Aziz Jehan Begum Trust for the Blind was established in 1989 by Ms. Salma Kishwar Jan as a perpetual tribute to the life and memory of her mother, Aziz Jehan Begum, who suffered serious visual impairment due to “Retinitis Pigmentosa” at the age of forty and total loss of sight in the last four years of her life.
It was Aziz Jehan Begum’s wish that a charity be established for the blind to lead a better life. The Trust is a realization of that wish. It is an enduring reminder of her bravery, determination, fortitude and faith to mark her life and inspiring manner in which she faced this great loss. It is a guide for those who cannot see and a tower of light for those who can.
Miss Salma Kishwar Jan a distinguished Civil Servant and successful diplomat established the Trust with her personal savings, modeling it on similar programes for the blind as in UK, USA, Canada and Australia. It became her life mission. It is the greatest honor and best way in which a daughter can express her gratitude and love for her mother.