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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 challenged and physically challenged community. Nethrodaya provides free higher secondary residential school and also runs free Special B.Ed College for the poor disabled students [both boys and girls]. Nethrodaya is recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu and approved by Government of India ( Rehabilitation Council of India).  Nethrodaya is registered under section 51(2) of the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act 2016 [Regd No :- 473/2022] 

Latest Events 
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.

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.

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

Founder,  Nethrodaya.

Launching Audio Alert device for the visually impaired.

Honourable Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Thiru O. Paneer Selvam has issued and 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.



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.Vijayakumar IPS ,ADGP


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.


  • Hi-Tea Rs.1,000/-

  • Breakfast Rs.2,500/-

  • Lunch Rs.3,000/- [Ice Cream 1,500/-]

  • Dinner Rs.3,000/-

  • Full Day Food Expenses Rs.11,000/-


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Nethrodaya News Letter



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



Click here for the Newsletter - The Eye Opener , Annual News Magazine 2019 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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Vaayppugal is a book that has all the RTI's and Government Orders related to the visually impaired and the physically challenged people piled up as a book.


Click here to download e-book Vaayppugal.​


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



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


Mr.Jayakodi IAS, Principal Secretary Government of Tamilnadu


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