach to serving a Person with Disability in general and one with Vision Impairment in particular, must comprise treating them with dignity, on Equal Rights & Equal Opportunity basis
No discrimination should be made among beneficiaries on the ground of gender, caste, creed or religion
Service should be delivered with humility, understanding and above self-interest