About Darshini

Enlarges the Academic Horizon of the visually impaired students by providing vision through innovative techniques.

It was in the year 1992, that a small group of women from Adyar, under the leadership of Mrs. Padma Narasimhan decided to spend their leisure time in the service of the needy and handicapped. Thus was born the Adyar Exnora Women's Guild.

From 1992- 1998 the guild took up number of projects to help the under privileged from different sections of the society, like the economically backward girls and women. Organisations like the Spastic Society of Tamil Nadu at Chennai and 'SEED' at Sriperambathur were also given financial assistance for their needs.Poor children and orphans were provided financial assistance for Education and Healthcare.


In 1999, it was decided that the guild should focus on one project, where there would be direct involvement of all volunteers so a trust named Darshini was founded for the welfare and rehabilitation of the visually challenged college students of Chennai. The reading centre run by Darshini, which had just 8 students on roll in the beginning, has helped hundreds of students till date and has gained the good will and confidence of the visually challenged community.


Darshini has been serving the visually challenged students for the last 18 years and its main focus has been:


A reading centre is run at Indira Nagar Youth Hostel twice a week (Monday & Friday) where reading of,....

Health Care

As good health is essential for happy and successful life, Health camps are organised at Darshini,....

Overall Personality Development Conducting Workshops

In 2001, a seven day programme named Vision I was arranged,....

What's New

AUMUND Engineering visits

Long term well wishers and donors of Darshini, AUMUND Engineering of Germany visited the Darshini Centre.


So far about 600 students have been helped by Darshini.


More than 20 students have
completed PHd


More than 50 students from Darshini, are working as Assistant Professors in colleges


3 Students have become
Head Masters


120 students have completed MPhil


More than 400 students are
Post Graduates


250 students have completed BEd and are working as teachers


More than 30 have completed
Diploma in Music



The Force Behind the Cause.

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