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Welcome to Nethrodaya

Nethrodaya founded in 2002, is a social service institution founded by a visually challenged person to serve the visually impaired and physically challenged community. 

Testimony for C.Govindakrishnan, Founder Nethrodaya's remarkable service to the disabled community.

C.Govindakrishnan M.A. Eng Lit., B.Ed 

C.Govindakrishnan M.A. Eng Lit., B.Ed  in Special Education (Visual Impairment), P.G Diploma (Social initiative & management)

Founder,  Nethrodaya.

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National Award from our Honorable President of India 2023

Extremely privileged and honoured to receive the National Award from our Honorable President of India. Im thankful to one and all for the unconditional support given throughout my 32 years of journey towards serving the differently abled community.


Best Institution Award 2012.

In recognition of its outstanding services to the differently abled community of Tamilnadu, Nethrodaya was selected for the Award as the “ Best Social Service Institution 2012 “ by Government Of Tamilnadu.


C.Govindakrishnan,Founder Nethrodaya recieves the award from the then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Honourable Late Dr.Selvi J.Jayalalitha.


Best Social Worker Award 2010

Mr.C.Govindakrishnan our founder was selected and awarded as the “Best Social worker 2010 “ by Government of Tamilnadu in recognition of his outstanding services to the differently abled community of Tamilnadu by the then Honourable chief minister of Tamil Nadu Late Dr.K.Karunanidhi.


Launching Audio Alert device for the visually impaired.


Finally our 4 years of legal battle has benefited 4,39,315 differently abled persons in Tamilnadu With Honourable Thiru. M. K. Stalin and Honourable Tmt. P. Geetha Jeevan.

We at Nethrodaya thank the Honourable Chief Justice of Madras High court for issuing a Historic Judgement and our sincere thanks to Honourable Chief Minister of Tamilnadu for the Announcement of pension to the differently abled from Rs.1000 to Rs.1500.


Honourable Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Thiru O. Paneer Selvam has issued a historic order to exempt the infrastructure, Development and amenities charges for Nethrodaya under Housing and Urban Development Department G.O (Ms) No 31 Dated 09.03.2018.

Celebrate your Special Day with us

Celebrate your special Occasions like Birthday, Marriage Anniversaries and other special events with the children of Nethrodaya.


Here is the tariff for the same.

High tea and snacks Rs.1,000/-

Breakfast Rs.2,500/-

Lunch Rs.4,500/-

Dinner Rs.3,000/-

Full Day Food Expenses Rs.11,000/-

Nethrodaya News Letter

In this news letter one can view the activities carried out in the last year by Nethrodaya.


Annual News Magazine 2022 of Nethrodaya.​

VIP's Visit to Nethrodaya

VIP's of different walk of life like Judges, IAS Officers, IPS Officers, Cine fame and Singer have visited Nethrodaya over the years.

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Success Stories


Preethi, a physically challenged student at Nethrodaya has successfully completed her education. She is now married to a caring and understanding person, happily leading a family of her own.



Mr.Vijayakumar IPS ,ADGP

My visit to Nethrodaya is truly inspiring, It is our duty to encourage differently abled persons who run the organization in spite of their disabilities. I have financially contributed , in a small way ,to this wonderful organization I wish all of them a great success..


Mr.Nataraj . IPS , Former Chairman, Tamilnadu Public Service Commission.

Nethrodaya is my family and I consider it as my privilege to participate in all the activities of Nethrodaya. There are many organizations serving for the differently abled. But Nethrodaya stands unique in their holistic approach to the empowerment of persons with disabilities .Each time I visit Nethrodaya , I could see smiles on their faces . .


Mr.Jayakodi IAS, Principal Secretary Government of Tamilnadu

Nethrodaya has been serving as a bridge between the differently abled community and Government of Tamilnadu which paved the way for speedy implementation of various welfare measures and employment opportunities for the differently abled community .It is one of the path breaking organizations which I ever visited


All India Chess Federation For Blind

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Chief Justice of Madras High Court Mr. Sanjay. V. Gangapurwala has appreciated the services rendered by Nethrodaya to the disabled community and lauded the commitment in securing fundamental rights of Visually Challenged.

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